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Fall Inspired ideas for your bakery menu: A photo round-up.

Are you looking for Fall bakery ideas? Here is a photo round-up of bakery displays, recipes, treats, shop decor, chalkboard design, and Fall inspired cookies, cakes, pies, and cupcakes. Cherry Hand Pies These were made for a Fall wedding at the bride’s request. I thought they were adorable and loved her rustic themed display! I …

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Homemade Pan Release (aka Pan Goop and Bakers Spray)

Homemade pan release is my go-to solution for removing baked goods from whatever baking pan you use without damaging your product! This is a bakery game-changer, so keep reading to learn exactly what I do to solve this sticky dilemma that every baker faces. Are you spending too much time and money buttering, flouring, and …

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Peanut Butter Cup Brown Butter Blondie

This peanut butter cup brown butter blondie is a sweet dessert bar that resembles a brownie. It’s studded with peanut butter cup pieces and has a wonderful butterscotch flavor, thanks to the brown sugar and browned butter. Once you make these, you will never go back to ordinary blondies again. I’d love it if you follow …

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Chewy Delicious Snickerdoodle Cookies: With and Without Cream of Tartar.

Snickerdoodle cookies are synonymous with comfort food. Crispy edges, chewy centers, a delightful tang, and a buttery cinnamon flavor. What if you find yourself out of Cream of tartar or butter? Keep reading, because I’m going to explain how to make substitutions that won’t affect the yummy factor of your snickerdoodles! So what exactly is …

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Throw Away all your other Lemon Loaf recipes, this one is Perfect (even better than Starbucks!)

This Iced Lemon Loaf is easy and moist and better than Starbucks! No box mixes or artificial colors here, just real ingredients that let the great flavor shine through. Are you tired of searching for a Lemon Loaf recipe that has enough lemon tang, lots of softness and is simple and quick? This is the …

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Fresh Strawberry Pie: A Beginners Step by Step Guide

This fresh and easy Strawberry Pie is loaded with summertime berries, homemade strawberry glaze, and a flaky homemade crust. The scratch crust comes together quickly and will stay flaky, even with the juicy strawberries. When you are short on time, feel free to use a store-bought crust, but if you can, give this crust a …

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Melt in Your Mouth Strawberry Crumble Bars

These easy Strawberry Crumble Bars have a delicious shortbread crust, and a jam-filled center. They are an easy one-bowl treat with simple ingredients that comes together in no time. These Strawberry Bars could not be easier to make! The shortbread base and crumble topping come from the same easy one bowl mix. A layer of …

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Homemade Double Delicious Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Are you looking for an easy way to get your chocolate fix?  Today I am sharing a recipe for my best homemade double chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips. If your family loves cookies for dessert, these big chewy chocolate gems will knock their socks off! You’ll love how easy these cookies are. From start to …

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Magnificent Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

 Does the mere thought of a lemony treat make you salivate with happiness?  Today I’m sharing my best recipe for Magnificent Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. They are moist and rich from the addition of greek yogurt and apple sauce. I’ll show you how to make them with bakery-style big crunchy tops. With all this goodness …

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Chocolate Brioche: My Step By Step Method

This Chocolate Brioche bread loaf recipe is very versatile and can be shaped as rolls, buns, and even a wreath. I’ll show you step-by-step how I spread loads of chocolate into the buttery, sweet dough and twist it in a Babka style braid to create a beautiful marbled effect. My recipe for this classic buttery …

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How to Host a Cupcake Decorating Birthday Party for Kids

A cupcake decorating party is such a fun birthday party activity for kids and kids at heart! Check out these easy recipes and tips to help you make your event a huge success. Back when I owned a cupcake shop, we offered a variety of activities like a DIY cupcake party, cookie decorating classes, and …

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Make Your Own Sourdough Starter from Scratch

Have you been wanting to learn more about sourdough starters? Are you looking for more flavor and complexity from your bread baking efforts? Are you noticing that commercial yeast is hard to find right now? Here is an easy recipe for how to make your own sourdough starter from scratch so that you can bake …

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The Best Copycat Dave’s Killer Bread Recipe

I love Dave’s Killer Bread for its good ingredients and how perfect it is for sandwiches, so I decided to see if I could make a copycat of Dave’s Killer Bread recipe from scratch. It is surprisingly easy and tastes better than store-bought bread! This site displays affiliate links. This means that if you click …

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Bakers Percentages: the trick professionals use that you need to know about!

