Blueberry Peach Galette

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Happy Sunday! Today’s recipe is brought to you by a craving for blueberries and peaches and a need to make something I hadn’t made before. I put together the pie crust I made for Pumpkin Pasties and halved it and threw some spices together with some fruit, sugar, and flour. If you’re making a fruit galette, all you need is enough fruit to fill your galette, a thickener like flour or corn starch, maybe some water, sugar, and any spices if you so desire. Honestly, this was easier than I thought it was to make. And it’s a great dessert to share with friends over drinks or to cap off a summer night. I reckon it’d also be pretty great with a scoop of ice cream.

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Lemon Bundt Cake

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I thought I would try something a little bit different for me. I was kindly gifted a bundt pan by my mother since she wasn’t using hers anymore and pretty much immediately got to work on a lemon raspberry bundt cake. I hadn’t worked with a bundt pan before so it was a fun challenge figuring out baking times and proportions. I have to say I’m happy with how this cake turned out. It’s super lemony and the right balance of dense and moist. That being said, I do want to workshop this recipe a little bit. I had baked it for 42 minutes, but it ended up being a little undercooked despite the cake tester coming out clean. There are some other things I want to work with, like the proportions of the flour and butter and nailing down a raspberry glaze recipe.

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Almond Whoopie Pies

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a sweet start to the new year! I spent the first real snowfall of the year making these whoopie pies and listening to American Like Me by America Ferrera. To be honest, it was the first new recipe that’s worked in a while. I was so excited I wanted to yell “Whoopie!”. In all seriousness, this is basically a sweet, but not overly sweet, cookie-cake sandwich. It’s great all on its own, or as a base for adding more flavors. I decided to add a dollop of raspberry jam from a jar to some of the whoopie pies. It got the job done, and I didn’t have to mess with more dishes to clean, so it was a win-win for me.

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Pumpkin Pasties

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! It’s already halfway through September and I am so so ready for fall, despite the current weather hanging onto summer with all its might. I’m the kind of person to make pumpkin foods year-round, so it’s nice when it’s seasonally appropriate. If you’re looking to dive into the leaves of fall, try out these pumpkin pasties. The crust is nice and flaky and the filling is rounded out well with a medley of spices. It’s all topped with a sugar and spice mixture to give it an extra crunch. I recommend listening to the Harry Potter soundtracks while making these. It ads a certain, dare I say, magic to the whole experience.

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Vanilla Layer Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

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Good Morning and Happy Friday! Tonight’s the night of The Great British Baking Show Finals on PBS! I watched through it all the weekend the new season premiered and it was glorious. It was definitely what inspired me to make this cake. I ended up making this twice in one week because a) it’s super easy and b) I had a lot of heavy whipping cream to go use up. It’s sweet, but not too sweet and has a shedload of berries and cream.

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Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies

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Good Morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! It feels good to be back making recipes again. I thought I would make a special post and share a recipe I originally made back in college. Though technically back then I didn’t use recipes, I think I was able to make something just as sweet. No matter if or how you celebrate Valentine’s day, it’s a wonderful excuse to have a bit of fun baking and share with the ones you care about. If you are looking for a dessert with a warm, chocolatey center to melt that special someone’s (or your own) heart, look no further!

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