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Local is always best. Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe bread machine Luckily, in Baton Rouge there are several options for local coffee. Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe copycat In the past, we have posted about the best local coffee places in Baton Rouge, but those times they are a changin’ so we figured we’d update the list to showcase the new places, both opened and coming soon to Baton Rouge!

This calming atmosphere is the perfect blend of hip and soothing.


Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe no yeast You feel right at home with the pillows, natural lighting and the hardwood floors. Best soft cinnamon roll recipe Their menu offers offers not only muffins and other pastries but also sandwiches, soups, salads and pizzas that make it more than a coffee shop.

While this is nothing new for the fans of their Perkins Road location, the downtown location features a full bar and a walk up window. Soft cinnamon roll recipe We tried their mini spinach quiches with our morning lattes and we couldn’t get enough!

Simple Joe makes it simple. Cinnamon roll icing recipe powdered sugar They stick to what they know and make it easy to order and enjoy. Cinnamon roll icing recipe cream cheese Their incorporation of local art and photography gives it the Ogden Park neighborhood feel that locals love. Cinnamon roll icing recipe We decided to enjoy a side of bacon with our piping hot cup of joe!

Located right at the intersection of Perkins and Acadian, La Divina is an easy way to perk up your day. Big batch cinnamon rolls recipe They have the go-to favorites, but they also have innovative drinks that are a little off the beaten path. Big soft cinnamon roll recipe Here, we tried an Affogato, an espresso with a scoop of La Divina’s amazing gelato in it. Huge cinnamon roll recipe We picked the Creme Brulee flavor and together it was magnifique! The decor of La Divina gives it a funky, eclectic vibe and whatever they’re cooking in that kitchen smells amazing.

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On a quest for better espresso in their travels two years ago, the owners of Small Coffee Big Taste decided to open up a coffee shop on wheels!

This was one of my favorite spots! The Coffee Bean had a wide variety of menu options, they even sell Girl Scout cookies! We got a Cafe Latte with a shot of vanilla, and it was the perfect amount of sweet. Big texas cinnamon roll recipe We enjoyed it on their lovely patio on a lovely Spring day!

Celebrating its one year anniversary last November, Tredici Bakery is definitely a place to put on your radar! Nestled in the heart of Capital Heights, they have a plethora of baked goodies, we chose to try one of their many Macaroons. Best cinnamon roll filling recipe The Salted Caramel Macaron was a perfect pairing for their coffee!

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This gourmet New Orleans favorite is expanding to the Red Stick! Their numerous donuts and coffees are great pairs no matter how you order it.

A rendering of the Square 46 development that will house the White Star Market on White Star Market

This Lafayette legend is known for roasting their own phenomenal coffee. Gooey cinnamon roll filling recipe We’re so excited to have them to be neighbors with Gov’t Taco in White Star Market!

The compact cafe is making it’s way to Baton Rouge! Opening in New Orleans in November of 2014, French Truck Coffee’s vision for cultivating a sense of community is evident in their close quarters. Cinnamon roll frosting recipes We cannot wait to see these guys set up shop in Baton Rouge!

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With a mission to employ and help those in Baton Rouge who are refugees or displaced people, Amber and Steve Elworth are currently trying to raise money through to open Light House Coffee. Easy cinnabon cinnamon rolls recipe Visit their Indiegogo page to learn more about the concept!

Texas and BBQ are a classic duo like peanut butter and jelly or cereal and milk. Cinnamon roll dough recipe bread machine No matter what city you’re in, it won’t be hard to find a tangy rack of ribs, smoked chicken or juicy brisket. Cinnamon roll filling without butter Recently, the whole Bite & Booze team had the lucky opportunity to try some some legendary BBQ when we visited Killen’s BBQ in Pearland, Texas.

Every piece of juicy meat on our tray was absolutely delicious. Easy cinnamon raisin bread recipe without yeast The pork ribs may go down as my favorite, but the brisket and turkey were seriously vying for second place. Easy cinnamon bread recipe without yeast I don’t remember ever having a full plate of such amazing BBQ selections and not really having a bad choice in the bunch. Easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast baking powder And I’m telling you that creamed corn…it changes a person.

