Monthly Archives: July 2010

FROM OUR RECIPE BOX – Poppy Butter Bundt Cake

Looking for a moist butter cake that’s not too sweet, something to serve with coffee or tea after a light supper or brunch? Are you a fan of poppy seeds? If the answer is “yes”, then this is the recipe for you. The batter for our buttery Bundt cake surrounds a surprise swirl of poppy seed filling. There’s a nutty quality to the seeds that contrasts nicely with the tangy sour cream and lemon in the batter.

Poppy Butter Mini Bundt Cake

Bake the cake into a sumptuous loaf or in mini pans as we did for the photograph. (This recipe makes 8 mini Bundt cakes or one 10-inch cake.) For chocolate or spice lovers, our Chocolate, Almond or Cinnamon Schmears™ would work well in this recipe. And consider dressing it up with a light sugar or lemon glaze.

Here’s the Poppy Butter Bundt Cake recipe.

FROM OUR RECIPE BOX – Espresso Almond Blondies

The flavors of almond and coffee blend beautifully in these moist and chewy bars.

Espresso Almond Blondies

A touch of espresso glaze adds an extra punch of flavor but can be omitted for a simpler treat. (Chocolate icing would be a welcome enhancement instead.) Rich with chocolate chips, these bars would do well packed in a picnic or in your office lunchbox.

Here’s the recipe for Espresso Almond Blondies.

FROM OUR RECIPE BOX – Krispie Hazelnut Treats

Krispy Hazelnut Treats

When spending time making snacks for the school set, how about making a treat for yourself? We blended Love’n Bake Hazelnut Praline into a batch of Rice Krispy treats for a subtle, toasted nut flavor, a perfect complement to a cup of strong espresso.

There’s nothing like a childhood favorite that’s all grown up.

Here’s the recipe for Krispie Hazelnut Treats.

FROM OUR RECIPE BOX – Individual Almond Polenta Cakes

Don’t be deceived by the picture.

Almond Polenta Cake

This isn’t a corn muffin but a delectably crumbly moist almond cake. The addition of cornmeal to the batter gives it a golden hue and delicate crust when bakes. Serve these cakes with fresh berries, a dollop of thick yogurt and a drizzle of honey. Rhubarb compote would be an excellent accompaniment. And the batter can be baked in a round cake pan for slicing.

Here’s the Individual Almond Polenta Cake recipe.