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Yummy Marbled Pound Cake!

The batter makes adorable marbled cupcakes, too - which is such fun to do with the kids!

Baking Powder Biscuit Mix

A fresh batch of tender biscuits is always just minutes away.

Baking Made Easy!

Learn how to create an irresistible pumpkin torte here!

Two-Toned Baking!

Learn how to make these delicious two-toned Halloween cupcakes!

Featured Recipes

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/4 cups Sunflower Self Rising flour 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar Sugar Decorator sugars, if desired Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. Combine butter, powdered sugar and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium

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Puff Pastry Dough

Quick Puff Pastry Dough Yield:Original recipe makes 3 pounds 1 1/4 cups Sunflower Self-Rising flour 3 3/4 cups bread flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup white sugar 1 1/4 cups cold butter, cut into tablespoon-sized pieces 1 1/4 cups cold water 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice Directions: 1.In a large bowl, stir together the

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Peach Pie

Peach Pie Yield:  One 9 inch Pie For the Peach Pie: 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 4-1/2 cups sliced peeled peaches Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches) 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon butter Directions: 1. In a

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Marbled Pound Cake

This is my favorite pound cake. Light and tender, it has a crisp crust that’s deliberately thick, created by baking it in an oven that’s initially a bit hotter than usual. The batter makes adorable marbled cupcakes, too, which are such fun to do with the kids! Yield:  One (9 x 5-inch) loaf or 12

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Indian Apple Gingerbread

Light and tender and not too heavily spiced…the addition of chopped apples really makes this gingerbread scream “autumn!” Ingredients: additional melted butter, as needed, for the baking pan yellow cornmeal (medium ground) for the baking pan * 1 ¼ cups sifted, self-rising flour (Optional: see the note at the end of step 2.) 1 ½

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Pumpkin Custard Torte

Whether for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this dessert is—to put it bluntly– drop-dead gorgeous! More importantly, the flavor and texture combination of the creamy pumpkin custard, the bittersweet chocolate ganache topping and the cookie crumb crust is just sensational. And just to guild the lily, the top border is sprinkled with crunchy pepita (pumpkin-seed) praline and

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Christmas Morning Cinnamon Buns

Can you imagine how special it would be to wake up to the aroma of fresh cinnamon buns baking? Well, when it’s this easy, you can make any day feel and taste like a holiday! Yield:14 cinnamon buns For the dough: up to 3 ¾ cups unbleached, all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 envelope rapid-rise

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Mixed-Nut Cigar Cookies with Edible Ash (for dipping)

What a hoot! Finally, a cigar that people won’t mind you enjoying indoors! These whimsical cookies are outrageously good. And, when one end is dipped in the edible “ash,” made of powdered sugar whisked with either cinnamon or unsweetened cocoa powder, they’re amazingly life-like. Yield: nine or ten 8 to 10-inch cigars (may be doubled)

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Orange-Scented Currant Scones

This recipe produces scones that are (as far as my family and friends are concerned) unsurpassed. The biscuit mix has been specifically designed to make scones that are lighter than most with a very tender, slightly cake-like, crumb. And, if you use my timing strategy at the end of this recipe, you’ll see that making

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Baking Powder Biscuit Mix

If you don’t want to fuss with measuring tools and bags of flour on a hectic weekday, which is when we could all use a good biscuit, why not use a few minutes on a leisurely weekend or on a free evening to quickly put together this mix. That way, a fresh batch of tender

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