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Toasted Maple Corn Muffins with Maple Honey Butter

Mix up a couple of authentic American flavors like maple and corn, and what do you get? Crumbly, toasty golden muffins just right for a lazy breakfast or afternoon tea. Bake the muffins in paper and they’re great for on the go meals or road trips. Or, simply pour the rich corn batter into a […]

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Lime-Cilantro Corn Bread with Honey Butter

Kick up your corn bread with some southwest flavorings and a hint of heat. This moist, citrusy version calls for fresh lime juice and zest. Aromatic cilantro infuses the batter and visually enlivens the bread. I like to add fresh corn kernels for texture and sweetness, white pepper and cayenne for spicy depth. Mini-corn molds […]

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Banana Bread

Very ripe bananas have a deep, fragrant aroma, and the perfect texture for firm, moist bread. I like to use whole wheat flour for added depth. You can bake this bread in a pan and slice, or spoon the batter into a tin for individual muffins. Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup […]

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Blueberry Crumble

Similar to pie without a crust, a crumble is easy to whip up, and offers a delicious homemade pie-like taste without the fuss of rolling out dough. I like to keep the crumble on the tart side, so the natural zing of the blueberries comes through, then sweeten it up by serving with fresh whipped cream […]

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Apfelkuchen

An old family favorite – Apfelkuchen! This cake employs a simple baking powder mix, reminiscent of biscuit dough, that creates a perfect base to showcase the fruit’s natural flavors. Sprinkled with sugary spice and cooked in a hot oven, it’s a real old-fashioned treat. Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt […]

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Blueberry Scones

There’s nothing that says summer like luscious, ripe blueberries. Their sweet-tart flavor reminds me of July picnics and swimming at the lake. How about wrapping some up in sweet, flaky scone batter and baking them in a hot oven until the berries burst open and the tops turn golden brown? Serve them warm, and the […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Soda Bread

Baking soda, known as bread soda in Ireland, gives quick breads their rising power when mixed with an acid such as sour milk or vinegar. This down and dirty alternative to yeast allows you to mix up, bake and enjoy a piping hot, homemade loaf of soda bread in less than one hour. Ingredients 2¼ […]

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