Tasty Recipe Box

I’m so excited to announce the formation of a brand new Facebook group! “Tasty Recipe Box” is a NEW recipe sharing group for people who love to cook, love to bake and love to eat! Anything and everything food related can be talked about and shared there. Please – I encourage you – to post recipes, share and encourage each other with kitchen tips and tricks, share pictures, ask questions, invite your family and friends, spread the word and above all else – have fun! I love collecting recipes – cookbooks – hearing, seeing and sharing new recipes – and this new space is perfect for that! I’ve invited a lot of you – who I think will enjoy the group – if not just opt out. If you didn’t get an invite – join us by searching for “Tasty Recipe Box” in the Facebook group search engine. Here we go!!! 

Blaise 

Chew This! Debra’s Red Velvet White Chocolate Muffins

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday! As many of you know, I write a food column for “The Courier-Times” on the first and third Sundays of each month called “Chew This!” I absolutely love it and love sharing my family recipes, stories and memories. If you are in the Henry County, Indiana area – pick up a copy of the newspaper today and let me know what you think! If you are not, but would still like to take a look, sign up for an online subscription at http://thecouriertimes.com Need help with the online signing up!? Write to me and I’ll be happy to help! blaisethebaker@gmail.com

My newest recipe is a recipe inspired by a loyal reader and friend – Debra Kirkpatrick. She mentioned to me about some delicious red velvet white chocolate muffins she had – that she could no longer find – and wondered if I could develop a recipe. I love a challenge – and here it is! I thought about adding cream cheese – but didn’t want to go to far from the taste and textures she was familiar with – so I left it out. I think these will quickly become a family favorite! 

Also my “Ask and Answer” feature spotlights my favorite way of ripening bananas! There is an oven involved – you really need to check this out! 

Pick up a copy of “The Courier-Times” TODAY and let me know what you think!


Debra’s Red Velvet White Chocolate Muffins

http://www.thecouriertimes.com/neighbors/neighbors_features/article_3412344f-479c-54c7-9efa-59238fdecaab.html

Enjoy!

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love chocolate chip muffins and these – with the addition of the banana – are absolutely fabulous! They are perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert. The addition of the sour cream guarantees moistness and the addition of the chocolate chips adds that little something special. These are rich, delicious and perfect to make ahead.

These muffins are easy to whip up and stay fresh, in an airtight container, for several days. You could also wrap these individually with plastic wrap and then wrap in aluminum foil for the freezer and leave for 3 months.


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

3 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups white all-purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick spray containing flour.

In a large bowl combine the mashed bananas and melted unsalted butter. Stir in the sour cream then beat in the large eggs one at a time, followed by the pure vanilla extract.

Next, stir in the light brown sugar, white granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Gently fold in the white all-purpose flour. Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Fill each muffin cup almost to the top with batter. These will rise slightly but nothing to worry about if you are concerned about the batter overflowing. Sprinkle the tops of each with Turbinado sugar. 

Place in preheated oven for 19 minutes. 

Remove and allow to cool slightly before removing. 

Enjoy! 

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CookbooksETC GIVEAWAY 

To celebrate the new SURGE in the fabulous Facebook group “CookbooksETC” I’m offering a GIVEAWAY!!!

Two vintage “Southern Heritage” cookbooks – “Just Desserts” and “Family Gatherings”.

Enter to win – can enter once a day – by clicking this link –

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/c78809ee15/?

Good luck!

Questions!? Email me at blaisethebaker@gmail.com

Blaise

UPDATE: (07/10/2017) The giveaway is now closed. THANK YOU to everyone that participated! A winner will be announced shortly! Watch your emails…

-Blaise

Blaise the Baker IN JAPAN!


Guess what!? “Blaise the Baker” is IN JAPAN!!! My cookbook can be seen right in front of the famous Daibutsu (Big Buddha) in Kamakura! How fabulous is that!? Shoutout and special thanks to SARAH HODGE from http://bundtlust.com Love “Blaise the Baker” and the GLOBAL posts! So exciting! ❤️🌏

Blaise 

Blog Awards

I really don’t pay attention to things like this – I probably should – but several people have messaged, texted and emailed me saying they are nominating me for a SAVEUR Magazine blog award! I’m flattered. If you would like to vote for me click the link below – enter my blog address – http://blaisethebaker.com and select – “Best Baking and Sweets Blog”. Thank you all for the continued dedication and support. Means everything to me.

