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Classic Crumb Cake

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This weekend I used another recipe from The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook. It is described in the book as a classic coffee cake. You can also watch the author Cybele Pascal make this recipe in a Martha Stewart clip here on the author’s website.

This was another easy recipe! While it was baking Mr.K and my dad were downstairs working on finishing our basement, they could smell the cake baking and were eager to try a piece when then came up. It tasted great as expected, and I’m sure I’ll be making this one again!

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2012 in baking, cake, dairy free, food, gluten free

 

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Donuts

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After being back in Orlando last week and having more treats at the Babycakes Bakery I came home with a craving for some donuts! This past weekend I tried a recipe from the Babycakes Covers the Classics cookbook.

I made the plain cake donuts, with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. They tasted pretty close to what you get in their bakery, still warm from the oven is best!

Now that I have a donut pan I’ll have to try some different flavors from this cookbook.

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in baking, cake, dairy free, food, gluten free

 

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Blueberry Boy Bait

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This past week I made this moist, buttery coffee cake with its crisp, cinnamon-sugar topping from The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook. It’s based on an old-fashioned recipe from the 1950s, called Blueberry Boy Bait, a coffee cake named for the effect it had on teenage boys. You can also find the recipe here on the author’s website.

It was easy to make, and tastes great, definitely a hit in our house. The hardest part is waiting for it to bake for an hour in the oven! I can see how it doesn’t last very long as the book claims. I kept half in the fridge and it almost lasted a week, so today I made another.

This is one of my favorite recipes in the book so far, and I’m sure I’ll be making it many more times!

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in baking, cake, dairy free, food, gluten free

 

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More Recipe Reviews

This past week I baked two more goodies from The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook.

First are the Gingerbread Muffins:

These are super tasty moist muffins that are egg, dairy, and gluten free. Great for breakfast or a snack!

Up next are the Chocolate Chunk Blondie Bars:

These taste just like the gluten/dairy filled ones, but are much better for you!

I’ll definitely be making both of these again.

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in baking, dairy free, food, gluten free

 

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Christmas treat!

This weekend will probably be the start of the Christmas baking in our house. I was looking through my recipes deciding what to start with and dug out one of our family favorites. They are super easy and quick, as well as very tasty!

Mars Bars Squares

Ingredients:

  • 4 Mars bars
  • 1/2 cup butter or magarine
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine

Instructions:

  1. Melt the Mars bars in a pot then mix the Rice Krispies in, then transfer to a well greased 9×9 pan.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter for the topping, then pour it on top.
  3. Cool in the fridge then cut into pieces and serve.

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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in baking, Inspiration Workshop

 

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Tasty Treat

Do these cookies look gluten and dairy free? They don’t taste that way either!

These are also from the BabyCakes cookbook. They turn out really good, although next time I may take them out of the oven a minute or two earlier!

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in baking, dairy free, gluten free

 

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Baking Time

It’s Inspiration Workshop time again! This week our prompt from Gussy was Favorite Recipes.

I recently checked out an assortment of cookbooks from the library. Lots of new recipes to go through and hopefully I’ll find some new favorites in them!

In the meantime though here are a few of my favorite baking items.

First is the best cookie sheet I’ve used, it’s from Williams-Sanoma. My cookies bake evenly and never burn, even if I leave them an extra minute or two…

Also from Williams-Sanoma is this cool ruffled pie dish.

I also saw these fun icing bottles. Apparently they are for kids, but they look fun to use!

Happy Baking!

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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in baking, Inspiration Workshop

 

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