cakes, pastries, cookies, etc.

cakes, icings, pastries, cookies, puddings…

This year, we are the Smugs! (Cake Day)

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

summary: I love Cake Day; annual vinarterta making; disaster averted (not again!?!) (click on image to see photos taken on previous Cake Days) Ha!! We are the Smugs this year! Yesterday, my vinarterta-making-sister and I squeaked in under the wire and made our cake BEFORE our fruitcake-making-sister. Nyah nyah! We won the game… Ha Ha! […] Continue reading »

Oatmeal Biscuits

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

summary: recipe for oatmeal biscuits based on a recipe in HomeBaking by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford; they taste like graham crackers! For eons, I’ve had a recipe for Graham Crackers bookmarked. Or, rather, I thought I had bookmarked a recipe for Graham Crackers. In the dim recesses of what’s left of my mind, I […] Continue reading »

Persian Cardamom Shortbread (GF; bookmarked recipe)

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

summary: recipe for Persian Cardamom Shortbread – gluten-free cookies; using brown rice flour instead of white rice flour doesn’t ruin the cookies; the thrill of having gluten-free cookies not taste like they were made in the sandbox; really? no pictures?? too bad, because the cookies were lovely; information about Bookmarked Recipes Bookmarked Recipes Why oh […] Continue reading »

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 »

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