Pączki | Polish Doughnuts

Who doesn’t love doughnuts? How about a filled Polish doughnut know as a Pączki, pronounced (POHNCH-kee). These little pillows of rich egg dough, scented with dark rum and vanilla, are fried until golden brown and then filled with generous amounts of fruit or custard filling and then finished with a liberal dusting of powder sugar. Indulge […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Rum Butter Glaze

Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Cake | with Rum Butter Glaze

As the cooler weather signals the arrival of fall, it also signals the arrival of seasonal baking. The time that cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove get to be guest stars in baking recipes greeting us with their aromas and reminding us of the warmth and comfort of home. What better way to celebrate the changing […]

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Cider Mill Donut Muffins

Dipped in melted butter and enrobed with cinnamon sugar on the outside the scrumptious and moist interior reveals just a hint of nutmeg. Fall arrives this weekend and what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with a Cider Mill Donut in the form of muffins. The first taste takes me back to […]

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Pan de Huevo – Mexican Sweet Morning Buns

Each bun is buttery, rich, soft, tender, and perfumed with the sweet scent of vanilla. The streusel like topping of vanilla, lemon, or chocolate/cinnamon adds a sweet crunch to the brioche like sweet bun. Enjoy your freshly baked Mexican Sweet Morning Buns (Pan de Huevo) with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate for a special treat […]

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Homemade English Muffins

Split open with a fork reveals the nooks and crannies and regular holes through out the crumbs interior, just waiting to be toasted to a golden perfection and slathered with butter and enjoyed with your favorite fruit preserve and morning coffee or tea. You’ll be one happy person as you take that first delicious bite of […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Rum Butter Glaze

As the cooler weather signals the arrival of fall, it also signals the arrival of seasonal baking. The time that cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove get to be guest stars in baking recipes greeting us with their aromas and reminding us of the warmth and comfort of home. What better way to celebrate the changing […]

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Fruit Crumble Coffee Cake

Fruit Crumble Coffee Cake; with its moist, rich, and buttery crumb, bursting with fresh fruit flavor, and crowned with a rich, crunchy cinnamon streusel that then is topped with a light dusting of powder sugar to finish. Having a few recipes that are easy to prepare, use ingredients that you always have on hand, that are quick to bake, and tasted really good is important to […]

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Sweet Dough Disguised as Cinnamon Rolls

What if there was a yeasted sweet dough that could be made ahead, frozen, thawed, filled, shaped into sweet or savory baked goods, and then freshly baked off.  All, without waking up at 4 am to complete when hosting friends or family this holiday season.  Guess what there is and I have the recipe for […]

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A Morning Ritual, Espressoly for Me.

Is it the caffeine?  Is it the ritual of making my morning latte?  Is the smell of the freshly ground coffee as the coffee grinder whirls the whole beans into a magical powder.  Or is it that first taste of a perfect blend of a freshly pulled double shot with its thick crema and the […]

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