Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lemon Sticky Rolls and a Giveaway! {CLOSED}


lemon sticky rolls


Yes yes, a giveaway! I am so very excited about this giveaway, but first, please let me blabber on about my new found love of lemony sweets, okay?

Let me just get to the point: I'm a chocolate girl. When it comes to desserts or sweets, I want chocolate. If given a selection, I will always pass on anything fruity in favor of anything chocolate. I like guarantees, and chocolate is guaranteed to please my palate. That's not to say I don't enjoy a strawberry shortcake, or warm apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting over the top of it. I love those too, but I don't crave them the same way I crave chocolate. So when it comes to fruit filled treats, I tend to overlook them.






lemon sticky rolls - dough, first rise


I had a shift in my thinking not too long ago when I had a lemon curd filled macaron. I was pleasantly surprised with each bite, realizing how tasty lemon truly is. I realized at that moment I needed to expand my horizons when it comes to citrus. It's different. Refreshing. And seriously delicious.






dough - before/after


Enter these lemon sticky rolls. When I first saw the recipe over at The Kitchn I thought it looked nice and all, but it didn't occur to me that it would be something I'd like to try. However, after working with some Meyer lemons one day and loving the results, I decided I had to give this one a go. Horizons were in need of broadening!






lemon sticky rolls - oozy filling


As I made the dough, the smell of the lemon was so tantalizing I knew I was onto something. And then I made the cream cheese glaze - wowza! It's amazing. Combined they form the most incredible treat so satisfying it forever changed my view on citrus sweets. I've been converted and there's no going back.






lemon sticky rolls - second rise


Just a few words on this recipe; the filling is runny, so just a heads up on that. I had a lot of it ooze out after I rolled the dough into a log. No biggie, but if I planned it a little better I might not have lost as much. These are best eaten warm from the oven and by next day they will be a bit dryer but are still tasty warmed up. You may want to double the glaze recipe - I did and didn't regret it! Half a batch fits perfectly in one pie dish (full recipe is below).






lemon sticky rolls - bite


Lemon Sticky Rolls
from The Kitchn
makes 12 large rolls

Lemon Roll Dough
1 envelope (0.25 ounces, or 2 1/2 teaspoons) yeast

3/4 cup milk, warmed to about 100°F or warm but not hot on your wrist
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, very soft
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 lemons, zested (I used Meyer lemons)
2 eggs

Sticky Lemon Filling
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
2 lemons, zested and juiced
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft

Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup powdered sugar
1 lemon, zested

In the bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle the yeast over the warmed milk and let it sit for a couple minutes. With the mixer paddle, stir in the softened butter, sugar, vanilla, and one cup of the flour. Stir in the salt, nutmeg, and lemon zest. Stir in the eggs and enough of the remaining flour to make a soft yet sticky dough.

Switch to the dough hook and knead for about 5 minutes, or until the dough is elastic and pliable.
 (If you do not have a stand mixer, stir together the ingredients by hand, then turn the soft dough out onto a lightly floured counter top. Knead the dough by hand for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the dough is smooth, pliable, and stretchy.)

Spray the top of the dough with vegetable oil, and turn the dough over so it is coated in oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a towel and let the dough rise until nearly doubled - about an hour.

In a small bowl, mix the sugar with the nutmeg and ginger, then work in the lemon zest with the tips of your fingers until the sugar resembles wet, soft sand. Stir in the juice of 1 lemon. (Reserve the juice of the second lemon for the glaze.)

Lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking dish with baking spray or butter. On a floured surface pat the dough out into a large yet still thick rectangle — about 10x15 inches. Spread evenly with the softened butter, then pour and spread the lemon-sugar mixture over top. Roll the dough up tightly, starting from the top long end. Cut the long dough roll into 12 even rolls, and place them, cut side up, in the prepared baking dish.

Cover the rolls with a towel and let them rise for an hour or until puffy and nearly doubled. (You can also refrigerate the rolls at this point. Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to bake the rolls, remove the pan from the fridge, and let them rise for an hour. If you do this, be prepared for a lot of the filling to have leaked into the bottom of your pan!)

