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Apple Crisp with a Difference

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Apple CrispApple Crisp is a very easy classic quick dessert especially good when the new apple crop arrives in the fall.  Often served with ice cream, this version features a Cinnamon Whiskey Sauce. Continue reading

Macadamia Golden Syrup Tart

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Macadamia Golden Syurp TartThis Macadamia Golden Syrup Tart comes to us from Australia and contains two of my favorite ingredients – macadamia nuts and golden syrup.  I fell in love with macadamia nuts when a neighbor would bring them back from Hawaii in various forms. Continue reading

Twice Baked Brioche – A Breakfast Treat

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Twice Baked BriocheTwice Baked Brioche is a wonderful way to use a loaf of stale brioche, although for the life of me I don’t know who would keep brioche that long.  So, I just used day old brioche and pretended it was stale.  Also known as Bostok, this breakfast treat was created by a clever baker who had too much brioche on his hands.  Lucky for us! Continue reading

Chocolate Truffle Raspberry Curd Tart

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Chocolate Truffle Raspberry Curd TartThis  elegant Chocolate Truffle Raspberry Curd Tart is actually really easy to make.  While it’s true there is no baking, the raspberry curd does have to be made ahead, even a week  or better yet, make it and freeze it. Continue reading

Levain Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Levain Chocolate Chip CookieThese Levain Style Chocolate Chip Cookies are a new twist on an old favorite. While baking professionally for over 30 years, I thought I’d seen just about every chocolate chip cookie around. But this is definitely a new one. Continue reading