Seniman Coffee Studio, and Buana Amertha Sari Coffee Plantation, Ubud, Bali

I was on a quest to find the best coffee Bali has to offer. Seniman Coffee Studio on Jalan Sri Wedari in Ubud is a magical mix of calm and peaceful Ubud and a perfectly Westernized café, with comfy couches and deco furniture overlooking mini statues of Hindu gods and goddesses. The end result is one that makes you want to sit here for hours to enjoy the ambiance.

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Chai Tea Muffins

Have you ever been to Sprinkles Cupcakes? Described by some as “the progenitor of the haute cupcake craze,” Sprinkles Cupcakes offers a variety of muffin flavors including…you guessed it…Chai Latte!! It’s just a fancier way of saying chai tea flavored muffins.

Get rid of the iceing, long lines and steep prices, and you get this simple yet delicious muffin that will not disappoint, especially if you are known to enjoy a hot cup of chai tea. Double up on your chai consuming ways by using Don the Apron’s Masala Chai Recipe.

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Banana-Date Tea Cake

I came across this recipe for banana-date tea cake and was automatically convinced it was something I wanted to try out, mostly because I am very fond of dates and find that they are severely lacking in our selection of sweet breads. Also, Dana Treat does a tremendous job with pictures, proving yet again that a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Raisin Roll

This raisin roll is a close cousin of the currants roll that sweet tooth Trinis love. For some reason it is impossible to find dried currants in grocery stores nowadays. Raisins are a cheap substitute and, in my opinion, taste a lot better! You could also substitute the raisins for dried blueberries or cranberries, feel free to make this recipe your own!

This recipe calls for a regular pastry dough so feel free to use whichever recipe you are familiar with. Mine did not have too much butter which is why the dough did not turn out exceptionally flaky (you can tell in the pictures!)

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Coralie’s Sangria

I admit it’s a bit presumptuous of me to be calling this sangria after myself but I have finally perfected this concoction after innumerable trials. It all started back in Fall 2008 for a “Spanish-themed” potluck dinner.

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Start out by emptying the wine into a large bowl. Add the cubed apples and freshly squeezed orange juice.

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Chocolate Chip Brioche

Brioche is one of the breakfast pastries I miss the most from my Parisian days, where I used to wake up on Sunday morning and get them from the bakery across the street. I would accompany it with a freshly brewed café au lait and occasionally dip it in my coffee to get spongy, moist goodness. I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about.

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