Archive for the 'Pastries' Category

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Canadian Butter Tarts

My brother in law loves Canadian Butter Tarts. His family is Canadian and he grew up with his mom making these butter tarts. It created many fond memories for him. So on my last visit to see them my sister and I took to the kitchen to give him a new Butter Tart memory and oh yeah, the tart itself.
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Chocolate Almond Galette

  If you love nuts, if you love chocolate, if you love simple and elegant then this is a recipe you will want to try. Add a dollop of vanilla bean whipped cream as a finish and it’s heaven. Use a quality dark chocolate in this recipe, it really does make difference this time. Enjoy!!     Chocolate Almond Galette
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Father’s Day Almond Puff Pastry Jammy Loaf

We have the perfect Father’s Day morning pastry for you. Seriously, we do. This is fun to make with your kids or all by yourself on a random day when morning pastry is sounding damn good. This is hands on (literally) and the sweetness can be adjusted. Oh, and it’s also freezable so…..Happy Father’s Day or just Happy-Seriously-Good-and-a-Little-Decadent-Morning-Pastry-Day And yes
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Guinness Stout Chocolate Doughnuts

Happy St. Patty’s Day!! Yes, just days away and because we love Guinness AND chocolate AND donuts we decided to put them all together and make a fun Saint Patrick’s Day treat! These are fast and easy and damn delicious. Eat these before you start drinking your green beer, or…..during….or after or……:-)   Guinness Stout Chocolate Doughnuts   Ingredients  
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Happy Hanukkah Easy Jelly Doughnut Holes

  Happy Hanukkah!! It is definitely that time of year again and we know you’re wishing you had a easy peasy recipe for doughnuts, or maybe not. We were so came up with these, adapted from a King Arthur recipe. The beauty of these is that it’s just a simple baking powder dough that only takes minutes to whip up.
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Jeff’s Caramel-Pecan Sticky Buns

We have a friend, Jeff. Jeff loves sticky buns. He loves them so much that each week when we all would meet for coffee the only thing he would order was – you guessed it – a pecan sticky bun. So…of course we had to come up with some that are buttery and gooey and all things sticky bun. These
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Butternut Squash-Cointreau Tart with Pomegranate and Orange Blossom Honey Syrup

Here we are in the middle of Fall. How can there be so many pumpkins, like everywhere?  And in almost every fall desert. I have to admit, I’m sick of pumpkins – really am. So you need a fall desert and you want something a bit different but still kind of pumpkiny. We got it! In all fairness, butternut squash
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Buttery French TV Snacks

Here we go – Buttery Fancy TV Snacks!!  The key word is fancy. Not that these are all that fancy but just the same, the name of these has “fancy” in it. You just gotta try anything French with fancy in it. You just do. OK, these also happen to be simple to make and tastes great. So go ahead,
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Little Summer Apricot Cakes

  Such a light summer little cake…. Add a dollop of whip cream and you’ve got something here. As summer moves along try substituting ripe plums instead. You can also use those frozen sliced apricots you put in your freezer at the beginning of summer. Just as good.     Little Summer Apricot Cakes     Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose
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Best Ever Gluten Free Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

  We have to admit that these were a surprise to us. We did not expect these scones to be so light and tasty. Seriously. If you are gluten free or know someone who is this is the recipe for you. And besides, it is very “Spring” and light and all things good that go with a cup of tea
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