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Jan 6, 2013 01:32 PM

Baking From: Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More by Carole Walter

Anyone want to join me? I just got this cookbook and there are so many inspiring recipes. I can see myself cooking my way through the book. I know some of the posters on the " What are you Baking" threads also have this book as they are how I found out about it. I'd love to hear which recipes are your favorites.

Friday night I made Jeff's chocolate muffins and added bittersweet chocolate chips and skipped the glaze. I've been looking for a great chocolate muffin recipe, so I can stop buying the ones at Costco LOL. I love the texture of Jeffs, so often chocolate muffin recipes come out more like chocolate cupcakes in texture but not these.

Today I'm baking the powdered sugar pound cake. I'm very intrigued by the whipped cream pound cake also.

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  1. I've made a few things from this book.

    The orange cream cheese muffins with pepitas crunch are wonderful. The method fo the crunch is weird and I was afraid it wouldn't turn out because halfway through the baking part of the crunch recipe it didn't look promising. But, in the end the crunch worked and was a great addition to the muffins.

    BTW, you should have made the glaze, I think it was better than the chocolate muffin and really added another dimension of chocolateiness without adding extra sweetness

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    1. re: DiningDiva

      It was a Friday might and my cookbook didn't arrive until after 7 pm so I was lazy. I'll try it with the glaze next time.

      1. re: rasputina

        Oh, well in that case, carry on :-)

    2. Damn, damn, damn you. This book has been on my wishlist for ages. Every week or so I check prices on Amazon and AbeBooks hoping to see it for less than $10 since I practically never buy new cookbooks. But I just reorganized my baking shelf and may (may!) have a couple of inches if I squeeze it in tightly. That new year's resolution didn't last long, did it?


        handy the correction pages. And, Carol posts a recipe each month from her books.

        1. Her streusel is excellent. I have to check my book and look over what I've made. I've had that book for a couple of years, and it seems to come out of the bookcase fairly frequently!

          1. The cream scones are fabulous. I've made all sorts of variations on them, and now I always have some frozen, ready to bake off. The cinnamon-apple coffee cake is good, too.