Baked Sunday Mornings

Baked Sunday Mornings: Derby Cookies

May 8, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Derby Cookies

The Kentucky Derby has pretty much zero significance in my life. I think I watched it once, but it didn’t involve a big floppy hat or a mint julep which, in my opinion, are the two most appealing parts of this holiday. For Baked Sunday Mornings this week, the Baked Boys are running with the bourbon […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Vegan Chocolate Cake with Almond Butter Frosting

April 24, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Hippie Cake Slice

In honour of Earth Day, this week Baked Sunday Mornings has gone vegan! I’m not mad at it. One of my besties from work is vegan, and I’ve experimented making her a few egg-free and butter-free treats over the years. Instead of butter, this cake swaps in olive oil, and also has the curious addition […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Brown Sugar Oatmeal Whoopie Pies with Maple Marshmallow Filling

March 27, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Brown Sugar Maple Whoopie Pies

Happy Easter! For the second time recently, we’re posting a holiday recipe on the actual holiday! Well, the rest of the group is, but I’m going rogue. They’re making a Mega Easter Pie (“a meat and cheese utopia” as it’s dubbed in the book), but I’m not really into it. Check out their posts here. […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: St. Patrick’s Drunk Bundt Cake

March 13, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Drunk Bundt Inside

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this Thursday, so this week’s Baked Sunday Morning assignment was a DRUNK BUNDT cake, and I am here for it.  There’s almost a full can of Guinness in the cake and both whiskey and Bailey’s in the glaze. Woof. I have to say, I am against most of the baking […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Pistachio White Chocolate Cheesecake

February 28, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
White Chocolate Pistachio Cheesecake

In any office I’ve ever worked in, people go bonkers for free food. And not just delicious treats that I bring in; we’re talking leftover sandwiches from a lunch meeting, huge chunks of honeydew melon (you know that’s always the one section leftover from a fruit tray) or pizza ordered in for a team celebration. […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Conversation Heart Cakes

February 14, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Conversation Heart Cakes

It’s pretty rare that the holiday/recipe we’re baking for from Baked Occasions actually falls on the Sunday we’re posting, so first of all Happy Valentine’s Day (if you believe in this sort of thing, which I do, basically as an excuse to bake cute things and eat chocolate). I was pretty excited to make these […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Nutella Scones

January 31, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Nutella Scones

Today the rest of the BSM crew is making Chinese Five Spice Scones for Chinese New Year. I actually bought the five-spice powder and sesame seeds last week, but just wasn’t feeling it. Five-spice powder is no joke: cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and pepper. It’s STRONG. I’m not the biggest fan of cloves, and I […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Dolly’s Doughnut

January 17, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Dolly

I was so excited, yet so scared for this week’s assignment. Excited because this is a coconut bundt cake, with a chocolate/coconut/cream cheese filling and a white chocolate/coconut glaze, plus the whole thing is dressed up as the cutest doughnut ever in honour of Dolly Parton’s birthday (she loves coconut desserts!). Scared because my friend […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Brutti ma Buoni

January 3, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Ugly But Good

As someone who’s been taking pictures of their food for almost six years, I always want the things I bake to look cute. When they don’t, I’m usually disappointed, but take comfort in the fact that if it tastes good, no one really cares what it looks like. I’ve dubbed this category “fugly but delicious” […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Whipped Shortbread

December 6, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Whipped Shortbread

I feel like shortbread has a bad reputation as a “boring” Christmas cookie. I made a traditional whipped shortbread for my first Champagne & Cookies party back in 2010, and I think it was kind of overlooked. Partly my own fault, because when there are nine other treats to choose from, a plain shortbread cookie […]

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