Tag: sweets

Baked Apple Pancake

This is a treat: it takes a bit of time, but it’s all simple steps. It’s just the kind of thing I like on a weekend morning. I make pots of tea and coffee, putter around in the kitchen for a bit, clean up while the pancake is in the oven, […]

Quick Tea Cakes with Jam

When you want to bake fast, use self-rising flour. This is flour that’s already mixed with baking powder and salt, and I like to keep it on hand. These quick tea cakes with jam show you how fast baking can be: it took 57 minutes from the time I turned on the oven and began […]

Holiday Cookie Party!

We kick off our holiday season with a Cookie Party, and I can tell you it’s a ton of fun, not too much work, and a great way to connect with friends. We schedule our cookie Sunday, and plan for a full day. Our mission is to bake as many […]

Lime Curd Pavlova

Having received an unexpected (and wonderful) gift of a box of Texas citrus, I began a flurry of cooking using the grapefruits, lemons, limes, and tangerines. The most amazing and wonderful thing ever, though, was made with the limes: a lime curd Pavlova. If you aren’t familiar with Pavlova, it’s […]

Molasses Cookies

I’m responding to a request for chewy molasses cookies. These are not thin ginger-snaps, but have the texture of soft sugar cookies, with a crackly top crust. A hit at my house, they never last more than a few days – though they will supposedly keep well. Makes about 2 […]

Beet Chocolate Cake

Yes, really! Think about it: this may be the original Red Velvet cake. Who knows, this might become your favorite way to eat beets. It is also great for disposing of leftovers. The first time I made this cake, my family was skeptical. However, when it came out of the oven, […]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

2 1/4 c sifted flour 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 3/4 c sugar 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 c vegetable oil 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 c plain yogurt or buttermilk 2 c grated unpeeled […]

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

I first found the recipe for this in the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. I’ve tweaked the spices, because I like them a bit more assertive.  1 egg, beaten 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened 1/2 c brown sugar (packed) 1/3 c honey 1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract 1 […]

Zucchini cake

You’ll never know that the zucchini is in there. It’s chocolate! Very moist and delicious. Yield: one large 10-inch tube pan cake, or Bundt cake. 2 1/2 c flour, unsifted 1/2 c cocoa powder 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon […]