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blackjack bakehouse

love baking -- the whisking, the waiting, the heat.

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  • Favorite foods: brown butter and butterscotch, toffee and chocolate, apples, cinnamon and dark Jamaican rum.
  • Last bite on earth: peanut butter right from the jar on a slim spoon.

Bake the Book: 'Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts'

Banana pops -- frozen banana slice on a stick dipped in Biscoff Spread and chocolate, covered in chopped almonds. Tastes naughty, like ice cream.

Bake the Book: 'The Butch Bakery Cookbook'

My husband loves butterscotch anything -- cookies, caramel sauce, blondies.

But I second the Bananas Foster. That was one of his favorites.

Bake the Book: Dolci

We love tiramisu. Fantastico!

Giveaway: Enter to Win This Panasonic Breadmaker

Rosemary pull-apart focaccia with sea salt. I can eat it for dinner.

The Serious Eats National Doughnut Honor Roll

Daylight Donuts in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Awesome maple-glazed donuts.

By far the best apple fritter I've ever tasted.

Ideas for cool kid's breakfast?

CathQ -- I'll definitely try out some of Jim's pancake ideas. Really like the PacMan and dinosaur pancakes.

Ideas for cool kid's breakfast?

Awesome ideas!

BitchinFixins -- Per your suggestion, I used the oatmeal-decorating (syrup, cinnamon, sprinkles, raisins, chips) idea this morning. She loved it!

I love all the ideas. Especially the squirt bottle tips -- definitely use that for pancakes and decorating -- and the fruit dipping idea.

Mr. Nick -- thank you for the cool creations! I'm probably going to try all of them. Margarita-style rimmed glasses and chilled bowls...so cool.

I've favorited this thread. I'll be coming back to it again and again.

What would you make if you had two days off and were housebound

German pancakes with honey, blackened chicken sandwich with swiss, and a coffee-toffee pecan pie.

Don't Forget To Share Your Sweets!

I have a crazy sweet tooth, so I love the idea of a gallery dedicated to sugar! Can't wait to see this week's creamy desserts!

Best Samoa Girl's Scout cookie recipe?

Awesome suggestions. I think I'm going to kind of hack it, too.

Also, I thought Kelly's site was cute, We Meat Again. Loved the close-ups on the cookies. I'm probably going to use her recipe, along with the other suggestions for the shortbread base. If the Samoas turn out well, hopefully post them at some point. Thank you!

Weekend Cook and Tell: Hello, Salmon!

Maple salmon -- it's sweet and simple and delicious. The maple suits the salmon perfectly. My favorite meal...ever.

http://blackjackbakehouse.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/maple-salmon/

American Classics: Bumpy Cake

In my quest to capture American desserts, I've polled friends and relatives for favorites from their childhoods. Among Michiganders, especially those with Detroit roots, Sanders' Bumpy Cake commands some serious nostalgia points. What is Bumpy Cake? Short answer: addictive. Long answer: a Devil's Food Cake with stripes of sugary buttercream topped with "pourable fudge" frosting. Yes, pourable fudge frosting. More

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Some things just go together—peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, chocolate and mayonnaise. Wait, what? You don't yet know about how awesome chocolate mayonnaise cake is? Today's recipe was actually inspired by a SE Talk thread. I can't say I know its exact origins, but it's certainly nothing new—many recipes refer to it as "World War II" or "Depression-Era" chocolate cake. It's no wonder this recipe has lasted—this chocolate cake is moist, tender and delightful. And really easy to make. More

Cook the Book: Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies were worlds away from Chips Ahoy and remarkable different from the classic Toll House version that so many of us find synonymous with chocolate chip cookies. Their incredible depth of flavor might make you pause and think about the ingredients. For a humble chocolate chip cookie that's a pretty incredible feat. More