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lemon scone

I’ve used pudding mix in several recipes including lemon muffins, but I never thought to try it in scones until recently when I saw a copycat version of the Starbucks scones. That recipe calls for vanilla pudding, and since I’d purchased several boxes of lemon pudding mix for some reason (I think I was going […]


Published on February 23, 2014
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Sour Cream Banana Bread

by on February 14, 2014 · 3 comments


This isn’t a very Valentine’s Dayish recipe, but if you happen to have some bread flour and some over-rip bananas, I think you’ll appreciate it.  It’s a banana bread recipe with sour cream for tenderness and bread flour for structure. Of course you can always stick with all-purpose flour, but I recently discovered that bread […]


Published on February 14, 2014
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It’s cold here in Austin, so this morning I cranked the oven up to 500F and baked a batch of biscuits from Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions: Heirloom Recipes from Our Family Kitchen. What a fun book! I received a copy from my friends at White Lily Flour who love the fact that Carrie makes […]

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Published on December 7, 2013
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Today’s muffins are made with Sir Kensington’s, a fancy mayonnaise made with cage free eggs, sunflower oil and citrus. To be honest, it’s really too exquisite to use in baking, but I received a free sample for review so I didn’t mind testing it in muffins. If you happen upon it at Whole Foods, you’ll […]


Published on December 2, 2013
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Pumpkin Biscuits with Cinnamon Sugar

by on October 4, 2013 · 9 comments

Pumpkin Biscuits

If you like the idea of a pumpkin scone but want to make something a little easier, here’s the perfect recipe. Not that Pumpkin Biscuits are really easier than scones. They’re practically the same recipe, but I always perceive biscuits as being easier than scones because biscuits are something I grew up with and scones, […]


Published on October 4, 2013
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Honey Graham & Pecan Banana Bread

by on June 19, 2013 · 8 comments

Honey Graham Banana Bread

Here’s something you didn’t know you needed: another variation on banana bread! This one’s especially worth saving if you’re interested in seeing how graham cracker crumbs work as a substitute for flour in banana bread. Or some of the flour, anyway. In the past I’ve tried cake and muffin recipes where crumbs take the place […]


Published on June 19, 2013
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Brown Ale Biscuits

by on May 25, 2013 · 5 comments

Beer Biscuits

Not that you need an excuse to buy good beer this weekend, but here’s a recipe that calls for brown ale.  It’s a variation on traditional no-yeast beer bread, but in biscuit form — or rather, muffin form.  Because the batter is thin and gloppy, it needs to be baked in a muffin pan to […]


Published on May 25, 2013
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Maple Scones from Modern Maple

by on March 28, 2013 · 2 comments

Maple Scones

If you like baking with sweeteners other than sugar and enjoy scones, you will love today’s recipe. It’s for rich, buttery, scones sweetened with maple syrup and loaded with pecans and dried fruit (or in this case, chocolate chips). The recipe is from a new cookbook called Modern Maple, written by Teresa Marrone and published […]


Published on March 28, 2013