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The Complete Baking Cookbook: 350 Recipes from Cookies and Cakes to Muffins and Pies

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Raspberry Bars

This was one of the first desserts I made on morning television. They were a hit with the hosts and producers of the show.

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Sour Cherry Lattice Pie

Cherries seem to only be in season for a short time. When they are, have this recipe handy.

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Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie

Rich chocolate laced with bourbon and crunchy pecans highlight this pie. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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Hazelnut Pastry Dough

Use this crust for pies with fall flavors. The rich hazelnut taste amplifies the filling of the pie tenfold.

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Chocolate Pie Pastry Dough

Try a rich chocolate crust instead of a regular flaky crust. It will enhance any berry or pumpkin-type pie.

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Pear Almond Créme Tarts

These are the beautiful tarts that you see in French pastry shop windows. I’m always amazed at how expensive they are when they’re so sim...

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Buttery Tart Pastry Dough

A tart crust, unlike a pie crust, needs to be able to stand on its own outside of a pan. This rich and buttery crust will enhance your ta...

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Hummingbird Cake

The original recipe for this cake was first published in the 1970s in Southern Living. It is a very similar to a moist carrot cake withou...

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Deep Dark Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

Here’s a chocolate fudge cheesecake that’s so rich you’ll need a glass of milk to wash it down!

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Marble Layer Cake

If you love both chocolate and white cakes, this one will satisfy all your needs in one luscious cake.

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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge Frosting

My favorite cake includes this frosting and dark chocolate layers.

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Red Velvet Cake

This cake has made a comeback. It is a rich red color, making it great for Valentine’s Day or your anniversary.

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Pistachio Cream Cake with Sherry

When given a choice of wedding cakes, the groom invariably picks this one.

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Lemon Cupcakes

Light and tart. I like to fill these cupcakes with Fresh Lemon Curd.

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Raspberry Truffles

A wonderful raspberry flavor is hidden inside this dark, rich truffle.

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English Trifle

Originally this was a dessert that used up day-old bread or cake.

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Bananas Foster

Made famous by Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans in the 1950s. It is still served up today at their “typical” New Orleans breakfast. Th...

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Bear Claws

The first time I discovered bear claws was when I worked at Dick’s Bakery in San Jose, California. I was in charge of making the filling....

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Breakfast Roll Cream Cheese Drizzle

This is a finishing touch for all breakfast rolls.

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Sweet Roll Dough

This dough is the base for all of the yeast breakfast rolls.

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White Chocolate Pecan Scones

Nutty scones with a hit of sweet chocolate.

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All-Butter Pie Pastry Dough

Here is a classic recipe that will suit all of your pie-making needs.  Once you master making the dough by hand, try the food processor v...

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Buttercream Frosting

The food processor makes the creamiest and smoothest frostings!  You don't even have to sift the confectioner's sugar.

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Cream Cheese Icing

This rich icing has so many uses.

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French Buttercream Frosting

Light and creamy like whipped cream, yet sturdy enough to make detailed decorations.

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Island Frosting

I use this frosting when the flavor of a cake calls for cream cheese with tropical-island flair.

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Seven-Minute Frosting

This frosting was made famous in the 1950's.  With the revolution new electric mixers, wit would only take seven minutes of mixing to cre...

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Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a perfect whipped cream for icing cakes and pastry when you need to have it sit on a table for a while.  Extra fat from cream che...

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Bittersweet Fudge Frosting

When it's my birhtday, the only cake I still want my Mom to make is a chocolate one with this frosting.

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

This is the richest icing I know.  Use high-quality chocolate for best results.

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Fresh Lemon Frosting

Tart yet fresh, this lemon frosting will make any citrus lover pucker up!

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Classic Whipped Cream

Use this classic topping on almost any cheesecake or cake.

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Yellow Cake

This cake is quick to make and moist.  I like to use it as a base when I make English Trifle.  It also makes a nice layer cake.

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French Pastry Cream

The essence of vanilla will fill your home with sweet smells.  This is a staple in a pastry kitchen.

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