Rugelach Cookie

Rugelach Cookies

 

My Family discovered this Rugelach cookie and we instantly fell in love. It’s remained a family favorite ever since. I’m not sure if it’s the buttery sugary sweetness or the gooey middle, but something has us devouring them every chance we get. We can never have just one at a time, usually, it’s  cookies by the handful! My mom, my aunt, my cousin and I would go to the store and get two large tubs; each a mix of raspberry and chocolate.

Now all grown up with expanding culinary skills; my mom sought out a recipe and then challenged me to make them myself! I mean if you’re going to do a pastry that is so loved, the only thing I can think is – go big or go home, right? That’s exactly what I did!! To the eager stomachs of my family members, these tasted even better than the ones we had grown up buying and decidedly fresher. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself and comment below with your results.

 

Churros

Churro’s

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This sweet cinnamon and sugar-coated Mexican treat is one of my all time favorites. Not because cinnamon is the main flavor in it.  It’s always ironic for people when they find out my name is Synnamon. Then they find out that I went to Johnson and Wales, a culinary school, to learn more about culinary and baking and pastry arts. It also makes me smile.

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This sweet treat is my favorite because it reminds me of my childhood. It makes me happy and warm. So naturally I enjoyed every minute of making it and even more while eating them all! My mom even complained that I didn’t save a single one for her!18

From making the pat a choux*, an egg based dough that is made on the stove. Then immediately into hot frying oil. Finally I bathe every inch of the little fried bit of goodness in a cinnamon sugar mix. Then pop it in your mouth and enjoy!

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This little treat was a little blast from the past when I was in high school in culinary class and need a quick pick me up. Or a couple of months ago when I was in college baking my life away making similar product like doughnuts and other pastries. These sweet and crunchy treats are sure to put a smile on even the meanest persons face!21

*Beat air into the dough while evaporating the liquid. Then slowly add the eggs into the cooked dough until fully incorporated to create a ball of dough so that when it is cooked it can make a perfect hollow golden light shell.

 

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie bites

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For Thanksgiving I made pumpkin pie but this time I tried mini bite size pies of deliciousness. These are the perfect size, and they are delectable.  For this recipe I used canned pumpkin quick, easy and simple. Normally I believe fresh is best but surprisingly this turned out just fine. Making this during the Thanksgiving madness you expect a few little bumps in the road when using canned ingredients, but, the recipe turned better than I imagined.

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This is a family favorite, I’m not a big fan of pie but even I have to admit this was so yummy! If you don’t believe me just try it.

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If you aren’t sold on warm buttery flaky golden crust with the perfect amount of flour to butter ratio that made the ideal crust consistency, or maybe the sweet cinnamon flavored pie filling blended with tons of freshly mixed spices, so that each miniature bite is filled to the brim with intense flavor? This will have you sold. Just so yummy! What’s your favorite way to enjoy some pumpkin goodness; a pie, muffin, bar; tell me below?

The best blueberry muffins

 blueberry muffins

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This very versatile recipe is one of the basics that uses the muffin method of mixing. It has the perfect consistency for a muffin with its a sweet and tangy flavor profile.  

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When it comes to baking l believe fresh is best. It makes such a difference in the flavor profile and the consistency of your product. This recipe is very interchange the flavor’s easily but be aware when changing  the recipes from fresh ingredients  to packaged  or processed ingredients they tend to change the constancy, from the different moister  content to the amount of sugar can make big differences in the texture and consistency of the batter.

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This muffin is the perfect sweet treat on a hard day. You can even add some oats  to the recipe and now you have a nutritious addition to your breakfast!