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Bites from other Blogs

  • Mojitos are a wonderful summertime cocktail. They’re made with a combination of mint, lime juice, rum and sugar, and while you can dress them up with other ingredients, they’re deliciously refreshing on their own. Mind Over Batter made some Mojito Marshmallows that transform the cocktail into a snackable treat that you can enjoy any time. The marshmallows have lime juice, lime zest, dark rum, fresh mint and vanilla in them – and you’ll taste them all in the finished product!
  • Weekends are made for indulgent breakfast treats, like cinnamon buns, coffee cake and dishes like A Shaggy Dough Story‘s Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Monkey Bread. This yeast bread is an even more indulgent version of classic monkey bread, where balls of vanilla-kissed yeast dough are stuffed with caramel candies, then packed together in a bundt pan to bake. The pull-apart bread is gooey and sweet, perfect for sharing with friends and family over a good cup of coffee.
  • Butter Brickle ice cream has a buttery, toffee-like flavor to it and is ususally studded with bits of toffee to give it some texture. Chef Savvy is a big fan of this flavor and whipped up a batch of homemade Butter Brickle Ice Cream with Homemade Toffee to enjoy. This ice cream recipe starts with a creamy vanilla and brown sugar base. The brown sugar flavor in the ice cream is mild, but it really ties in with the homemade brown sugar toffee that gets broken up and stirred into the ice cream. The best part about homemade ice cream is that you can add as much toffee as you like – and you can even make a double batch to save extra for a topping!
  • A glass of wine can pair just as well with dessert as it can with dinner, but it can also be incorporated into your dessert. We Are Not Martha baked up some Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Red Wine Buttercream, giving you a dessert option that you probably won’t find down at the local bakery. The tender, fluffy cupcakes themselves are a classic recipe, the wine is all in the frosting. Red wine is simply blended in with butter and sugar, giving the frosting a pink tint and bringing in some unexpected fruitiness. Chocolate is added just to half of the buttercream so that you can still taste the red wine in each bite – and so that you end up with a lovely swirl on your finished cupcakes.
  • Breakfast is not a meal where you find all that much chocolate, but if you happen to be craving chocolate in the morning, look no further than It Bakes Me Happy‘s Double Chocolate Sweet Rolls. These chocolaty buns are made with a yeasted chocolate dough that is swirled around a brown sugar and chocolate filling. Though they look like cinnamon buns, they contain no cinnamon (though that would go well with the chocolate if you want to add some in). They’re topped with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting and I would recommend sprinkling on a few chocolate shavings for good measure before serving.

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