Girl Versus Dough

rough puff pastry dough

rough puff pastry dough on a surface

Want to make elegant, beautiful and delicious pastries without all the fuss? This rough puff pastry dough recipe is the solution! With just five ingredients and 30 minutes, you can put together a quick puff pastry dough that works wonders for anything from flaky cheese straws to tender turnovers and more. YUM.

flourless brownies with salted caramel topping

flourless brownie on a surface

Need a showstopping, decadent, indulgent yet fully flourless dessert? Friend, you’ve come to the right place. These fudgy flourless brownies are intensely chocolaty, dense, moist and topped with a generous layer of rich salty caramel. Make them for a weekend treat or a weekday pick-me-up and prepare to fall in love with a brownie.

sourdough waffles

sourdough waffles with whipped cream and berries on a plate

Need to get rid of your sourdough starter discard but don’t want to throw it away? Use it to make these easy and delicious sourdough waffles! Tender, fluffy and lightly sweet with a hint of sourdough flavor, these waffles make for a tasty breakfast any day of the week. Bonus: You can make pancakes with the batter, too. HAPPY DAY.

neapolitan thumbprint cookies

Neapolitan thumbprint cookies on a sheet of parchment paper

Behold — the brainchild of a late-night craving for ice cream and cookies all in one! These Neapolitan thumbprint cookies feature a two-in-one cookie dough that’s half chocolate, half vanilla, baked together to buttery cookie bliss then filled in the center with fresh strawberry royal icing. Believe me when I say — you may never want Neapolitan flavors any other way ever again.

lemon poppy seed cake

A lemon poppy seed cake on a cake stand with a slice taken out

Lemon-poppy seed is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations, so it shocks me to my bones that I’ve never had it in cake form before. This recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Cake changes all that, though, and I couldn’t be happier (neither could my sweet tooth). Layers of soft poppy seed-speckled lemon cake are topped with tangy lemon curd and cream cheese buttercream frosting for the ultimate summertime (or anytime) showstopping dessert. If you’ve never had lemon poppy seed cake before, now is your time.

pepper jack juicy lucy

a pepper jack juicy lucy burger cut in half on a plate

Great news, friends! Tillamook is now in the Twin Cities and to celebrate, I’m sharing my new favorite burger recipe: this Pepper Jack Juicy Lucy. Thick-cut Pepper Jack cheese slices are stuffed inside burger patties, then cooked until the beef is done and the cheese inside is OMG-melty. Top it with a spread of jalapeño cream cheese, buttery caramelized onions, juicy fresh tomato, crispy bacon and leafy lettuce on a toasted brioche bun and dig in to the burger you never knew you needed all your life.