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These are part pastry, part muffins and totally awesome.  Use leftover challah or chunks of day-old croissants for these. They are puffy, golden and satisfying and unlike any other muffin I know. I first saw them at a coffee shop and immediately knew I would have to replicate my own version.

 This is a great and welcoming cake that is great to have on hand for unexpected company. It's as good on Day One as it is on Day Five. It's huge (but you can make two smaller cakes and freeze one) so expect a towering wonder or half the recipe. Up to you....or just keep it on hand, slice a hunk, brew the coffee and call a friend.

New England Apple Cider Doughnuts to enjoy by the fire in a cozy LL Bean sweater. Wow, these are wicked good donuts!  Boiled apple cider adds an intense apple flavor you won't believe.
Also these are great cake donuts - no yeast needed.

This cake is a cross between a muffin and a scone. It makes perfect coffee break snack and an superb brunch bread. It freezes well too. When someone calls and says they are dropping by in an hour - this is the one to make.  

Serve warm with a maple-tinged caramel sauce. Big chunks of apple in a golden batter with a touch of spice. Great for breakfast, brunch or a summery, post BBQ dessert.

This cake features a gloriously rich but butter-and-milk free batter, with a river of apples running through it and an elegant fondant ripple topping. A perfect fall or Rosh Hashanah cake.

Big, bold, moist, simple – hey, give me a slice! This cake calls for raisins and nuts but it also is nice with dried or fresh cranberries, chocolate chunks or really, absolutely wonderful with nothing added.  The scent of this baking will bring crowds to your kitchen. I don't think I have ever made a cake that has a better perfume-while-baking than this cake! A drizzle of melted white chocolate, tinted with some cinnamon would be extra special on this cake, or a lemon glaze but the dusting of confectioners’ sugar is perfect. Use your own fresh applesauce or jarred/canned unsweetened applesauce. Btw - my big secret is I rarely use a Bundt pan but I do adore Nordicware's (famed for Bundt pans) colorful non-stick angel food cake pans. It's what I bake honey cake in, chocolate, marble, and any sort of tall, grand hospitality cake.

 Is this a scone in a loaf or an unusual quick bread? This is wonderful fresh or toasted. It is not quite cake; not quite a bread but somewhere inbetween.  Over 3800 hits - this recipe is a winner and lovelier than springtime.

The pure buttery taste of this loaf is quite satisfying. This pound cake is traditionally glazed with a thin pink fondant but you can omit it or use a white or chocolate fondant glaze topping. You may wish to substitute chocolate chips for the currants if you prefer but only use one cup of chocolate chips (not two). This is just one buttery, solid poundcake from Australia that begs for a big pot of tea and a fluffy, vapid magazine or a great read-it-at-one-shot novel.

These are soda bread-for-two sort of soda breads, wonderfully rustic but taken up a notch with a touch of vanilla and an addictive Irish cream glaze. To give as gifts, wrap a couple of these in brown paper or a pastry box with a green ribbon, or in two’s in a cello bag with a green ribbon and a side packet of Irish Breakfast tea.

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