Tag: Baking

Baking and Sweet Endings

Crunchy Top Grape Muffins

For the past couple of years, in the fall, I’ve been making lovely little Coronation 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 those cakes but maybe I could turn them into muffins! And I […]

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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 […]

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Mom’s Shortbread

Mom made these every Christmas, we loved them.  Talk about getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar!  So buttery and delicious! When I worked as a corproate chef, I must have made thousands for work, us and family members every Christmas season. They store very well in a cool place. They are made entirely […]

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Drei Augen (Three Eyes)

I wasn’t going to put this recipe for German shortbread on Oracibo for some reason or the other…but after receiving rave reviews all Christmas Season…I think I should! This is only the second time I have made them; the first time was back in the mists of time…I won’t wait that long again! The recipe for these absolutely wonderful little […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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English Treacle Tart

Who knew? 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 & make one. It’s lovely! Nice & lemony & not overly sweet! […]

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A Really Good Coffee Cake

I just made this coffee cake again, it’s my go to recipe. The sour cream gives the cake a nice crumb. Can hardly wait to make a cup of coffee and have a slice. It freezes very well too! Cinnamon-Nut Topping (recipe below) 2 ¼ cups sifted flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. each […]

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Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

This cake just screams Christmas season; chocolate, cranberries and orange. Perfect with a cup of coffee! And…you can make it ahead and tuck into the freezer. Makes a 9” Tube or Bundt Cake 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 3 Tbsp. orange juice 1 Tbsp. grated […]

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

An easy to make cake that is moist, light and full of the fall spices we all love so much! In my books, if it’s made with buttermilk then I’m sold! Makes A 9” Square Pan 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 cup tinned pumpkin or homemade puree** ½ each vegetable oil & […]