Category Archives: baked goods

Pear and Chocolate Crostata

from Epicurious Crust: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 tablespoons (or more) ice water 2 tablespoons chilled whipping cream Blend flour and salt … Continue reading

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Dandelion Jelly

The other day I ran across a recipe for dandelion jelly on Langdon Cook’s excellent foraging website, Fat of the Land. I was kinda toying with doing up a batch but didn’t know where to find the dandies and was … Continue reading

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Quiche Lorraine

This recipe was first seen several years ago in Cook’s Illustrated. It’s the very best quiche out there, making a pie that’s smooth and custardy. Make it with whatever filling you like—nearly anything will work, though I think some type … Continue reading

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Kick Ass Cornbread

This one comes courtesy of my old pal Jeannette McDonald. Be sure to make sure it’s cooked all the way through—as the batter’s on the wet side, this can be a problem. This one’s a real crowd-pleaser, good for potlucks. … Continue reading

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Figasa

This is another one from the old country. It is a relative of what we call foccacia here, but it’s soft. Also delicious and highly addictive. 375F 2 packages yeast dissolved in hot water 2c h2o with a bit of … Continue reading

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Fondant a l’orange

Simple, lush, classic French. It doesn’t look like much, but it is melt-in-your mouth gorgeous on the tongue. Feel free to swear at me for not converting the weights—my scale does metric. prep: 30 minutes bake: 30 minutes 400F 2 … Continue reading

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Fifteen Second Carrot Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Ingredients 2 (8 ounces total) medium carrots 2 large eggs 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup stirred unbleached flour 1 teaspoon baking powder … Continue reading

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