Category: Baking

Pumpkin Pie

Make a pie crust. Prick the crust with a fork, and/or cover it with a circle of parchment paper and sprinkle it with pie weights, then blind-bake the crust until it just starts to brown (10-15 minutes). Prepare 1 pound of pumpkin puree. You can purchase this in a can, or make it fresh by roasting a

Sour Cream Cake

Preheat your oven to 350°. Cake pan: 9″ round, 9″ square, 9×12″ rectangle, two loaf pans, or equivalent. Butter the inside of the cake pan. 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, at room temperature) 1 cup sugar Combine the butter and sugar and beat until creamy. (Use a stand mixer if you have one, or an

Quiche Formula

You can make a quiche out of almost anything! Mix and match your cheese and vegetable choices to taste, and then follow this simple formula. Based on the Moosewood quiche formula, by Mollie Katzen. A basic piecrust. Around 1 lb. shredded or crumbled cheese: cheddar, goat, swiss, or whatever you like. Around 1-2 cups cooked


The Evans family poundcake receipt. 2 sticks butter (1/2 lb.) 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 2 cups flour (240 grams) Cream butter & sugar together. Separate eggs. Beat in the egg yolks. Mix in flour. Fold in the egg whites.  Do not over-beat. You should expect a sour-cream-like consistency to your batter.  Line a ring

Pie Crust

[Piglet posted this to her Dreamwidth page in October.] Because I can’t find anything unless it’s online: my pie crust formula. Makes one bottom crust. 1 stick of butter (1/4 pound) 180 grams (1 1/2 cups) flour salt [a pinch] sugar [1/2 tsp] ~6 Tablespoons ice water, dash of vinegar optional Cut butter into salted,


Adapted from “Baking Illustrated”. Preheat oven & baking pan at 425ºF. 120 g (1 cup) yellow cornmeal 120 g (1 cup) all purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 4 tsp. (Tbl.?) sugar 1/2 tsp. salt [whisk together, form a well] 1/2 cup melted butter 2 lg. eggs 1 1/2 cups milk

Cream Biscuits

Fool-proof pre-coffee morning biscuits. (Piglet’s recipe.) Preheat oven to 375 deg. F. A mixing bowl and a large mixing fork • self-rising flour, 1 1/2 cups (160 grams) • Sugar, 1 tablespoon, or to taste Stir the flour and sugar together into the bowl. • Heavy cream, 3/4 cup (170 grams) Stir in the cream

Gale Gand’s giant’s thumbprint butter cookies

From butter sugar flour eggs, by Gale Gand, dessert goddess. 1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks) 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 vanilla bean scrapings 1/4 tsp. salt 260 g. flour jam of your preference Cream butter, sugar; vanilla, salt. Mix in flour, slowly. Roll dough into golf balls, place 2″ apart. Make a well, insert jam. Bake

Cherry pie

2 pints sour cherries 1/2 cup sugar 1.5 Tablespoons cornstarch a dash of Aberlour (or kirsch or light rum, etc.) Mix together, let set for half an hour. Pour into piecrust; butter the top; bake (375ºF) 45? min (until done). Re: buttering the top — if you make a lattice crust, put butter pats on

Speculaas cookie spices

Speculaas spice mix, which I use whenever sweet spices are called for. 3 parts by weight cinnamon, ground 1 part by weight blade mace, ground 1 part by weight cloves, ground 1 part by weight ginger, ground 1 part by weight coriander seeds, ground 1 part by weight black pepper, ground Taken from Kay Dekker’s