Biscotti

By request, I’m posting my recipe for biscotti, which is sort of a synthesis of several recipes I had found online, but which I found to be the tastiest combination. Ingredients: 6 Tbsp unsalted butter 3/4 C sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2-1/4 C flour 1-1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1-1/2 tsp…

Zucchini Bread OR Apple Cake

To help Frumpy Gibbon use her zucchinis, here's the recipe for zucchini bread that I've found to be the best. It's from one of those cookbooks that a church compiles from recipes submitted by its members – I got this one about 20 years ago. This "bread" is really more of a rich sweet cake. [The original…

Baking day

Today was the bake sale at church to raise money for White Cottage at Glade Run, so I spent the day yesterday baking (recipes follow). Of course, first it took an hour and a half to get the kitchen cleaned up after a week of not really having time to both cook dinner and clean…

Apple Crumble

Apple crumble Here's a pic of tonight's dessert!   And here's the recipe (it was from the Sept 2003 issue of some magazine I used to get, Natural Health or Organic Style or something similar):   6 tart apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/4" slices 1/4 C granulated sugar 1/8 tsp freshly gound nutmeg 1/4…

Quest for Pumpernickel: 4. Teil

I've had a rather up-and-down week with my starter… After all those lovely bubbles in the previous post, when I checked on the starter Tuesday morning I found it had overflowed the jar during the night (which is a mason jar with a screwed-on lid, so, not easy to overflow), but it had collapsed back down, so…

Quest for Pumpernickel: 2. Teil (Part 2)

I'm so excited I'm practically jumping up and down! (OK, maybe I actually did jump a little…) I stopped in to Frankferd Farms Thursday at lunch to see if they had some rye meal (something between flour & cracked). They didn't, but said if I was willing to buy 25 lbs of it they could mill…