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By ltrodrigu

Rate this recipe 3.4/5 (9 Votes)
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Servings 1
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 50

  • ALMOND SYRUP:
  • 1/4 cup leftover challah glaze from Challah d’Épices recipe
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 gratings from whole nutmeg
  • 1 cup water
  • FRANGIAPANE:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Scant 1/2 cup packed almond paste, broken into teaspoon-size chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • BOSTOCK:
  • 3 (2-inch thick) slices stale Challah d’Épices
  • 1 teaspoon butter

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Gingerbread Challah Bostock is like French toast, but better

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  • ICING:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • zest of 1 orange, about 1 tablespoon
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 cup light tasting olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries and 1/4 for the top
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cream or orange juice or milk
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  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 2 teaspoons rum flavored extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I used unbleached flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons eggnog
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  • FILLING:
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar (for dusting)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
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  • MARINATED FRUIT:
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur) or orange juice
  • DOUGH:
  • 1 package dry yeast, about 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (100°F to 110°F)
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado or granulated sugar
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This Snickerdoodle bread is perfect for cinnamon-lovers! Serve hot with fresh butter or slice and make french toast...

  • LOAVES:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10-ounce) package Hershey's cinnamon chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
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  • GARLIC BUTTER:
  • 1 crusty loaf, preferably sourdough or Vienna
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese or other melt-able cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
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  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 (1 1/2-sticks) cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (for rolling cookies)
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Stollen is a sweet yeasted bread flavored with bits of fruit served at Christmas

  • SPONGE:
  • 1 cup (4 1/4-ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup (6-ounces) lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • FRUIT:
  • 1/2 cup (2 3/4-ounces) dried pineapple, chopped in 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup (2 3/4-ounces) golden raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (3-ounces) candied cherries, snipped into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons (1-ounce) rum or brandy
  • DOUGH:
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 1/2-ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 tablespoons (3-ounces) softened butter
  • 1/4 cup (1 1/2 ounces) Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/3 cup (2 3/8-ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest or 1/8 teaspoon orange oil
  • 1/2 cup (2 1/2-ounces) toasted almonds, chopped
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 4-ounces) butter, melted
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) confectioners' sugar, glazing sugar, or non-melting sugar
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  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
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  • ROYAL ICING:
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 recipe Royal Icing
  • Green food coloring
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, about 4-1/4 cups
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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  • WAFFLES:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg white
  • 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • COMPOTE:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
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  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
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  • EGGNOG DRIZZLE:
  • 1 (16.3-ounce) can Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Biscuits
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
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