Apple Cider Syrup

Apple Cider Syrup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

A spiced syrup bursting with apple cider flavors for drizzling over vanilla ice cream, hot apple pie, squash soup, or pancakes. Over the next couple of days, I'll be posting a Fig Crostata, reminiscent of the crostatas I fell in love with in Italy, and a Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup. Both of these recipes use an Apple Cider Syrup I make every autumn when ciders begin to appear in the markets. As an introduction to these next ...

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Mexican Chocolate Sorbet

cinnamon cardamom chocolate sorbet

Deep, rich chocolate sorbet warmed by cinnamon and cardamom - like a frozen Mexican hot chocolate. For a long time, for me, sorbets conjured up images of formal, multi-course dinners served by uniformed staff. Tiny, fine china bowls of frozen citrusy goodness presented between courses as a palate cleanser, and then efficiently whisked away by footmen. Or was it the butler? No matter. The point is, sorbets ...

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Soft Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Glazed Cinnamon rolls

Decadent cinnamon rolls flavored with cardamom, orange, apricot, currants and chocolate. We need company, pronto; and LOTS of it! Otherwise, we're going to eat all these decadent cinnamon rolls ourselves... This month, I decided to hop on board the ABC (Avid Baker's Challenge) for some baking fun. This year the group is baking from Abby Dodge's book, The Weekend Baker, and each month we all bake the same recipe, make changes, ...

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