http://www.saveur.com/blog-awards-2017-nominate

Blaise

Chew This! Banana Brownies with Caramel Frosting

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday! As many of you know, I write a food column for “The Courier-Times” on the first and third Sundays of each month called “Chew This!” I absolutely love it and love sharing my family recipes, stories and memories. If you are in the Henry County, Indiana area – pick up a copy of the newspaper today and let me know what you think! If you are not, but would still like to take a look, sign up for an online subscription at http://thecouriertimes.com Need help with the online signing up!? Write to me and I’ll be happy to help! blaisethebaker@gmail.com

My newest recipe is a recipe that I am in love with! Banana brownies with caramel frosting! How fabulous does that sound!? I am currently really involved with developing recipes for brownies that are not chocolate. I have made strawberry brownies, lemon brownies, orange brownies, these banana brownies and yesterday I started developing a recipe for pumpkin brownies. In the future I am thinking about blueberry brownies and pineapple brownies. My recipe today is so quick, so easy and beyond flavorful! The caramel frosting that goes on top really transforms these into that “much buzzed about” dessert that your friends and family will be talking about well after the dessert course is served. Highly recommend that you try these! 

Also my “Ask and Answer” feature answers the question on how I transform my chocolate chips cookies into something “special” once in awhile – with that sweet and salty touch. 

Pick up a copy of “The Courier-Times” TODAY and let me know what you think!


Banana Brownies with Caramel Frosting

http://www.thecouriertimes.com/neighbors/neighbors_features/article_81e9fff1-9bc3-5891-ab3f-0f61f72c50a2.html

Enjoy!

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Hello and Thank You!

Hello new friends and followers!

🍴First let me thank you for your friend request / follow! Let me fill you in on a little about myself. I’m a blogger, columnist, recipe developer, recipe tester, cookbook reviewer and cookbook author.

🍴My blog, Blaise the Baker, launched Valentine’s Day February 2014 and has grown significantly over the course of many blog posts including recipes, cookbook reviews, interviews, magazine features, question/answer segments, giveaways, column pieces and more. Be sure to follow along and subscribe via email and bookmark my site at – http://blaisethebaker.com

🍴My column, “Chew This!” launched August 2014 and appears on the first and third Sundays of each month in “The Courier-Times”. It’s a space where I proudly share family memories, history and recipes as well as updates on my life and events in the Henry County area. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity. If you’re not in the Henry County area, you can view all of my columns online at http://thecouriertimes.com for a subscription. If you need help subscribing please let me know and I would be happy to help!

🍴I’m also a recipe developer and recipe tester. I develop recipes for my blog, column, cookbook, etc. by setting out on a finished product “taste” or idea in my mind and work my way from start to finish until I’m satisfied with the final results. It’s a long process but a process that I enjoy thoroughly. Recipe development really allows me to use my full creativity in the kitchen and I absolutely love it. Recipe testing – for myself or other people – allows me to actually read through the recipe and have the chance to change and make clearer the directions or instructions.

🍴I’m also a cookbook reviewer. My reviews are featured in a special “Cookbook Corner” section on my blog. Some are also featured exclusively on my Instagram under the hashtag #BlaiseTheBakerReviews I only review the cookbooks that I feel are special enough to share with my family, friends and followers. Not all cookbooks I get my hands on I review because not all the cookbooks I get my hands on – I like! My cookbook reviews are for cookbooks that I have a deep love, passion and understanding for. And want to share with everyone. Cookbook reviewing has become quite a passion of mine and I love sharing and reviewing good cookbooks.

🍴One of my proudest accomplishments? My own cookbook! In September 2016 I self-published and released, “Blaise the Baker Dessert First” which came with rave reviews! 200 recipes with stories and memories to go along with each – as well as tons of tips, tricks and kitchen secrets. Follow along with everyone’s posts by using the hashtag #BTBdessertfirst To order my cookbook send $15 total ($12 for the cookbook / $3 shipping and handling) to Blaise Doubman / Box 47 / Kennard, IN 47351. You can also pay online through http://paypal.com Use the email blaisejdx@gmail.com when sending money. If ordering 4 or more cookbooks – shipping and handling is FREE! You can also order my cookbook through “The Book Nook” located on 1325 G. Avenue in New Castle, Indiana. Call ahead for hours. My cookbook is also available to purchase at “Carousel Flowers and Gifts” in Shirley, Indiana as well as room 112 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle.

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Blaise