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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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Easiest Buttercream Ever

Easiest Buttercream Ever 1 cup or 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened3-4 tablespoons heavy cream or milk (or any liquid, or ...
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Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake

Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour1 cup granulated sugar1 cup packed light brown sugar¾ cup Dutch process ...
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The Ultimate Chocolate Cream Pie

The Ultimate Chocolate Cream Pie Sugar Cookie Crust8 tablespoons 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes¼ cup granulated ...
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Easiest Apple Cake Ever

Easiest Apple Cake Ever ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour3 tablespoons granulated sugar1 teaspoon baking powder¼ teaspoon table salt3 ...
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Peanut Butter Billionaire Bars

Peanut Butter Billionaire Bars Peanut Butter Shortbread Layer1 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup granulated sugar¼ teaspoon Kosher salt4 tablespoons unsalted butter ...
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Scaling-Adjusting Your Recipe to Fit Your Pans

Scaling means to measure out the ingredients of a recipe for the quantity you need. You can scale a recipe ...
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Chocolate Chip Bourbon Bread Pudding

Chocolate Chip Bourbon Bread Pudding 5 cups or 9 ½ ounces challah or brioche bread, cut into 1 inch cubes½ ...
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Maple Bourbon Corn Ice Cream

Maple Bourbon Corn Ice Cream 4 ears of fresh corn (shucked, cobs halved and saved)1 ½ cups whole milk2 cups ...
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Spiral Bread

Spiral Bread 3 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon fast rising yeast (about 1 ½ (1/4 ounce packages))1 tablespoon kosher salt3 cups ...
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Lemon Thyme Madeleines

Lemon Thyme Madeleines Cookie Ingredients2 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened, for preparing the pan)2 tablespoon all purpose flour for preparing the ...
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Yeasty Cinnamon Rolls

Yeasty Cinnamon Rolls Sweet Yeast Dough1 cup water1 cup milk12 tablespoons 1 ½ sticks or ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened5 ...
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Hazelnut Genoise

Hazelnut Genoise ¾ cup confectioners' sugar¾ cup hazelnuts (toasted)½ cup cake flour½ cup cornstarch8 whole large eggs (room temperature)2/3 cup ...
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Potato Sourdough Starter

Potato Sourdough Starter 1 medium potato (unpeeled and cubed)3 ½ cups 28 fluid ounces waterUnbleached bread flour1 teaspoon 6 grams ...
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