Have you ever wondered how professional bakers resize recipes to yield the exact quantities they need?  Bakers percentages are my favorite trick for adjusting a recipe to yield the exact amount of dough or batter needed. Whether you call it bakers math, bread math, ratios or bakers percentages this handy little trick for converting your …

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How to Bake Crusty French Bread Using Your Dutch Oven

Have you ever visited an artisan bread bakery and admired the beautiful, golden brown, crusty loaves of bread? Imagine baking bread like that at home with little or no previous bread-baking experience! I will show you how to make great artisan bread at home using a cast iron pot with a lid (or Dutch oven) …

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Artisan Bread Baking: Is it Possible to Bake Great Bread at Home?

Have you been wanting to bake better bread but confused and overwhelmed by all of the recipes and information out there? Do you see photos of beautiful crusty loaves and wonder if you have the equipment and skills to bake like that? Great news! It is possible to bake crusty, hearty artisan bread at home …

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Focaccia: Why This Spongy Soft Bread Should be Your New Thing.

Focaccia bread should be your new thing! Why? Because its super versatile and does whatever you want! Need a snooty high end hamburger bun? Focaccia Bread. Want something to show off your fancy oven roasted veggies? Focacia Bread. Thinking about slathering cheese and garlic on something? You guessed it. Focaccia bread is so versatile you …

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Dutch Crunch Sandwich Bread Recipe: San Francisco Style

If you like to bake bread, then I know you’re going to love this Dutch Crunch bread recipe! When you think of San Francisco and bread, sourdough probably comes to mind. But did you know they are also known for a crunchy crusted, sweet, and crackly sandwich roll called Dutch Crunch Bread? Today I’m sharing …

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What is a Bakery-Style Muffin and how to get one in your belly STAT.

What is a bakery-style muffin Have you ever stopped into a local coffee shop or bakery and grabbed a big tasty muffin to go? As you reach in the bag you break off a chunk. The top is huge and crusty, studded with pieces of baked fruit, and covered with a wonderful sugary crackle? One …

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Bakery Style Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

These bakery-style oatmeal cookies are big, chewy, and soft just like the kind you find in a corner bakery. They are perfectly spiced and studded with plump raisins in every bite. Whether you bake a plate of these as an after school snack, grab one on the go for breakfast, or sell them in your …

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Old School Banana Bread: Did You Even Know That Was a Thing?

Somewhere in the last few years, banana bread recipes have morphed into overly sweet and crumbly quick bread disasters. What once was a sturdy slice that could hold up to good smearing of cream cheese has become a crumbly muffin in a bread loaf shape. This is the recipe that will get Banana bread back …

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Cravings Buster Dense and Fudgy Brownies

I thought of several angles to go about sharing this homemade brownie recipe.  One bowl easy brownie recipe? Better than a box mix brownies? They all felt a little cliche. Then I noticed that everything good about this brownie reminded me of all my favorite things about my guy. So here we go. Here are six things look …

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Anyone can bake bread with my easy 2 x 4 bread baking method

Have you always wanted to bake a loaf of bread but felt like you don’t have the technical know-how to pull it off? Do recipes that have yeast or call for “proofing” scare you? Well today I am sharing a recipe for the absolute easiest and most delicious loaf bread that even a beginner can …

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First Place Strawberry Shortcake Pie Recipe

Today I’m sharing my contest winning recipe for this Strawberry Shortcake Pie. It is a no bake cream cheese pie that uses fresh strawberries and strawberry jello to get the most intense fresh strawberry flavor. Its piled high with whipped cream and topped with crunchy strawberry shortcake crumbles. I wanted to recreate the taste of …

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Why Chocolate Ganache Needs to be in Your Wheel-House

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret…… chocolate ganache is kind of a big deal! It can catapult your cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and brownies from pretty good to WHOA!!…what kind of next-level chocolate heaven is this? As much as I’d like to keep this little gem of a recipe all to …

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6 things you can do to make a better pie

Do you dream of making a flaky pie crust? Does yours shrink up and melt in the oven? Do you get frustrated when the same recipe yields different results? You’ve come to the right place. Today I’m sharing with you six tips that the pros use to bake consistently flaky, buttery perfect looking crusts over …

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