Heat the oven to 350°F. Place the risen rolls in the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into a center roll reads 190°F.

While the rolls are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small food processor (or with a mixer, or a sturdy whisk), whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the lemon juice and blend until well combined. Add the powdered sugar and blend until smooth and creamy.

When the rolls are done, smear them with the cream cheese glaze, and sprinkle the zest of 1 additional lemon over top to garnish. Serve while warm.






lemon sticky rolls - serving


And now for the best part! I am so happy to announce a giveaway sponsored by CSN Stores who have graciously offered to give one of my lucky readers a beautiful Emile Henry ceramic pie dish (like the one used in this post - stock photo is below)  in the color of their choice. CSN Stores has everything you might need to furnish your kitchen from counter stools and cutting boards to toasters and tea kettles. I have my eye on so many things in their cookware department!



To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment answering the following question:

What was the last amazing thing you ate?

Drawing closes at 11:11PM on Friday, April 30th.

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EDIT: Offer open to US and Canadian residents.

105 comments:

  1. I had a Peruvian bread pudding that was seriously awesome; I need to figure out how to recreate it! Time to start testing out Pudin de Pan recipes!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  2. Your rolls look AMAZING!! The colors are fantastic. I love the second shot of the dough and the lemons in the background. Wow.

    The last great thing I ate would have to be what I had for dinner tonight: homemade focaccia bread along with spaghetti and meatballs. YUM! The focaccia was a new recipe, and it was amazing.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Yummmm!!!

    The last amazing thing I ate would have to be the roasted potato wedges my boyfriend's mom made, dipped in sour cream with chives or mayonnaise and sriracha. Delicious!

    juruble@gmail.com

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  4. smore cookies with home made marshmellows!

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  5. Delicious-looking!! I'll definitely try to make these this weekend.

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  6. A peanut butter cookie with a hershey's kiss in the middle! Yum!

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  7. Pioneer Womans Cinnamon Rolls... I think i gained 5 pounds just smelling them! Love the lemon and cannot wait to lose 10 pounds so I can try them and gain the weight back! lol

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  8. I had some homemade chocolate ice cream it was super good on a warm day.

    your lemon rolls look super good by the way!

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  9. The last amazing thing I made was...sticky meyer lemon rolls! They're so great.

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  10. Homemade Cinnamon Hazelnut Brownies!

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  11. Last amazing thing: Paula Deen's Lemon Layer Cake...yes, it has lemon curd!!

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  12. My mom's Kibbeh, she makes the best by far. I made a lemon meringue pie with meyer lemons, not nearly tart enough for me.

    wind_rider042@yahoo.com

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  13. The last amazing thing I ate were peanut butter date granola bars! Yum!

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  14. The last amazing thing I ate was spicy lentil and sausage soup...I added sweet potatos for variety. It was hearty, healthy and spicy!!

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  15. The last amazing thing I ate was dinner that my boyfriend made me. He made homemade crab cakes, potatoes, and asparagus. The crab cakes had waaaaaay too much Old Bay, but just the fact that he cooked just for me made it all delicious.

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  16. gorgeous rolls! i keep seeing this recipe, but it would be so hard for me to shirk my beloved cinnamon rolls and try these.
    as for your question, the last amazing thing i ate was...a cinnamon roll! :)

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  17. The last truly amazing thing I ate has had to be the simple roasted yellow tomatoes, caramelized onions, and wine sauce I made last weekend. It simple, but so good!


    mkcx@hotmail.com

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  18. saturday nigh i had fresh pasta with salmon, roasted tomatoes and peas in a mascarpone sauce...yum

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  19. The last amazing thing I ate was a Bakewell Tart with raspberries and blueberries. Oh gosh, the deliciousness of this. I made it for a party on Sunday and just finished the last of the leftovers now which breaks my heart because, seriously, I can't even describe how good it was. And I'm like you! Chocolate is my THING. But this dessert contained no chocolate and was pure joy.

    a.r.mcdermott@hotmail.com

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  20. I had Ladurée macarons for the first time recently- totally blew my mind! Especially the rose flavor, I would summit mountains for another one of those. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    mandy.m.mitchell@gmail.com

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  21. Chocolate turtle cheesecake. Be still, my beating heart. And some chocolate covered strawberries.
    Your lemon rolls look amazing! I'm gonna have to try them!

