other desserts

  • Raspberry Shortbread Fool

    By Jennifer McHenry on April 24, 2013
    I’m mired pretty firmly in baking-with-berries season. I’ve shared both blueberry and strawberry recipes with you this month. Now, on to raspberries! Of all the interesting dessert names out there, I enjoy the simplicity of the name “fool.” From what I understand, fools got their name because they are so simple that any fool could make them. A fool is […]
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  • Blueberry Jamboree

    By Jennifer McHenry on October 17, 2011
    The last time I visited Magnolia Bakery, I noticed a sign proclaiming the staff favorite to be Blueberry Jamboree. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten anything but cupcakes from Magnolia, but I was intrigued. Blueberries, cream cheese, whipped cream… what’s not to like?
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  • Blueberry Croissant Bread Pudding

    By Jennifer McHenry on December 21, 2010

    Sometimes fate has a hand in the kitchen. I had a lovely bread pudding recipe picked out for the holidays. It was simple and sounded delicious. All I needed was a package of Hawaiian bread. That seemed like a simple enough task until I realized that there is none to be found on the isle of Manhattan.

    Moments after that realization, I found this recipe in an ad for Smucker's in a food magazine. I had bread pudding on the brain, so I was immediately drawn to it. When I realized that it was made with croissants, I remembered the French bakery we had recently stumbled upon in our neighborhood. All signs pointed to making this.

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