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It didn't totally blow up my radar, however, until only a few weeks ago. I was celebrating a bachelorette with some of my favorite girlfriends at a too-cool-for-school Atlanta restaurant. We had already overindulged in one too many courses of food, but our waiter gently encouraged us to order the sampler platter of desserts. Never one to say no to sweets, I caved against my (stomach's) better judgement. I couldn't begin to tell you what else was on that giant tray of desserts. I fell hard for monkey bread that night; I've been waiting patiently for the right time to recreate it. Monkey Bread with Bourbon Crème Anglaise Serves 6-8 For the dough1/4 cup warm water (105-110 degrees)1 envelope (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast1 1/4 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 egg, lightly beaten1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon salt4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed For the caramel coating1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted Related:  Sweet Breads, Bread Pudding, etc.

How to Make Macarons Macarons in the oven. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] I'm ashamed to admit that while I have eaten many macarons, I've never made them on my own. Thankfully, plenty of other people much more skilled in the culinary arts than I am have bravely attempted to make macarons in their home kitchens and have shared their results on that massive virtual brain called the Internet. I'm going to list the most promising recipes I found while aggressively sifting through the web and, from those, pool together a list of tips and tricks for optimum macaron creation. All that info follows after the jump. Clement's recipe at A La Cuisine was the most often cited recipe I found while searching through blogs. More Macaron Recipes A Few Tips Sift your ingredients, multiple times if necessary. Use old egg whites. Cooked Italian meringue may be used instead of the uncooked French one. The final macaron batter should have the consistency of magma. Let the macarons rest for a day before you eat them. by Dorie Greenspan.

Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls What do you get when you combine banana bread with cinnamon rolls? These incredible Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls! A cinnamon roll and banana bread in one, how could these not be good? Then when they are slathered generously with cream cheese frosting and finished off with toasted nuts, all I can say is wow yum! Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients 3 medium overripe bananas 1 tsp lemon juice 2/3 cup milk (I used whole) 3 Tbsp butter, diced 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 large egg yolk 3 3/4 cups bread flour, divided 1 Tbsp cornstarch 3/4 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 6 Tbsp butter, melted 1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting, recipe follows toasted walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional) Cream Cheese Frosting 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 6 Tbsp butter, softened 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar 2 - 3 tsp milk Directions

French Macaron Recipe for Your First Time Making Them (pictures included) If you’re new here, welcome! I’m AmberLee, and Giverslog is my place to share simple DIYs for gift giving, happy mail ideas, simple recipes, and more. I also just opened an online chocolate shop, The Ticket Kitchen. I hope my notes here about making French macarons for the first time help you out. I’ve had a hankering to make macarons for some time. I found the process of making macarons to be every bit as delicate as I expected, but doable. And once you have macarons down, you will be a whiz at turning out a beautiful souffle. Do you like the tag? French Macarons Tag, printable (25067) After my day of experimenting with different batches, here are some lessons learned. French Macarons (recipe from posted here with annotations) makes about 35 macaron shells Before you begin: Choose a nice, cool, dry day to make these. Ingredients 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 4.5 oz 3/4 cup almond flour, 2.5 oz. Method1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1.

Self - {Gingerbread Monkey Bread with Creamy Whiskey Maple Glaze} I hate being told to relax. Winter break is over now, and as I look back at how I spent it, I'm in a funk. I want to be more laid back and take more time to just... I don't know... Do absolutely nothing before I graduate, but I can't even stand the thought of just... I haven't been blogging as much lately as I used to, but it's because I've got other hobbies, projects, and personal things taking to forefront as I transition from school into reality. Also, I've got a bad case of writer's block in terms of personal things, and I can't really figure out what to do about it. Regardless, I've been keeping occupied, and I like it. I had friends visiting a few weekends ago, and I while enjoyed their company immensely, I have never been more aware of how high-strung all of this can appear until they arrived. It felt like I wasn't doing enough the whole time because I was uncomfortable just sitting around. Constantly. So they told me to relax. Eventually, I began to wonder what was wrong with me.

Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies I thought we were a little overdue for another NUTELLA recipe! What about you? I have been wanting to try a Nutella brownie recipe for a bit now, but it couldn’t be just any brownie, it had to be an oooey gooey over the top slap your momma kinda brownie. And after much drooling ehem contemplation, I think I got it! I decided on a layered brownie. You can tell from looking at them, that this is no wimpy brownie. I will tell you that parchment paper is the secret to getting the brownies just perfect! So go ahead, make a pan or two! Baci! What to do: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Feel free to add your own Nutella recipe link below: Buon Appetito!

Maple Pecan Sticky Buns | Cooking for Seven The other night, my family invited my sister's and my family over for a breakfast supper to enjoy their freshly-boiled maple syrup. My sister called me up and said, "I'll make the apple crisp if you make the ice cream." Deal. Now, in a situation like this, when you're required to make ice cream in an afternoon (I didn't know until about two or three that this was going to be a thing), you definitely do NOT have time to cook up a custard and get it down to bone-cold temperature for churning. Thankfully, you can still make an awesome homemade ice without a custard base. All that's required is mixing all of the ingredients together and churning. It's dangerous knowledge. By the way, if you're a big fan of homemade ice cream, you need a good ice cream maker. Note: If you're looking for the creamiest possible ice cream, I would go for a cooked custard (I'll have to share a recipe sometime). Easiest Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Ingredients: Directions: Note: Links are affiliate.

