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Donkey Hodie Birthday Cake

Daniel Hautzinger

Celebrate a birthday with a cake decorated to look like the face of the PBS Kids star Donkey Hodie!

Mary Berry's Passion Fruit Tart

Daniel Hautzinger

Try a recipe for a passion fruit-flavored take on lemon tart from the grande dame of British cookery. It's perfect for a sunny spring gathering. 

Chocolate Ginger-Molasses Cookies Great for Kids and Adults

Daniel Hautzinger

It can be difficult to find recipes that please both children and adults, but these cookies from Martha Stewart manage to do so by adding chocolate chunks to ooey-gooey molasses cookies.

A Puerto Rican Holiday Bread Pudding You Can Make with Your Kids

Daniel Hautzinger

In Puerto Rico, budín de pan or bread pudding is typically served during Nochebuena or Christmas Eve. This recipe from PBS KIDS' Jessica Martinez is adapted from her grandmother, who took out the traditional raisins in favor of making the budín like a pineapple upside-down cake.

A Kid-Friendly Fruitcake Recipe

Daniel Hautzinger

Fruitcake may be a polarizing holiday dish, but if you make it fresh at home with your children, it can become a memorable new tradition – and it's easily customizable in terms of what fruit and nuts you include in it.

The Journey of a Loaf of Bread from a Farm to Your Table

Daniel Hautzinger

For a loaf of bread from Publican Quality Bread to reach you, wheat must be grown and harvested and sent to a stone mill to be ground into flour, which then goes through a process as long as 60 hours at the bakery. 

Meet the “Willa Wonka” of the South Side, Who Creates Nostalgic Cakes, Candies, and Jobs

Daniel Hautzinger

Stephanie Hart of Brown Sugar Bakery bought the Cupid Candies factory to produce chocolates and keep jobs in her community. "The better the places are to work, the better the community is going to be,” she says.  

Exploring Caribbean Baking in Chicago with the Baker of Jamaican-Inspired Cookies

Lisa Futterman

Chicagoan Danielle Tubbs runs a Jamaican-inspired cookie company called Tubby's Taste. She shared her story, and her favorite treats, on a recent visit to the Caribbean American Bakery in Rogers Park.

S'mores Bars from 'Milk Street'

Daniel Hautzinger

Try a no-campfire-necessary s'mores treat from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, which will soon see the premiere of its seventh season on WTTW. The recipe is adapted from one by Southern baking legend Cheryl Day. 

A Recipe for Orange Cranberry Soda Bread with White Chocolate Chunks

Daniel Hautzinger

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the simple but utterly worthwhile soda bread, in a version from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street that is brightened by orange and dried cranberries and slightly sweetened by white chocolate chunks. 

Semlor, King Cake, and Pancakes: Indulgent Treats to Enjoy on Fat Tuesday That Aren't Pączki

Daniel Hautzinger

Fat Tuesday may now be unofficially known as Pączki Day in Chicago, but there are plenty of other treats to enjoy on a day when Christians traditionally used up fat and meat before entering a period of fasting. 

The Naperville Baker Making Stunning Cakes That Offer Indonesians Across the Country a Taste of Home

Daniel Hautzinger

The Indonesian cake kue lapis legit is difficult to find in America because of its laborious process of baking twenty individual layers, but Ollyvia Putri bakes and sends them and other Indonesian treats across the country, especially at the Lunar New Year.

Klein's Bakery & Cafe Provides a Taste of Home at the Holidays to Venezuelans in Chicago

Daniel Hautzinger

At the holidays, Klein's Bakery & Cafe offers two Venezuelan must-haves for Christmas: the tamale-like hallacas, and pan de jamón. Hallacas are typically made as part of a big family in Venezuela, but Klein's helps immigrants have a taste of their traditional holiday experience even in Chicago.

Swedish Cinnamon Buns with a Cardamom-Spiced Dough from 'America's Test Kitchen'

Daniel Hautzinger

As the end of year Swedish holiday St. Lucia's Day approaches, try a not-too-sweet, nuanced Swedish cinnamon bun whose dough is spiced with cardamom. This America's Test Kitchen version of the recipe utilizes a technique from East Asia that keeps the dough moist and light but not sticky.

This Buckwheat Brownie Recipe Showcases James Beard Award-Winning Baker Greg Wade's Passion for Lesser Known Grains

Samantha Nelson

Get a sneak-peak at a forthcoming cookbook from James Beard Award-winning baker Greg Wade with a recipe for buckwheat brownies. He also talks about the new warehouse and retail space at Publican Quality Bread.
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