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Boozy Chocolate Pecan Pie

Boozy Chocolate Pecan Pie Flaky Pie Crust1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour1/8 teaspoon salt3 ounces cold cream cheese (cut into small ...
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Stabilized Whipped Cream

Stabilized Whipped Cream 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin1 1/2 tablespoons cold water1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream3/4 cup confectioners' sugar (sifted ...
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Rustic Plum Tart

Rustic Plum Tart Flaky Pastry1 cup all-purpose flour½ cup whole wheat flour1/8 teaspoon salt12 tablespoons cold (unsalted butter, cut into ...
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Raspberry Spiral Danish

Raspberry Spiral Danish Danish Dough in a Hurry2 cups all-purpose flour¼ cup granulated sugar½ teaspoon salt1 ¾ teaspoons instant active ...
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Passion Fruit Mousse Tarts

Passion Fruit Mousse Tarts Chocolate Cookie Crust1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour¼ cups unsweetened cocoa powder¾ cups confectioners’ sugar8 tablespoons or ...
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Passion Fruit and Coconut Marshmallows

Passion Fruit and Coconut Marshmallows Passion Fruit Marshmallow Layer3 ¼ teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin¾ cup granulated sugar½ cup passion fruit ...
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Lightened Maple Pecan Pound Cake

Lightened Maple Pecan Pound Cake 2 cups granulated sugar2 sticks (8 ounces light butter, softened)4 large eggs3 cups all-purpose flour1 ...
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Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart Crust:1 cup all-purpose flour½ cup whole wheat flour¼ cup cornmeal½ teaspoon kosher salt4 tablespoons unsalted cold butter ...
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Ganache Filled Almond Flower Coffeecake

Ganache Filled Almond Flower Coffeecake Coffeecake Dough2 cups all-purpose flour¼ cup almond flour¼ cup nonfat dry milk2 ½ tablespoons granulated ...
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Everything Focaccia

Everything Focaccia 6 large garlic cloves (skins left on, and halved lengthwise)2/3 cup olive oil1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons instant ...
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Danish Dough in a Hurry

Danish Dough in a Hurry 2 cups all-purpose flour¼ cup granulated sugar½ teaspoon salt1 ¾ teaspoons instant active yeast¼ teaspoon ...
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Cream Puff Swans

Cream Puff Swans Cream Puff Dough1 cup water½ cup unsalted butter1 cup all-purpose flour4 large eggsStabilized Whipped Cream3/4 teaspoon unflavored ...
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Cinnamon Pecan Currant Scones

Cinnamon, Pecan Currant Scones 2 cups all-purpose flour6 tablespoons granulated sugar1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt1 ¼ ...
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Caramel Maple Walnut Tarts

Caramel Maple Walnut Tarts Shortbread Crust3 cups all-purpose flour½ cup superfine sugar¼ teaspoon salt1 cup or 2 sticks unsalted cold ...
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Wafer Cookies

Wafer Cookies 2 large egg whites½ cup superfine sugar1/3 cup cake flour2 tablespoons melted butter Preheat the oven to 350° ...
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Vanilla Strips

Vanilla Strips 2 sticks or 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)½ cup confectioners’ sugar1 ½ cups all purpose flour¼ cup cornstarch1 ...
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Vanilla Pastry Cream

Vanilla Pastry Cream 1 cup whole milk removing 2 tablespoons and set aside½ cup heavy cream3 large egg yolks½ cup ...
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Strawberry Shortcakes with Mango Sauce

Strawberry Shortcakes with Mango Sauce Shortcakes2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cut into ...
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Simple Yeast Bread

Simple Yeast Bread 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons instant dry yeast)3 cups 14 ounces bread flour1 1/2 teaspoons ¼ ounce ...
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Simple Caramel Sauce

Simple Caramel Sauce 1 cup granulated sugar½ cup water1 teaspoon lemon juice¾ cup heavy cream1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Place ...
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