Suzi's Blog

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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Christmas Breakfast Chocolate Sour cream Crumb Cakes from Marcel Desaulniers

Christmas breakfast. How about a Chocolate Sour Cream Crumb Cake, piled as deep with flavor as your tree is high. Chocolate and cinnamon are a wonderful combination. Who can resist a crumb topping. And sour cream cake, with buttermilk too, is always a breakfast winner. Everything comes together in this stocking stuffer of a breakfast…

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Warm Cinnamon-Spiced Blueberry Cake from The Weekend Baker

Here is a weekend treat distinguished by two things: a baking technique that may be quite new to you and a cake with intensified richness from lots of butter, sugar, and sour cream. Not to mention those blueberries. The technique matter here is that the blueberries are added part way through the cooking, not at…

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Cinnamon Sugar Roll Cookies

    Fans of this blog know that I have a favorite cookie: the Maxine, a refrigerator cookie with a chocolate-nut center wrapped in a dough, sliced and baked. I’ve made it for Christmas for over 30 years. Suzen and I no longer have a tree every year, but we do have this cookie. Here…

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