We did our best to take down as much as we could and then made our way inside for some of their famous bread pudding.

Everyone knows I love burgers and beer, but the simple pleasure of bread pudding can tempt me like no other.

This was not just any regular ole bread pudding; this one was made with croissants. Cinnamon bun dough recipe for bread machine The airiness of the croissants was a nice change to the normal denseness of a classic bread pudding.

If you find yourself in the charming town of Pearland, Texas stop and visit Killen’s BBQ for a true Texas treat, order extra creamed corn and you can thank me later.

Good morning everyone, and happy St. Cinnamon roll recipe from scratch Patrick’s Day to you all! Or it could be St. Cinnamon bun recipe bread machine Paddy’s Day, but never Patty… Best cinnamon roll recipe bread machine never. The perfect cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe Seriously, never.

Now, I’m not really going to #wakeywhiskey on a Friday morning (always #wakeywhiskey responsibly) before work, but here’s a sneak preview of what tomorrow morning has in store for me. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe with cream cheese Tomorrow of course will be the 32nd annual Baton Rouge St. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe Patrick’s Day parade, Wearin’ of the Green, a great event for all of the city to enjoy. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe easy In that honor, it’s time for a good old-fashioned Irish whiskey showdown, Jameson vs. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe without powdered sugar Tullamore DEW.

These are a couple of standard-bearers in the Irish Whiskey world, both triple distilled and bottled at 80 proof. Cinnamon bun topping recipe Jameson has been in production since 1810 in a distillery that was established in Dublin 30 years earlier in 1780. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe with powdered sugar Tullamore DEW originated in 1829, and after shifting production around a few other distilleries in the mid-to-late 1900s is now back in Tullamore, Ireland.

The first observance is that served neat the Jameson is a little darker than the Tulllamore DEW, which indicates to me that it’s been aged slightly longer, but it’s not a significant difference. The best cinnamon roll recipe in the world The Jameson, on first sip, is just so smooth, even smoother than I remember, with hints of honey and a floral sweetness. Cinnamon roll recipe using frozen dinner rolls I’m really amazed as the finish as well, just as easy as the front end, which could make a dangerous Saturday morning if I’m not careful. Soft fluffy cinnamon roll recipe Overall, even better than I remember, and a worthy choice for any St. Soft gooey cinnamon roll recipe Patrick’s Day… Easy soft cinnamon roll recipe but… Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe without bread machine how about that Tullamore DEW?

The color of the Tullamore DEW is slightly lighter, and the aroma is a little more floral and less sweet than the Jameson, with a hint of minerals likely from the water used in the process. Easy cinnamon roll recipe with biscuits The taste is more of the same, with a little more bite than the Jameson, but still less than most whiskeys out there, putting it on the smooth side of the spectrum. Cinnamon roll cake recipe Now, mind you this is on my personal spectrum, so a novice whiskey drinker is probably going to get a good bite out of both of these Irish selections.

Overall, this is going to come down to personal preference… Cinnamon roll cake recipe easy if you want velvety smooth, go for the Jameson, but if you like a little bite to your sip, opt for the Tullamore DEW. Cinnamon roll cake recipe yellow mix Either way, as a St. Cinnamon roll cake recipe pampered chef Paddy’s #wakeywhiskey both are sure to get you in the Irish spirit.

Over the summer I had the pleasure to travel to Madrid and Barcelona for a study abroad program with LSU. Cinnamon roll cake recipe pinterest We spent a week in Madrid and a week in Barcelona. Cinnamon bun cake recipe on facebook Before taking this trip I was unfamiliar with the different types of Spanish delicacies, but this trip opened my eyes to a whole new world of culinary delights: paella, tapas, jamon iberco — and who could forget the Sangria.

