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Bites from other Blogs

  • I don’t think that you can have too many s’mores in your life, so add That Skinny Chick Can Bake‘s S’mores Cookie Cake to your list of possibilities. The cake has a chocolate chip cookie base that is improved by adding graham cracker crumbs to capture the flavor of the original s’more. It is topped with a milk chocolate ganache filling and plenty of mini marshmallows. The layered cake looks almost too good to eat when it is sliced, since it is a little bit less messy than your classic campfire s’more.
  • I really enjoy baking with fresh apricots because they are so perfumey and sweet when they are ripe. The Kitchen Maus baked up a Fresh Apricot Cake that is an easy way to showcase this summer stone fruit. The simple buttermilk cake is accented with fresh lemon zest and studded with golden apricots, which become tender and even sweeter in the oven. This cake could be served for brunch or for dessert, accompanied by a dollop of whipped cream or lightly sweetened yogurt.
  • You’ll love how simple Bijoux and BitsChocolate Chili Braid is the next time you are looking for a simple brunch dish. The buttery pastry starts with puff pastry dough (you can use homemade or storebought) and it is wrapped around a chocolate bar that is seasoned with chili powder and cinnamon. The chocolate melts and melds with the the spices for a Mexican chocolate feel while the pastry is on the oven, becoming crisp and golden brown. It’s ideal for times when you need a quick, easy and delicious morning pastry and don’t have much extra time to spare on prep work!
  • I have been eating a ton of tomatoes this summer and the season isn’t even close to finished. That means that I have plenty of tomatoes on hand to try recipes like the Tomato Basil and Goat Cheese Tart from Ready to Yumble. The quiche-like tart has a cormeal crust and a custard filling, which is made with goat cheese, sour cream and eggs. That mixture is a flavorful contrast to the fresh cherry tomatoes that are then arranged in the filling before baking. The tart is beautiful to look at and so flavorful you might find that you can’t stop at one slice.
  • Recipe Throwback: Tiki drinks are a delicious way to cool down in the summer and they pair well with these Tropical Tiki Cookies, too. The cookies are studded with shredded coconut, dried pineapple, macadamia nuts and dried mango, and they are accented with a hint of vanilla and rum. They’re crisp and buttery, but also full of summer flavors.

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  • Matt
    August 5, 2016

    You can definitely NEVER have too many s’mores in your life. That s’mores cake looks incredible. Will have to give that a go when (our) summer gets here. It’s coooold down under!

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