• Chocolate Cinnamon Babka

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    The fluffiest, most flavorful Babka! This one has been a long time coming. For months I’ve been researching babkas, seeing what types people like, what makes good babkas, what the ideal filling is, and baking and re-baking recipes. Well, I can confidently say this. is. it!  If you were a Seinfeld fan, you’d know they had a whole episode about babka. Elaine and Jerry wanted to bring a babka to a dinner party, but the party before them got the last chocolate babka. “If we can’t get the babka, the whole thing’s useless.” said Elaine. However, there was still cinnamon…

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  • Peppermint Cranberry Rugelach Cookies

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    Do you love rugelach cookies? Do you also love the Holiday flavors of Cranberry and Peppermint? If the answer is yes, then boy do I have the dessert for you! These are buttery, these are flaky, and they have the perfect Holiday kick in the homemade Cranberry Peppermint Jam.  What You’ll Need. . . Flour Salt Butter Cream Cheese Sugar Vanilla Cranberries Water Brown Sugar Orange Peppermint Extract 1 egg + water Turbinado Sugar Candy Canes   First you’ll prep the dough. It only takes a few minutes, so I usually make this the night before and just have it…

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  • Fall Harvest Cobbler

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    Grapes and Pomegranates! The underdogs of Fall fruits, but the stars of this Cobbler! I had been meaning to make a cobbler all summer, but just ran out of time. And by the time I got around to it, well, it was September, and I couldn’t find any fresh peaches or cherries that didn’t cost an astronomical amount. If you’ve been following me for a bit now, you know I LOVE my apple and pumpkin desserts. However, I wanted to go in a different direction with this recipe, and shine a light on some fruits that usually look great as…

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  • Lemon Meringue Tart

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    Could you tell yet that tarts are my favorite dessert? Well, if not, here is another one to prove it! A classic lemon meringue pie…but in a tart… with a sweet shortcrust pastry shell, a tart lemon curd, and a perfectly sweet and toasted meringue. Served cold, this is a fantastic dessert for a hot summer day, bursting with lemon-y freshness. The great thing is you can do so much with the leftover lemon curd too. I like to use it on top of pancakes or waffles for breakfast, fill cupcakes with it, or even just as it’s own dessert…

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  • Pastéis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)

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    Let’s continue our international travel through the kitchen! Last week I shared a Norwegian pastry with you guys. In continuing with our travel plans, I bring you Pasteis de Nata! These are yummy Portuguese custard tarts that are dangerously easy to eat, since they’re bite sized and made with an easy homemade puff pastry! I actually have a little bit of history with this dessert! I first tried these about a decade ago when I visited Portugal. At the time, I was definitely not into baking, and so I just enjoyed eating a couple (or 10) of these daily while…

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  • Blackcurrant Norwegian Twist Buns (Kanelsnurrer)

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    A new blog post for a new (updated) blog! The Eye Doc Bakes blog has been needing a makeover for a while – so I’m so glad to have finally done it! What do you guys think? I tried to make it more streamlined and easier to find recipes. Follow along on here, on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! And sign up for our e-mail list to never miss a new recipe! So, without further ado… what are these cute little buns you see here? I figured since we can’t do too much traveling right now, why not travel via your…

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  • Cherry Clafoutis

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      “Life is just a bowl of cherries” Time for a yummy cherry-centric dessert. Imagine a bunch of cherries piled into a dish, then covered with batter and dusted with sugar – and voila! You have cherry clafoutis! An easy dessert for a nice warm day. Cherry Clafoutis 2 cups of cherries, pitted 3/4 cup flour 1 cup of milk 4 eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp almond extract 1 tsp vanilla pinch of salt Powdered sugar for dusting Preheat oven to 350F. Butter or spray with non-stick spray a baking pan or pie pan. Place the cherries into the pan. In a…

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  • Mini Pavlovas with Blackberry Sauce

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      “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” …. hmmm… like dessert! Yay for easy summer desserts! And these are naturally gluten free! These desserts are great because you can make most of it a day ahead – so they are perfect for your summer soirées – when you have too much to prepare and not enough time. Mini Pavlovas 4 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp vanilla extract Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 225F. For the next part you can use a double boiler or a large…

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  • Blueberry and Raspberry Summer Fruit Tarts

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      “Happiness is a bowl of fresh berries” …or maybe a bunch of fresh berries on top of a shortcrust mini tart and creamy vanilla custard? I’ll take the latter version 😉 Here’s my favorite fruit tart recipe- hope you enjoy it as much as I do!   Shortcrust Tarts 1 cup butter 2 cups flour 4 tbsp sugar pinch of salt 2 eggs, separated a bit less than 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla Beat butter in stand mixer until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt. Beat together two egg yolks with water. Add dry ingredients…

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  • Loquat, Strawberry, and Mascarpone mini Galettes

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      “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like” -Mark Twain Well that sure is some pleasant advice! What if I like eating pie? Can I eat all the pie?? The perfect solution – bake mini galettes, throw in some fruit, and it’s kinda healthy too, right? 🙂 What is a galette? This is a French term for, usually, a flat, round, flaky pastry, often made of pie crust, but baked without a pie pan. It can be savory or sweet – and this one is definitely sweet! This galette recipe includes loquats, which…

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