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From the Oven // Spiced Snowflake Cookies

 

It may be sunny & balmy here in Sydney, but it’s still Winter, after all…and many of you are stuck in what they call an arctic “Polar Vortex.” Brrrr! What better way to get cozy & spend some quality time inside than while baking some delicious Winter-inspired cookies?! These are easy-peasy, melt-in-your-mouth buttery & delicious, and the subtle spice mixture of cinnamon and cardamom really takes these babies from basic to addicting. Stay warm, Lovelies!

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Individual Baked Apple Pies

 
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Who doesn’t love a good Apple Pie?! Now, let’s take this old fave to a new, Holiday entertaining-worthy level! These individual Baked Apple Pies are super simple to make, delicious & perfect for a festive end to a Holiday dinner. Everyone always loves these, trust me…add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to each apple if you want to kick it up even more! YUM!

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Individual Baked Apple Pies
 
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Homemade Almond Joy

 
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Just because Halloween has come and gone doesn’t mean my craving for chocolate candies is satisfied! More often than not, generic grocery store chocolate candy ends up disappointing me these days….the chocolate isn’t intense enough, the fillings are often way too sweet, and the flavor balance just could be so much better (yeah, I’m that kind of candy snob!) So, in an effort to remedy this issue, I decided to make my favorite store-bought candies myself..starting with Almond Joy.

The recipe is actually pretty simple. There aren’t a lot of ingredients, and the results are delicious I tell ya!! If you’re already an Almond Joy fan you’ll be blown away by these. I found that the key secrets are to toast the coconut to bring out all of the wonderful nutty flavors and to use salted almonds for a little extra depth and to offset the sweet coconut mixture. You can choose your favorite type of chocolate for dipping, I decided to go with semi-sweet because I prefer it over milk chocolate. Try it out and let me know what you think!! Nom nom…

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Homemade Almond Joy

 

 

 

 

 
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Currently Baking {Nutella & Lemon Glazed Doughnuts}

 
Nutella Donuts by Miss Renaissance IMG_1610-3 IMG_1611-4 IMG_1615-5 IMG_1618-6 IMG_1623-8 IMG_1626-9 IMG_1640-11 Homemade Donuts by Miss Renaissance

Doughnuts are hot, HOT right now. And don’t even get me started on the new Cronut mania!! However, when all is said and done, nothing tastes better than a deliciously warm & fresh homemade doughnut (especially when Nutella is involved!)- in my humble opinion at least. These doughnuts are perfect – they do require a bit of work and patience, but trust me – you won’t be able to stop eating them (I ate 5 in one sitting here!!) Make these babies on a lazy Sunday morning for brunch…you’ll definitely find yourself in a cozy, food-coma induced nap situation soon thereafter.

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Currently Baking {Coconut-Buttermilk Pound Cake}

 
Coconut-Buttermilk Pound Cake by Miss Renaissance IMG_1592-2 IMG_1656-6 IMG_1674-7 IMG_1695-10

Summa, Summa, Summatime…coconut somehow screams Summer to me! It’s not only one of my favorite ingredients to use/eat in baked goods, it also makes me long for hot days spent on a tropical beach somewhere. Toasted coconut used in a deliciously rich Pound Cake is basically perfect to me!! This recipe is easy & fool-proof. The cake comes out moist & fluffy (thanks to the addition of buttermilk) with exactly the right amount of sweet-coconutty richness. NOM! I could personally devour this entire loaf in about 2 days!

Bake it, have a slice (or two) with your morning coffee/tea and dare to tell me you’re not instantly smitten. Find the recipe here.

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