How to Make Berry Shortcakes

Blueberry Shortcakes

Shortcakes were made for berry season! Top them with fresh whipped cream and a generous helping of your favorite seasonal berry for an irresistible summer-time dessert. This is my Baking Partners challenge for the month and since it was my turn to pick a recipe I get to do the step-by-step tutorial. Shortcakes are very… 

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Savory Cheddar Herb Scones

Savory Cheddar Herb Scones

Flaky, herb-infused scones filled with tiny pockets of cheddar cheese that melt in your mouth. The baking world’s answer to the savory scone which is similar to a biscuit, only fancier. They’re soft, dense and buttery with a little crispiness to the outsides. They’re perfectly delicious eaten straight from the oven piping hot with pats… 

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Homemade White Cheddar Cheez-Its

White Cheddar Cheez-it Crackers

Easy-to-make homemade crackers that taste exactly like white cheddar cheez-its! Thin and crispy with salty, sharp cheddar dominating every bite. They don’t look like anything like real white cheddar cheez-its but looks don’t matter when they’re homemade. Trust me when I say they’re just like them, only better because you know what’s in them. Real… 

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Dutch Coffee Buns

Dutch Coffee Buns

Dutch coffee buns are yeast rolls traditionally topped with a jam glaze and filled with custard and raisins. Always one to buck tradition and in an effort to use up my leftover holiday baking supplies, I filled mine with almond paste, dried cranberries and then topped them off with a tart cherry jam glaze. This… 

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Crescent Moon Bread: Pataquetas

Spanish Patequeta

Pataquetas are the traditional bread of Valencia dating back to the 17th century. The bread is shaped into chubby crescent moons and is comparable to ciabatta. It’s baked in a steamy oven that makes the outsides crusty, a little chewy and the insides soft and airy. This was my Baking Partners challenge of the month… 

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Candied Ginger Pumpkin Bread w/ Maple Glaze

Ginger Pumpkin Bread

I baked you this lovely pumpkin bread infused with the zingy flavor of ground ginger and topped with a maple syrup glaze. A task for my monthly Baking Partners Group to celebrate October and all things pumpkin. Pumpkin loves ginger and ginger loves it right back. A happy marriage. I couldn’t help but add a… 

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Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese almond cookies infused with almonds inside and out, including one of the most delectable creations on earth, almond paste, the main reason I find myself drawn to them. Almonds decorate the top plus they call for amaretto or almond extract, an ingredient that drives that almond flavor home. Almost every bite is filled with… 

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