Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies with Macadamia Nuts
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Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

What are you going to do with all that leftover Easter candy? Nikki has provided the perfect solution by choosing Easter candy as this month’s Master Baker ingredient. Keep an eye out for her recipe round-up at the beginning of April. There are bound to be recipes for just about every type of Easter candy imaginable! My favorite Easter candy is the Cadbury mini egg. These are the candy-coated, milk chocolate eggs, not the sickly sweet, creme-filled variety. (Sorry to any fans of the creme egg I may have offended!) I thought they’d be the perfect substitute for the chocolate … Continue Reading →

Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread with Crumb Topping
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Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread with Crumb Topping - Sliced

I’ve had so much fun with the Daring Bakers challenges that I’ve decided to participate in another monthly foodie event – The Master Bakers. The rules of this one are simpler, and allow for more creativity on my part. Nikki picks an ingredient, and we’re allowed to make any baked good we desire using that ingredient. This month’s ingredient is cinnamon. As it happens, making Julia Child’s French bread set me on a bread-baking frenzy. I bought myself a couple of books on the subject: Beard On Bread┬áby James Beard and The Bread Bible┬áby Rose Levy Beranbaum. The following recipe … Continue Reading →