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Individual Almond Croissant Bread Pudding

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Individual Almond Croissant Bread Pudding

This version of bread pudding uses stale croissants and is tossed in a custard base with slivered almonds and topped with vanilla bean whipped cream and homemade salted caramel sauce. Diamond Nuts slivered almonds add a bit of texture and crunch to the custard-soaked croissants. 

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Sticky Toffee Morning Buns

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Sticky Toffee Morning Buns

Morning buns are created from croissant dough which makes them different from cinnamon buns. They are also baked in jumbo muffin tins so that the bottom keeps the shape of muffins, and the top puffs out and remains in the signature pinwheel like cinnamon buns.

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Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

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Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

Scones always make me think of my grandmother. She’s always been a proponent of planning on dessert before ordering dinner, satisfying your cravings while you crave them, whenever that may be.

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Apple Fritters with Cider Glaze

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Apple Fritters with Cider Glaze

In this recipe, the basic yeasty donut dough is combined with spiced cooked apples and fried until golden brown and crisp before being dipped in a sticky apple cider glaze.

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Baklava

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Baklava

One year my family traveled to a small Greek island, Aegina where we stayed in a small, family-run bed and breakfast on the side of a cliff. Every day after tanning in the warm sun and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea we would walk into town and buy a box of baklava from a local bakery. 

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Strawberry Balsamic Shortcake with Basil

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Strawberry Balsamic Shortcake with Basil

In this recipe flakey and buttery biscuits are served with macerated strawberries and topped with homemade whipped cream. I add a hint of balsamic to the strawberries and chopped basil for a twist on this classic dessert.

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Strawberry Cream Macarons with Chocolate & Almonds

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Strawberry Cream Macarons with Chocolate & Almonds

These strawberry cream macarons coated in chocolate and almonds make for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.

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Cream Puffs

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Cream Puffs

This recipe for cream puffs is especially meaningful because my aunt’s grandmother would always make them for me. We weren’t even blood relatives yet every Christmas Eve she would bring a whole plate of them just for me because she knew they were my favorite.

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Lemon Lavender Squares

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Lemon Lavender Squares

The crumbly shortbread crust, topped with tart lemon custard and a generous dusting of powdered sugar, makes for the perfect spring dessert.

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Classic Homemade Cannoli

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Classic Homemade Cannoli

The iconic Sicilian dessert is one of my favorites because it isn’t overly sweet – it’s flakey shell and ricotta and mascarpone filling with chocolate chips are the perfect mixture of crispy and creamy to end (or start if you’re like me) any meal.

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