Beignets

Makes about 30 Ingredients 1 package dry yeast 4 tablespoons warm water 3½ cups plus 2 tablespoons flour 1 tsp. salt ¼ cup sugar 1¼ cup milk 3 eggs, beaten ¼ cups melted butter Oil for deep frying Powdered sugar for dusting Directions Combine yeast and warm water, set aside. Whisk flour, salt and sugar. […]

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Berries and Sugar Crepes

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup milk 1 cup whole-wheat flour ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten ¼ cup turbinado sugar (white sugar is okay as well) Raspberries Blueberries Blackberries Strawberries Creme fresh Sugar, coarse or regular Powdered sugar Directions In a large bowl toss together whatever berries desired and sprinkle with […]

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Blueberry Macaroons with Lemon Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons condensed blueberry puree 1 tablespoon minced dried blueberries For the […]

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Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

Serves 12 INGREDIENTS For the cake 2 cups Guinness 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder 4 cups all purpose flour 4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon baking soda 1½ teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 11⁄3 cups sour cream For the icing 2 cups cream cheese, softened ½ cup (1 stick) butter, […]

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Empanadas de Guayaba (Guava Pie Pockets)

Makes 15-20 empanadas Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons sugar 12 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces 2 egg yolks ¾ cup water (ice cold) Guava Jam (recipe follows) Powdered sugar (optional) Directions In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in the butter using a pastry […]

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Ginger Squash Cake

Recipe adapted from Susan G. Purdy Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 31⁄3 cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1½ cups sugar 1¼ cups dark brown sugar, packed 1 cup canola oil […]

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Lavender Fairy Dust

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 cup powdered sugar, white 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers Directions Rub dry lavender flowers between your fingers creating a powder, mix with powdered sugar and voila!

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Lavender Peach Doughnuts Bites Tossed with Lavender Fairy Dust

Makes 30 bites Ingredients 2 cups all purpose white flour ¼ cup almond flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons fresh lavender, chopped fine 2 teaspoons sea salt ½ cup whole milk, room temperature ¼ cup plain white Greek yogurt ¼ cup fresh peach puree 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 […]

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Rosemary Chocolate Soufflés

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter, softened ¾ cup sugar, plus one tablespoon 4 tablespoons flour ¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped super fine, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish 1 tablespoon cocoa powder Sea salt 2 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into little pieces 1 cup milk 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped fine 2 egg yolks […]

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Strawberry Basil Cream Macaroons with Sugar Fried Basil Leaves

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… ¾ cup powdered sugar ¾ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons condensed strawberry puree For the basil cream 1 cup basil […]

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Tomato Macaroons with Lemon Olive Oil Savory Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons tomato powder (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon dried basil For the lemon […]

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Waffle Cones

Makes about 12 cones Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cup powdered sugar 1½ cup flour 1 tablespoon corn starch ½ teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Directions In a medium bowl whisk together the cream and vanilla until the heavy cream begins to get thick, it will […]

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White Chocolate Lavender Peach Macaroons

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ¼ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons white cocoa powder 2 tablespoons crushed dried lavender flowers For […]

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