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  22. Homemade chocolate chip cookie dough brownies with a chocolate ganache on top. They were amazing.

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  23. I made homemade biscuits this weekend for the first time. Cheddar and scallion buttermilk biscuits. They were so incredible! Im craving one just thinking about them.

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  24. Baked rockfish with a glaze of honey, lime juice, and fresh thyme! Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  25. The chocolate chunk brownies at starbucks, so decadent!

    lilaznjewel@yahoo.com

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  26. Wow, thanks for the great opportunity to enter this contest. I love Emile Herny bakeware!!

    I tweeted about this giveaway, so please enter me twice. Now, to enter your question, the last amazing thing I ate was 1/2 of a bagel, lightly toasted and schmeared with a layer of yummy cream cheese and imported English "Little Scarlet" Strawberry Preserves. Heaven!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  27. Pear and gorgonzola tart, out of this world flavors.
    The bakeware rocks and I'm so making the lemon sticky rolls,YES!

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  28. I would have to say it was the hot cross buns I made from another blogger's recipe. Thanks for the new recipe - can't wait to try it.
    Tammy S

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  29. Right now I'm eating my homemade Mango Carrot Muffins, and they are incredible! You can find them one my blog, www.sweetpotatosoul.blogspot.com.

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  30. I had kangaroo tenderloin for the first time not long ago. It didn't taste like rabbit at all (I guess I'd expected that because they both...hop?), but like some sort of more delicious, tender beef. Divine.

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  31. This might sound a little weird, but the last amazing thing I had was a bacon brownie. I made them last night, and the smoky bacon pairs so well with the rich flavor of chocolate.

    I've had my eyes on that recipe for lemon rolls for quite some time. . .
    Adriana

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  32. The last amazing thing I ate were "small seasoned crab" from the H Mart in Burlington, MA. They were tiny, soft-shelled crab in a sweet, hot red pepper sauce. Yummy!

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  33. The last amazing thing I ate was a completely from scratch lasagna. Delicious.

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  34. My husband made a barbecue sauce from scratch that took several hours, then he cooked baby back ribs in it and we licked the plates.

    And I have one Emile Henry gratin dish that my extended family calls the "Magic Dish" because every single thing I make in it comes out perfectly. I would like to win so I can start making "Magic Pies".

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  35. I had butternut squash lasagna. MMM! :)

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  36. The last amazing thing I ate was actually a salad! Spinach, edamame, sliced almonds & this really great tuscan herb vinaigrette!

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  37. My mashed potatoes last night were pretty amazing ;-]

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  38. Last amazing thing I have eaten was Deep Dish Caramel Apple Pie!

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  39. I'm with you on the chocolate, always chocolate! Favorite, is Joseph's German Chocolate Cake in Portland, OR. He's closed now, but I do have his recipe for the topping, love it!!!

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  40. I made a lovely mango curry last week that I'm hoping to replicate in a spicier form this week.

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  41. I made a fabulous Cheesy Baked Potato soup last night. I couldn't believe how easy it was and how much flavor it had. It was by far the BEST soup I've ever had!

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  42. I'm having a hard time thinking of the last amazing thing I ate with this recipe in my head. I'm a lemon lover. Oh, I know! On Sunday I made some Chinese dumplings for the first time ever. They were definitely amazing, helped along by the fact that I had been craving them for at least a month by the time I got around to making them. They were definitely worth the two hours of work!

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  43. Mmmm...love lemon! I will trying these very soon. The last awesome thing I had to eat was pork tenderloin with a thyme scented white wine cream sauce. It was amazing

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  44. the last amazing thing I ate was garlic shrimp pizza... YUMMY!

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  45. The last amazing this I ate was a roast chicken... Well, a piece of roast chicken, actually. I picked up the chicken from the farmer's market and did a nice lemon/herb salt & pepper rub and roasted for 1.5 hours... So easy and really delicious!

