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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 »

Green Tomato Pie

by June 29, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS Pillsbury Puff Pastry – thawed Stuffing 1 TBL butter – Melted 6 to 8 medium green tomatoes 2 TBL lemon juice 1 tsp grated lemon zest 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Below to be added later 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 TBL cornstarch 1 TBL flour Read more »

Simple but Elegant Desert Cup

by June 28, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Use a wine glass, sherbert glass or some other tall clear glass. Put blueberries in the bottom of the glass Cover with a bit of pudding Add a couple of table spoons of granola Add a different color/flavor pudding or yogurt Add a different type/color of fruit Add some Read more »

Lady Fingers

by May 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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This is just a nice soft little cake that can be used to make a trifle or even your version of Hostess Twinkies. INGREDIENTS 3 eggs  – separated 1/2 C granulated sugar 3/4 tsp vanilla 1 TBL melted cooled butter 6 TBL corn starch – sifted 6 TBL AP Read more »

Sweet Empanadas

by May 14, 2016 » Add the first comment.

START HERE to read about the dough that you will be using. You will then have a link to return to this recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Plums . diced 1/2 C Apricots . diced 1 lime . Zest and juice 1 pinch 1 tsp corn starch 1/4 Read more »

Easy Apple Strudel

by April 27, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Commercial Puff Pastry, or Strudel Pastry 3 Baking Apples – Granny or Honeycrisp – cored but with skin still on – sliced very very thin or grated 1 TBL Cinnamon 2 TBL Butter 1/2 C Sugar – Turbinado sugar is pretty, but not required STEP BY STEP Read more »

Fruitcake

by April 25, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Mrs Maus’ Fruitcake 1 LB butter candied orange peel candied citroen golden raisins candied lemon peel sour cherries sulfured aricots x x x x 2 LB walnuts – chopped 2 LB pecans – chopped to batter add 2 C granulated sugar 12 eggs one at 1/2 C unsulfured molasses x Read more »

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