Apple Harvest Bread – #TwelveLoaves

October 7, 2014
apple harvest bread | cakeduchess

I’ve been dreaming of apple desserts for weeks. What a treat to wake up on Sunday morning to our first autumn cool front (in most other places, it was an actual cold front). But it is  beautiful, nonetheless, and I will take this temperature drop any day. This dessert maybe looks daunting and unapproachable, but […]

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Super Easy Cranberry-Coconut Granola

October 6, 2014
cranberry-coconut granola | cakeduchess

There are some things that I just completely LOVE. I mean, LOVE. One of the things I completely love is granola. Yes, granola! I know, I never talk that much with you or anyone I know about granola. Because, it’s granola! But today I was talking about granola with my American expat friend that lives […]

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Kale and Chickpea Soup with Garlic Crostini

September 29, 2014
Kale Chickpea Soup | CakeDuchess

  The beginning of autumn in my corner of the world is pretty uneventful. I guess if you are really hoping for temperature changes like I am, you may notice a little bit of a less-humid breeze at the beginning of the day. Even though there isn’t any major cold front our way for a […]

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cinnamon raisin bread

September 24, 2014
Cinnamon Raisin Bread | Cake Duchess

I forgot what it felt like to bake a bread: just because! I mean, I bake focaccia quite often and of course, I bake for my #TwelveLoaves baking group once a month. But it seems somewhere along the line, I forgot to bake an occasional “just because” bread. I have to say I felt inspired […]

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Penne and Cheese

September 22, 2014
Penne Cheese | Cake Duchess

I’ve been debating on posting this recipe. I’ve been wondering if all of you care as much as I do about pasta recipes. I was curious to know if you love a great mac and cheese recipe as do I. Do you dream of comfort food dishes when the temperatures drop? Do you dream of […]

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Banana Coconut Upside-Down Cake

September 9, 2014
banana coconut upside down cake | cakeduchess

I like to make upside-down cakes. I do. I really do! I think about these sort of cakes often. I know, it does sound weird. But really, it’s not that weird if you’re into baking. The truth is, I don’t bake enough cakes over here.  I know that this also may sound weird coming from […]

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Pear Cranberry Sticky Buns- #TwelveLoaves

September 2, 2014
pear cranberry sticky buns | Cake Duchess

  I love to plan ahead and surprise my family with fluffy rolls for breakfast. I love to bake cinnamon rolls and probably could have a tray each Sunday morning. But, that isn’t reality! So in honor for #TwelveLoaves September Pear challenge (and to find a good excuse to bake some buns!), I baked these […]

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Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

August 11, 2014
Pickled Jalapeno Peppers | Cake Duchess

Some like it hot! I do!! Summertime means easier recipes. We can’t wait for it to officially be barbecue season and to start grilling! I don’t know why I was obsessed with making pickled jalapeno peppers. It was something I had on mind for months!   I finally came across a recipe I thought would […]

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Rosemary Grissini #TwelveLoaves

August 5, 2014
rosemary grissini | cake duchess

Oh, this has been a doozy of a week weather-wise. It has been pouring! And I mean POURING! I never thought I’d get to baking my rosemary grissini. I kept saying, “Tomorrow I’ll bake them!” That tomorrow never came. The weather was awful and when there was a break from the rain and the sun […]

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Kiwi and Raspberry Pavlova

August 4, 2014
kiwi and raspberry pavlova | cakeduchess

  If I really want to impress my friends and family, I make a pavlova! They are just so pretty look at and they are not as complicated to make as you may think! Making a pavlova is pretty easy and relatively fool-proof! The results:  crunchy on the outside and as fluffy as a marshmallow […]

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