Fruit Scones

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. As cliché as that might sound, my intended break from The Briarwood Baker while I’m studying abroad just proved that I missed blogging. And baking. Like I said in my previous post, I’m incredibly fortunate to have a kitchen at my disposal here. That also means scones for DAYS….

Cardamom Hot Cross Buns

Every year around Easter time, hot cross buns seem like one of those things you have to eat. Same thing with candy corn around Halloween, conversation hearts on Valentine’s Day, those neon green Shamrock Shakes around St. Patrick’s Day, etc. etc. To be honest, hot cross buns either seemed like a sickly sweet, fruitcake of a…

Grand Marnier Gingerbread Biscotti

  Goodbye November, hellooo December, aka the start of the holiday season. I don’t know about you, but the first of December signals the start of: SNOW (or skiing, which is the only good thing about snow), peppermint mochas or gingerbread lattes (so many lattes), scarves, curling up next to the wood stove and watching Rudolph…