Tag: reddit 52 week baking challenge

Easy Coffee Truffles

Easy Coffee Truffles

These easy coffee truffles were for Week 45 (Fairy Tale, Novel, or TV Show) of the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge. My creation? Miracle Max’s Miracle Pill. We know that Miracle Max’s pill is covered in chocolate. “The chocolate coating makes it go down 

Salted Caramel Pudding

Salted Caramel Pudding

This salted caramel pudding recipe is this week’s entry for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge (Week 43: No Oven). If I hadn’t recently made my peanut butter Rice Krispie treats, I might have made those again for this bake. But I opted instead 

Ube Crinkle Cookies

Ube Crinkle Cookies

These ube crinkle cookies were this week’s submission to the reddit 52 weeks of baking (Week 42: Celebrity recipe or trend). Ube, the purple yam from the Philippines, seems to be everywhere in the U.S. right now. I might also be seeing it more due to my recent thing for purple and lavender.

With the nutty, vanilla flavor of ube, these ube crinkles are a purple twist on a classic. The recipe starting point is the Chocolate Quakes recipe from the Essential New York Times Cookbook by Amanda Hesser. That book is definitely among the top 10 of my favorite cookbooks.

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Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake Recipe

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake Recipe

This easy chocolate chip loaf cake recipe was created for the reddit 52 weeks of baking (Week 41: Pantry Challenge). The challenge: to bake something out of things you already have at home. It’s a given that I’m always ready to bake a chocolate chip 

Mini Banana Muffins with Coconut

Mini Banana Muffins with Coconut

This recipe for mini banana muffins with coconut was created for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge (Week 40: West Indies). For those of you who don’t remember your geography, the West Indies refers to a group of islands in the Caribbean including Jamaica, 

Challah Buns and Challah Rolls

Challah Buns and Challah Rolls

These challah buns and challah rolls were last week’s bake for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge (Week 39: Buns or biscuits). They’re an adaptation of my orange raisin challah recipe (itself an adaptation from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice).

They’re great for serving with soup or as the bread in your favorite sandwich. They’ll work with almost anything, but it’s the orange zest that makes these challah buns the star.

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Cookie Decorating with Kiddo

Cookie Decorating with Kiddo

These crayon cookies were my bake for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge (Week 38 Decoration Challenge: Royal Icing or Fancy Glaze). It was the first time we made royal icing for cooking decorating with kiddo.

Salted Caramel Chip Chocolate Cookies

Salted Caramel Chip Chocolate Cookies

These salted caramel chip chocolate cookies were baked for the reddit 52 week baking challenge (Week 37: Sweet and salty). They combine soft and fudgy sweetness with salty caramel chips and a sprinkling of flaky seat salt on top. If you like brownie-like chocolate cookies 

Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie Bars

Call them chocolate chip marshmallow cookie bars. Call them s’mores bars. Either way, I promise that the combination of graham crackers, melted chocolate, and gooey marshmallows in these bars will bring back your fond campfire memories. All without the smoke.

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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists

Puff pastry cinnamon twists are a quick and buttery sweet treat to make when you already have puff pastry in your freezer. No puff pastry in your freezer? No worries. I’ve got you covered.

Spinach and Feta Muffins

Spinach and Feta Muffins

These spinach and feta muffins are beautifully moist, balanced with salty and rich flavors, and packed with greens. It’s a great savory bake for those of you with picky eaters in your home.

A Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

A Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

This is not only a peanut butter Rice Krispie treats recipe. It’s a peanut butter Rice Krispie treats recipe made with homemade marshmallows and rainbow chip crunch sprinkles.

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Juniper Lime Drizzle Cake (aka Why Did My Cake Fall?)

Juniper Lime Drizzle Cake (aka Why Did My Cake Fall?)

Warning: while there may be a recipe for a juniper lime drizzle cake included with this post, I can’t recommend that you make it. You see, I created this loaf cake with dried juniper berries for the reddit 52 week baking challenge (Week 31: unusual 

An Ooni Pizza Dough Recipe and the Ooni Learning Curve

An Ooni Pizza Dough Recipe and the Ooni Learning Curve

I finally have an Ooni pizza dough recipe that is both reliably easy to work with and tasty. And I think we may also have the Ooni pizza oven figured out.

Peanut Butter Banana Clafoutis

Peanut Butter Banana Clafoutis

This peanut butter banana clafoutis is the delicious result of having too many bananas while planning for this week’s reddit 52 week baking challenge. It’s a very Americanized version of a classic French dessert that’s both easy and elegant.

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Blackberry Lemon Bread

Blackberry Lemon Bread

This blackberry lemon bread is for all of you berry lovers, whether you pick your berries in a wild patch along the side of the road or as a mixed flat at the weekly Sunday market.

A Cherry Crisp with Rainier Cherries

A Cherry Crisp with Rainier Cherries

When I moved to Seattle in the summer of 1997, one of the first things I did was go to Pike Place Market. I vividly remember seeing folks at Pike Place Fish Market throwing fish. And I remember my surprise tasting a Rainier cherry for 

A Maple Donut Cake Recipe for Donut Lovers

A Maple Donut Cake Recipe for Donut Lovers

This maple donut cake recipe was created because mr. uglyducklingbakery is a donut lover. And he wanted Father’s Day donuts for the reddit 52 week baking challenge: week 25 – bagels and doughnuts.

Speaking of which, do you know why seagulls fly over the sea?

Because if they flew over the bay, they’d be called bagels.

Ba dum cha!

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How to Make a Rainbow Fruit Tart

How to Make a Rainbow Fruit Tart

Some of my recipe posts are things that I have made over and over for decades. Some posts are driven by the SEO overlords. And then there are times when multiple forces collide, and everything comes together perfectly. This rainbow fruit tart was one of 

Apple Cake Battle: Swedish versus Sourdough Apple Cake

Apple Cake Battle: Swedish versus Sourdough Apple Cake

There was a reason I baked two very different apple cakes this weekend. The Swedish apple cake was for this week’s reddit 52 week baking challenge: week 22 – Scandinavian. The sourdough apple cake was for me. As it turns out, these cakes are a 

A Fudgy and Moist Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe

A Fudgy and Moist Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe

This chocolate orange cake is my contribution to this week’s reddit 52 week baking challenge: week 21 – birthday party! Because I am celebrating the 100th uglyducklingbakery blog post since I started blogging in January!

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is no such thing as perfect chocolate chip cookies. Anyone who tells you they have the recipe for The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie is selling you something. Why? Because, unlike almost any other baked good, there is so much variation in what people want. 

Red Velvet Beet Waffles

Red Velvet Beet Waffles

These red velvet beet waffles (beetroot waffles, if you prefer) were developed for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge, week 19: Veggies Turned Sweet. Bake something sweet with at least one vegetable as an an ingredient. Some of these challenges have been easy to 

A Bacon and Cheese Puff Recipe

A Bacon and Cheese Puff Recipe

When people ask what appetizer they should make, my first question is always, “Is it to go with cocktails, for an informal dinner, or for a party?” Depending on the answer, my response might include cheese and crackers, olive poppers, or this bacon cheddar popcorn. But for every occasion, the answer will always include gougères (cheese puffs made from choux pastry). Because this bacon and cheese puff recipe is easy to make once you understand choux. And this recipe makes about 50 bacon cheese puffs, enough for almost any occasion.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Drip Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Drip Cake

This peanut butter chocolate ganache drip cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting is the cake I will make for myself for my birthday every year. It is three fudgy chocolate cake layers, a peanut butter-y buttercream, and topped with a peanut butter and chocolate