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Butter Crumb Coffee Cake from Carole Walter

If it is Sunday morning, and we need coffee cake, there is just one place to go: Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More by Carole Walter. This is THE definitive guide to get you through Sunday. Or Monday, or any day where breakfast needs to be better. Carole is a perfectionist. You can…

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Baked Tomato with Sausage, Egg, Cinnamon and Chile from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen

The recipe comes from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen. Author Chris Honor was born in Australia and now has a small restaurant in North London. In Big Flavors, there are no recipe titles per se. He just lists four or five ingredients at the top of each page. Here the fabulous four are: tomato,…

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Snickerdoodles from Classic Cookies with Modern Twists

These German cookies have been popular, but never “dominant.” They just appear on home tables for families with European origins. Sometimes they will appear in a bakery showcase if you visit the “right” part of town. There is a revival, at least of name, with as an example Dunkin’ Donuts offering a snickerdoodle cookie latte.…

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Crispy Cinnamon Walnut Chocolate Palmiers from French Comfort Food by Hillary Davis

Author Hillary Davis of French Comfort Food is very fond of puff pastry. Good quality puff pastry, like Dufours, can be stashed in your home freezer for those times where you need quality and quickness. I don’t know of anyone who is not instantly addicted to the classic French palmiers — aka Elephant Ears. Crunchy…

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