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Classic Graham Cracker Toffee Bark (a.k.a., Graham Cracker Crack)

If you haven’t ever tried graham cracker toffee bark, I’d like to formally introduce you to everyone’s favorite graham cracker “crack.” Often created using saltines, I’m from the school of thought that subbing out the saltine crackers for graham crackers makes the whole sweet treat over-the-top. The thicker, denser, graham crackers soak up all of that homemade toffee caramel goodness, and the melted chocolate crust is the perfect pairing. I can’t decide which variation I’m more obsessed with: topped with a hardened semi-sweet chocolate shell or milk chocolate shell. My hubby on the other hand, he’s ALL about that white chocolate.

You may remember earlier this year I shared a super sweet, pretty in pink marbled graham cracker toffee bark version of this dessert – that one was created using white chocolate and it is rich, but I wanted to go with the classic, especially because this classic graham cracker toffee bark (covered in sprinkles, of course), works so well for summer.

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I’m actually planning to make a big ol’ batch for Scarlett’s upcoming birthday party. It’s always a crowd-pleaser.

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So without further ado, the easy steps to make your own classic graham cracker toffee bark …

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Classic Graham Cracker Toffee Bark (a.k.a., Graham Cracker Crack)

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You'll fall instantly in love with this nostalgic sweet treat. The dense graham crackers soak up all of that homemade toffee caramel goodness, and the rich chocolate topping is just the icing on the snack!

Ingredients

  • about 10 full-size honey graham crackers, or enough to cover pan
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • sprinkles (or toffee bits) - optional 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13-inch pan with a non-stick silicone baking mat*, parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. (*The baking mat you see in the pictures is a Silpat, and it's my absolute favorite for baking.)
  2. Place graham crackers in pan in a single, flat layer so pan is completely covered with them. You will have to break some crackers to fill in the smaller spaces at the edges. It's ok if there are slight gaps; it doesn't have to be perfect. Set aside.
  3. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan with high sides, add the butter, brown sugar, salt, and heat over medium-high heat to melt. Stir constantly until butter has melted.
  4. After butter has melted, allow mixture to boil for about 4 1/2 to 5 minutes at a medium-fast boil (lots of bubbles). Stir constantly to prevent burning. As you approach the 4 minute mark, mixture should seem thickened with the consistency of medium-thick caramel sauce. Don't overcook.
  5. Evenly pour mixture over graham crackers.
  6. Bake for about 7 minutes, or until there's bubbling around the edges.
  7. While baking, melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, removing from microwave and stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  8. Remove pan from oven at the 7-minute mark. Pour melted chocolate evenly over the caramel-covered grahams. If needed, use a spatula to smooth it into an even, smooth layer of melted chocolate. Top with sprinkles or toffee bits.
  9. Allow to cool for about 3 to 4 hours, or until chocolate has set and dessert is sliceable. Cut into squares once chocolate has completely hardened. Note: you can refrigerate this to speed up the cooling/firming process, but it will create a bit of condensation on the chocolate. This is merely a cosmetic issue, but obviously, you can avoid this by just allowing it to dry completely on your countertop. Your toffee bark will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe adapted via Averie Cooks

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I mean, how good does that caramel-soaked graham cracker layer look? It’s buttery, dense, sweet, but not too sweet; perfection in my book.

Plus, sprinkles make everything better.

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If you find yourself baking up a batch of classic graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack), be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your fun parties and desserts!

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Peaches and Cream Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve been on a bit of a summer dessert spree. I can’t resist. The fresh summer fruit, coupled with the fact that I’m nearly seven months pregnant, is making it pretty hard to ignore that sweet tooth. And peaches are one of my absolute favorite summer fruits to bake with. (If you haven’t tried this perfect peach cake, you’re seriously missing out.) Fresh, peaches are delicious, but baked down, they’re bursting with sweet and tangy, caramel-y goodness, and I want to eat them all.

Hubby and I have been obsessed with these peaches and cream muffins from the lodge where we got married in Maine for YEARS now. And since it’s peak peach season, I decided to do a bit of experimenting in the kitchen. Migis Lodge, where our favorite peaches and cream muffins originated from, keeps their secret recipe pretty tight to the chest, so I had to play around a bit to come up with our own version. After a few attempts, and combining recipes and flavors, I give you: our very own peaches and cream muffins with a cream cheese frosting.

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These heavenly muffins are packed full of peach and vanilla; not too sweet, with the perfect doughy-meets-spongy bounce, and just the right amount of fluffy goodness. The decadent cream cheese frosting will have you singing at the perfect pairing.

Peaches and cream (cheese) were meant to be.

