December 2004 Issue -
Shall We Dance or Shall We Bake
Orange Almond Tango Cookies
Don’t cry for these Argentinean delights: alphahores cookies revisited.
Enjoy these orange/vanilla/almond bites, filled with real dulce de leche
and tri-dipped in milk chocolate, white and bittersweet chocolate.
New Tradition Chanukah Potato Latkes
Pure potato morsels of delight: lighter, crisper, faster, easier. You’ll
Bubbie Style Chanukah Potato Pancakes
Grate a knuckle and cry a tear – anything for tradition.
Rich Vanilla Hanukkah Rugulah
Chanukah Gelt Cheesecake
A party time cheesecake garnished in gold
Payard’s French Chocolate Cookies
For our friend and good doctor Mark F. His request resulted in the most
decadent, luscious, little bites Francois Payard of New York is known
for. Now you can make them at home.
Chris’ Lithuanian Apricot Filled Cookies
These tender pastry-like cookies are not about the Chris you are
thinking of. These are for Chris Bernotas, tanquero/architect who also
possesses equally extraordinary culinary abilities. These are in tribute
to his rich heritage.
New Year’s Pink Champagne Butter Cookies
Probably the most delightful, most sophisticated little cookie you will
ever munch on or present. A great gift too, with some Mumm’s on the side
for New Year’s up ahead. Try the Cognac Cookie version too.
Chestnut Truffle Brownies
A fudge brownie gets slicked up for the ball. A chocolate truffle taste
and texture, topped with a thick and delectable ganache frosting. No one
eats these; they tend to inhale them.
Sugar Plum Loaves
Tchaikovsky would have approved. A sweet bread that goes down like
Danish, fresh or toasted. Good hosting fare. Finished off with a slick
of orange cream cheese frosting and chopped pistachios. Cue those
Snow Queen’s Coconut Macaroons
Bad ones give the whole macaroon family a bad name. These are to swoon
Best Scottish Shortbread
Walkers, move over. Scottish grandmothers, beware. The trick is a
perfect recipe, better butter, pulverized sugar, and a slow oven.
Buttery, crumbly, long lasting, better-as-they-age, old-fashioned
shortbread. See our Brown Sugar Shortbread and Nutty Shortbread Sandwich
A little Holiday spice in your favorite form: biscotti. A ribbon of
raspberry jam graces this spice and nut cookie.
Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Cookies
Rich chocolate shortbread, slathered with a Bailey’s Irish Cream
fondant. Cookies that say, ‘bottom’s up’.
Candied Fruitcake From Siena
Paneforte or ‘strong bread’ is a delicious, candied confection, more
than a cake. Imported versions are found in Italian food stores but you
can make one at a fraction of the cost and with the freshest spices and
Hanukkah Doughnuts (Soufganiot)
Cranberry Clementine Biscotti
Famous Cherry Garcia Cookies
New Year's Eve or New Year's Brunch 'Big' Cherry
For noshing before or on midnight, or serving up the next day, at a
glamorous New Year’s Brunch with friends.
Breakfast Cinnamon Crumb Coffeecake
Crumb cakes – always welcome – like a cinnamon dream come to life. Cue
the coffee. Brew the tea.
The $250 Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe –why not? Fun and crunchy.
Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins
Are a must
Vegetable Dip in a Bread Bowl
Quick and easy and impresses ……without stress
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Roll
Lox on call…..only it is canned salmon, cream cheese, liquid smoke and a
magical recipe. Someone spring for the water biscuits.
New Year’s Day Scrambled Eggs and Camembert Eggs
Humble or heavenly and your best source of iron…..and instant main dish
Bistro Style Vegetarian Lasagna
Nippy, spicy, smooth, heartwarming – amazing lasagna
Restaurant Style Caesar Salad With Oven Garlic
One of those star attraction salads
Elegant, slices of crustless quiche. Serve as is, hot, warm, cold, with
or without salsa
Over 1000 people who downloaded this and made it can’t be wrong. A
Hungarian Scalloped Potatoes
Serve with salad and eggs – a standard in the brunch repertoire
Some more recipes for subscribers'
Village Baker’s Holiday Cranberry Orange Bread
Sometimes you want holiday flair and something different. This is just
the thing. A recipe replication from one of Montreal’s popular French
Cherry Blossom Cookies
Worth the price of subscription. Crisp butter cookie, a glaze of
chocolate covered cherry fondant and goo – indescribable, instant
tradition. Hard to part with results.
Egg Nog Biscotti
A timely mix of spice and crunch
BetterBaking.Com Test Kitchen Holiday Mandarin and
Chocolate Glazed Scones
Pretty, buttery, high rising elegant scones
Vintage Fruit Cocktail Cake
With a warm glaze - just think of the compliments. Great company cake
Overnight Cinnamon Buns
How to look like Barbie and bake like a doll. Warm and ready for brunch
or breakfast. No sweat, all praise.
Bakeshop Doughnut Muffins
A gift or a morning bite, or guest fare.
Classic Almond Christmas Stolen
Elegant old Europe in New World simplicity
Baker's Best Panettone
Who need's an import? Bake domestic, fix the economy and win friends.
BetterBaking.Com Orange and Chocolate Chip Gift Scones
Buttery, lofty, pastry perfection, the perfect gift