Apple Nachos! I have no clue where I originally saw this idea years ago–but in today’s blogging world, apple nachos have become just about as ubiquitous as raw ballz… But, there may still be a few folks remaining who aren’t tuned into all the apple nacho hoopla. If you’ve never tried them, give ’em a whirl! They are ridiculously easy and taste much more awesome than they sound. Plus, my kids LOVE them as a midday snack. Obviously this isn’t a recipe–use your imagination and your fave toppings to make THE perfect apple nachos! I used (to feed 1 1/2 kids and 2 adults): 3 crispy and slightly tart apples (we ♥ honeycrisp! For these, I sliced up some apples thin enough so it would be easy to eat the slice in one or two bites. Then I melted some peanut butter–until it was super runny–and drizzled it all over the apples. Couldn’t get much easier! Share with friends!

brown butter maple pumpkin bread I am in dire need of a weekend morning butler. Specifically for the duties of coffee and coffee cake. It would greatly improve my mornings. Andrew, I hope you’re reading this, in case, um, you need Hannukah gift ideas, a morning butler would be amazing! A typical weekend morning in our household goes a little like this. But what my body doesn’t realize fully is that until it ingests about 2 cups of coffee, it, along with my brain, is amazingly, utterly useless. But I am also a bit of a prima donna – mere coffee is just not enough. Because it’s fall and because I’m back knee-deep in love with pumpkin, I played around with pumpkin bread a bit one day and finally narrowed it down to the pumpkin bread that houses all my favorite things: brown butter, maple sugar, bourbon, and cranberries. The only downside to this bread is that I have to make it myself – no butler in the area to help me through my morning plight. Wait, there’s more! Also, the Recipe Index is now alphabetized – bonus.

Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Summer has been so good to us this year. I'm trying desperately to hold on to any remainders of this wonderful season. I've already frozen tons of slices of peaches for a cold winter afternoon when I need a juicy peach cobbler. Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt(printable version) 3 cups fresh blackberries3 cups yogurt cheese (or Greek yogurt)1 can sweetened condensed milk ( 14 ounce can, it's fine if it's a bit more or a bit less)In a blender, puree the blackberries with the sweetened condensed milk.In a medium bowl mix the puree with the yogurt cheese.Pour the mixture in to your ice-cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions. Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding with Bourbon Icing For all of you jokers out there who think that all pumpkin consumption should cease and desist immediately after the post-Thanksgiving tryptophan haze has cleared…all I have to say is this: they don’t call it WINTER squash for nothing. And to be fair, it really is one of the few bright {orange} spots in the winter vegetable consortium. Uh, literally…seeing as how the entire root vegetable melange is about as pale beige as an Upper East Side private school. But… it all comes down to aesthetics. That being said, this bread pudding is very…brown with a drizzle of white on top. And yet, still totally scrumptious-looking. Then again, chunks of pumpkin pie-soaked challah bread tossed with sugared delicata squash and then drizzled with a bourbon-infused glaze. I promise, if there’s anything that’s going to get you through the doldrums of this upcoming winter, it’s this bread pudding. Deep breaths. .March 20th, people. Ingredients Instructions Preheat the oven to 375.

Cheeky Kitchen » Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Cake I’m meeting a new friend for lunch today. And an old friend for line-dancing tonight. And I’m feeling rather spoiled about it all. I mean, moms shouldn’t have TWO social events on the calendar for the same day, should we? Which brings me to the point of what moms should be doing anyway. For a long time, I measured myself by what I remember of my own mom. The odd thing is, I’ve now reached the age in my life where I am exactly as old as she was. Such is the fate of all moms. And I realized then that everyday is really a bit like living in an imaginary world. Because, ancient people don’t do lunch with new friends. And they definitely don’t join in a on rousing night session of line-dancing with old friends. They don’t make oatmeal in the morning in bare feet and spandex shorts. And ancient people DEFINITELY do not fill their day’s with a slew of other snappy, bodacious activities. See? I’m crazy hip. Whatever are my kids thinking? Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup cocoa powder

Mojito Doughnuts Or Donuts? Let’s debate! Just kidding. But, I have a question. Ever run to the kitchen so enthusiastically to make something and then you end up forgetting an ingredient, or a step … or three?! I’m not gonna say who or what, but don’t forget the baking powder, and grease your baking pans, people! Also, if you’re going to bake with alcohol and do a shot at the same time – just to see if it’s any good – do it when you’re not feeding a baby with Mama Juice. Soooo, who is going to a Labor Day Party. What are you bringing? How about some Boozy Doughnuts? Oh oh … how about an Orzo Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola?!? Tell you what. I whipped up these doughnuts for my husband and my dad. He was healed. Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup whole milk 1 tablespoon rum 1 whole egg 3 tablespoons butter, softened For the Glaze: 2 tablespoons whole milk 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 1 cup powdered sugar 1/8 teaspoon dried mint Instructions