I love the sweet bursts of peach in each bite. The peaches are slightly mashed to release some of their natural juice, but there are still plenty of peach chunks in the muffins to remind you that these are most definitely peaches ‘n cream muffins.

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Peaches and Cream Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

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These incredible peaches and cream muffins are packed full of peach and vanilla; they're subtly sweet, and strike that perfect balance with a decadent cream cheese frosting slathered on the top.

Ingredients

Muffins:

  • Baking Spray or Coconut Oil Spray
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar + 1 tbsp sugar for the peaches
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup room temperature buttermilk or sour cream
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh diced and peeled peaches, lightly mashed with a fork (frozen and thawed work too!)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Frosting:

  • 6 ounces of cream cheese
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven with a rack in the middle to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray or grease the top of the muffin pan so that the muffin tops don't stick. Place muffin liners into the cavities of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk or sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Add it to the dry ingredients.
  5. Using a fork, gently smash the diced peaches and then toss with tablespoon of granulated sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of nutmeg. Add the smashed peaches and melted butter to the dry ingredients, and stir until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.
  6. Portion the batter among the muffin cups. The batter will fill the entire muffin cup. Bake the muffins until a toothpick comes out clean, about 18 to 20 minutes.
  7. Cool the muffins in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan, and continue to cool on a wire rack. Top with cream cheese frosting and serve.

These muffins can be kept in an airtight container for up to two days.

For the frosting: melt cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl (about 40 seconds). Stir in powdered sugar; keep mixing until your frosting is smooth.

Peach Muffin Recipe adapted via Karen’s Kitchen Stories

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By the way, even if you find yourself craving peaches in the middle of fall, winter, or spring, frozen peaches (thawed), actually work really well in this recipe as well!

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If you make your own peaches and cream muffins, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi). I love to see your creations!

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Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices

As a sometimes/wannabe food blogger, there are times recipes are so simple, you wonder whether they even count as a recipe. But then, you post a snap of the result of said recipe to Instagram – specifically, salted dark chocolate watermelon slices – and get a flood of comments and messages asking for the recipe, and you realize, even the simplest of recipes, when AWESOME, deserve to be shared.

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I was hesitant about dipping my beloved watermelon slices into chocolate, but between the sweet, crisp bit of the watermelon, the rich dark chocolate, and those salty flakes, it’s pretty darn ridiculous. And messy. And all that is good about summer. These watermelon slices are also so pretty and perfect to serve at a party or backyard barbecue; a.k.a., ideal for summer celebrating.

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Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices

INGREDIENTS

about half of one small-to-medium watermelon
1 bag of dark chocolate chips*
sea salt flakes

DIRECTIONS

Cut your watermelon slices. The trick is to slice right through the watermelon to make “plates,” and then quarter those into large slices.

Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. I typically heat my chocolate about 20 – 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Once the chocolate is fully melted, dip individual watermelon slices (roughly about the bottom 2/3 of the slice) into the chocolate, until the entire 2/3 is coated in chocolate. (You can gently use a spoon to spread around the melted chocolate to coat the slice of watermelon.)

Rest coated watermelon on parchment paper and sprinkle the watermelon slices with sea salt flakes. Allow to set/cool completely; the best way to do this is to refrigerate the watermelon slices to harden the chocolate for at least 15-30 minutes before serving.

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*I used Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips (by Enjoy Life) so that Scarlett could enjoy these too. (She’s allergic to milk protein, so we’re always experimenting with vegan and dairy-free recipes.) The Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are easily our favorite; they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free, and totally delicious. They also bake and melt incredibly well. Even Target carries them!

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Seriously, so much fun.

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I mean, just look at those salt flakes? It’s amazing how such a simple combination – dark chocolate and salt – result in such a decadent treat.

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Have you ever tried salted dark chocolate watermelon slices? Would you try this at your next summer party?

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If you make your own salted dark chocolate watermelon slices, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi). I love to see your creations!

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Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Peas

My love for pasta is pretty much never-ending, and mac ‘n cheese, well that’s just heaven in a casserole dish if you ask me. Cheese and pasta; what’s not to love?

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This updated version of the classic comfort food dish – goat cheese macaroni and cheese with peas – is deliciously creamy and cheesy, a touch decadent, with a perfect brightness added by the peas. Goat cheese gives the traditional comfort food that I always love a fresh, slightly tangy taste that is perfect for the summer months.

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Bring this goat cheese macaroni and cheese with peas to your next summer barbecue or party, and you’ll be an instant hit.

