Coffee Chiffon Cake

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Host Zoe Francois works on her Coffee Honeycomb Chiffon Cake while filming an episode of "Zoe Bakes."

This is the coffee chiffon cake I make on season 3 episode 10 of Zoë Bakes in celebration of one of my mentors and first lady of the Twin Cities culinary scene, Sue Zelickson. Sue has been my mentor, a friend, and a shining example of power and grace.

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Chocolate-Raspberry Linzer Cookies

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A close-up of host Zoe Francois' Chocolate-Raspberry Linzer Cookies.

My next cookbook, Zoë Bakes Cookies, will feature about 100 recipes and I test my recipes over and over until they’re perfect. Enlisting my sons, Henri and Charlie, to be taste testers and incorporating their feedback makes my books even better. In season 3 episode 9 of Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network Henri and Charlie join me in the kitchen to test a few of my cookie recipes and variations. You must tune in to see how it goes! In this episode I also visit a beautiful hazelnut farm and gather local nuts to try in my recipe. To learn more about Minnesota hazelnuts, visit the Organic Compound.

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Blueberry Scones

Blueberry scones, one plated next to a bowl of wild blueberries

These are the blueberry scones I make on season 3 episode 7 of Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network! In this episode I prepare to go to my friend’s cabin and since wild blueberries are in season, I make blueberry bars with lattice and lemon thyme shortbread crust, along with these blueberry scones to snack on when we hit the road.

You can watch Zoë Bakes on (HBO) Max, discovery+, and the Magnolia | Time Well Spent app.

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