While it’s honestly a little hard for me to imagine, I know there are some of you out there who don’t really care for pie. I may not agree with that sentiment, but I can accept it. And I can agree that there should always be room for delicious, seasonal, non-pie desserts on the Thanksgiving table. As long as there is also pie. Here are some ideas: Continue reading →
Entries Tagged 'Desserts'
I’ll be adding a thick cream cheese glaze to this and delivering it to a friend as a belated birthday gift later today. I started with a recipe I found through The Food Librarian but made some changes to the ingredients and process. Assuming this cake tastes as delicious as I think it will, I’ll share my version of the recipe later in the week. Meanwhile, if you have access to Fuyu persimmons and have never used them in a cake, check out the original recipe and give it a try. Happy baking!
I decided to reach way back into the archives today and pull up a favorite recipe from November of 2006 – Pumpkin Roll! I’m sure most of you have tasted some version of this delightful Autumn creation, but if not, you’re in for a treat. Pumpkin Roll is a spiced pumpkin sponge cake that is spread with sweetened cream cheese and rolled up into a pinwheel. It’s fairly easy to make, impressive-looking when sliced, and absolutely delicious. But you’ll have to travel way back to 2006 if you want to learn how to make it: Pumpkin Roll Recipe
As promised, today I’m going to share how I made Phil’s messy but delicious lemon birthday cake. This rich, buttery bundt cake is infused with lemon zest, filled with a delicious Meyer lemon curd, and topped with a tart lemon glaze. Too much lemon? Never. Continue reading →
As we’re transitioning from the Whole30 diet that we followed last month, I thought it might be fun to experiment with some grain-free baking. We have added small amounts of natural sweeteners, butter, and cheese back to our diet this week but won’t be adding any wheat back for a little while yet. This Snickerdoodle recipe from Deliciously Organic works perfectly for us at this stage because it uses almond and coconut flours in place of all-purpose wheat flour and is sweetened with a combination of honey and coconut sugar. I followed Carrie’s recipe exactly and these were simple to make and they turned out perfectly. The only real difference between mine and hers was that I used the convection setting on my oven when baking them. Even though I turned the temperature down and shortened the baking time, the coconut sugar browned faster than I was expecting. They didn’t burn, but they definitely have a delicious though unintentional caramel flavor. Next time I’ll bake them without convection and then see which I prefer. Continue reading →
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month? Apparently Ronald Reagan proclaimed July 1984 to be National Ice Cream month and the tradition has continued since then. I suppose it makes sense that the hottest month of the year goes hand in hand with the coolest treat around, but I hadn’t really heard of National Ice Cream month until I was contacted by Tillamook to see if I was interested in playing with some of their ice cream to create a treat to celebrate this special month. I certainly don’t need an excuse to consume ice cream in the summer, but it was a lot of fun sampling some new Tillamook Ice Cream flavors and coming up with an ice cream treat to share with my family and with you. Continue reading →
This is an older post from deep in the Pinch My Salt archives that I decided to dust off and pull forward to share again. It was originally published in September 2006. Enjoy!
I purchased my ice cream maker late in the summer and therefore this second frozen concoction to emerge from it is a dense, creamy ice cream that manages to straddle the seasons – cooling me off during the still-too-warm days of late summer but welcoming fall with the warm flavors cinnamon and vanilla. Continue reading →
I’ve never combined strawberries and peaches in a baked dessert before and now that I’ve tried it, I’m not sure why I waited so long. Two of my all-time favorite desserts are Peach Cobbler and Strawberry Shortcake and this cobbler basically combines the two flavors – especially if you top it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Continue reading →