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The dish is also surprisingly simple to make, once you get the hang of making a quick roux for your macaroni and cheese base. (Fun fact: melted butter, plus whisked in flour, and you’ve got yourself a roux! You can read more about mastering the art of a classic macaroni and cheese here, with one of my all-time favorite mac ‘n cheese recipes.)

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Our brilliant food contributor, Hope, whipped up this lip-smacking mac ‘n cheese and the result is AMAZING.

Say hello to your new favorite pasta dish: goat cheese mac and cheese.

Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Peas

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This recipe for goat cheese macaroni and cheese is deliciously creamy and cheesy, with a just right tangy spin on the classic brought to the dish by the goat cheese, a touch decadent (because, mac 'n cheese!), with a perfect brightness added by the peas.

Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Peas is a surprisingly simple-to-make dinner or side dish and is totally YUM.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups macaroni pasta (or shells)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups of 2% milk
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 11 ounces goat cheese
  • 4.5 ounces sharp white cheddar
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup peas (fresh or frozen)

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the directions, subtracting a minute of cook time (they will cook more later). Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add butter. Once the butter is sizzling, whisk in the flour. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the mixture is thick and slightly golden. Very slowly add the milks by streaming them down the side of the pot little by little, whisking the whole time. Continue stirring and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes until slightly thickened.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and stir in half of the goat cheese. Once the first half of the goat cheese is fully incorporated, add the second half and stir until it melts. Each addition will take about 5 minutes. Add the cheddar cheese and stir until all of the cheese is melted. Mix in the pepper and salt.
  4. Stir in the pasta and mix until all of the noodles are coated in cheese sauce. Add the peas and stir to distribute evenly.
  5. Spread the mac and cheese into an oven-safe casserole dish and bake for about 25 minutes. Serve right away.

NOTE: If you love a cheesy mac, you can also top with more cheddar before putting in the oven. The cheese topping will be golden brown and bubbly.

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Are you a mac ‘n cheese lover? Have you tried goat cheese in a classic macaroni and cheese?

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Love this recipe? See what else we’re making here. And you can also find our favorite classic macaroni and cheese here (it’s my mama’s tried-and-true recipe, and a total go-to when I’m craving cheesy mac goodness.)

 


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Easy Vegan Berry Crisp (a.k.a., Triple Berry Crumble)

I love making bright, fresh, fruit-filled desserts in the Summer; especially this easy vegan triple berry crumble. Fruit crisp, or crumble, is similar to pie, but SO much simpler to make. A classic triple berry crumble can be prepped in just minutes, and most of the work is done in the oven. It’s pretty much a foolproof recipe and the result is a juicy fruit filling nestled under a soft and crispy streusel oat topping. Heaven, I tell you.

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There also never seems to be a shortage of half-eaten containers of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries in our refrigerator. I swear, you take home a container of berries, so excited to dive in, and then a week later you find the poor, sad remains of your perfect berries wilting in the back corner of your fridge.

On top of our normal refrigerator berry neglect, recently, we had so many strawberries from our trip to the strawberry fields, I knew I would make something with them. I had all of these visions of creative desserts – homemade shortcakes with cream and strawberries (by the way, this is still my favorite strawberry shortcake recipe, despite my 2012 picture-taking skills being pretty bad) or strawberries in one of our favorite cakes (say hello to perfect peach cake) or even a new take on macarons (though there’s probably no chance at topping these strawberry cheesecake macarons) – but then I realized, what we make most often with extra fruit in the house, is a classic crisp or triple berry crumble, made vegan so that Scarlett can enjoy it too! (Scarlett is allergic to milk protein, so we’re always experimenting with vegan and dairy-free recipes.)

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Aside from being packed with fresh fruit, which I love, especially in the Summer, this triple berry crumble is the perfect dessert because it is just so EASY to make. Seriously, I cannot stress that enough. When I’m craving dessert – which is basically always – a simple fruit crisp that I can throw together in about five minutes is pretty much perfection in my book.

You can also use a variety of fresh (ahem: long-forgotten) or frozen fruit. We love making triple berry crumble (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, even cherries), apple crisp, or peach crisp, or really, any combination of those things. I mean, truth talk: everything tastes amazing all cooked and bubbly beneath a brown sugar streusel topping.

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Typically, I’ll bake up a batch in an 8×8 casserole-type baking dish or oven-safe skillet and then once it’s relatively cooled, I’ll create servings, ha, portions, in individual jelly jars or plastic containers with lids. When left to my own devices, I can easily eat an absurd amount of triple berry crumble on my own. In one sitting. I mean, it is fruit after all.

