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Charlotte Royale (Swiss Roll Cake)

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownie Sandwiches

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Being a procrastinator is awesome. I made these Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownie Sandwiches last week and fully intended to post them over the weekend. Well, things happened—things like running 18 miles on Saturday (yes, long distance training is back!) and not-coincidental things like zonking out at 9pm on Sunday night and sleeping for 10…

TWD: Thumbprint Cookies for Us Big Guys

Sorry, big guys, but you can keep your thumbprint cookies. I had high hopes for these. Because it is still coconut month, I substituted some ground toasted coconut for part of the hazelnuts, and the raw dough had a wonderful flavor–buttery, nutty, slightly sweet from the coconut but with a good hit of salt. I…

TWD: Cottage Cheese Pufflets

Wow, sucks to be these Cottage Cheese Pufflets. On any other week, I’d make them and think, “Hey, those were pretty good. The dough was ridiculously soft and finnicky, and they could have been flakier, but overall they were pretty solid.” However, the Pufflets (which, by the way, will be my next band name) had…

DB Bakewell Tart: In Which I Abuse British-isms

This month’s Daring Bakers challenge was that most English of desserts, the Bakewell tart. Jolly good! Shortbread crust, a layer of preserves, and a frangipane (almond paste) topping, all baked up nice and brown, and Bob’s your uncle. The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie…

TWD: Buttery "Jam" Cookies

If you were to make a recipe titled Buttery Jam Cookies, what flavors would you expect to find? Butter, naturally. And also jam, correct? So why, then, did my Buttery “Jam” Cookies taste like…nothing? They’re kind of cute, right? I used chunky cherry preserves from TJ’s, and last time I checked, they tasted awesome and…

Tuesdays with Mommie: Linzer Sables

This week’s TWD recipe is very special. For the first. time. ever.in Cake or Death history, I had my mom baking with me! Or more accurately, I baked with her, since we were in her kitchen using her ingredients. (Thanks, Mom! Sorry for spilling that ganache on the floor. And for dirtying so many dishes…

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