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by Caitlin Saniga

Chocolate-drizzled gingerbread cream puffs

Cream puffs have become my go-to potluck party dessert. They’re pretty and kind of impressive, and they’re all the more festive with a swirl of gingerbread cream in the middle. Getting the puffs to rise correctly is, for me, a lot about getting the right feel when mixing together the ingredients. I’ve had tons of practice and been through lots of trial and error. The first pate a choux recipe I posted on the blog has helpful photos and hints for first-timers. I suggest giving it a browse before starting.

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by Sarah Steimer

Vegan gingerbread cheesecake bites

I’m a huge fan of cheesecake (the actual, regular kind), but I’d always been curious about vegan cheesecake. I made these little bites for a party, so not only was it a nice, guilt-free item among the less healthy options, but it was something that my friend with a gluten allergy could enjoy as well. As you can see, I also made a pan without the gingerbread spices, but topped with pomegranate arils.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Chai spice palmiers

Chai spice palmiers: part pastry, part cookie, part candy, part addiction problem.

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by Sarah Steimer

Pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips

Can’t find whole wheat pastry flour? No problem, you can usually just substitute all-purpose or regular whole-wheat flour. But if you can find it, use it. Pastry flour really adds a little extra somethin’-somethin.’

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by Sarah Steimer

Plum coffee cake

This coffee cake was one of my favorite recent baking projects. It was fairly simple to make and the plums were fantastic. I actually enjoyed it with a few extra fresh plum slices on the side.

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by Sarah Steimer

Four berry and basil pie with crumble topping

We’ve been scrambling to get the last berries at the farmer’s markets, and I needed to use what we had fast. So, I threw them all in a pie and called it a day. Or rather, a summer.

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by Sarah Steimer

Fondant au chocolate

This little cake was so simple and made for the perfect bite. A nice, hearty slice with roasted berries was wonderful, but even a small sliver of this fudge-y cake without any topping was totally satisfying.

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