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Post 10: Cake Roll

This is my tenth post! I can’t believe that I have done ten already. When planning for this post, I felt that I wanted to celebrate this milestone with something special. Roll cakes are always something I have always been a bit wary of. They are notoriously tricky, and though this cake lived up toContinue reading “Post 10: Cake Roll”

Cake Roll: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes one cake. Ingredients: 5 eggs 5 Tablespoons cold water 1 cup sugar 1 cup sifted flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla Instructions: Preheat oven to 350℉. Line 10.5×15 inch pan with parchment paper. Separate egg whites from yolks. Combine the yolks and the waterContinue reading “Cake Roll: Just the Recipe”

Deluxe Chocolate Icing: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes enough to frost one cake roll. Ingredients: 2/3 cup butter 4 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 unbeaten eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ounces chocolate Instructions: Bring butter to room temperature. Combine butter and powdered sugar in electric mixer. Beat until it resembles a dough. Add chocolate to microwave-safe container.Continue reading “Deluxe Chocolate Icing: Just the Recipe”

Vintage Marmalade: Just the Recipe

Recipe from the 1962 edition of the New York Times cook book. Labeled as “English Marmalade” Ingredients: 2 lbs Oranges 1 large lemon 9 cups Cold Water 8 cups Sugar Instructions: Thinly slice the oranges and lemon. Do not peel. Remove seeds. Place in large bowl and cover with water. Let sit overnight or 24Continue reading “Vintage Marmalade: Just the Recipe”

Post 9: Christmas Cookies

It is the holiday season! This is the perfect time of year to enjoy some home-baked goodies with a cup of tea. For my holiday post I decided to make not one, but two types of cookies, because no Christmas is complete without some baked goodies. The first type of cookie I made were chocolateContinue reading “Post 9: Christmas Cookies”

Cinnamon Thumbs: Just the Recipe

Recipe from my Grandma Nancy. Makes 2-3 dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1 cup butter 5 Tablespoons butter 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Preheat oven to 350℉. Mix the flour and 5 Tablespoons of sugar. Crumble the butter into the flour mixture with your hands until it is aContinue reading “Cinnamon Thumbs: Just the Recipe”

Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies: Just the Recipe

Recipe from my Nana and the Better Homes and Gardens New cookbook (1960s edition). Makes 4-6 dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 egg yolk 2 Tablespoon milk 1 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 ounce melted chocolate 1 tablespoon milk HotContinue reading “Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies: Just the Recipe”

Post 8: Apple Dumplings

In keeping with the fall theme, I decided to start November off with a fall classic. Apple dumplings are the perfect dessert to enjoy on a crisp fall evening with lots of whipped cream and hot apple cider. This recipe is a little different from many apple dumpling. It is almost a cross between anContinue reading “Post 8: Apple Dumplings”

Post 7: Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake

It is finally fall! Like many people, fall is my favorite season. I love being able to wear sweaters and drink tea without being too warm. I also just like fall baked goods. Maybe it is because of texture, but I generally prefer rich fall and winter baked goods over light, fluffy summer ones. So,Continue reading “Post 7: Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake”