Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Here at Em&M, we have a huge love of period pieces (a la Pride and Prejudice and Masterpiece Classic) in addition to our love baking. It's the subtlety and word play that make us smile and want to watch more. Plus the single piano music gets me every single time. 

I just started watching Downton Abbey, but it just makes me want to watch all seven episodes at once.

Anyways, onto the bread!  

I grew up with Cinnamon Swirl Bread. It had a sweet crumbly top that I always saved for last. This doesn't have the same top, but the inside is even better! I'm a sucker for a combination of bread and cinnamon.

This recipe doesn't have as much butter as others, which only gives me another excuse to make it!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake

When you're short on time, let alone ingredients, choosing something to bake can be a little difficult to manage.  

What to do?

Choose Cinnamon!

Cinnamon is my go-to spice and type of dessert. Anything with cinnamon smells like heaven when in the oven.  Cinnamon makes me think of staying inside on a cold wintry night.

Looks can be deceiving...
The batter to this Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake was rather interesting looking. But it really was delicious once it came out of the oven!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monkey Bread

Ever notice how your apartment or house gets cleaner when you're supposed to be doing studying?

Well that's not me. My apartment tends to get just a little more dusty around exam time. 
But like so many people, I choose to avoid my problems and to-do list -but by baking!

Monkey Bread is absolutely delicious. It's like individual donuts covered in a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and butter. How could you resist such temptation?

From the very minute that I made this five years ago, I knew this recipe was a keeper. It's perfect to share with friends or just indulge yourself. The individual balls of dough make it easy to eat.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chunky Twix Cookies

Possibly the best cookies ever. Filled with the best candy ever.

I'm serious. 

These cookies were gone in a matter of seconds. I have never seen cookies go so fast.They are the perfect mix of chocolate, caramel and gooey cookie-goodness.

If you ever want to eat five cookies in a row, this is the one to munch away on.

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