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  #1  
August 4th, 2009, 07:01 PM
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DH's office was incredibly generous and thoughtful for our wedding. So I wanted to go beyond the typical thank you cards given. I figured the best way to really say thank you is to bake them some goodies using some of the gifts they gave us.

I want to make easy to serve stuff, like cupcakes and cookies. Okay I'll admit my real motivation for that is so I can try them before I send them off to make sure they aren't disasterous! I haven't baked in a long time because I didn't have anything to bake with. I do now though!

Anyway, so I need some ideas beyond cupcakes and cookies. I want to wow them, maybe make them something they've never had before. He works in an office full of Europeans who are all well travelled, so that might be kinda difficult! Any ideas?

Oh! And his boss was SUPER generous, and I would like to do something special just for him, but I have no idea what to do. Any ideas for that too?
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August 4th, 2009, 07:06 PM
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You said cupcakes but I have a muffin recipe that is really good, fast, and easy! They taste soo yummy.

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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
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1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
2.Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
3.To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
4.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done
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August 4th, 2009, 07:09 PM
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I would go for a cheese cake. They are really quite easy to do and you could do different varieties (chocolate, cherry, pumpkin, choc chip). It's also a bit more 'European', versus the more American cakes with frosting. I'm not a wonderful baker but cheesecakes tend to turn out well for me.
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August 4th, 2009, 07:19 PM
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Do a cake with fondant. It's really easy and you can decorate it amazing. I just made my first one, and other than it being messy, it was easy and fun!!! Let me know and I will give you a cheaters fondant recipe!!
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August 4th, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Going off these ideas... I think a big basket of the muffins for the office would be great. Then a special cheesecake (cherry maybe? YUM) for the boss to take home to his own family. I'm not a baker but I think this is a great idea! Good luck, let us know how it all turns out.
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August 4th, 2009, 09:32 PM
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My sister could give you some good ideas I bet!!
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If you make a post here about it she can help!
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August 5th, 2009, 02:07 AM
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Being European my self; I love me some cheesecake!

So i would probally make one of them; Banoffee cheesecake is a favorite of me and my friends!
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August 5th, 2009, 05:12 AM
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I'm all for the cheese cake and you can do so many different kinds or just different toppings. Kinds - white chocolate, dark chocolate, regular, etc. I love white chocolate cheese cake! Toppings - cherry, strawberry, blueberry, etc.

Good luck!
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August 5th, 2009, 06:03 AM
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Those are some great ideas! Thanks ladies! I didn't even think about a cooking board on here.

Those muffins sound delish. They sound much like the muffins that were served at the bed and breakfast on my wedding day. They were SO GOOD! I didn't know muffins could taste that good.
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August 6th, 2009, 08:59 AM
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omg i agree with Emma, Banoffee Pie is THE BEST THING EVER ON THE PLANET.
lol i had it for the first time in malta and i ate a whole piece, and i can never finish my dessert. i probably could have eaten another whole piece too, it is literally that good.

Here's a recipe for Banoffee Pie that looks wicked good:
Banoffee Pie Recipe

my advice for the cookies/muffins, whichever you decide, buy good quality organic ingredients. i find i can taste the difference, and it makes them even more special!
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August 6th, 2009, 10:08 AM
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Ohhh I would definitely do cheesecake like everyone else is suggesting!!!
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August 6th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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I've never heard of Bannoffee Pie. It sure looks good. What's it like?
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August 6th, 2009, 04:51 PM
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it's like eating a pie, if it were made in heaven.
its like light tasting, and not super super sweet, its not realllllly rich like cheesecake more light which is why i like it so much i think. if the guy is european i think he would appreciate it.

it has a layer of crumb crust, then a layer of creamy toffee, then a layer of bananas, then a layer of whipping cream, then a layer of finely grated chocolate. the one i had tasted like the choclate was milk chocolate, though it says to use dark chocolate.
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