Clotted Cream and Scones

Homemade Clotted Cream Ingredients 2 pints Heavy (whipping) cream. *not ultra-pasteurized.* I used the fresh cream that comes in a glass bottle. Directions This process will take about 24 hours, but is very hands off. Pour the cream into a baking dish with a lid.  If you don’t have a lid, cover tightly with foil….

Russian Tea Cookies

Russian Tea Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons…

Royal Icing

Royal Icing Recipe from Alton Brown 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites* (see note below) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners’ sugar (measure it *after* you sift it) In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is…

Super Apple Pie

Recipe from Alton Brown FOR THE CRUST 6 ounces unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 ounces vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 5 to 7 tablespoons applejack or apple brandy (calvados) 12 ounces all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon table salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar FOR THE FILLING 4 1/2 pounds of…

Pumpkin Marscapone Pie

Recipe by Sarah Patterson Scott Published in Bon Appetit, November 2007 Recipe found on Epicurious.com, and is available here INGREDIENTS Crust: I prefer Alton Brown’s Pie Crust recipe, found here. Filling: 1 cup canned pure pumpkin 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1…

Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies Recipe from La Receta de la Felicidad (Site is in Spanish, so you may need to use Google Translate) Servings: ~24 cookies Ingredients For the cookies: 400g all purpose flour (3 ⅔ cup) 125g powdered sugar (1 ¼ cup) 200g butter (1 cube + 6 Tablespoons) 1 medium egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 pinch of…

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction   Ingredients 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, slightly softened to room temperature 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt **If you’re making…

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies Recipe from AlidasKitchen.com Yield: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 egg yolk 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 to 8 drops red food coloring, adjust amount to desired color 24 milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses…

Swedish Overnights

Swedish Overnights Recipe from MacrinaBakery.com Click here for printable recipe Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cups powdered sugar, sifted 1 egg, separated 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup finely chopped walnuts Sugar crystals in your favorite colors Click here for full recipe…

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup margarine 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 egg yolk 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg DIRECTIONS: In a large…

Classic Buttercream Frosting

Recipe from Savory Sweet Life Prep time:  2 mins Cook time:  3 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 2.5 cups Classic American Buttercream frosting. This recipe uses powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk. This is a great recipe for decorating and piping on cupcakes and cake. Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or ½ pound), softened (but not…

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread   4  7.5-oz cans Pillsbury Biscuits 1 t. cinnamon 3/4 c. sugar ———— 1 c. brown sugar 3/4 c. butter 1 1/2 t. cinnamonPreheat oven to 350 degrees Combine 1 t. cinnamon and 3/4 c. sugar in small bowl. Separate biscuits and cut each into 4 pieces. Roll each piece in cinnamon sugar….

White Cake (8- and 9-inch pan recipes)

The Perfect White Cake (8-inch pan)  Recipe from iambaker.net Ingredients 2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 cup milk at room temperature 6 large egg whites at room temperature 2 teaspoons almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon table salt 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened but still…

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie Recipe from Macrina Bakery & Cafe Makes one 9-inch pumpkin pie 1 9-inch pre-baked pie shell 1 cup roasted sugar pumpkin purée Baker’s parchment paper 1 cup canned pumpkin purée 6 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½…

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones 4 c flour 1 cup brown sugar ½ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp nutmeg ½ tsp allspice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 cup cold unsalted butter 2/3 cup buttermilk 1 cup pumpkin puree (no spices or sugar added) 2 tsp vanilla extract…

Oatmeal Spice Cake

Oatmeal Spice Cake Cake Ingredients 1 cup oatmeal 1 1/2 cup boiling water 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. white sugar 1/2 c. shortening 2 eggs 1 1/2 c flour 1 t. soda 1/2 t. salt 1 t. cinnamon Combine 1 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 cup oatmeal.  Mix boiling water and oatmeal. Let…

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies 1 c. Powdered Sugar 1/2 c. Shortening 1/2 c. Butter 1 egg 1/2 t. Red Food Coloring 1 1/2 t. Peppermint or Almond Flavoring 1 t. Vanilla 2 1/2 c. Flour 1 t. Salt Preheat oven to 375. Melt butter and mix with shortening, powdered sugar and egg. Mix well, then add…