That’s right. The brand new Dutch Potato Gingerbread Cake* has undergone its first variation. While the Snowman Family birthday cake was being made yesterday, I had a little chat with the missus about putting a lemon-lime icing on it in lieu of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream or making the gingerbread offering into a … More One cake leads to: New! Dutch Molasses Ginger Cake with Creamy Lemon Frosting
Last month I bought a package of almond Danish at Trader Joe’s and didn’t like the texture, so I cut it in pieces and froze it with this in mind. Last night it was unfrozen, smashed and topped with custard makings, left to soak overnight in the fridge and then baked to perfection this morning. … More Sunday Almond Strata
I’ve joined NaNoWriMo this year with goal of completing the task during the onset of many gray days in Seattle, a sort of pick-me-up as I go along while the season gnaws at my will. 50,000 words in November. A new novel, approximately 200 pages, and, for me, it is the first draft of one … More Let’s Call It Southwestern Gratin
A chilly morning yesterday along with Sunday Formula 1 from the Circuit of the Americas in Austin and a Seattle Seahawks game on telly meant turn on the oven and bake some more of those super fast, now-they’re-my-favorite-because-they’re-healthier-AND-fluffy buttermilk biscuits.* I shared three, ate one and refrigerated two. Today I lightly buttered one, put it … More Fried Biscuit Raspberry Shortcake, and Romance of Fall in One Photo
A recipe which included a new method of incorporating cinnamon, sugar and butter into a sweet roll caught my eye, specifically, a Swedish cinnamon twist made with cardamon-flavored dough. Before attempting a recipe using up to three tablespoons of ground cardamon plus eggs, butter and milk in the dough, I decided to try the process … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Swedish Cinnamon Goop, 2 Uses
It’s all about the photo, really, of samples from the tins full of goodies I’ve made in the last three days. In order, from the left including my own recipes: my Crookies, Peanut Butter Fudge, Haystacks, my Rum Raisin Joneses, my Peppermint Cream Joneses, my Chocolate Mint Chews, my Coconut Butter Cookies with Seattle Seahawks’ colors, … More Tray of Goodies, Really.
Christmas baking is well and truly underway in my kitchen. Yesterday I prepared peanut butter fudge and made three cookie doughs. One of the doughs was for this butter cookie with finely chopped coconut. It spent the night in the fridge and first thing this morning was sliced, decorated with blue and green sparkling sugar … More Coconut Butter Cookies
The Brits have a food tradition which fits very well with leftovers from Thanksgiving, or, in my case, from the Apple Cup Dinner. Bubble & Squeak begins with a mix of leftover mashed potatoes, some sort of vegetable but often brussel sprouts or cabbage, and a medium hot pan with a pat of butter just … More j’s Bubble & Squeak for Squawks
My University of Washington Huskies won the Apple Cup today, a delirious win over the Washington State Cougars, and I think the win may very well have been due to a dish of spicy, cheesy brussel sprouts rather than mere excellent play on the field. Here’s the story. Yesterday I watched the video of a … More Apple Cup Dinner: Lucky Brussel Sprouts
Earlier this summer while walking home from the Ballard Viking Days with some neighbors, I picked up a party cookbook at one of the pick-up/drop-off free book bins. There was a recipe for a chocolate party cake featuring three layers, lots of butter and chocolate, lots of work and plenty of time to get ingredients … More Chocolate Party Cake. No party.