The first dish that I ate in Madrid was called Fideua. Cinnamon roll icing recipe without butter My friend and I stumbled upon this place as we were exploring the streets of Barcelona. Cinnamon roll icing recipe with cream cheese We couldn’t speak any Spanish, so we went with the first restaurant that had a picture on the menu.

I can’t speak to how authentic this first dish I enjoyed was, but I can say that it was delicious and a wonderful welcome into the great country of Spain. Cinnamon roll icing recipe without powdered sugar Fideua is a type of paella that uses noodles instead of rice as the base ingredient and is served with mussels, fish and prawns. Cinnamon roll icing recipe without cream cheese The flavors all blended together to create a beautiful, garlicky pasta that probably has the ability to change lives.

In a country where the wine is cheaper than the water, it’s not hard to find good sangria. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe without cream cheese The best sangria that I had in Spain was at this little restaurant that my friend and I stumbled upon randomly. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe cream cheese They served each pitcher of sangria with some kind of small dish of food called a tapa. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe with yeast This is traditionally done because the idea in Spain is to drink to have a good time – not to get drunk. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe laura vitale We had a tapa of olives, but these weren’t just plain old olives. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast These olives were flavored with smoked paprika and garlic. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe easy The salty, savory flavors of the olives combined with the sweet, bubbly burst of sangria is the stuff dreams are made of.

Another beautiful, uncommon occurrence is seeing ham legs in the windows of restaurants waiting to be shaved into Spain’s famous jamon iberico. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe without bread machine This delicious ham comes from the black Iberian pig, and up until 2007 it was illegal in the United States.

Leave it to the American to find a delicious burger in Barcelona! Though there were many delicious foods to choose from in Barcelona, sometimes you just have to have a burger…with sangria…on the beach–it’s Spain. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch This burger was served with thick cut fries and a sauce similar to a patatas bravas sauce (a robust tomato sauce). Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe cinnabon It was the best of both worlds.

Finally, you can take the girl out of Louisiana, but you can’t take the Louisiana out of the girl. Cinnabon cinnamon roll frosting recipe Even in Barcelona I sought out a delicious Strawberry Daiquiri and enjoyed it overlooking the sunset of the beach. Cinnamon bun icing recipe without cream cheese It really doesn’t get much better than this.

One of the best desserts that you will find in the Deep South is bread pudding. Cinnamon roll icing cream cheese In Louisiana, we take our bread pudding seriously, and rightly so. Cinnamon sticky buns recipe no yeast So simple to make, but celebrated by all, it is no mistake that this dessert canvases menus across the state.

We like sticking to the basics: bread, custard, and rum sauce. Easy sticky cinnamon bun recipe No crazy fillings, just bread pudding done right. Cinnamon sticky buns recipe biscuits For our version, we decided to use pretzel bread from our friend Jim Osborne at Rosch Bakehaus. Sticky cinnamon bun starbucks recipe After having a surplus of pretzel buns left over from Brats & Brews at Great Raft Brewing last fall, we decided to give it a shot. Sticky cinnamon rolls recipe The finished product was stunning. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe without cream cheese A little salt, a bit of sweet and a lot of love made it a perfect bread pudding. Best cinnamon bun filling recipe Check out Rosch Bakehaus for pretzel bread that is sure to make a difference in your next bread pudding!

Crumble pretzel buns with hands into small pieces and set aside. Easy cinnamon roll filling recipe Mix together egg yolks, whole eggs, and sugar until smooth. Cinnamon bread recipe without yeast Add heavy cream, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to egg and sugar mixture. Easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast With your hands, mix custard with pretzel crumbled until it resembles oatmeal consistency. Sweet roll dough recipe for bread machine Bake uncovered until middle is set and top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.

For rum sauce, heat brown sugar and butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until melted. The best cinnamon bun recipe ever Add rum, cream, cinnamon and pecan pieces and simmer until thickened. Easy cinnamon roll recipe no yeast Serve over bread pudding.

Praline Pretzel Bread Pudding served at a luncheon in New Orleans

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