I will make no apologies for the decadence of this recipe. Sometimes, baking needs to be an out-and-out splurge – even gluten-free baking. (Calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day, right?)
I just adore the combination of hazelnut and chocolate.: chocolate hazelnut spreads, Baci® chocolates, anything that combines the sweet nuttiness of hazelnut with dark, rich chocolate. . . I can’t resist it. I’ve tried.
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As much as I love baking pies, they take time that I don’t always have around the holidays. Thanksgiving is about spending time with family and friends and sometimes that means I need to take a short cut or two in the kitchen so I can be a part of the festivities. This is where my friend the tart pan comes into the picture. You can make this Pumpkin-Pecan Tart with Whole Wheat Crust in just a few simple steps and have a Thanksgiving-worthy dessert every bit as delicious as a traditional pumpkin pie. Top it with some Spiced Whipped Cream and this tart will fast become one of your new favorite recipes. Read More »
We have a winner for the Hodgson Mill “Have A Grain Holiday” baking contest! Barbara at Barbarabakes.com wowed us with a beautiful and delicious Citrus Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish Braid that earned her first place in our food blogger contest. That’s the link to her winning entry along with detailed directions on how she made it all come together.Now that another holiday is upon us, and the seasons are a-changing, I wanted to pay homage to Barbara’s recipe, but tweak it just a little bit for springtime. I wanted to bring my favorite flavors from hot cross buns into the picture—warm spices against fresh citrus zest and golden raisins. I also toned down the sweetness just a tiny bit to reflect a hot cross bun (I left off the citrus sugar, since the finished product is sweet enough for me). I love her recipe, and I also wanted to try out a few other seasonal ideas; I think they’re both pretty terrific. Read More »
Looking for great-tasting holiday bread that will wow your family and friends and make them think you’re a rock star in the kitchen? Present this beautiful braided loaf at your next meal and be prepared for stardom. Here’s the best part – it’s easy! Start with a yeast dough flavored with orange, add in plump cranberries and toasted walnuts, braid and bake. It’s as simple as that – promise. This bread is slightly sweet, making it a tasty breakfast treat or a delicious accompaniment to soups or stews. The holidays are a time to “go big” and offer the best we can to the ones we love. This cranberry-walnut braid fits the bill. Turn on some holiday music and let’s bake! Read More »