Sourdough Baking

I’d been neglecting my sourdough “Mother” and hadn’t fed it in a month. It should be fed at least once a week, even when I’m not using it. But it is very forgiving. Before I could use it again I needed to feed it, which I did on Sunday and again on Monday. By then…

Almond Cake From Albufeira, Portugal

This cake is a long time favourite. I’ve been making it for over 30 years. I think I still have the original Bon Appetit Magazine from 1977. Almond Cake From Albufeira, Portugal====================================Bon Appetit, November 1977 1 Cup all purpose flour3/4 cup granulated sugar1/2 ts baking powder1/2 Teaspoon baking soda1/4 ts salt1 egg1/2 cup buttermilk1/2 ts…

Apple Cake – Torta Di Mele Al Burro

Apple Cake – Torta Di Mele Al Burro===================================Buttery Apple Cake Source: Savoring Italy by Michele Scicolone 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter3 Apples (Golden Delicious) peeled, cored, and cut into slices 1/4 inch thick2/3 cup all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 whole eggs, plus 1 egg yolk1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cups granulated sugar1/2…

Apple Crisp

 Apple CrispPreheat oven to 375°FGrease a 1 1/2 quart square or round baking dish6 apples peeled and sliced and place in baking dish.Cream together1/3 cup butter1 1/4 cups lightly packed brown sugarStir in  until crumbly a mixture of:2/3 cups Flour1/4 teaspoon cinnamonSprinkle with crumbs over apples. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until…

Apple Galette

Apple Galette=============(Galette Grand-mere)An Apple Cake Adapted from The Cuisine of the Rose 2 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast1 tablespoon sugar1/4 cup warm water1 egg1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon butter1 1/2 cups all purpose flour Topping 2 Tablespoons butter softened1/2 cup brown sugar1/4 cup white sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon1 apple peeled, cored and thinly sliced.Dissolve the yeast in 1/4…

Apple Pinwheels in Syrup

Apple Pinwheels in Syrup =========================Source: Cindy Miller farm Journal Cookbook (1972 Edition) Pastry for 2 crust pie4 cups grated apples1 tsp cinnamon3/4 cup sugar1/2 cup packed brown sugar1/4 tsp salt1/4 cup butter1/2 tsp vanilla2 cups hot water Note: I substitute cream for the hot water Roll pastry into 14×12 rectangle. Combine apples and cinnamon, spread…

Apple Tart

Apple Tart==========Source from: the Joy of Baking CRUST: 1 cup (140 grams) all-purpose flour1/3 cup (35 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar1/2 cup (1 stick) (113 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces FILLING: One 8-ounce (227 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar1 large egg1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla…

Banana Won Tons

Banana Won Tons===============Source: Pastries, Pies and Tarts, Bay Books 24 Wonton Wrappers2 Bananas3 Tablespoons brown sugar2 Tablespoons flour1 Tablespoon wateroil for fryingicing sugar Optional: Caramel Sauce and Ice cream Place 12 won ton wrappers on a board. Slice each banana diagonally into 6 pieces. Place 1 slice of banana on each wonton wrapper and sprinkle…

Basic Apple Pie

Basic Apple Pie===============5 or 6 applesjuice of half a lemon1/2 cup of white sugar1/2 cup of brown sugarcinnamon to taste2 tablespoons flour (more if the apples are very juicy,less if not)1 tablespoon butterdouble pie crust Heat oven to 425°F. Peel and slice the apples. Squeeze half a lemon over slices and toss to coat. Add…

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp ================Annie1992’s Grandmother’s recipe 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen, unsweetened2 tbls lemon juice2/3 cup brown sugar1/2 cup flour1/2 cup quick oats1/3 cup butter, softened3/4 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp salt Heat oven to 375. Arrange berries in ungreased square baking dish (8 inch) and sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine remaining ingredients until crumbly. (I use…