Cocoa Brownies have never been in my wheelhouse and I’m not sure why, although I have a sneaking suspicion I am prejudiced in favor of chocolate. However, while wandering around the internet recently, an article on cocoa brownies caught my eye. Continue reading
These Warm Chocolate Lava Cakes with Bailey’s Sauce comes to us from Cork, Ireland via the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Orlando, Florida. Booth after booth after booth from all over the world featured food from their countries. This and the Belgium Waffle booth had the longest lines and were indeed standouts. They are quite different than the usual waffles.
This is so easy all you need is a whisk, a bowl and a few measuring ingredients. Continue reading
I’ve often wondered if the first person to make banana bread actually started out to make it or if the bananas sat in a corner, got overly-ripe and something had to be done with them, which is usually what happens in my house. That doesn’t make it any less wonderful – just necessary.
This Two Step Banana Bread is great as a quick gift to someone on your list or to yourself. it is sure to be well received and appreciated. It’s also great to have tucked away in the freezer for those times you need to have a bit of something for drop in guests or as a morning treat for house guests.
Bananas are actually one fruit that is picked green and best allowed to ripen off the tree. Produce wholesalers often have “banana rooms” where the fruit is purchased really green and then ripened in these 70 degree rooms to a yellow color with green tips. Continue reading
This Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Caramel Rum Sauce is ease personified in baking.
The simple Caramel Rum Sauce can be made weeks ahead and refrigerated.
The Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart has a graham cracker crust that is pressed in and filled with a cream cheese mixture alternated with a pumpkin mixture which are swirled together.
The baked tart can be frozen if made ahead.
After last week’s marathon recipe, Scones with Cranberry Strawberry Jam is a walk in the park. The scones are easily made and the jam requires no canning if kept in the refrigerator or freezer. The combination of the cranberries and strawberries makes a sweet-tart topping for the scones, toast, biscuits, or pancakes and waffles. A jar of the jam makes a perfect hostess gift.
These scones are endlessly variable. They are light, moist and very buttery tasting despite the fact they have only three tablespoons of butter. Of course, the liquid used is heavy cream.
The scones should be served close to baking for the best experience. But they are certainly good any time of the day, even the next day. Since they can be frozen, either baked or unbaked, warm scones can be had any time of the day. This is a wonderful breakfast with friends or part of a brunch. They can be made larger or smaller as desired. Continue reading