Category Archives: Baking

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

On February 14th my mother-in-law came to the door with these beautiful treats. Thank you Marcella Auhl. My family is enjoying them and they are lactose free. Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes 1 box of lactose free chocolate cake mix, follow directions on box, adding eggs, oil and water 1 can of cherry pie filling, 21 oz  Read more »

February 18, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Cider Carrot Cake

Cider vinegar makes this cake taste great. I wanted to take something sweet to a meeting tonight, and this cake was the winner. Cider Carrot Cake 2 c Sugar 2 Tbsp Molasses 1 c canola oil 3¬† eggs 3 1/2 c Flour 2 tsp Baking Soda 1 1/2 tsp Salt 1 tsp Cinnamon 1 tsp  Read more »

February 16, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Cinnamon Buns

When I got up this morning I decided that Cinnamon Buns would be good on a cold snowy day.Several inches will fall today and soon we will be out there shoveling.       Cinnamon Buns 4 c flour 1 package dry active yeast 1 c milk 1/3 sugar 1/3 butter 1/2 tsp salt 2  Read more »

February 11, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

More Scones

Made some more scones. These are Orange Raisin Scones All the scones that¬† I made yesterday are gone so I wanted to some more. The recipe yesterday had 1/2 cup of butter and I wanted to see if I could cut back on that. I reduced the butter and added nonfat yogurt and it worked  Read more »

February 7, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Orange Scones

I wanted to make some Orange Scones to go with the soup I made for lunch. These are buttery and light; remember that biscuits and pastry dough should be handled as little as possible. Once the butter is cut into the flour mixture, you will have light flaky breads if you just barely work in  Read more »

February 7, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Carrot Cake

I got a little carried away with carrots today and I shredded way too many. This morning I made a batch of Curried Carrot Soup, and later today I make a carrot cake when I got home from work. For the cake I used a recipe that I found on My Recipes dot com. It  Read more »

February 7, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Cutting Butter

I have been asked about ‘cutting butter’ for pie crusts and pastry. Here I was preparing to make scones. Pastry dough is basically flour, a pinch of salt, fat and water. Following your recipe, mix the flour and salt. Add sliced cold butter to the bowl. Using two knives, cut back and forth crosswise, until  Read more »

February 7, 2012 Posted by: 1 Comment - Permalink