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Bites from other Blogs

  • New Year’s Eve may have come and gone for the next three hundred and sixty-some days, but there is no reason that the Champagne Cupcakes with Sweet Champagne Buttercream Frosting from Gimme Some Oven should wait until the next time it rolls around even though they’re the perfect dessert for a New Year’s celebration. The cupcakes, which have a full 3/4 cup of champagne in the recipe, are perfect for any occasion. Since you won’t use the whole bottle to make one batch of the recipe, it might be best just to celebrate the fact you’re making the cupcakes and have a toast with the rest of the bubbly while they bake.
  • Sometime you just want a couple of cupcakes instead of a dozen, especially if you have a small household or are trying to stick to that New Year’s resolution of only eating one cupcake for dessert instead of two. The Cookie Shop‘s recipe for Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream is the perfect solution. The recipe makes just four decadent cupcakes so that you can indulge in the rich cupcake and sweet, creamy frosting without worrying about how you’re going to stop yourself from eating the whole batch.
  • Fudge is surprisingly easy to make if you haven’t tried making it at home before, and Steph ChowsCaptain Morgans S’more Fudge is a good place to start if you don’t mind a little bit of a kick – in the form of a splash of spiced rum – to your fudge. The recipe is very easy to make because it only has two ingredients, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Once the fudge has cooked, you can stir in mix-ins to customize it. In this case, miniature marshmallows and graham cracker pieces are added to give these chocolaty bars a s’mores feel.
  • Speaking of spiced rum, another recipe that infused a splash of it this week is Not So Humble Pie‘s Spiced Rum Cream-Filled Donuts. These donuts are bite-sized and round, like donut holes, and have a generous dollop of creamy filling in them that makes me think of cream puffs more than donuts! The recipe makes a really big batch, so it’s perfect for a party or for sharing with a big group of friends and family. And with a batch of these waiting, I don’t think it’ll be hard to attract a crowd to share them with you.
  • Putting a slice of cheese on top of an apple pie is the only way to go for some people who can’t get enough of the sweet-salty combination of pie with cheese. I’ve even made an Apple Pie Coffee Cake with Cheddar Cheese before. Honey and Jam recently tried a recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cheddar Biscuits that uses the same concept, using a savory buttermilk biscuit that is rich with cheddar cheese to top off a sweet apple filling.

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  • Royal Botania
    March 10, 2010

    Very interesting post, thanks for sharing!

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