Christmas

Posh Sausage Roll

by Janelle 12.23.2013
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Last night I baked a posh take on a sausage roll and it was so scrumptious I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. I was watching chef Glynn Purnell cook up this much-loved savory pastry on a Christmas-themed cooking show hosted by chef Michel Roux, Jr., and I was so intrigued by what I […]

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9 Best Christmas Sweets by The Chic Brûlée

by Janelle 12.13.2013

With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share some of my most popular recipes for holiday treats that I’ve baked here on The Chic Brûlée! Simply click on whichever picture you chose and it will bring you to the post page with a full recipe. Each one of these recipes is special to me (and […]

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Twice Baked Shortbread

by Janelle 12.21.2012
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Shortbread is the ultimate indulgence. With an ingredient list traditionally comprised of one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour, these Scottish “biscuits,” popular since the 16th century, have surely stood the test of time. On my last trip to the U.K., I took home a box of shortbread from Harrod’s famous […]

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Christmas Cookies with Royal Icing

by Janelle 12.17.2012
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There is nothing like a batch of freshly baked, buttery Christmas cookies frosted in rich royal icing and dusted with colorful sugar. I can guarantee that you will not find a better, more delicious recipe for cutout sugar cookies anywhere. These festive cookies are favorites of kids and adults alike and are truly a work of art! […]

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Knob Creek Balls

by Janelle 12.11.2012
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Known as “Southern Truffles,” I couldn’t wait to make a batch of fun, boozy bourbon balls. Most of all, I wanted to impress my fiancé, quite the bourbon aficiando, with a dessert made of his favorite Kentucky bourbon, Knob Creek. These no-bake balls are easy to make and pack quite the punch. Inside the balls […]

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Pecan Pie Biscotti

by Janelle 12.06.2012
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This week my grandmother and I stumbled upon a scrumptious looking biscotti in the newspaper. The warm color of the cookies and the addition of pecans, which you do not usually see in biscotti, was especially intriguing this time of year. We noticed there was not any butter or oil in the cookies – quite the […]

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Pfeffernüsse

by Janelle 11.30.2012
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I have many fond memories of enjoying Pfeffernüsse cookies during the holiday season while living in Switzerland. Pronounced [fef-fur-noose], these delightful German cookies translate to “pepper nuts” and are truly one of my favorite holiday treats. These spicy cookies, full of cloves, nutmeg, ground black pepper, ginger and cardamom, are not for the faint of […]

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Gift Guide: 7 Scrumptious Stocking Stuffers

by Janelle 11.28.2012

If you haven’t noticed, I love the holidays and am so excited to share with you this year’s first Holiday Gift Guide post from The Chic Brûlée ~ 7 Scrumptious Stocking Stuffers. The stocking-size gifts on this list truly keep on giving all year and are sure to impress the food-lovers, bakers, and cooks on your Christmas list. […]

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Rosemary Trees

by Janelle 11.16.2012
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This year, I couldn’t resist the intoxicating scent and festive style of this adorable Rosemary Tree. With its fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves,

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies

by Janelle 12.24.2011
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Ever since I saw pictures of Martha Stewart’s scrumptious Chocolate Crackle Cookies, I had to make them. As any chocolate-lover would agree, the flaky texture and beautiful cracked tops, oozing with light-as-air powdered sugar, is irresistible. This recipe uses high quality bittersweet chocolate, melted over a double boiler, in addition to dutch cocoa powder to […]

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