chocolate chestnut cake
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Chocolate Chestnut Cake Recipe. GF Friendly

Chocolate Chestnut Cake   What's not to love? My favorite flavors are all grouped in one great treat: Chocolate, chestnuts, coconut! This cake is nice and rich and luxurious, yes, but  a small serving is all you need. I…
Blondies
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Walnut Blondies Recipe. CCC Redux

Blondies: Are they, like bleached brownies? Consider blondies the love child of brownies and chocolate chip cookies. I ask you: What's not to love about that? A couple weeks ago, I was baking chocolate chip cookies with kids in summer camp.…
Apricot Tart
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Custard Apricot Tart Recipe. All Stone Fruit Variations

Apricot Tart: I've got just the thing for you! That is, if you are, as I am, crazy about all stone fruit! This is a delicious way to celebrate summer bounty, and fruit desserts are simple and wholesome, and make the whole house smell like flowers…
Apple Crumb Pie
gateau reine de saba
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Gateau Reine de Saba Recipe a la Levana!

My own Gateau Reine de Saba: I got the inspiration directly from the original master, Julia Child. The name Reine De Saba is not too presumptuous for this fabulous and ethereal dessert. Gateau Reine de Saba is almost flourless. But I thought…
coffee cake
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Almond Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee Cake This could be breakfast tomorrow. Imagine that! Lemon, cinnamon and almonds, oh my. Outrageous match. This coffee cake is a wonderful brunch choice, as it has the look and texture of a yeasted pastry, thanks to the tang imparted…
chocolate truffles
zuppa inglese
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Zuppa Inglese Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Zuppa Inglese is not a soup at all Rather, it is an affectionate take on what Italians see as a favorite British dessert, closely related to trifle. The traditional Zuppa Inglese uses cream and eggs. As always with desserts known as containing…
almond cookies
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Moroccan Almond Cookies Recipe. Ghriba. Vegan.

Almond Cookies We Moroccans love anything made with almonds, whether in cooking or baking. These crescent-shaped almond cookies are a  great Moroccan favorite, called ghriba. Consider them theMoroccan cousins of shortbread cookies.   Traditionally…
fig tart
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Fig Tart Goat Cheese Recipe

Fig Tart with goat cheese! Add to this winning pairing rosemary and honey! Rustic, funky and unpretentious elegance. My Fig tart is easy to make the gluten-free way too: You could use any flour you like! No cooking wine or cooking sherry…
Chocolate peanut bard\s
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipes. Gluten-Free

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars My chocolate Peanut Butter Bars were originally meant as celebration: I wanted to mark the occasion with a special treat, when my granddaughter Musia was told she was no longer allergic to peanut butter. And…
nut truffles
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Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Recipe

Nut Truffles They are for nut lovers only. All others need not apply. Sort of like the famous Pfeffernusse, only Sephardi style. Moroccan, to be exact. They make a perfect gift too. Move over chocolate, and enjoy your day off: you’re…