Category Archives: Baking

Ricotta Cake with Blueberries

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1/4 cup … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, June 2017 | Leave a comment

Summer Vacation Day 43 – Orange Mead and Orange Cake

  Orange Cake – see recipe here Orange Mead* makes 1 gallon 2 1/2 pounds raw honey 1 Large orange –  wash cut to fit for later removal from the gallon jug 1 small handful of raisins 1 teaspoon bread yeast  – dies off … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Food Projects, July 2016 | Leave a comment

Summer Vacation Day 5 – Blueberry Muffins

INGREDIENTS: 2 c flour 1 T baking powder ½ t salt 1 egg 1 cup sugar 4 T melted butter 1 c sour cream 1 c fresh blueberries: Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. Whisk the … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, June 2016 | Leave a comment

Sourdough Bread – Take 2

I made two more batch of sourdough on Saturday.  I have never had such great luck with a starter.  It’s just lovely.  I used the recipe from Emilie’s Sourdough Beginners Guide at the Clever Carrot again and the dough was beautiful. I again tested my starter – … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, March 2016 | Leave a comment

Sourdough Bread – Take 1

I finally decided that I needed to take the plunge and make a loaf of sourdough with my new starter.  I was a little anxious about it, but thanks to Emilie’s Sourdough Beginners Guide at the Clever Carrot I am feeling like … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, February 2016 | Leave a comment

Forgotten Skills – sourdough and butter

This afternoon I started a new sourdough culture, signed up for an online bagel class and cultured a quart of cream for butter…… I was gifted a dry San Francisco sourdough starter from a very nice man that lives near-by. … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Jan 2016 | Leave a comment

Bundt cake and Thrift Store Finds

Today is Samhain, the day the summer comes to its end and the winter dark takes over.  We went to the local thrift shop and found some lovely items that had been carefully weeded from another home….. I found a … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, November 2015 | Leave a comment

Summer Vacation – Day 6

This may be a good day for reading.  It’s 10:30 in the morning and already 77 degrees out. I made buttermilk biscuits and country gravy for the boys this morning.  We add fresh rosemary to both the biscuits and the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Baking, June 2015 | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving 2014 – Pie Crust

Pie Crust 2 1/4 cup flour pinch of salt 1/8 t chai tea spices 1 cup lard up to 5 T ice water mix the dry ingredients by pulsing in a food processor bowl add the lard and pulse until … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2014 – Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Filling 1 sugar pumpkin 1/2 cup brown sugar cut in half scoop out seeds and slime add 1/4 cup brown sugar to each half wrap in foil bake at 350 degrees until soft (about two hours) 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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