March 2011

Vintage Recipe Project: Zserbo Szelet A Hungarian Dessert

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In one of the vintage recipe binders I own, I found a lovely piece of parchment paper with a recipe written on it. The name of the recipe was not written in English (and I doubt there is an English translation for it because I never came across one...)

Homemade Granola Bars

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Homemade Granola Bars - healthy and easy!

Strawberry Scones

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Strawberry season has begun here in the south, and I couldn’t be more excited. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. There is something so decadent about them, yet accessible. Dress them up, dress them down, they still taste good and there is nothing quite like fresh ones. To celebrate, I thought I’d make scones for my Thursday morning meeting with the strawberries that escaped my feeding frenzy. I have a basic scone recipe that I really like. It’s quick, simple, and only requires things you have around the house. It’s not too dry like scones can often be, and it just a little bit sweet. They go wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee, but are still moist enough that you can have them solo. I tend to add only about 1/3 cup of diced fruit to it because the scone batter is good enough to stand on its own. The fruit just adds a little something extra. I also dice the fruit because I think it incorporates into the dough more consistently and allows for more even cooking.

Cotton Soft Japanese Cheesecake

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Tips and tricks to help you achieve that perfect Cotton Soft Japanese Cheesecake.

Double Chocolate Loaf

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The rich and oh so very cocoa filled double chocolate loaf from Baked Explorations with Peanut Butter spread is sure to get you through that afternoon craving.

Ginger Cashew Granola Bars

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Grownup flavours in a classic childhood snack - made gluten-free.

Zucchini quiche

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Savory zucchini quiche made with whole wheat pastry.

Peanut butter and chocolate snack bars

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These delicious bars are made with wheat flour, whole oats and flax seed - but all you can taste is creamy peanut butter and chocolate!

Cinnamon choc chip swirl bread

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Cinnamon and chocolate combined in a tender, easy to work with dough.

Paddy Cakes filled with Bailey's Irish Cream Mousse

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These Paddy Cakes filled with a delicious shot of Bailey's Irish Cream Mousse will bring the magic of leprechauns to the end of a holiday meal... Easy to make, they'll satisfy a family or a crowd. Blarney, they're good!