cakes, pastries, cookies, etc.

cakes, icings, pastries, cookies, puddings…

Last Hurrahs of Summer: Coconut Rolls (BBB September 2016)

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

summary: recipe for Coconut Rolls or are they buns??, based on a recipe in “HomeBaking” by Naomi Duguid and Jeffery Alford; substitutions and alterations; malfunctioning scales; a Bread Baking Babes project; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) Bread Baking Babes (BBB) September 2016: Coconut Rolls I was beginning to wonder if […] Continue reading »

an adventure with blackberries

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

blackberry pie

summary: recipe for blackberry pie; visiting Paradise is even better than anticipated; importance of a receptacle when thawing berries; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) A few weeks ago, we took a little day trip to Niagara to visit my cousins and see what it’s like to live in Paradise. It […] Continue reading »

Would you stand in line for this cheesecake?

Friday, June 12th, 2015

cheese cake

summary: store-bought cheese cake vs. homemade cheesecake; Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese storebought cheesecake, Ruth Reichl’s New York Style homemade cheesecake; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos.) Early one morning, a couple of weeks ago, we were riding our bikes downtown and when we were close to the Greyhound bus station, we noticed […] Continue reading »

another gluten-free experiment – you win some…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

GF cookies - some with dates

summary: tiny gluten free cookies; dates are a great addition; sometimes gluten-free experiments are successful! (click on images to see larger view) Sure they’re small but it just means you can have two without feeling even remotely guilty. Always on the lookout for edible gluten-free snacks (trust me, I know that some gluten-free food – […] Continue reading »

dealing with nightmares – again

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

summary: why I almost packed in the blog entirely; comments are once again allowed; Rhyll’s carrot cake is the best; carrot cake is the best comfort food; (click on images to see larger view) I can allow comments again!! Take that stupid spambots who have been giving me grief for almost 5 months! snip… snip… […] Continue reading »

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