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Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

  • Like chocolate chip cookies, you can never go wrong by baking a batch of rich, chocolate brownies. Also like chocolate chip cookies, it is easy to put your own spin on a basic brownie recipe and turn it into a unique dessert. 26 Rooms in Chinon‘s Amaretto Brownies with Amaretti are a delicious twist on a fudgy classic, made with ground amaretti cookies that not only impart their almond flavor to the brownies, but give it a dense, tender interior. A hint of Amaretto enhances the flavor of the cookies and slivered almonds are sprinkled on top to finish.
  • If you are a fan of carrot cake, Warm Vanilla Sugar‘s Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls might be the perfect addition to your next brunch menu. The dough for the cinnamon rolls is made with vanilla and shredded carrots, which give the buttery yeasted cinnamon roll base a nice natural sweetness and a pretty orange-speckled look. The dough is rolled out and filled with a mixture of butter, sugar, cinnamon and ginger, picking up some of the spice flavors that are often found in traditional carrot cake, then everything is rolled up and baked. Don’t skimp on the cream cheese frosting, which is a must for both carrot cakes and cinnamon buns!
  • The Spiced Carrot Muffins from Friday is Cake Night are another carrot cake-inspired brunch option. These morning-friendly muffins are loaded not only with shredded carrots, but with grated apples, shredded coconut and chewy raisins. There is also a generous dose of cinnamon and vanilla in the muffins to give them a rich spicy quality. They’re topped off with an orange glaze, but they could also be served as-is with a side of softened butter or cream cheese.
  • I love the idea of the Individual Lemon Baked Alaskas from The Kiwi Cook. Traditional baked alaskas have a layer of chocolate cake or brownie topped with ice cream and covered with a bruleed meringue. This variation starts with a delicate lemon genoise, which is topped with a homemade lemon curd ice cream that packs a ton of fresh citrus flavor into every bite. The cake and ice cream are shaped into single-serving portions and wrapped with Italian meringue, so the combiation is reminscent of lemon meringue pie, even though the flavors and textures are quite different.This dessert is easy to make, but it is a showstopper.
  • Homemade bagels are a fun baking project for a weekend and if you’re looking for a bagel recipe that you haven’t tried before, consider whipping up a batch of Young, Broke & Hungry‘s Molasses Oat Bagels The chewy, spicy bagels are made with a combination of all purpose and oat flours, sweetened with molasses and brown sugar. They’re not overly sweet, but they do have a hint of gingerbread to them. They’re a satisfying breakfast option when served with a smear of cream cheese or toasted and topped with salted butter.

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  • Jamie
    January 25, 2016

    Thank you so much for sharing my Amaretto Brownies with Amaretti from Life’s a Feast along with these other delectable treats!

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