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Pesche Con Crema (Peaches with Cream)

Ingredients
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light rum or 6 tablespoons Italian maraschino liqueur plus 2 tablespoons peach schnapps
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon, removed in large strips with a vegetable peeler
  • Red and yellow food coloring
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar, or more as needed for coating
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Fresh peach leaves or decorative sugar or chocolate leaves
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
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Zuccotto

Ingredients
  • Vanilla Sponge Cake
  • 4 ounces hazelnuts, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • Chocolate Ganache Icing
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise
  • 4 ounces coarsely chopped chocolate-covered toffee bars, such as Skor or Heath, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup framboise or other raspberry liqueur (If omitting liqueur, substitute 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 pint raspberries, plus more for garnish
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Caramel Apples

Time:35 mins
Ingredients
  • 9 assorted apples, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped cashews, for dipping
  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, for pressing
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
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Chocolate-Mint Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • Mint Buttercream
  • Chocolate-Mint Leaves, for garnish
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Flag Sheet Cake

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Gingerbread Town-Square Cake

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Home Run Cupcakes

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Ladybug Cupcakes

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Iced Letter Cookies

Other Ideas:
Cutout cookies, Dessert
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Snow-Capped Fruitcake

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sliced blanched almonds, toasted
  • 1 1/3 cups Armagnac
  • 1 cup (about 4 ounces) dried pears
  • 1 cup (about 2 ounces) dried apples
  • 1 3/4 cups (about 5 ounces) dried pineapple
  • 1/3 cup (about 2 ounces) golden raisins
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons candied ginger, finely chopped
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • Cornstarch, for work surface
  • 2 1/2 pounds rolled fondant
  • Royal Icing
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