seasonal

Vanilla Bean & Almond Cupcakes with Roasted Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

June 22, 2017
Vanilla Bean & Almond Cupcakes with Roasted Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream - Soft, tender, and light vanilla cupcakes topped with a dreamy, silky-smooth raspberry buttercream. A classy dessert for spring and summertime entertaining!

If there’s one thing pretty much everyone knows about me, it’s that I ♡ my bubbly. There’s always (and I mean always) at least one bottle of sparkling wine in my fridge, and if you ask me, it goes with everything. Everything includes cupcakes, because these classy little cupcakes are being served with sparkling wine, and I’m […]

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Strawberry Almond Financiers {GF}

February 20, 2017
Strawberry Almond Financiers {gluten-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s funny how sometimes the smallest little things can transport you to a different time of your life and bring back memories you probably never thought you’d look back on in the moment. It’s the sort of feeling you get when you hear a certain song or look through old pictures, and it’s also something […]

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Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers {GF} + A Giveaway!

June 21, 2016
Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers - Super-soft French hazelnut teacakes studded with juicy raspberries, plus a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There’s something to say about a recipe you can tweak so many times in just a few little ways and end up with a post-worthy finished product every time. Of c0urse in saying that, I’m admitting to the fact that I sometimes cheat and re-purpose my own recipes over and over, but does it really matter if […]

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Boozy Eggnog White Hot Chocolate with Rum Whipped Cream

December 18, 2015
Boozy Eggnog White Hot Chocolate with Rum Whipped Cream - a rich, sweet, creamy, and cozy winter drink - with a little kick! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

For the first time in what seems like forever, we’re actually having something of a real winter here in California. I’m talking actual cold weather – to the point where I’ve even had ice frosting over my windshield at night – and SNOW in the mountains. Obviously I could do without the icy windshield and freezing […]

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Peach Financiers {GF}

September 15, 2015
Peach Financiers - classic French brown butter teacakes with slightly crisp edges and a perfectly soft and moist crumb, filled with a nutty sweet flavor and juicy fresh peaches. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I think it’s pretty much a given fact that anything involving brown butter is going to taste fantastic. Throw juicy fresh peaches into the mix – peaches tossed in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon at that – and you’ve gotta know you’re in for something P.D.G. Prior to making these, my favorite peach recipe on the blog […]

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Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets

August 7, 2015
Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets | Mini tarts with a light, shortbread-like crust, filled with sweet berry whipped cream and topped with plenty of fresh, juicy berries. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know that there have been quite a few berry recipes filling up the blog lately, but how can you possibly resist all those plump, juicy little guys while they’re fresh and in season?  I don’t think you can; you just have to jump on the opportunity to use as many of them as possible and […]

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Individual Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Cobblers {Dairy-Free}

July 17, 2015
Individual Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Cobblers - mini cobblers loaded with juicy blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, with a chewy, cookie-like topping. Dairy-free and refined-sugar free! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

So you know that whole crisp/crumble/cobbler confusion – which is which is which? This is where the lines really get blurry. These mini berry-laden desserts were originally intended to be crumbles – except by my definition the proper word would be crisps since they don’t have any oats in the topping – but then you […]

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No-Bake Apricot Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Parfaits

July 13, 2015
No-Bake Apricot Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Parfaits - A refreshingly light, fruity dessert that combines no-bake sugar cookie dough crumbles with juicy, tangy-sweet apricots and silky cream cheese whipped cream. It's the perfect sweet treat for summer!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I figure it’s about time that 4th of July recipe roundup got pushed down from headliner news around here, right? Don’t get me wrong; they’re all killer recipes that deserve to be made year-round, but I’m probably starting to make people wonder whether I realize that the 4th was over a week ago. I might be […]

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Blackberry-Swirled Cheesecake Ice Cream

July 1, 2015
Blackberry-Swirled Cheesecake Ice Cream - A luscious ice cream with that classic cheesecake tang, loaded with crunchy bits of graham cracker crumble and swirled with homemade blackberry sauce.  THIS is what summer should taste like! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’d like to think that sharing this ice cream with the world right now makes me a pretty selfless person, because really, is there any other reason why I would taunt myself with what’s without a doubt one of the best ice creams I’ve ever made or eaten WHILE I’m trying to do this whole be-healthy, no-sweets […]

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Brown Sugar Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

June 22, 2015
Brown Sugar Blueberry-Peach Cobbler - A juicy mixture of seasonal fruit sweetened with brown sugar and topped with flaky, buttery, pie crust stars for a patriotic twist. | www.brighteyedbalker.com

I’m about to make it look like I’m this very organized, on-top-of-things kinda person who does stuff like plan holiday recipes two weeks in advance, but the truth is, I just got lucky. What started out as a spontaneous idea for using some ripening peaches turned into a dessert that’s perfect for the 4th of July, purely because […]

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