Easter Brunch Coconut Donuts

These baked coconut donuts are decorated to look like Easter egg nests. They taste amazing, and are so cute – perfect for Easter brunch!

Easter Brunch Coconut Donuts | chezcateylou.com

You knew I couldn’t let a holiday pass without making a donut for it, right?? Especially a holiday like Easter, when brunch is the star of the show. And what would a good Easter brunch be without some donuts?! I’ve seen so many Easter goodies on Pinterest lately that look like bird nests and Easter baskets. They are seriously so adorable!  I clearly needed to get in on the cuteness action, so I made a baked coconut donut and decorated it to look like a nest.

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Brioche Bread

Brioche Bread | chezcateylou.com

Ok everyone – what is going on with the weather this winter?! I know it is all people can talk about lately, but seriously – will it ever stop snowing? Definitely the worst winter we’ve had in my 6 years in NYC! I walk to work every morning (takes about 25 minutes in case you are curious) and I think I’ve said about 10 times this winter, “Ok that was by far my worst walk yet.” It just keeps getting worse though!  But this morning took the cake (and not the good kind of cake) – freezing rain the entire walk – which was falling on top of snow piles. The result: icy sidewalks and HUGE puddles at each intersection. Fun. But I made it without falling, phew!

And now I can talk about brioche bread, which is definitely cheering me up immediately. There is a stick of butter in each loaf, what’s not to love?!… 

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Birthday Brownie Pudding

Brownie Pudding | chezcateylou.com

Happy birthday to me! Today we are celebrating at Chez CateyLou, because it is my birthday! And what better way to celebrate than with chocolate. I bake all the time (could you tell?) but I wanted to make something special for my birthday. So since it is my birthday and all about me, I decided to make myself Ina Garten’s Brownie Pudding.

I saw this on her show ages ago and made a mental note to try this recipe. However I kept putting it off because I knew it would be dangerous for me. All baked goods are dangerous, but at least cookies have some built in portion control. You can freeze some, give some away, and you know that once you’ve had three, you should probably stop. But a whole pan of molten chocolate brownie cake pudding? Well I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to stop eating it. So that’s why I decided to wait to make it until it was my birthday. Because no one can judge you if you eat an entire dessert if it is your birthday.

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