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EASY VEGAN TRIPLE BERRY CRUMBLE

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS

Filling:

3 – 4 cups of rinsed and peeled fruit (frozen works great in a crisp as well)
¼ – ½ cup sugar (¼ is usually plenty for us)
2 tbsp cornstarch or flour
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Streusel Topping:

1 cup all purpose flour (You can easily substitute this for almond flour or oat flour to make it gluten-free, and we often do this to keep it healthier.)
¾ cup oats
½ – 1 cup brown sugar (Again, I typically use about a ½ cup, but I prefer to keep the sugar down.)
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
6 tbsp vegan butter*, softened

*We use Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, gently toss together the fruit, sugar, cornstarch (or flour) and lemon juice together until combined. Pour the fruit mixture into an 8×8-baking dish (or oven-safe skillet); evenly spread out.
  3. In the same bowl that the fruit was mixed in (we’re all about less mess!), add the topping ingredients in the bowl and using your hands, mash together the softened butter and dry ingredients, creating a crumble. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit.
  4. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes (40 – 45 minutes if using frozen fruit) until the fruit is all bubbly and the topping is lightly golden. Allow to cool to a warm-ish temperature before serving; at least 15 minutes, so that it has time to come together.

NOTE: You can serve this triple berry crumble warm or chilled, and top with whipped cream, cool whip, or vanilla ice cream! Remember, if you want to keep the WHOLE dessert vegan, use whipped coconut topping or a dairy-free ice cream.

You can cover the leftovers and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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A crisp or crumble is great because so many different kinds of fruit can work here. I often switch it up with peaches or apples too, but in the Summer, berries are always aplenty!

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The triple berry combination worked so well here: strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

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Homemade Cinnamon Streusel Scone Bread

Cinnamon streusel scone bread. It’s dessert bread, covered in streusel, with scone-like qualities … and you know how I love cakes that pretend to be breads. (I had a real love affair with banana breads going for a while: our favorite milk chocolate chip banana bread, vegan chocolate chunk banana bread, and healthier vegan banana cake with almond flour.)

And I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: any dessert that begs for an accompanying cup of coffee is my kind of dessert. Plus, because this homemade cinnamon streusel scone bread is some variation of a scone and sweet bread, this totally counts as breakfast, which means CAKE for breakfast. ‘Aint nothing wrong with that.

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Our baker and food contributor, Hope, whipped up this dessert-bread-cake-hybrid and the result is AMAZING. Say hello to cinnamon streusel scone bread.

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I’m so excited about this cinnamon streusel scone bread – it is one of my favorite recipes to date and has transformed my brunches! It has a crisp, crunchy exterior with a soft, pillowy inside, topped and filled with ribbons of cinnamon streusel. A combination of pull-apart bread, coffee cake, and scones, this cinnamon streusel scone loaf is amazing!

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Homemade Cinnamon Streusel Scone Bread

INGREDIENTS

Scone Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cups cold unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes*
2 large eggs
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract

Cinnamon Streusel Filling
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Egg Wash
1 egg + 1 tablespoon cream, beaten together

* I cut the butter in thirds lengthwise, turn the stick and cut it into thirds lengthwise again. I then cut ¼ inch sections all the way down the short side. This gives me smaller pieces of butter to start with, which allows me to handle the dough less.

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DIRECTIONS

To Make the Cinnamon Streusel

In a small bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mix in the cream and melted butter. Set aside.

To Make the Scone Bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Generously spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the butter cubes and pulse until the butter is the size of peas. Do not pulse too much – you don’t want to overwork the butter and form clumps.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla and almond extracts. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, again being careful not to overwork the dough.
  4. Transfer the dough onto a generously floured surface and pat it into about a 6 by 12 rectangle, or a long rectangle about 1-inch thick. Cut the rectangle in half lengthwise, then in 4 even pieces widthwise to give you 8 small rectangles. Sprinkle streusel on half of the dough pieces. Flip a non-streuseled piece of dough onto a streuseled piece and place them into the pan like a sideways lasagna. Continue to add the dough-streusel layers to the pan until it is full. Gently spread out the dough, if necessary, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle the top with the remaining streusel.
  5. Bake the bread for about 40 minutes. Cover the loaf with aluminum foil and bake for another 10 minutes. This will allow the bread to continue cooking without the top burning. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Let the bread cool for at least 15 minutes, or until the pan is cool enough to touch. Invert the bread from the pan onto a cutting board. This bread is especially delicious when served warm.

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I mean, just look at that dough.

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And the end result is moist, crumbly on the outside, and totally decadent.

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Streusel Scone Bread. Click through for the recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Yum.

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Streusel Scone Bread. Click through for the recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Recipe and Photos by Hope Woodhouse of Pass the Cookies for Glitter, Inc.

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