A Baker’s Dozen

Baking,Featured Article,Recipes
March 3, 2011

Break out your rolling pin and flour and dust off your baker's pride. Our best batch of baking recipes has something for every skill level.

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Weekends are the perfect to crank up your oven. Unlike the 20-minute meals we turn to as dinnertime salvation during the week, baking cakes, cookies, breads, and muffins take time, patience and concentration. Long leisurely weekends are perfect for a little baking, and frankly, it's absolute therapy to pound a stiff dough or beat a creamy batter after a long, hard week. Just be sure and bake enough to go around. When it comes to whipping up a batch of homemade goodness, sharing is the best part.

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Tennessee Cheddar Puffs

Light and airy, these Cheddar Puffs are a perfect party appetizer.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate and peanut butter is an unbeatable combination.

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Classic Sourdough Bread

Become your own artisanal baker with this wonderful, Old World-style sourdough recipe.

Cranberry-Orange Scones

The crumbly Scottish biscuit is a perfect complement to strong, hot tea.

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Citrus Golden Ring Cake

This rich, lemony cake is dense and moist.

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Heart-Smart Sweet Potato Muffins

Get your daily servings of whole grains—deliciously.

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Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies

Macadamia nuts and white chocolate are the counterpoint for the toasty taste of brown butter.

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Finnish Cardamom Bread

This beautiful golden loaf with a braided top is perfect for breakfast. Leftovers would make great bread pudding or French toast.

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Monkey Bread

Kids love using their fingers like little monkeys to pull apart this bread.

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Smarty Pants Muffins

Chai and goji berries -- not your everyday muffin recipe.

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Coconut Shortcakes with Fresh Summer Fruit

A delightful combination of colorful fruit takes homemade shortcakes beyond strawberries.