Holiday Cranberry Bread

Holiday Cranberry Bread Yield:  1 loaf of bread   INGREDIENTS   2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1-½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped in halves 1 egg 1 cup walnuts, chopped Juice and zest of one orange 2 teaspoons butter Boiling water   […]

Savory Cheese and Scallion Scones

   Yield: 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 1-1/2 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions, green tops ¾ cup heavy cream + 2 tablespoons for brushing the top PREPARATION Preheat oven to 425 degrees […]

Lemon Loaf Cake

  This is a recipe that I adapted from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook. I didn’t infuse the cake with the lemon syrup or glaze it. In doing so, it turned out like a coffeecake or sweet bread rather than a cake. Not too sweet, but great flavor and texture. Great treat along with a […]

Thyme Biscuits

Yield 12-16 Biscuits INGREDIENTS 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled ¾ cup buttermilk 1 egg beaten 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped PREPARATION Preheat oven to 425 degrees F Sift together dry ingredients. Cut butter into the flour mixture, but do […]

Cinnamon Crumb Coffeecake

Serves 8-12 INGREDIENTS Cake 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup sour cream Filling ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup chopped walnuts […]

Apple Fritters

Makes 4 dozen fritters INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cup all purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg ¾ cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 medium firm apples, such as Golden Delicious or Granny Smith 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Vegetable oil for frying […]

Cheese Biscuits

CHEESE BISCUITS The key to making great biscuits is buttermilk.  Having lived in the South for the past seven years, I have found that the best Southern cooks use buttermilk for their biscuits.  Using buttermilk in the recipe results in a tender, flaky biscuit.  INGREDIENTS 2 cups self-rising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon […]