Category: Pastry

Chocolate Pear Hazelnut Tart

August 18th, 2014
  IngredientsCrust1 1/4 cups flour1/3 cup ground hazelnuts1/4 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup cold butter3-6 tbsp cold waterFilling4 eggs, separated1 1/3 cups ground hazelnuts1/2 cup butter1/2 cup packed brown sugar2 tbs… more »

Strawberry Kiwi Tart

May 1st, 2014
IngredientsCrust2 cups flour1 tsp salt1/2 cup oil6 tbsp milkFilling1 lb strawberries5 kiwis1/2 cup sugar2 tbsp tapioca Directions more »

Spiced Banana Muffins

June 20th, 2013
  Ingredients4 ripe bananas, mashed1/3 cup melted butter1 cup brown sugar1 egg1 tsp vanilla1 tbsp spiced rum1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp nutmeg1/8 tsp ground cloves1/8 tsp salt1 tsp baking soda1 1/2 cups flour DirectionsIn a… more »

Berry Tart

December 24th, 2012
    IngredientsCrust2 cups flour6 tbsp sugar1/4 tsp cinnamon12 tbsp butter, melted Berries2 cups frozen blueberries, thawed2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed2 cups frost strawberries, thawed1 1/2 tbsp honeyTopping… more »

Caramel Sticky Rolls

September 3rd, 2012
  IngredientsRolls3 1/2 - 4 cups flour1/3 cup sugar1 tsp salt1 tsp wheat gluten4 1/2 tsp yeast1 cup warm milk1/4 cup butter, melted1 eggCaramel1 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup butter1/4 cup dark corn syrup1 cup chop… more »

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread

April 5th, 2012
  IngredientsBread2 1/2 cups sugar1/2 cup butter, softened1/2 cup peanut butter4 eggs1 cup buttermilk2 tsp vanilla1 cup chocolate chips5 cups flour2 tsp baking soda2 tsp saltIcing4 tbsp milk5 tbsp peanut butter1… more »

Plum Pastry

February 16th, 2012
  Ingredients1 cup flour1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1/2 cup butter, softened1 cup sugar2 whole eggs + 1 egg yolk1 tsp vanilla2 medium plums2 tbsp sugar1/2 tsp cinnamon DirectionsMix together the flour, baking powder,… more »

Twisted Maple Nut Bread

December 14th, 2011
  IngredientsBread2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups flour, divided4 tbsp sugar1 1/2 tsp salt2 1/4 tsp yeast1 tsp maple flavor4 tbsp butter, melted1 egg1 cup warm waterFilling2 cups chopped walnuts1 cup packed brown sugar1 cup sugar… more »

Apple Crisp

November 21st, 2011
Cold fall weekend got you bummed out?  You need a warm, classic dessert like apple crisp.  Serve this up with ice cream or warm cream and you'll forget all about how cold it is outside. Ingredients Directions more »

Banana Tarte with Caramel Sauce

October 31st, 2011
  IngredientsTart ShellFillingCaramel Sauce Directions more »

Butter Tarts

October 27th, 2011
Yield: 24 IngredientsTart Shells2 1/2 cups flour1 tsp salt2 tbsp sugar1 cup cold butter1/4 cup cold waterFilling2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar3 eggs3/4 cup butter, softened3 cups raisins3 tbsp heavy whipping cream1/2… more »

Cinnamon Rolls

October 17th, 2011
  IngredientsDough3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups flour1/3 cup sugar1 tsp salt4 1/2 tsp yeast1 cup warm milk1/4  cup butter, softened1 large eggFilling4 tbsp butter, melted1/2 cup brown sugar2 tsp ground cinnamon3/4 cup raisins… more »

Jalapeno Cheddar Scones

September 15th, 2011
A good scone recipe is hard to come by.  These have a moist texture that is delicious.  And they really don't take a whole lot of effort to make.  The secret is to knead the dough as little as possible. Ingredients Directions more »

Peach Cobbler

August 29th, 2011
  Ingredients1/2 cup sugar1 tbsp cornstarch1/4 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp nutmeg4 cups sliced fresh peaches1 tsp lemon juice1 cup flour1 tbsp sugar1 1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt3 tbsp cold butter1/2 cup half and halfAdditional… more »

Cream Puffs & Éclairs

January 10th, 2011
My brother got me a French cookbook for Christmas, and these looked so good that I had to try them.  You could fill them with other things, too, such as jam or ice cream.  I used sweetened whipped cream.  You could also top with a chocolate glaze if you… more »