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

Cranberry-Orange Crunch Muffins and My Holiday Trees

The flavor combination of cranberry and orange has been appearing quite frequently this holiday season.  There are many recipes using these two ingredients and I found the perfect muffin by King Arthur Flour (KAF). These will be delicious with my Christmas Day brunch of eggs, kielbasa, roasted hash browns and fresh fruit. They are on … Continue reading

Boiled Cider-Cinnamon Spread with Assorted Dippers

This is absolutely delicious and a perfect spread to make with homemade boiled cider. I have also included a number of dippers such as apple slices, toasted bread, pita or bagel slices to serve with this very yummy spread. I could not quit eating it and had to force myself to save it for guests … Continue reading