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Chocolate Babka Yeast Dough1½ cups milk (warmed in a saucepan to 105-110° F)1 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 large ...
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Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake Cake2 round chocolate cake layers of your choice, (such as Chef Gail’s One Stage Chocolate Cake)Mousse4 tablespoons ...
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One-Stage Chocolate Cake

One-Stage Chocolate Cake 1 cup granulated sugar1 cup light brown sugar, (packed)1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 ...
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Chocolate Meringue Swirl Cake

Chocolate Meringue Swirl Cake 1 2/3 cups cake flour½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt8 tablespoons 1 ...
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Smoked Gouda Almond Crisps

Smoked Gouda Almond Crisps 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 teaspoon Kosher salt1 teaspoon minced dried onion¼ teaspoon garlic ...
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Christmas Cheesecake Bites

Christmas Cheesecake Bites Crust1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs4 tablespoons granulated sugar5 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, (melted)Filling2 8- ounce packages ...
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Hot Chocolate Donuts

Hot Chocolate Donuts Granulated sugar for preparing pans3 cups all-purpose flour1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix with marshmallows, ...
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Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate Glaze 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter1 tablespoon light corn syrup Bring 1 inch of ...
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour¾ cup white whole wheat flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 ...
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Almond Raspberry Stuffed Muffins

Almond Raspberry Stuffed Muffins 2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened2/3 ...
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Linzer Sandwich Cookies

Linzer Sandwich Cookies 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 cup almond flour¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon1/8 teaspoon ground cloves1 cup 2 sticks ...
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Cornbread

Cornbread 1 cup all-purpose flour1 cup yellow corn meal2 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt1 large egg¼ ...
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Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings 2 cups all-purpose flour¼ teaspoon baking powder¼ teaspoon salt½ cup approximately ½ of an 8 ounce package cold ...
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Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts DonutsGranulated sugar for sprinkling donut pans2 cups all-purpose flour1 ½ teaspoons baking powder1 ½ teaspoons baking soda½ ...
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Streusel Crunch Topping

Streusel Crunch Topping ½ cup dark brown sugar, (packed)½ teaspoon ground cinnamon½ cup all-purpose flour¼ cup white whole wheat flour4 ...
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Cider Caramel Sauce

Cider Caramel Sauce ¾ cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons water1 teaspoon lemon juice¼ cup heavy cream¼ cup apple cider1 tablespoon unsalted ...
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Flaky Phyllo Heirloom Tomato Tart

Flaky Phyllo Heirloom Tomato Tart 8 sheets phyllo dough, (thawed)1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, (plus more if needed)½ cup ...
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Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon boiling water1/2 cup ...
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Buttermilk Ice Cream

Buttermilk Ice Cream 6 large egg yolks2/3 cup granulated sugar2 teaspoons all-purpose flour2 cups heavy creamI cup chilled buttermilk, (well ...
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Raspberry Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Raspberry Red Velvet Whoopie Pies 3 cups all-purpose flour1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder1 ½ teaspoons baking soda½ ...
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