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The Best Pizza Dough Ever

The Best Pizza Dough Ever Makes 2 14-inch pizzas or 8 6-inch-diameter individual pizzas 5 ½ cups bread flour2 teaspoons ...
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Mini Raspberry Linzer Tortes

Mini Raspberry Linzer Tortes 1 cup walnuts½ cup firm white or yellow cake (cut into cubes)½ cup + 2 tablespoons ...
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Pain au Chocolat

Pain au Chocolat Makes approximately 20 pain au chocolat 1 Recipe Croissants in a Day (allowed to rest in the ...
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Croissants in a Day

Croissants in a Day ½ cup whole milk1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water1/4 cup packed light brown sugar3 3/4 cups ...
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Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips1/3 cup granulated sugar3 large eggs2 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)½ cup cake ...
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Easiest Ever Sugar Cookies

Easiest Ever Sugar Cookies 1 ½ sticks (12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened)1 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 teaspoon pure vanilla ...
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White Cake

White Cake 5 large egg whites1 cup whole milk2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract3 cups all-purpose flour1 ½ cups granulated sugar1 ...
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Cheddar Black Pepper Gougères

Cheddar Black Pepper Gougères Makes approximately 45-60 1 ½ inch gougères 1 cup water8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut ...
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Yeasty Cinnamon Rolls (YouTube video version, with soft edges)

Yeasty Cinnamon Rolls (YouTube video version, with soft edges) Sweet Yeast Dough½ cup water½ cup milk6 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)3 ...
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White Chocolate Peppermint Buttercream

White Chocolate Peppermint Buttercream ¼ cup heavy cream1 ½ teaspoons light corn syrup½ cup high quality white chocolate (chopped)8 tablespoons ...
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Chocolate Cherry Walnut Rugalach

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Rugalach Dough8 ounces cream cheese (softened)1/2 pound 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened2 cups all-purpose flourFilling1 cup heavy ...
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Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting 2 cups heavy cream4 tablespoons unsalted butter4 cups high quality semi-sweet chocolate chips Bring the heavy cream ...
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Zebra Cake

Zebra Cake 5 large egg whites1 cup whole milk2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract3 cups all-purpose flour1 ½ cups granulated sugar1 ...
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Puff Pastry in a Hurry

Puff Pastry in a Hurry 2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted, cold butter, cut into ...
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Pumpkin Tarts

Pumpkin Tarts Flaky Pie Crust2 cups all-purpose flour2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour1/4 teaspoon salt6 ounces cold cream cheese (cut ...
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Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Fluffy Dinner Rolls ¼ cup water¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon whole milk3 tablespoons bread flour2 ½ cups bread flour (plus ...
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Island Carrot Cake

Island Carrot Cake Ingredients½ cup white whole wheat flour¾ cup shredded sweetened coconut¾ cup roasted macadamia nuts1 ¼ cups all-purpose ...
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Bourbon Applesauce Date Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Bourbon Applesauce Date Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients for cake1 cup all-purpose flour¾ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon baking ...
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Apple Chips

Apple Chips ½ cup granulated sugar½ cup water2 firm apples (any variety, stems removed but otherwise left whole) In a ...
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Ginger Date Cookies

Ginger Date Cookies 1 cup all-purpose flour1 cup white whole wheat flour½ cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground ...
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