Tag: Baking

Baking and Sweet Endings

Olive Oil Plum Cake

Here’s a delicious cake recipe from Victoria’s Don Genova, a journalist specializing in writing and broadcasting about food and travel, posted a few years ago that I’ve been making every Italian Prune Plum season. Makes one 9” Cake 1 cup fresh, full-fat ricotta cheese 1/3 cup olive oil 1 cup granulated sugar 1 Tbsp. freshly […]

Metal Platter Filled with Local Purple Grapes & Leaves
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Crunchy Top Grape Muffins

For the past couple of years, in the fall, I’ve been making lovely little Coronation-Vin Santo grape cakes for dessert.  And while doing a freezer tidy-up recently, I found a small bag of the grapes tucked away. Hmmm…well I don’t have enough to make the cakes but maybe I could turn them into muffins and […]

Greek Butter Cookies with Cloves
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Greek Butter Cookies

Getting a “leg-up” on my Christmas baking by starting with these buttery little morsels that have just a hint of anise flavour. They’re good keepers and freeze well!  You can use either blanched or unblanched almonds to make the cookies.  I’ve been baking these off and on for over 40 years…the original recipe is taped […]

Christmas Baking, Shortbread with Tuscan Lily Stamp
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Mom’s Shortbread

Mom made these every Christmas and we loved them so much.  No secret that we got caught with your hands in the cookie jar on more than one occasion!  So buttery and delicious! When I worked as a corporate chef, come Christmas season I must have made thousands of them both for the dining room […]

Christmas Cookies, Drei Augen (3 Eyes) with Red Currant Jelly Filling & 1 Hole Only
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Drei Augen (Three Eyes)

After receiving rave reviews all Christmas Season for these cookies that I’d not made for years for some unfathomable reason, I thought it was time I added it to my Oracibo recipes.   The recipe for these absolutely wonderful little currant jelly filled beauties comes from the late Carol Field.  I was unable to find my pastry […]

Apple Nut Muffins, Black Tile Background
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Apple Nut Muffins

Come the fall this is a “must” in my muffin repertoire! It was such a popular muffin at the many coffee-breakfasts I catered in the olden days! If you have apple butter on hand it would be a very nice spread on a muffin. Makes 10-12 Medium Size Muffins Preheat the oven to 375 F. […]

Blueberry Lemon Loaf, white Square Plate
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Blueberry Lemon Loaf

It’s well known that I adore the combination of berries with lemon! Here is a lovely quick bread that’s easy to make and darned right delish!  The lemon glaze topping is addictive! Makes 1 Loaf For the Loaf: 1 ½ cups unbleached flour 1 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room […]

Mary Berry's Treacle Tart with Lattice Crust
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English Treacle Tart

Whenever I would hear or read about this tart I would get all shivery thinking it would be unbearably sweet! One day, not long after returning from a trip to London, England, throwing caution to the wind, I decided to try and make one. It’s lovely! Nice and lemony and not overly sweet! The lattice […]