The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.

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Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls (Refined Sugar Free)

Fall is here which means my kitchen smells like cinnamon 24/7. Why? Well apart from my cinnamon crumb cakes and gingersnaps, my favorite cinnamon rolls are being made! I love love love cinnamon rolls (as I’ve said in numerous blog posts) and last weekend I made them again (no surprise there) but a bit differently.


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Thanksgiving Desserts

This Thanksgiving I was with my family and cousins in Tampa, Florida. And as usual, I was in charge of the desserts.

My cousins had never tasted any of my desserts before so I wanted them to try some of my specialties – that included moist and delicious red velvet cupcakes, pumpkin spice cupcakes, flourless chocolate cake and cinnamon rolls.

It was a lot of fun making these desserts even though I wasn’t in my own kitchen and I didn’t have my faithful Kitchen Aid mixer with me. But they all turned out great as all these recipes can be made by hand with just a little more effort.

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Perfect Cinnamon Rolls

Last weekend I was craving something sweet for breakfast, so I thought what would be better than classic cinnamon rolls!


I have eaten many different kinds of cinnamon rolls, but nothing had come close to a perfect cinnamon roll. I started searching for the best cinnamon rolls recipe until I found the “One”.

I was really excited to make these and share them with all of you so I decided to make a YouTube tutorial!

This recipe is from sally’s baking addiction (which is a great blog) and the results from her recipe were great! These rolls were really soft, fluffy and just melted in my mouth. Since these are homemade cinnamon rolls, they don’t have any preservatives so you need to eat them soon.


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Koeksisters (African Donuts)

This week everyone in my world history class had to do a project on medieval Africa. There were many things you could do for the project and one of them was cooking. So, I decided to make some kind of African dessert. I looked all over the internet and found a recipe that seemed popular and fun to make. These treats are called koeksisters.

Koeksisters are braided donut like treats. To make them you take 3 pieces of dough and braid them (you can also twist them together) and deep-fry them in hot oil. Then right after the koeksister is taken out of the oil, dunk it into an ice-cold sugar syrup. After that all you have to do is let them cool in the fridge and you can eat these tasty treats.

These were really delicious and were really sweet with a hint of ginger from the syrup. Everybody in my class loved them and even asked for seconds. If you would like to try these you could go on to my recipes page or just click here: PART 1 & PART 2

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Cinnamon Rolls

Yesterday I made something that I have always wanted to make-Cinnamon Rolls! It took a lot of work and was time-consuming, but they turned out to be really good. The rolls were left in the oven for a couple of minutes longer so they came out a little bit crusty, but other than that they were really good. It took a lot of time because I had to make the dough and than let it rise for 2 hours. Once the dough rose, I rolled it out, put in the filling, and cut them in small pieces. After that I let them sit for 1 more hour so they can rise more. Finally I put them into the oven. Separately, I prepared the glaze as well. Once the rolls were done, I took them out and pour the glaze on top. It was 11:00 PM, but it was worth every bite. Here is the link to recipe I used,

Here are a few pics:

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