this recipe is exciting to me for two reasons, I get to use up some apples (I had crispins and pippins) that I had totally forgotten about and I get to use my new vitamix blender. flaugnarde is a french custardy cake similar to a claufotis (claufotis is usually filled with cherries, while flaugnarde are usually filled with apples, pears or other fruits.), it’s also a southern dessert and my grandmother from south carolina made a similar baked custard cake filled with peaches or prunes.
yes, i’m still riffing on my go to basic pound cake recipe. this time, a plan to make cheesecake fell apart due to timing and i decided to see what would happen if i used the cream cheese in place of heavy cream or sour cream in the pound cake recipe.
this past weekend, a last-minute opportunity arose to catch a nyc performance by an out-of-town friend.
sometimes, i like to bring the equivalent of a hostess gift for when we say hi after the performance. with three hours to spare, i thought cookies might be fun to make.
i’m so excited that my recipe for mom’s favorite strawberry shortcake was a finalist in Cup4Cup‘s Mother’s Day 2013 Story & Recipe Contest.
the day started really badly (yesterday, my beloved calico kitty had surgery to remove a polyp from her middle ear, and this morning brought news that there had been complications from the surgery. we have great faith in her vet and hope for some good news soon and a good recovery), and i needed to find a way to try to cheer myself up.
join me for a late and sort of half-hearted celebration of national chocolate cake day. in my morning facebook feed, i spied a martha stewart post with a link to a recipe for boston cream cupcakes. i’m not really a cupcake girl so i set about adapting it into a gluten free cake recipe.
another riff on pound cake, this time for a weekend bruncheon. topped it with a simple chocolate ganache and served with bourbon vanilla ice cream and chocolate whipped cream. see the recipe after the jump
A while back my friend Brenda, who lives in the wilds of Canada (not really – she lives in a big city there), shared her family recipe for traditional shortbread with me. Not long after that I went gluten free and never got a chance to try out the recipe. Lately, having had great success with Cup4Cup, I asked Brenda if she would be kind enough to share the recipe again, so I could finally give it a try. She obliged and boy, am I grateful – honestly, this is one of the best shortbreads that I’ve ever tasted, and I ate a lot of shortbread when I was studying at University, in Scotland.
I asked Brenda, who does a fair amount of gluten free baking for friends, if she would share the recipe again – to encourage her, I sent her a bag of Cup4Cup to try (she says I’m like a pusher – the “first bag is free”!) – and I also asked her for a little background on the recipe. Continue reading
some kind folks have asked for the red velvet recipe and the truth is, at the time of the earlier post, i wasn’t totally happy with the end result, so i didn’t put up the recipe. my earlier attempt didn’t contain buttermilk and while it was good, i thought it could be much better. today, i set about to “make it work” (tim gunn is my idol). a few things to know about red velvet, it usually has buttermilk, Continue reading
i’m only human, and twinkies have been in the news night and day, for the last week. how could i not think seriously about making twinkies? gluten free twinkies! continuing on my Cup4Cup flour kick, i gathered all the necessary ingredients and tools. rattling around in the back of mind was a memory of a twinkie mold somewhere in my mom’s basement. locate twinkie pan. check! find lorann princess cake and cookie flavoring. order from amazon. check!