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French Chocolate Mousse

French Chocolate Mousse 1 cup heavy cream3 egg whites¼ cup superfine sugar6 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate ...
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Marshmallows

Marshmallows ½ cup cold water2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (about 2 envelopes)1 cup granulated sugar1 cup light corn syrup1/3 cup water1 ...
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Polka-Dotted Pirouettes

Polka-Dotted Pirouettes 2 large egg whites½ cup superfine sugar1/3 cup cake flour2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder ...
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Grandma Etta’s Blueberry Muffins

Grandma Etta's Blueberry Muffins 2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder4 tablespoons granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1 large egg1 cup milk1/4 ...
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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies 1 cup super (chunky peanut butter)1 cup dark brown sugar (packed)1 large egg1 teaspoon baking ...
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Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies ½ cup bittersweet chocolate (chopped)1 ½ ounces unsweetened chocolate (chopped)6 tablespoons unsalted butter¾ cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 ...
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French Vanilla Buttercream

French Vanilla Buttercream 1 cup granulated sugar4 tablespoons light corn syrup1/4 cup water6 large egg yolks1 pound unsalted butter -- ...
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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake Cake8 tablespoons unsalted butter1 cup semisweet chocolate (chopped)¾ cup granulated sugar½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder2 teaspoons instant ...
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Double Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

Double Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies 1 ½ cups all purpose flour½ cup whole wheat flour1 teaspoon baking powder¾ teaspoon salt¼ ...
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Creme Brulee

Crème Brûlée 2 cups heavy cream or half-and-half5 egg yolks1 teaspoon vanilla extract½ cup granulated sugar plus more for topping ...
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Creme Anglaise

Crème Anglaise 1/2 cup whole milk1/2 cup heavy cream3 large egg yolks3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ...
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Citrus Chiffon Cake

Citrus Chiffon Cake 2 1/4 cups cake flour (sifted)1 1/4 cups granulated sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup canola ...
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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour1 ½ teaspoons baking powder½ cup Dutch processed cocoa1 stick or ½ cup unsalted ...
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Chocolate Sour Cream Drop Cookies

Chocolate Sour Cream Drop Cookies 2 cups all purpose flour½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt½ cup vegetable oil2 ounces unsweetened ...
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Cheesecake

Cheesecake Graham Cracker Crust1 ¾ cups graham cracker crumbs2 tablespoons granulated sugar5 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)Cheesecake Filling2 1/2 8- ounce ...
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Brown Sugar Pecan Refrigerator Cookies

Brown Sugar Pecan Refrigerator Cookies 2 sticks or 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)½ cup light brown sugar¾ cup confectioners’ sugar2 ...
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Apple Pie

Apple Pie Flaky Pie Crust2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt3/4 cup or 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter (cut into ...
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Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti 4 cups all purpose flour (more if needed)1/2 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon saltZest from 2 ...
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Almond Horns

Almond Horns Ingredients8 ounces almond paste1 cup granulated sugar2 large egg whites1 ¼ cups sliced almond (lightly crushed) Preheat oven ...
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Palmiers

Palmiers Ingredients½ recipe of “Puff Pastry in a Hurry” (https://youtu.be/DSclHQco4FI)½ cup granulated sugar for sprinkling on work surface and dough ...
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