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Apple Walnut Strudel with Cardamom - made with fillo (phyllo) pastry sheets | URBAN BAKES

Apple Walnut Strudel with Cardamom + Moving out of NYC

I’m excited to share with you today another recipe using pastry dough aka phyllo or filo sheets.  The first time I’ve ever used phyllo sheets was earlier this year when I made this Pistachio Baklava with Cardamom and Rose Water and it was a hit!  Gone within a day!  Now that apple season is in full effect, I wanted to bring a new …

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Pistachio Baklava with Cardamom and Rose Water | URBAN BAKES

Pistachio Baklava with Cardamom and Rose Water

Crisp, flaky, buttery Middle Eastern baklava filled with fragrant nuts and spices and a sweetened rose water syrup.  To all the moms and moms-to-be, I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I may not be a mother yet but I sure feel like one with my two fur babies, Grizz-Lee and Chocolate.  You can read more posts about my obsession of them HERE.  Although …

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Very Berry Pie | URBAN BAKES

Very Berry Pie

A lightly sweetened homemade all-butter pie crust filled with 4 different berries giving an incredible sweet and tart combination of flavors. There’s a sudden change in the April mornings of New York.  Clearly not as cold as the Winter months but a noticeable difference in the early brisk breeze from the Fall.  The mere thought of days getting longer, the comfort of lighter clothing worn, and the change in beauty of NYC streets while …

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Turtle Cheesecake Tartlets | URBAN BAKES

Turtle Cheesecake Tartlets

I am so excited and honored to guest post for one of my dearest and most supportive blogging friend, Nancy from gotta get baked!  Like most of my food blogger friends, we met over Instagram.  I still remember the first conversation we had… it was about her cute Maltese, Abby.  If you haven’t seen this white fluff-ball, well you should.  She’s adorable!  You guys …

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Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie | URBAN BAKES

Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pies

I couldn’t be more excited to share these mini pies today as it’s one of the best dessert-pies I’ve had in a while.  I was never a pie type of person, but I sure did sneak another bite or two every chance I could get. I intentionally made this pie with the notion that the name “bourbon” has an older, masculine tone which was perfect for my …

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