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 →
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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!
Today I gave myself permission to let go of responsibilities and deadlines and just play in the kitchen. I started the day thinking I would pull out my sourdough starters and give them some love but I ended up going a different direction entirely. At some point this morning I was reminded of a gluten-free brioche roll recipe I had seen on the Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour website. Since I still had most of a bag of the Cup4Cup flour (I first talked about and used this flour in this Sweet Potato Bread) and a fresh supply of my favorite Kerrygold butter, I decided to go ahead and try the brioche roll recipe. Just because. Continue reading →
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
I love quick breads. They’re easy to make, the recipes can easily be changed up to fit your mood, and pretty much everyone loves them. I know I haven’t met a quick bread I didn’t like. So when I saw a recipe for a Sweet Potato Cranberry Quick Bread pop up on Facebook yesterday from a new-to-me food blog called Beard & Bonnet, I had to investigate a little further. 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 →
Christmas isn’t here yet, but I’m already craving cookies like crazy. This morning I was looking through different cookie recipes I’ve posted in the past and I ran across this recipe for Brown Sugar Shortbread that was hidden in a post about Lemon Shortbread from a few years back. Since these cookies are so delicious, I decided it was time to give them their own space to shine. Keep in mind that a batch of shortbread packaged in a cute box or tin makes a wonderful gift! Continue reading →
When it comes to dried fruit, cranberries do not top my list of favorites. I love raisins, prunes, dried apricots, dried peaches, and dried tart cherries any time of the year, but it’s rare to find a bag of dried cranberries in my pantry most of the time. However, when Thanksgiving rolls around, I start thinking cranberries and the dried ones inevitably start showing up in my green salads and baked goods and continue to do so through January. They add a festive pop of color and the flavor pairs beautifully with oranges, one of my favorite things to eat in the winter. I do use the fresh ones for holiday cranberry sauces and relishes, but I think dried cranberries are wonderful in cookies, muffins, scones, and green salads. Continue reading →