Sausage Gravy over Bakewell Cream Biscuits

My family loves spicy sausage  and we also love biscuits. What a delicious breakfast or brunch  you can have when you combine these two favorites. Over the years I have been trying various biscuit recipes using different kinds of flour such as all-purpose, self-rising, White Lily Flour, Bisquick and others. You can also vary the … Continue reading

Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Espresso Icing

Are you looking for a simple way to use your sourdough starter besides baking bread? Do you like an intense chocolate flavor enhanced by espresso in a cake and in the icing too? Then this recipe  is your answer. You won’t taste any sour in this cake just the deep, full flavor of chocolate. The … Continue reading

Tiramisu Cupcakes With Amaretto Mascarpone Frosting

“Tiramisu” just rings of something good to eat and these cupcakes sure do demonstrate that. I have been promising a sister, who happens to love this dessert, that I would make tiramisu for her birthday – some day! Well, that day finally came.  After pouring over all of the recipes I have collected I decided … Continue reading

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

For a long time I have been wanting to make a “red velvet” dessert. I’ve collected recipes for cupcakes, cakes, brownies, cookies and bundt cakes. Even though I love to bake all kinds of things a bundt cake has always been a favorite as they are attractive for entertaining and they always freeze well. Keeping with the holiday season … Continue reading

Brioche

I loved baking and eating this butter and egg-rich bread. My kitchen smelled so good and my tummy was very happy just eating a sliced piece.  This is a classic brioche dough in taste but it is denser and more cake-like than the typical brioche. Actually, it was closer to a pound cake texture – not quite what I expected to … Continue reading

White Lily Southern Style Biscuits

Many Southerners swear by White Lily Flour for making the highest-rising, light and fluffy biscuits. I might add another descriptive word and that is flaky. The biscuits crumble when you cut into them, not exactly the texture I prefer, but still good when you smother them with butter, gravy or even maple syrup. A few … Continue reading

Carrot Cake For Two

Have you ever wanted just one piece of carrot cake instead of making a big dessert such as my Sourdough Carrot Cake? By the way if you are looking for a different way to use your sourdough starter, give this delicious dessert a try; it even has crushed pineapple in it. Yes, you can make … Continue reading

Homemade San Francisco Sourdough Bread

This post is Part 2 of baking with sourdough. Part 1 was Sourdough – Reviving your Starter when for the first time making bread I weighed my Rosebud starter, flour and water as I went through a 2-day process of turning her into a bubbly happy camper. I was turning cups into grams and even ounces – … Continue reading

Sourdough – Reviving Your Starter

In the Spring, 2016 issue of Sift, a King Arthur Flour (KAF) Publication, there is a section dedicated to sourdough. Included are recipes, some of which I have already made, and a couple of pages devoted to reviving your sourdough starter. This issue is available in stores right now if you’re interested in purchasing it. … Continue reading