Tag: Orange

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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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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Halloween Nanaimo Bars

Ok, who doesn’t like Nanaimo Bars??? I store them in the fridge or freezer so they are nice and cold.  They just seem better that way, at least as far as I’m concerned!  Here’s a discovery I made:  they don’t freeze solid!  Midnight cravings are calling! The middle layer is both orange flavoured and lightly tinted orange, […]

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Orange Chiffon Cake

I baked this cake for my parents a few years ago, dropping if off along with a bunch of other baking. The very next day my dad phoned to tell me that it was “almost all gone and it was so good he could not stop eating it!” Oh…and could I bake them another one […]

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Rhubarb Walnut Muffins

The Rhubarb is coming on strong! Now’s the time to make lots of rhubarb goodies like these delicious muffins. I love muffins so I often make a double batch to stash in the freezer to make a welcome treat for breakfast with coffee or any other time you feel like one! Yesterday I made these […]

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Apple And Grape Quick Bread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Oh it’s definitely fall…grape harvest, apple harvest…baking, baking, baking! We have lift off! Quick breads are such a good thing for breakfast, afternoon tea or dessert. Recipe inspired by The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. I think I might just add 1/8 tsp. of cardamom the next […]

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Blueberry Orange Muffins

I wish I could count how many hundreds of these I baked when I was a corporate chef! They were in great demand! One of the executives would always ask that some be set aside for her for later! I think making a double batch of muffins is a great idea for storing in the freezer, ready for […]

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Zucchini Marmalade

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Makes Approximately Six 8 Ounce Jars It’s summer and that means zucchini and lots of it! One of the things I love is marmalade and Chris of Rise Artisan** makes terrific marmalade. Years ago I was given this recipe but turned my nose up until […]