I read about Hummingbird Cake somewhere, sometime and decided to make it to share for my birthday this year instead of my usual Banana Nut Cake* (as a sheet cake) and ** full nuts 2017 and *** Banana Cake with Creamy Nut Frosting No Nuts. Banana nut is my favorite cake, and Hummingbird Cake is … More Hummingbird Cake Cupcakes
Last week on sale at a grocery store, I bought three one-pound bowls of fresh fruit, one of which was pineapple. I ate the melons from two bowls and decided to roast and caramelize the pineapple chunks, some of which were used in a Moroccan-spiced couscous, steamed broccoli, caramelized red bell, onion and pine nut … More New! Roasted Pineapple & Orange Bread with My Recipe & Idea for a Pretty Salad
Readers may have noted a penchant for browned butter in several of my cookies and won’t be surprised that my ears perked up a few days ago when watching America’s Test Kitchen and heard “browned butter” in a recipe for blondies. While the addition of toasted pecans and milk chocolate chips was unsurprising, adding two … More Browned Butter Blondies with Toasted Pecans and Milk Chocolate Chips
I asked my friend and neighbor what kind of cake she’d like for her birthday on July 15th. To my surprise, she said spice cake with caramel frosting. We talked about divvying it up with other cake lovers nearby and she said, not excited in the least, “I suppose it should be a sheet cake.” … More 2 Birthday Cakes: Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting, AKA Penuche!
Hah! Another post where the photos will tell most of the story. In the beginning, there was plain brown sugar and butter caramel beneath the simple Dutch Baby batter on a day when I didn’t have syrup and didn’t want lemon/powdered sugar or jam on top. Then I tried it with sliced pear and a … More Caramel and Fruit Upside-Down Dutch Baby Pancakes with Directions
Two boxes of fresh berries, some frozen raspberries and my recipe for deliciousness previously published*. Wow! This is my idea of berry shortcake Heaven with small scoop vanilla ice cream. When Washington peaches and nectarines come in this summer, well … *https://mschefinseattle.com/2021/12/29/better-lemon-glazed-raspberry-scones-with-my-recipe/
I made a trip to Lynnwood last week via bus for a couple things that I expected to find at J.D.’s Market, specifically bourma and fresh halwa because it’s Ramadan and they’re typically available during the fasting month. No such luck, but I did pick up a jar of Ariana Sumac, a seasoning widely used … More Sesame and Sumac Naan
Visit to a medical establishment upcoming so it was a morning to make a batch of cookies and pop them into gift boxes for two drivers and a radiology tech. I was going to make plain old Oatmeal Scotchies — the cookie with the recipe on the package — but decided to add some pop … More 3-Chip Oatmeal Cookie: Heath Bar, Butterscotch & See’s Semisweet Chocolate Chips
I don’t remember the first time “lemon brownies” appeared in a search for some other recipe and I said, “What?” But, since my favorite Mackintosh’s Toffee candy was a chocolate-covered lemon cream and since chocolate is so versatile in flavor combinations, it stuck in my baker’s brain. I made a brownie with multi-colored lemon cream … More Glazed Lemon Brownies. What?
One day last year when I was on a walk, I came upon two ladies standing by the trunk of a car, one of them holding a cake looking like this one. I asked what it was and the baker told me that it was her family favorite and she was taking it to a … More Sunday Cake: German Chocolate Cake with Seafoam Frosting