• Desserts,  Pie,  Recipes,  tea treats,  Vegetarian

    Apple and Cherry Pie Oh my!

      Why have I never thought to combine these two before? Completely silly because- oh yeah it’s that good. Use this crust recipe: Gabi’s Best Pie Crust 2-1/2 cups unbleached All Purpose wheat flour 1 cup cold, cold butter, salted or unsalted as you have on hand and cut into small bits large pinch of salt if using unsalted butter, smaller if using salted 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, can omit if making a savoury pie 1/2 cup of iced water  (a bit more or less as humidity requires) That’s it. If using a food processor, place the flour, salt and sugar into the work bowl fitted with the metal blade.…

  • Breads,  Breakfast,  Desserts,  Recipes,  tea treats

    Twisted Sweet Rolls

      These are so deliciously easy and fast to make that they can be downright dangerous. Just fair warning to you all. 🙂 Twisted Sweet Rolls For Dough: 2 packages active dry yeast, proofed in 1/4 cup of warm water 1/2 cup butter melted 3/4 cup warm milk (I use whole milk, you can substitute 2% if wanted) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup Vanilla sugar or plain granulated 2 teaspoons of fine sea salt 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest 2 large eggs 4-1/2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour For Filling: 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon salt  1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar 1 cup toasted almonds,…

  • Cakes,  Desserts,  Fun Stuff,  Recipes,  tea treats

    Molten Chocolate Truffle Souffle Cakes

    Want a showy yet supremely easy and delicious dessert? Try this lovely cake filled with a divinely gooey chocolate center. This is basically a flourless chocolate souffle cake with a truffle center that turns into a melted pool of sauce when you cut into the cake. Several years ago they were the darlings of the restaurant world. I finally got around to making some and I wonder why I didn’t sooner.  Some trends are worth it. First you must make some chocolate truffles. Don’t be afraid this is SO easy… Chocolate Truffles 1 cup of heavy cream 1 pound of best quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped- I use…

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