Brown Butter

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caramelized pear scones

October 16, 2014

Like most bloggers, I have an extensive “to-make” list that I update frequently. I organize my list by category and season, and for the tech-minded among you, I use Evernote so that I can easily update the list whenever I get a new idea, whether ...

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spice doughnuts with brown butter glaze

September 18, 2014

As the morning temperatures drop, the crisp aroma of fall leaves wafts through the windows and my cat chases patches of sunlight as though he too senses the impending change. I find myself craving a sweet breakfast to pair with my morning Americano; preferably spice ...

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brown butter pear crepes

September 8, 2014

Would you believe me if I told you this was my first batch of crepes, ever? Truth be told, I’ve always wanted to make crepes but I’ve let things like my impossibly high expectations get in the way. Sometimes it’s best to just throw all ...

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brown butter maple blondies

August 27, 2014

In a word, these brown butter maple blondies are incredible. Simultaneously soft and chewy, nutty and rich, there’s nothing not to love here. Brown butter is the perfect counterpoint to pure maple syrup; best of all, there’s no cloying sweetness to these bars. Drizzled with ...

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peach almond tart

July 24, 2014

A ripe summer peach can stand on its own, especially when nearly bursting with sweet juices. Take that same peach and slice it over an almond (frangipane) filling and brown butter crust, and you have yourself a fine tart. If you’ve avoided tarts for fear ...

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brown butter cherry ice cream

June 12, 2014

If you’ve ever baked with brown butter, you know it’s magical. The rich nutty taste enhances the flavor of just about anything, especially cherries. One of my absolute favorite recipes with brown butter are brown butter cherry bars, so on a whim, I applied the ...

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raspberry crumb bars

April 10, 2014

The carefree appeal of the crumb bar never ceases to draw me in. There’s no pie crust to fuss over, and the portable squares are just what I want to box up for a picnic in the fresh spring grass. Depending on where you live, ...

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salted oatmeal toffee cookies

March 6, 2014

Oatmeal toffee cookies are an old favorite that I’ve made again and again, unintentionally memorizing the recipe with each batch. While the cookie texture has always been spot-on (soft and chewy), I found the last round a bit too sweet and one-dimensional; it was time ...

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