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  46. I'm in college, so the list of amazing things I've eaten lately is lacking. Seriously lacking. The last thing I remember eating that I couldn't put down was plain matzoh dipped in Nutella. Nutella makes everything amazing, right?

    stellinove1893@hotmail.com

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  47. The last amazing thing I had was garlic shrimp sauteed in olive oil, hot red peppers, anchovy and greek olive served over a bed of asian noodles. I swear I could eat it every day. Yum! Well, except maybe the day I make these rolls and eat each and every one before anyone gets the opportunity. I know a good thing when I see it and thanks to you I'm not only seeing it I'm salivating over it.

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  48. I just ate a piece of chocolate from See's Candies with a cup of tea. Yum!

    Thank you for the chance to win,
    Bree

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  49. Last night I had ricotta fritters with chocolate sauce, strawberry jam, and creme fraiche!

    Also, those rolls look amazing. I've been tempted by this recipe for some time, and I think I'm about to cave.

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  50. I had poppy seed cake which is my alltime fav...nice rollsss...great web space u got here

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  51. Everything I cook is amazing! We just finished off some coconut cream pudding dessert that was awesome.

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  52. Chocolate Pot de creme from Lala's Wine Bar or the Dijon chicken I made last night. Yum!

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  53. The last amazing thing I ate...not to toot my own horn, was chili-garlic chicken thighs that I made last week for my sister -- the recipe is from Everyday Food and they are seriously delicious!

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  54. The last amazing thing I ate was my Mother's strawberry rhubarb pie, she made it with organic strawberries and the rhubarb out of my garden.

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  55. Banana bread with cinnamon swirl and caramel icing. So rich and decadent. And I made it myself!!

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  56. Well, I think these lemon sticky rolls will be the NEXT amazing thing I eat (and hopefully made in that very pretty dish - I'm crossing my fingers!), but the last amazing thing I ate was a cherry-filled almond cupcake with a marzipan cherry (I found the recipe over at Love and Olive Oil and they were just too cute to resist!). :)

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  57. the last amazing thing I ate was bananas foster. Divine!

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  58. I tweeted! And the last thing I ate was a turkey burger with lettuce and ketchup :)

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  59. The last amazing thing I ate...a thai chicken wrap - I thought it was incredible!

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  60. The last amazing thing I ate was panko'd-chicken. Seriously delicious, I didn't even want to share.

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  61. A raspberry macaroon on my trip in San Francisco. It was sooooooooooo good!

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  62. I had the most amazing chicken marsala over the weekend!

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  63. It was a piece of french silk pie...yummmm!

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  64. The last amazing thing I ate was a toast with avocado, smoked ham, and fried eggs on top!

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  65. Ina Garten's Lemon Fusilli with Arugula... mmmm!

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  66. OMG, these look good! I'm going to the store right now to buy lemons so I can make them tomorrow.

    As far as the last amazing thing I ate, hmmm... I'd have to say the Lamb Burger at a local Swedish restaurant, called Broder, here in Portland, Oregon. It was to die for!

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  67. Oh I do love any and everything lemon. These look wonderful!

    For dinner we had fresh steamed green beans, salad and veal burgers. It was delish! I use ground veal, fresh whole wheat bread crumbs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and heavy cream. Then coat the patties in bread crumbs, pan frying in olive oil and butter. YUM!

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  68. the last amazing thing i ate was homemade mint ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and asparagus! it was phenom!
    j.
    jmt413@gmail.com

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  69. hmm...the last amazing thing I ate was a chocolate mousse with...tofu!!! I was a sceptic when I saw similar recipes on the web...I made some changes and tried it out...it was amazing...the link is here: http://southernspiceworld.blogspot.com/2010/02/weekend-indulgence-chocolatey-goodness.html

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  70. A big bowl of fresh strawberries!!

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  71. The last amazing thing I ate was fresh asparagus out of the garden.

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  72. My mama's gumbo...it's always amazing!

