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Chocolate Scone

January 6th, 2015 · Recipes

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Chocolate Scones

Happy New Year.  On the last day of a long, relaxing holiday season, we’re thinking about freshly baked yet simple treats.  A few years back we experimented with scones and our Schmear Fillings. We found ways to layer scones with these fillings.

In this recipe, we’ve paired our favorite scone dough with Chocolate Schmear. The fudgy layer of deep chocolate complements the crisp butteriness of these scones. Be sure to knead the soft dough just enough so that it develops some elasticity. But try not to over knead so that your scones are tender when baked. (Four to six good turns should work well.) Work gently to spread the Schmear so as not to tear the dough. And if you do, no need to worry. The dough can be easily patched. Swirls of chocolate throughout the scone when baked add to its appeal.

Chocolate Scones Recipe

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Chocolate Almond Hedgehogs

November 3rd, 2014 · Recipes

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Holiday cookie baking season has arrived.  We have been auditioning on some new treats to add to our annual assortment.

These chocolate almond cookies have an appealing light and crunchy texture.   Rolling the dough in chocolate sprinkles before baking gives them a shaggy appearance. We think they resemble little hedgehogs.  The dough is soft and easy to handle. But chill it thoroughly before portioning to keep the cookies from spreading too much while baking.

You can add chocolate chips to the dough if you like. Or chopped toasted almonds. Or a combination.  The dot in the center of this cookie is a chocolate covered espresso coffee bean.  You could use a raisin or a red hot candy to give the cookie a jaunty, holiday look.

Chocolate Almond Hedgehog Cookie recipe

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Halloween Marzipan

October 15th, 2014 · Recipes

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We’ve been bitten by the Halloween bug and had some fun with a batch of mini carrot cake muffins and Love’n Bake® Marzipan.


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Each muffin is topped with a tiny pumpkin or skull that we crafted from tinted marzipan.

Who can resist a little madness at this time of the year?

Marzipan Pumpkins

Halloween Marzipan Skulls

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Cinnamon Almond Crumb Cake

September 12th, 2014 · Recipes

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Who does not love a good crumb cake? Ours starts with a moist almond batter. And then we top it with a traditional crumb mixture that is generously spiked with cinnamon. Baking the cake in a tube pan ensures that the cake bakes evenly. And it gives a crunchy crust to each slice.

If you like a little more texture, add ¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans to the topping mixture. And for those who prefer a mountain of crumbs, double the topping recipe.

Cinnamon Almond Crumb Cake Recipe

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