November 2005 Issue -
Hearth and Soul. Baking By The Harvest
Pomegranate Braised Sweet Potatoes
Sumptuous, gorgeous, braised taters like no other. Enough to make you
vegetarian or at least, forget to baste the bird.
Brined and Herb Slathered Turkey
A variation on my special turkey recipe. This adds a classic country
Gallic tone to America’s holiday bird.
Cream of Turnip Soup
Make sure you have extra turnips for this ultra fine potage au navets.
The baker’s secret recipe.
Sweeties and Bread Stuffs
Canned Cranberry Sauce Bundt Cake
Who doesn’t have leftover canned cranberry sauce at some point?
Sour Cherry Breading Pudding With Hard Sauce
Thanksgiving Golden Bread Pudding With Hot Cherry
Corncucopia flavors in a diner style dessert that will wow them all!
Twisted Ooey Gooey Caramel Chocolate Deluxe
Remind me not to go to Costco on an empty stomach. A truckload of Twix
Bars and a couple of pecan Turtles nudged me to create this outstanding
One of those cakes that each and every crumb is totally scrumptious.
The B.I.G Spice Cake From The Corner Bakery
Autumn calls for spice cake; this one dwarfs the kitchen in every way.
This is a monument to home baking. Tall, tasty as all get out, beautiful
crumb, gorgeous slabs of cake that will bring the world to your kitchen
as it bakes.
Phipps Bakery Cranberry Apple Upside Down Cake
A moist and flavorful butter cake, topped with a glistening topping of
sweet apples and tart cranberries. Slice, serve, sigh. This is about the
most superb little cake to come out of a visitor’s request. Thanks to
Pat of Toronto who sent me details of this marvelous cake and a ton of
photos that got me into the test kitchen at 5 am.
Apple Cinnamon Lemon and Vanilla Crostata
A cheescake pan whips a free-form crostata into shape for fine dining.
World’s Best Double Pecan Pie
Go the distance. Make it the best one ever.
Harvest Crunch Cheesecake
Oatmeal is good for you, right? Good news to note because no one can
resist this symphony in brown sugar, toasty oats and almonds. Fittingly,
the best cereal for the recipe is the one with the Quaker father on the
Solid Chocolate Torte with Crème Anglaise
A grown up cake for a sultry Thanksgiving finale. This is one of those
‘remember that restaurant; remember that cake?” sort of recipes. Find
the best chocolate you can.
Sweet Pumpkin Challah
Sweet, mellow, gorgeous – your favorite egg bread with a holiday twist.
Italian Hearth Rolls
A great big, rustic, crowd pleasing fresh bread for any feast.
Dark, Delicous Rye, Cranberry and Currant Buns
One of our best rolls – hearty, rustic and perfect with cold turkey
Sweet Cheddar Scones
A Starbucks replication –sweet scones with chunks of cheddar. Weird but
somehow so good.
Golden Corn Rolls
Make a baking powder skillet style cornbread anytime but make these if
you want a grand entrance. Over 1400 visitors raved about this recipe
when it first debuted.
OUR BONUS PUMPKIN FILES
Filo Pumpkin Tart
Take a load off Granny. This is pumpkin pie, circa 2005 and the new code
is lite and easy. A golden, buttery cradle of filo is home to a silken
pumpkin pie filling. Forget pastry dough, forget the rules, forget your
manners; just don’t forget your fork.
New England Pumpkin Butterscotch Cheesecake with
Spiced Bourbon Crème Anglaise
With desserts like this, why bother with the turkey? Just cut to the
BetterBaking.Com Vault Recipe!
Pumpkin Pie Cream Filled Yeasted Doughnuts
This is worth every calorie or every other sacrifice. A spicy, yeasted
doughnut, stuffed with custard, and drizzled in spiced fondant or simply
tossed in cinnamon sugar. Don’t tell Canada’s Tim Horton’s chain but I
upped them one. That’ll teach ‘em for running out of their new Pumpkin
Donuts every day for a week!
Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts
What a way to get your vitamin A. Please don’t make me choose which
donuts are best, yeast or cake. These are tender little bundles that
look so professional you won’t believe they came out of your kitchen.