Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

October 5, 2017 Cakes & Cupcakes


In one form or another the doughnut has been around for some time. Most often fried, we opt for baked donuts, which are easier and faster to make (AND, they’re easier on our waistline than fried versions). This recipe pairs warm spices and autumn inspired ingredients for a delicious take on this baked doughnut. 10 […]

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Striped Plum Tart

June 2, 2014 Desserts


This recipe calls for black and red plums, but don’t limit yourself to those. We used a mixture of plums, peaches and nectarines, and it disappeared in about 15 minutes. The dessert is just as delicious without using the apricot jam, simply sprinkling the top with a bit of sugar prior to baking. And, when […]

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Poor Man’s Strudel

July 30, 2013 Pastry

Poor Man's Strudel

Many of the recipes I dig up from my mother’s collection are copies of handwritten (or scribbled) on a sheet of tattered paper my grandmother or great aunts wrote. At times it is hard to decipher the directions, as they often only contain the bare essential instructions. Here, I include my Grandmother’s recipe for Poor […]

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July 30, 2013 Pastry

Listy (Angel Wings)

Usually made for celebrations when the family gathered, this lightly crunchy and sweet pastry is a family favorite of everyone – young and old. These days I don’t wait until there is a celebration, we enjoy listy whenever the feeling hits me. • 1 large egg • ½ cup heavy cream • 4 egg yolks […]

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Puff Pastry Cream Squares

July 30, 2013 Pastry

Melts in your mouth

Mom’s aunt used to make this all the time, creating a light and airy puff paste from scratch to sandwich around the creamy custard filling. If you’ve the time, go ahead and make your puff paste from scratch, otherwise, you can use a store bought version. Puff Paste 3 1/2 cups flour 1 cup ice […]

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Berry Galette

July 8, 2013 Desserts


Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are the perfect summer fruits to fill t his galette. But don’t forget others such as apples, peaches and pears – Use the dough as a base for a variety of delicious summer desserts.   Galette Dough 3 tbsp sour cream (or yogurt or buttermilk) 1/3 cup (approximately) ice water […]

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Drobni – Low Sugar Fruit Pastry

April 8, 2013 Desserts


Source: Grandma Marie   2 cups flour ½ pound margarine 2 ounces creamed cottage cheese 2 tbsp sugar 1 small can apricot filling, pineapple preserves, or any fruit filling. Sprinkle of powdered sugar, if desired   Preheat oven to 325 degrees F Measure all ingredients Cut margarine into four in a large bowl Mix in […]

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