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  73. Huevos Supremos. I'm actually still eating them, like I do every friday night. YUM!

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  74. Orange Julius smoothy with a touch a chocolate drizzled in.

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  75. What a pretty dish!! The last amazing thing I ate was some decorated sugar cookies I made for my piano recital. If I do say so myself, they were delish!!
    girlygirlsboutique(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. The last amazing thing I ate had to have been the scalloped potatoes I made for Easter. i used a mixture of Provolone, Mozz, and Pecarino on top. The nextamazing thing i eat will be these rolls!

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  77. Homemade strawberry trifle-- heavenly.

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  78. Warm Apple Cherry Tart with homemade french vanilla bean ice cream. It was such a great pair

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  79. The whipped honey frosting on a batch of honey cupcakes I made. I'm in the process of trying out various honey-themed recipes for a cupcake bake off I'm entering next month and I think I already found the winning frosting recipe on the first try.

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  80. Hmmm...that's a difficult one. I'm 5 months pregnant so it's hard to tell if it's amazing or if I'm just starving as usual:) BUT I'll have to go with some yummy bacon wrapped jalepeno shrimp we made for our last hockey party. YUM!

    adrienne456@hotmail.com

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  81. The last delicious thing I ate was a steaming bowl of homemade Chinese chicken noodle soup I made for me and my boyfriend, since we were both feeling under the weather. The soup was full of shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, sweet potato cellophane noodles, and a sprinkling of sesame oil and seeds on top! Yum!

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  82. French macarons from Boule (which no longer exists, sadly) in Los Angeles. They were delicate and flavorful...great with a cup of Intelligentsia coffee!

    koohiiteasheri (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  83. braised pork belly with pickled mustard greens from my favorite chinese restaurant!

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  84. Riverside Oranges. They are heaven.

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  85. The most amazing thing I have had in the last few months was a chocolate cupcake. I found the best recipe ever! What an awesome give-away! Thanks!!

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  86. Blueberry Melt in your Mouth Coffee Cake - delish!!! I will be blogging/ posting this recipe next Friday (5/7) on my blog (http://bakingandcreatingwithavril.blogspot.com)

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  87. Last week: chocolate soup with peanut butter ice cream on the side. Amazing!

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  88. Congratulations Jayme, your delicious lemon sticky rolls made this week's top hits @ singingwithbirds.com. Thanks for sharing with us!

    The most amazing taste lately, a huge, yummy, fresh strawberry!!!!

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  89. Yum! I am going to have to try these!

    The last amazing taste I had would have to be some just out of the oven whole wheat bread today. Not fancy but delicious all the same!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  90. I had a Black & Bleu Sandwich yesterday that was amazing!
    katyhornbeck@gmail.com

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  91. Hmmm...I think my most favourite thing lately are cake pops.

    Thanks so much for the lovely entry. I'm glad I happend upon your blog.

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  92. These look absolutely divine! I plan to post them in my Saturday Seven lineup tomorrow!

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  93. Seeing these beautiful yeast-dough lemon rolls immediately put me in mind of the yeast-dough cinnamon rolls (Mom's recipe) I made a few weeks ago - amazing and deliciously decadent!

    Since Husb & I both LOVE Meyer-lemon-anything (and we have our own very-productive tree), this recipe is a MUST-TRY!

    Thanks SO much for the recipe AND for the giveaway! Thanks to CSN, also!

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  94. Lemon meringue pie at Easter. The meringue was made with my new Kitchenaid mixer, and it worked like a dream, piled miles high on top of a delicious lemon filling.

    The lemon sticky buns look delicious indeed. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  95. The last delicious thing I ate was a Mcdonald's cheeseburger... I know it's not a home cooked meal, but it really was delicious!! :-)

    http://martylou.blogspot.com

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  96. Lunch- we had a quinoa Cobb salad with baked ham. So delicious!

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  97. The last amazing thing I (made) and ate was a cream cheese pound cake with a tart strawberry coulis. It actually had my parents licking their plates (which they never do!)

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  98. I made some collard greens for Easter and they were the best I have ever made. I really put my foot in them.

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