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Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

  • You won’t find Coley CooksPassion Fruit Pop Tarts in the breakfast aisle at your local grocery store. These homemade pastries are filled with a rich, eggy filling that uses plenty of fresh passion fruit pulp for a bright, tropical flavor. You can find the passion fruit pulp at many specialty stores or latin/Mexican markets, so you can make these even if fresh passion fruit aren’t in season. The filling is enclosed in a tender homemade pastry and finished with a passion fruit glaze.
  • Most brownie and blondie recipes include just a handful of nuts for texture, but Bakerita‘s Nutty Blondies make them a feature and are loaded with four different types. The chewy vanilla bars have coconut, almonds, cashes and pecans, each of which contributes its own unique flavor to the finished bars. While chocolate in a bar cookie is never a good thing, nut-lovers will really enjoy a recipe where nuts are the star and aren’t simply there to support other flavors.
  • What better way to show your loved one how special they are than by baking them a batch of heart-shaped cookies. The Sour Cream Pecan Sandies from Magnolia Days are cookies that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. The tender cut-out cookies are made with shortening, rather than butter, which allows the flavors of sour cream, vanilla and pecans to really stand out. The cookies are rolled out to be very thin, giving the finished cookies a pleasant crispiness that makes them a great choice for pairing with tea or coffee.
  • Flan is a fun dessert both to make and to eat, but many chefs are intimidted by the idea of baking such a big, delicate custard. The Cream Cheese Flan that Alwayz Bakin‘ shared recently is a wonderful twist on a classic flan recipe that has added richness from tangy cream cheese. The cream cheese not only gives the flan a lovely flavor, but its added richness makes the custard a little more foolproof. This recipe is a fantastic way to use up leftover egg yolks after making a meringue or angel food cake.
  • Grapefruit shines in these Grapefruit Scones from Pretty Plain Janes. While grapefruit are not quite as popular in baked goods than some other citrus fruits, they’re actually wonderful to bake with and can bring a lot of flavor to a dish. These easy to make scones use plenty of fresh pink grapefruit juice and zest to capture the sweet-tart-bitter flavor of the grapefruit and translate it into a buttery breakfast treat. You don’t need to like grapefruit to enjoy these scones, but you might find that you’re a fan of the pretty pink citrus fruit (which tends to be sweeter than its yellow counterpart) after trying this recipe.

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