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  • The Pioneer Woman’s French breakfast puffs The Pioneer Woman’s French breakfast puffs

    The Pioneer Woman’s French breakfast puffs

The Pioneer Woman’s French breakfast puffs

I keep calling these donut puffs but they are anything but. Despite their donut hole-like appearance, they are slightly larger, and these are more like a super-dense muffin, heavy and loaded with sugar and butter. Not surprising, since they come to me by way of The Pioneer Woman. I know she first learned how to make them in her French class, but I don’t see what is French about them at all. That’s fine, however, because these are delicious and positively celebratory. I made a batch of these for my son’s first breakfast brunch. Brunch is my favourite meal and the best meal to showcase my baking and entertaining abilities I would say. While I didn’t make these at the last minute, I made sure to warm them just a touch before serving them. You really need to love cinnamon to enjoy this recipe, and if you are one of […]

  • Miette mini madeleine donuts Miette mini madeleine donuts

    Miette mini madeleine donuts

Miette mini madeleine donuts

  Some time ago, I declared with some authority, that doughnuts were in fashion. (You will never hear me saying that cupcakes are out. That’s just ridiculous). Of course, the timing was poor because I have been on a diet (let’s call it a lifestyle change) for several months now. And the day I had two Timbits (doughnut holes for my American readers) I felt guilty for days. But when my husband showed me the Smart Planet mini donut maker, I had to have it. I don’t have any extra counter or drawer space so when I buy an appliance, it’s a big deal. Bonus: you can make the mini donuts without deep frying them. It’s more like a waffle maker with a super hot surface, if you can envision it. And they’re mini! I love mini anything. When you can fit two of anything in the palm of my hand, […]

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