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Puff Pastry Cream Horn

by August 6, 2017 » Add the first comment.
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Here is a recipe I created after seeing the contestants make Puff Pastry Horns on The Great British Bake-off.  This recipe makes 12 horns. Ingredients Commercial Puff Pastry Sheets Lemon Curd Filling 3 egg yolks 1 whole egg 1 cup granulated sugar 2 dashes of salt lemon Read more »


by July 29, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Personal Carrot Cake This makes a cake small enough for two people Showpiece Carrot Cake As tasty as it is beautiful Carrot Cake A private recipe from Iona James Ormshy’s Whole-Wheat Carrot Cake I am not even sure where I got this recipe Read more »

Personal Carrot Cake

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You will need a scale to do this recipe justice. Dry Ingredients 1 large carrot – grated and weighed (eg) 130 gm ± 1 C AP flour (sifted and weighed (eg) 130 gm – same weight as your carrot 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp Read more »


by July 28, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Crepe Lasagna Cok au Vin Crepe Filling

Brownies and Fudge – COLLECTION INDEX

by May 18, 2017 » Add the first comment.

CLASSIC BROWNIES Grandpa’s Brownie Snack – a mixture of OTC ingredients for night snacks Fudge Brownies – from a friend Salted Caramel Fudge Brownies – from Food and Wine magazine Caramel Pecan Brownies – from a misc third party Easiest Fudge in the World – Read more »

Brownie Snack

by May 13, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Brownie Snack Packets were created using 1 or 2 bags Betty Crocker Dutch Cocoa Fudge Brownie Mix Combine ¼ C brownie mix with 1 T Bisquick, 1 T whey isolate, 1 T powdered or brown sugar, 1-2 tsp prepared cocoa Note: I used the cantaloupe baller the Read more »

SM – Sour Orange Marmalade

by February 17, 2017 » Add the first comment.

4 Jar – Overview This recipe makes enough marmalade to last you for a couple of months.   If you want enough marmalade to last you through to next season, CLICK HERE for the amounts used to make a larger batch. Marmalade is traditionally made with Seville oranges (also called Read more »

Lemon Curd and Tarts – COLLECTION

by February 1, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Basic Lemon Curd Gives new life to yesterday’s French Toast. Great as a desert pudding all by itself too! INGREDIENTS 3 egg yolks 1 whole egg 1 cup granulated sugar 2 dashes of salt lemon zest and juice of 4 lemons ( 3/4 – 1 C ) 1/2 Read more »

Sugar Cream Pie

by December 25, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients for full pie crust 1 DEEP DISH pie crust, at room temperature FILLING 4 TBL cornstarch 3/4 C white sugar 4 TBL butter, melted 2 1/4 C heavy cream 1 TBL vanilla FOR TOPPING 4 TBL butter, melted 1/4 C sugar 1 TBL ground cinnamon Alternate for Read more »

Boston Cream Pie

by December 14, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients for Vanilla Cream filling Make this first, because it will have to cool for two hours after creation 3 egg yolks 6 TBL granulated sugar 1 1/2 C whole milk 3 TBL corn starch 1 1/2 TBL butter 1 tsp vanilla Step by Step Cream together Read more »

Sweet Potato Pie / Pumpkin Pie

by November 7, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 3 baked sweet potatoes (poke holes, EVOO, 350º for 45 minutes) Flesh from the potatoes – not the skin 4 TBL softened butter 1/2 C sweet condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs – beaten 1/2 tsp nutmeg scant ground or grated ginger 1/4 C granulated white sugar Read more »

Sabaione (or Sabayon)

by October 23, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 6 clean egg yolks – no white, no chalaza membrane/sinew 3 TBL honey 3 TBL Karo syrup 1/2 C Madeira or Marsala wine – red or pink Juice and zest from one lime STEP BY STEP Break six eggs (one at a time) in a small Read more »

Sticky Bars – In process

by October 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 C toasted pecans First Batter 1 C Brown sugar 1 stick of butter 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla Sift together the below ingredients 1 C flour 1 tsp coarse salt 1 tsp Baking powder Second Batter 1 stick browned butter 1 C brown sugar 1 Read more »

Chocolate Souffle

by October 10, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 2 C Heavy Cream 1/2 C chocolate chips 3-4 Egg Whites Butter – softened Granulated Sugar STEP BY STEP Heat cream in microwave for 90 seconds Add chocolate chips to the cream – stir briefly Beat egg whites to soft peaks Butter ramekins liberally Pour sugar Read more »

Rustic Freeform Fruit Tart

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Use this link to make your Pastry Dough, or just use puff pastry. After you have your crust, toss your selected fruit with 2 C fruit, juice and zest from one lemon, 1/4 C sugar and 1/4 C fruit jam. Mix 1/4 C panko crumbs with 1/4 C sugar and Read more »

Grandpa’s Short Angel Cake

by September 19, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS and STEP BY STEP For the amounts shown in the photo, sift together: – 1 cup Bisquick – 1 cup powdered sugar – 1/2 tsp baking soda Cut in 1 TBL cold butter Set aside 4 egg whites – Beat to stiff peaks 1/2 tsp cream of tartar Read more »

Basic Pudding

by August 5, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS 2 C milk 1/4 C flour 1 egg +  1 egg yolk 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 C condensed milk ALT: 1/2 C more milk plus 1/2 C sugar STEP BY STEP Warm milk in microwave until it is warm to the touch, but not hot. Mix Read more »

Candied Citrus

by July 18, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS Citrus with little to no blemishes on the skin 1 C Water 1 C crushed ice with water 1-1/2 C sugar STEP BY STEP Heat 1 C water plus all of the sugar Stir until sugar is dissolved Remove from heat and stir in ice mixture Read more »

Easy Pecan Pie

by July 13, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Nuts:  Pecans, walnuts, cashews – whatever you like best – chop very coarsely INGREDIENTS 1/2 stick melted butter 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 C molasses 1/2 C corn syrup or Karo 2 TBL Kentucky Bourbon 2 eggs – beaten till frothy Note: Try beating whites if Read more »

Berry Pudding

by July 3, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Based on a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen INGREDIENTS 1 package Hawaiian Sweet Bread or Lady Fingers 3/4 C sugar 1/2 C apricot preserves or orange marmalade Amounts listed ± of any four desired fruits to total 30-35 ounces 10 oz Strawberries 8 oz Blueberries 4 oz Blackberries Read more »