January 2011

Pandoro with peach jam

Pandoro with peach jam

This slightly sweet yeast cake goes perfectly with this delicious homemade jam - made with fresh peaches!

Recipe: Pandoro with peach jam

Buttery Cinnamon Buns

Buttery Cinnamon Buns

Ceecee makes these heavenly buns for her very lucky family, and says:

"These put the "sin" in cinnamon buns! These ones are especially delicious and believe it or not, you don't need cream cheese icing."

Recipe: Buttery Cinnamon Buns

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

You really can't go wrong with a classic like these vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. So pretty and so delicious!

 

Recipe: Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

Baked Caramel Popcorn

Baked Caramel Popcorn

"Warning-this stuff is delicious and highly addicting!"

Oh I know much too well. This is that ridiculously yummy baked caramel corn my aunt wound make when we were kids - soooo sweet, buttery, fresh… once you make this I'm pretty sure you'll never buy caramel popcorn again.

Recipe: Caramel Popcorn

Limoncello Cream Cheese Tartlets

Limoncello Cream Cheese Tartlets

How about a little lemony sunshine on a cold winter day? 

"Tartlets that actually live up to their name. These tartlets are tart enough for even the most devoted-lemon lover thanks to a sassy infusion of Limoncello liqueur."

Recipe: Limoncello Cream Cheese Tartlets

Vegan Nutty Bars

Vegan Nutty Bars

Forming healthy habits in the new year should start with healthy snacking. Natalie's energy snack bars are a great example. She says, "all that protein and fiber is why they are so filling and can hold over an appetite longer than a bag of Skittles or chips."

Recipe: Vegan Nutty Bars

Roquefort and Walnut Puff Pastry Rolls

Roquefort and Walnut Puff Pastry Rolls

"Puff pastry is spread with a mixture of Roquefort cheese, walnuts and rosemary and cut into pinwheels for the perfect appetizer."

These gorgeous savory pastries are also quick and easy to make too - perfect appetizer indeed. :)

Recipe: Roquefort and Walnut Puff Pastry Rolls

Peanut Butter Financiers

Peanut Butter Financiers

I was amazed by how wonderful these turned out - I never knew that peanut butter would be so good in financiers!

Recipe: Peanut butter financiers

Ad Hoc Brownies

Ad Hoc Brownies

These are the best brownies I have ever made. Velvety and rich, with scattered chips of bittersweet chocolate and a light dusting of powdered sugar, they don't need any add-ins or frosting. Got a cold glass of milk to go with them? You won't be disappointed.

Recipe: Ad Hoc Brownies

Buttermilk Cakes with Spiced Vanilla Icing

Buttermilk Cakes with Spiced Vanilla Icing

These little cakes walk a fine line between muffin and cupcake, but they do it so well that you can serve them as either. Thanks to the buttermilk and a secret ingredient (butternut squash!), they're savory enough to serve with brunch (we did!) but sweet enough to enjoy again after dinner. Twice as nice. 

Recipe: Buttermilk Cakes with Spiced Vanilla Icing