Inexperienced bakers may be a bit intimidated when trying to make Éclairs. However, they are actually easy and the pastry dough is also quick and easy. If you've never had a real Éclair with a freshly baked shell, this is the recipe for you.
If you're planning to celebrate Mardi Gras this year, you'll want to include a delicious, freshly baked King Cake. The dough for this one is easily made in the automatic bread machine. Shaping is easy.
While not fancy, these old fashioned cookies are mostly crisp and slightly chewy. They include coconut, crisped rice cereal, and oats. They are a family favorite, but also suitable for holiday cookie trays.