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Cinnamon Rolls

I‘m posting the cinnamon roll recipe from my book here today, as many of you have been looking for it after the Pancake Princess declared it winner of her Cinnamon Roll Bake Off (yay!). I had the rolls in a different form here, but since the recipe was on several other sites and I had so many questions about where to find it and how to make them, I now have it here for you. A few other things I have been highly enjoying Kid the Whiz on Inst

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blood orange donuts

Yossy Arefi‘s (from Apt 2B Baking Co.) new cookbook is out today, and I‘d just like to begin by saying it‘s so gorgeous. I‘ve been a fan of Yossy‘s work for quite some time and have been eagerly awaiting this release. The book focuses on all things fruit, and is filled with stunning photographs, unique flavor combinations, and recipes that work. The recipes in this book range from simple, five-ingredient affairs to m

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Raised Mini Donuts

Mini Donuts! With all the options for fancy, over-the-top donuts, I often forget the simple pleasure of a tiny donut coated in sugar. In the past these small circles were enjoyed at some kind of amusement park or fair; a bag purchased on the way out after a long day of walking for miles and spending way too much money on food already. Now I can make them right at home. I highly recommend eating the donuts fresh and warm, coated with straight up s

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triple chocolate peppermint bark

(Another holiday recipe from the archives! I make this every year, and wanted to share again in case you are looking for more Christmas treats. xx) ************************************************ Okay. So I‘m posting about peppermint and chocolate again. But it‘s Christmas, and I have a lot of holiday baking to do. And this chocolate bark was so delicious that I assumed you would want to make it, too. For instance, you might want to

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Masala-Spice Palmiers

I always forget how delicious palmiers are until I make them - puff pastry, coated in sugar and spices and then baked until crisp and caramelized - what‘s not to love? This version from Maggie Battista‘s new cookbook, A New Way to Food, is made with Masala spice mix (a blend of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, coriander, black pepper, and fennel) and maple sugar. Other puff pastry desserts you might enjoy: Peach Puff Pastry Pie, Puff Pastry

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Walnut White Chocolate Bundt Cake

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts. As always, all opinions are my own. I have another cake for you; this one is in Bundt form, studded with white chocolate and topped with candied walnuts (which, you may remember, is my new favorite treat). I love Bundt cakes because they fall in the dessert category of simple but classy‘, and can be eaten any time of the day without guilt or shame. I‘ve teamed up withCalifornia Walnutsto

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Cranberries and Cream Danish Braid

Christmas is just around the corner. I‘ve been baking for weeks (mostly recipe testing for my next book, but also holiday baking!), and must say this Danish braid is one of my favorite things I‘ve made this December. The tart cranberries paired with cream cheese, sweet icing, and flaky Danish dough is just about perfection. If cranberries aren‘t your thing, you could fill the braid with your favorite jam or curd. Other recipes y

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Lovely Lemon Yogurt Cake

This week I was sent an advance copy of Odette William‘s new book, Simple Cake. It is a beautiful book filled with all kinds of (wait for it) simple cakes, and after flipping through the pages I was immediately inspired to head to the kitchen and bake. I decided on this Lovely Lemon Cake with Nana‘s Simple Glaze; we have been buried in piles and piles of snow here in Minnesota, and a bright lemon cake seemed just right for perking up

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Strawberry Poppy Seed Buns

I‘m back with more swirl buns! When I stumbled upon the recipe for Strawberry Poppy Seed Buns from the new Bake From Scratch cookbook, I decided to drop everything (which was really just taking a break from recipe testing for my next book) and make them. The dough came together beautifully and was a dream to work with, and my family and neighbors devoured them immediately then raved all day about them, so I knew the recipe was gold. Strawbe

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Raised Donuts with Chocolate Glaze and Candied Walnuts

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts. As always, all opinions are my own. February has roared in like a lion, at least, here in Minnesota it sure feels that way. Piles of snow and subzero temperatures have started out this month of love, and my kids have spent more time home then in school. They have been reveling in the snow days (more than I ever had as a kid!) while I am frantically testing recipes and taking photos for my next book. I

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