Desserts

  • Breads,  Breakfast,  Desserts,  faves,  Recipes,  tea treats

    Glazed Orange-Cinnamon Rolls

      Right around the time my Gran passed away, my mom put together a book of family recipes from her recipe file and also those new recipes collected and contributed by my sisters, aunts and cousins. It is one of my most cherished possessions and the one I use most out of the thousand-ish cookbooks I own. Here is one of my Gran’s recipes I have adapted- the original orange rolls were yummy too:   Orange-Cinnamon Sweet Rolls 2 cups whole milk, scalded 6 Tablespoons butter, soft 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 packages dry yeast (4-1/2 teaspoons) 6 eggs, beaten 8 cups all purpose flour (can be…

  • Desserts,  Pie,  Recipes

    Green Apple Polka Dot Pie

        Green Apple Polka Dot Pie one recipe Gabi’s Best Pie Crust 7 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples 1/4 cup vanilla scented granulated white sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 T corn starch 1 teaspoon Vietnamese Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon Penzey’s pie spice mix 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract egg wash made of 1 egg and a Tablespoon or two of half and half raw or turbinado sugar to sprinkle Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan with half the pie crust and place in fridge to keep cool. Mix the apples, sugars, spices and vanilla in a large…

  • Breakfast,  Cakes,  Desserts,  Recipes,  tea treats,  Vegetarian

    Peachy Almond Zucchini Cake

     It’s been a bit of a rainy August around here but that hasn’t stopped our zucchini plant from offering up a new zucchini (or several) every day. I’ve made raw zucchini salads and we’ve had lots of it sautéed with onions and feta, but today I felt like making something to have with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Did I mention that it was raining? There are more zucchini lurking in there… I swear I heard it say “feed me”! 😉 Rather than make the same old zucchini bread, I thought I’d add a seasonal touch with some peach jam and complement that flavor with some almond flour. Peaches and almond go together…

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