The Best Recipes from Baked in Vermont

Self-taught baker, teacher and cookbook author Gesine Prado believes anyone can bake! From sweet cakes, cookies and pies to savory meals, she's sharing tips from her Vermont farmhouse that show how baking can be easy, accessible and fun.

Photo By: Brent Harrewyn

Photo By: Brent Harrewyn

Photo By: Brent Harrewyn

Photo By: Brent Harrewyn

Photo By: Brent Harrewyn

Photo By: Brent Harrewyn

Chocolate S'mores Pudding

How do you make chocolate pudding even better? Top it with graham cracker crumbs and a toasted marshmallow topping.

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Creamy Artichoke and Heirloom Tomato Tart

Gesine uses her basic pastry dough to make a stunning crowd-pleasing flatbread appetizer.

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Charlotte Royale with Chocolate Ice Cream

This stunning dessert looks harder to make than it is. A delicate cake is rolled around marzipan and then sliced to form a dome that houses rich choclate ice cream.

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Maple Cookies

Use good-quality dark grade B maple syrup to infuse deep flavor into these simple cookies.

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Holiday Yule Log with Ax Topper

Gesine reimagines the rolled yule log cake as a towering creation topped with an edible ax.

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Surprise-Interior Cake with Dartmouth "D"

Gesine bakes a cake with a surprise Dartmouth "D" inside. Decorate yours with your favorite team's letter!

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Turkey Potpie with a Biscuit Crust

Make a crowd-pleasing pot pie by topping creamy turkey and vegetables with classic biscuits.

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Roasted Plum Shortcakes

In this easy dessert, maple and orange-scented roasted plums are sandwiched between classic biscuits and topped with a dollop of homemade whipped cream.

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Broccoli Salad with Baked Croutons

Use leftover biscuit dough to create crunchy croutons for this crispy prosciutto-topped broccoli salad.

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Pistachio Stars

These delicate orange-scented pistachio star cookies are made without flour.

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