I’m not preparing rhubarb desserts anymore (I can’t have them) but since it’s growing all over the Pacific Northwest right now, I thought it might be useful to some new readers if I listed those I’ve made here with the recipes. Right off the bat, I recommend the rhubarb ice cream, the making of which … More Got rhubarb? Recipes, ideas in this blog.
“Ooh, an emulsion! Tell me what happens when you whisk the oil and egg. I think it’s very exciting and it’s one of my favorite things to watch when I’m cooking or baking. You are making an emulsion. Watch it.” I said those things when the girls and I made coffee cakes in our separate … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Coffee Cakes Galore
Some may ask what health benefits could be in a chocolate chip cookie? The obvious health benefit is that most (all in my kitchen!) are made with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dark chocolate has been scientifically proven (I believe in science!) to contain powerful antioxidants and may reduce some common health risks. Do a web search … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Chocolate Chip Chews with health benefits
It’s March 14th, Pi Day. While I had it in mind to make a lemon meringue pie inspired by my friend Ina who made one for her birthday last week, I changed my mind and decided to make a tart instead. Some might call this Lemon Cranberry Bars, but I say it’s a pie. It … More Lemon Cranberry Tart for Pi Day
Stressed out? Try a nice brisk walk in the morning light and then bake the rest of the day. I’m calling it early St. Patrick’s Day gift pack for Mother and a couple other cookie testers. I was already on an “orange kick” a couple days ago when the decision was made after a phone … More New! Orange Pistachio Butter Cookies! Orange Minis! Mint Candy Brownies!
I’ve been on an orange “kick” for awhile, starting with gooey clementine cinnamon rolls* and then orange bread pudding** during which I used a different process for incorporating the orange zest into the batters. I decided to try it with my own butter cookie recipe and see what happens. Well, it worked and the cookies? … More New! Orange Butter Cookies
A couple days ago I made some clementine cinnamon rolls* to share and a small loaf of the half white/half white-whole-wheat bread from the same dough to use for a pan of overnight French toast.** That was before I’d rediscovered and altered the orange goo recipe and this idea entered my baking thought-train. What if … More Orange Bread Pudding with instructions
I made an overnight-in-the-fridge yeast dough, half white and half white whole wheat, sneaking in the healthier flour for the first time with this recipe as an experiment. It worked. See that gooey goo? That was a mix of 1/2 cup fresh clementine juice, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup salted butter cooked for … More Gooey Clementine Cinnamon Rolls
There was leftover berry filling from the extravagant birthday cake* made a few days ago and I’m not one to waste leftover goodness. The question was how to use it and I’ve wrestled with ideas because I didn’t want to just make a repeater and I didn’t want it to sink if I put it … More Cranberry-Raspberry Coffee Cake with Orange-Raspberry Glaze
A couple weeks ago I asked my friend to think about what kind of cake she might like for her birthday which falls during the first full day of the winter solstice and three days before Christmas. This is it. There are three layers of fresh lemon cake, fresh seedless raspberry/blackberry filling and berry buttercream. … More Deluxe Lemon & Raspberry Birthday Cake