Hot Crossed Buns

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Traditional Hot Crossed Buns with a cream cheese icing, brushed with a sweet syrup and filled with juicy raisins. Perfect for your Easter brunch. I almost forgot all about Easter! Me who loves all holidays and plans for them way in advance, create my menu and get all excited way before the holiday! How is this possible? Well I've been super busy at work and honestly Easter was the last thing on my mind. And to top it off I have a sore throat. But I'm here to make it up to you all and … [Read more...]

Finnish Cardamom Rolls

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A few years ago when I visited my mother in law in Romania, she taught me along with my sister in law how to make our popular walnut bread. I had written the recipe in my little notebook I had taken with me to write all my mother in law's recipes and have treasured it since, as well as have shared it with you all. Ever since then I have conquered one of what has to be a miracle in the culinary world. I have learned to make that walnut bread myself. I have been scared of making it all my life. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

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Happy weekend! I'm so happy the weekend is here, it's been a busy week at work so today I had to unwind. I do this by baking. I've been wanting to make these strawberry rolls for a while now and today was the perfect day for them. The hand model bought me these gorgeous strawberries and they're so delicious and sweet. I for one love cinnamon rolls but the hand model has had enough of them, I admit I make them a lot. I've made cherry rolls before and I loved them, and I've made cinnabons … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

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It's Sunday morning and my favorite day of the week for big delicious breakfasts. But you know that already. So these sweet potato cinnamon rolls are perfect for a Sunday morning. My husband usually does the grocery shopping, so I had asked him to get me a couple sweet potatoes. I initially planned to make stuffed sweet potato skins, but he brought home these huge sweet potatoes, they would have looked just ridiculous if I had stuffed them. So I baked them a couple days ago and since then … [Read more...]

Cherry Rolls

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House hunting is painful, it's time consuming, it's emotional and it's stressful. We've only been doing it for a week and I have had enough. Hopefully it will come to an end soon, and I can get back to a normal life. But let's forget about that for now because I have a treat for you, my friends, because I love you and love to share my delicious recipes with you. A couple of my favorite treats are cinnamon rolls and cherry pies, so I had this brilliant idea of combining the two together. Well … [Read more...]

Saffron Raisin Buns

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! It's been a pretty cold week here in Calgary but it was also very beautiful the way the tree branches were covered in snow, the trees look like they belong on a Christmas card, simply magnificent. I have to be careful now because I almost sound like I enjoy this weather. :) Today's recipe is saffron raisin buns which are from a recipe I found on a Polish website and I thought the buns looked incredible. I love the cute S shape and I love any … [Read more...]

Cinnabons Cinnamon Rolls

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Who doesn't love the cinnabons at the malls? Just walking by their stores and smelling these cinnabons baking, drives me up the walls. It's very hard to keep on walking and not stop and spend $5 on a cinnabon. Not to worry my friends! I have found the precious cinnabon recipe. I came across this book, More Top Secret Recipes: More Fabulous Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods, and inside it I found the copycat recipe for cinnabons. This book is great, it has a lot of copycat … [Read more...]

Garlic Basil Knots

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I remember a time when I never baked. Not even for such simple things as muffins. My idea of baking was to buy muffin mixes and mix them with water or whatever was required and bake them. I always liked to bake but I guess I never really knew what to bake or how to bake. Well that was a long time ago, and since then I've baked my share of muffins, bread rolls and other goodies. But even now, I would say I'm a shy baker. I guess what I mean by that, is that I'm not sure that people will like … [Read more...]

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

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You all know how much I enjoy baking. Even in the summer, I will sacrifice and suffer through some heat, if I can enjoy warm buns fresh out of the oven. There's nothing like it. I love the smell of bread baking in the oven, it's truly a therapeutic experience for me. Of course that experience is much more appreciated when I actually bake something that turns out great, when your rolls are so delicious and so good, you have to eat them hot right out of the oven. I'm not perfect either, I've … [Read more...]

Blueberry Chocolate Rolls

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I love making cinnamon rolls and I make them quite often, but my husband is not a big fan of cinnamon. So I kept thinking of making these rolls with a different filling. He likes chocolate so why not chocolate. They have to be just as good if not better. I also had some blueberries so I thought the addition of blueberries would make these rolls a novelty. I was absolutely right. These rolls are scrumptious, delicious, they simply make you want to eat more and more. By the way if you don't … [Read more...]

Berry Jam Filled Buns

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Honestly, how many recipes for jam filled buns can one person have. Well I love any type of jam filled buns, so I will try all sort of recipes, in search for the ONE. I love this type of sweet yeast dough. I like to fill them with different things, add raisins to them, or just plain. The possibilities are endless. In Romania, there are many such recipes and they are very popular. These buns are so tender and flaky, they are just incredible. These recipes are very old and I treasure … [Read more...]

Chinese Style Meat Buns

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If you've ever been to a Chinese bakery you have seen this type of meat buns among many other delicious goodies. These buns are also called pork buns, or Char Siu Bao which basically is a barbecued pork filled bun. They can be either steamed or baked as I chose to make mine. I have never tried the steamed ones, only baked, but I'm sure they are just as good. Char Siu refers to the pork filling and bao means bun. There's my Chinese lesson of the day. :) Since I always have to try and make at … [Read more...]