Here’s a fast and fresh popsicle for you as we head into Memorial Day weekend. Strawberries and basil make a mouth-watering crostini topping; the duo works wonderfully in popsicles too! Sweet strawberry is the predominant flavor of these bright and bold pops while fresh basil adds subtle undertones of spicy cloves.
A splash of vodka keeps the popsicles from becoming too icy; omit if you prefer. Here’s to the weekend and plenty of pops! (Even more flavor ideas: Very Berry, Piña Colada and Cantaloupe. Your freezer will be filled in no time.)
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Sweet rolls were the first type of bread I ever learned to bake, and remain my favorite. When I spotted a black forest loaf at a local bakery, I quickly decided to transform the idea into mini chocolate-cherry rolls. Sweetened with honey, a blend of black cocoa and unsweetened cocoa gives the rolls a deep chocolate flavor.
Each bun is studded with chewy dried cherries and chunks of milk and dark chocolate; a sprinkle of cinnamon adds warmth and complements the chocolate beautifully. Serve warm with a side of Mascarpone for a delightful breakfast!
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