Romanian dried fruit swirl bread #25recipestoXmas

Dried Fruit Swirl Bread Recipe Roxanashomebaking 1

A brioche like bread, rich from the butter and eggs with a soft crumb this dried fruit swirl bread baked around the holidays Today’s post is hard to write. I’ve had a couple of attempts but after few short sentences the teary eyes forced me to think of something else. I’m a very emotional person… 

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Cream cheese dried fruit bread #25recipestoXmas

Cream cheese dried fruit bread recipe roxanashomebaking 4

Sweet, soft and fluffy yeast dried fruit bread made with cream cheese and dusted with powder sugar for Christmas breakfast or brunch When I first had the #25recipestoXmas idea I thought I’d share a week filled with holiday loaves of bread. Nothing wrong with it, right? As the time was approaching I got to a conclusion,… 

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Eggnog cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting #25recipestoXmas

eggnog cupcakes with chocolate cream-cheese frosting recipe roxanashomebaking 1

Last year it was the first time I tried eggnog. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I wasn’t impress. I didn’t feel it was something I see myself drinking while chatting with my friends and family and having a great time. But I love baking with eggnog. I love the nutmeg sweet flavor it gives to baked goods. I have tried… 

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Pignolata #25recipestoXmas


Today’s Christmas treats are brought by Lora of Cake Duchess. I’ve been known Lora since I start blogging and she never cease to amaze me with her creativity. She’s very creative in her baking, but our love for homemade bread is what made us close friends. With recipes like “No knead dinner rolls” , “Marbled chocolate… 

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Citrus cranberry cake #25recipestoXmas

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Today we’re breaking the traditional, just a little bit.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love chocolate and peppermint, but a change is good. Who says a cake has to be round? No one! Who says a Christmas dessert can’t be a citrus cranberry cake which are in season right now? No one! Exactly my point…. 

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Greek Yogurt Pound Bundt Cake #25recipestoXmas

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Say “hello” to my very first successful bundt cake. Yes, I just said successful. For others removing the cake might seem like a breeze, for me it was a deal-breaker. I’ve tried lots times and different tricks to remove the cake from the pan without a piece of two stuck to the pan. At one time I had given… 

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Chocolate-Peppermint Bundt Cake #25recipestoXmas

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

Today’s cake is brought by Laura of Tutti Dolci – All Sweets. I know Laura just for a couple of months but with a blog called “All Sweets” you know it’s going to be love at first sight. With recipes like Brown Butter and Chocolate Chip Malt Cookies and Raspberry Cake with Chambord Glaze you’ll… 

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White Chocolate Cranberry Tart #25recipestoXmas


Today’s Christmas dessert is brought by Kate of Diethood. If you don’t know Kate (although I doubt since she’s very popular in the blogging world and sweeter than sugar) no, her blog has nothing to do with a diet. With recipes like Macarons with Lemon Buttercream Filling or Mojito Doughnuts you’ll forget about your New Year Resolution in… 

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Christmas Devil’s Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting #25recipestoXmas

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It’s Christmas time. Don’t give me that look, Christmas is only two weeks away!! I love ADORE Christmas. There’s nothing in this world more beautiful than the Christmas holidays. Everyone seems to be in a better mood, smiling and singing cheerful music. I love going out in the evening and look at the decorations around… 

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Chocolate Rum Snowballs #25recipestoXmas


Today’s cookies are brought by Valerie of  Une gamine dans la cuisine. I’ve known Valerie’s blog just for a little while but it was love at first sight. I adore her photography style, the mood she sets in her photos. Plus she loves chocolate and baking (and she’s a Virgo just like me), so we instantly became friends…. 

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Butterscotch + Brown Butter Shortbread #25recipestoXmas


Today’s cookies are brought by Faith of An edible mosaic. Faith a good friend of mine and not only does she have a gorgeous blog but she just published her first cookbook : An Edible Mosaic - Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair. Her blog is filled with beautiful photos and tempting recipes. Both sweets and savory, she… 

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Mint truffle kisses chocolate cookies #25recipestoXmas


We’re getting close to our 2 weeks of Christmas cookies and I didn’t want to leave you without sprinkle cookies, which according to my daughter we should make every day. “I love sprinkles” she kept telling me while I was trying to take a couple of pictures. I’m surprised there are no little fingers in… 

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Cinnamon Bun Sugar Cookies #25recipestoXmas

Cinnamon Bun Sugar Cookies recipe

Today’s cookies are brought by Carrie of Bakeaholic Mama. Carrie is so sweet and supportive and after reading her blog for months I got to the conclusion she should have named her blog Bakeaholic Super-woman Mama. Somehow (I’m still waiting for the secret) she manages to have a gorgeous blog while surrounded by three little… 

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Peanut Butter Cup Blossom Cookies #25recipestoXmas


Today’s Cookies are brought to you by Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Dessert. I have known Erin for about a year now and she always amazes me with her creativity. A quick look at her blog and you’ll get hungry instantly. From appetizers to main dishes and lots of desserts, she got you covered. Take… 

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Peppermint Chocolate Cake

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Recipe Roxanashomebaking 6

You know what day it is today? It’s the first Monday of the month, that means it’s time to party!!! Chocolate Party!! It may come to no surprise to you this month secret ingredient is peppermint/candy cane. I have developed an addiction to this combo : Fudgy Brownies with Candy Cane Frosting,  Candy Cane Chocolate… 

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Chocolate candy cane cookies #25recipestoXmas

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I’m often asked how all of my baked goodies turn so pretty and delicious and I don’t know what to answer. Truth be told, it doesn’t always happen. There are lots of recipes I had to taste-test multiple times, some didn’t even make their appearance on the blog because I wasn’t satisfied with the result…. 

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