Flour Bakery’s Blueberry Muffins

Let’s preface this with…the Chiplet could be here by now. Or maybe not. And by typing this, I have a weird deja vu feeling from when I wrote stuff like this about the Fudgelet’s arrival. If the Chiplet is here, I hope to give an update soon. If he hasn’t arrived yet or my update is slow, you can also check my Instagram/Twitter pages in case I update there first.

Now, onto the muffins!

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Flour Bakery’s Banana Bread

I’ve made my dad banana bread numerous times now. And when he has been happy each time, it seemed silly to bother looking for another recipe when the first one had been doing so well. Except for one problem…I didn’t have yogurt. I also didn’t have much time to go buy yogurt, and I wanted to make the bread ASAP to freeze it and have it ready to ship. Then I decided to search through my cookbooks and see if I had any other prospects.

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Flour’s Oreo Cookies

A few things for this post…one, I had wanted to make these cookies but it seemed silly since I’ve already made Oreos before. But, it’s less silly when your husband loves Oreos. And all things involving Oreos. I’ve been to the Flour Bakeries (several times) but did not try this cookie there because, again, it seemed silly when I could eat so many other special treats there. I wish my stomach had been bigger…but the baby Fudgelet had taken up residence there. Soooo, then let’s move forward to the end of September when I made these cookies.

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Battle of the Cakes: Part 1 (Flour’s Yellow Birthday Cake)

Battle of the Cakes, you ask? Yes. At the verrrrry end of 2015 and very start of 2016, I was on a cake-making fix. I made two similar cakes back to back. Normally I struggle with cakes, but I’ve been giving myself more practice and these two cakes came together pretty easily. Even the frosting was…dare I say…fun?!?!? Since the cakes are so similar, this is almost like a throwdown for me to compare them. If I had to pick one cake in its entirety, it would be this one. But, the frosting for the other cake was both easier to make and easier to frost the cake. This one is richer, and the other one is a bit sweeter and lighter (texture and taste). This is much more buttery and creamy.

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

This is a new type of cookie for me to make. It doesn’t have any of the normal requirements I have for a cookie…except I was in the mood for a chewy cookie. And I thought my dad would like it as a special surprise in his monthly care package. Even if you’re not my dad, you might want some of these yourself. They’re easy to make, and they go very well with ice cream. Mmmm.

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Lemon Ginger Scones

After getting over initial sadness of losing a friend to the other coast, Lisa and I decided to bake something together. When I visited Boston, I picked her up one of these lemon-ginger scones from Flour Bakery. I had no idea how it would taste, but I know she loves lemon and ginger, so hoped for the best. She loved it, so we decided to try to make the recipe on opposite coasts.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: Boston!

I’ve mentioned before that we were planning a big East Coast trip. The first leg of it was in Boston. I’d never been before, and K had gone but apparently been sick for it. This meant we had lots of ground to cover in a few days. We also had a couple friends to visit while there, which was nice. We stayed in a hotel which was mostly near everything. We never ate at the hotel, though, because we were right around the corner from Flour Bakery. That’s right, the place I’ve used recipes from! It was very exciting to actually go and try treats in person. Some were bigger hits than others. Chef Chang is known for her sticky buns, but maybe we’re just not big fans of them in general. We weren’t that impressed by it, but loved the twice-baked almond brioche. I wish the recipe for that was in her cookbook!

Oooo Brioche. I loved you.

Oooo Brioche. I loved you.

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