October 2005 Issue -
The Muffin Basket and More
M is for muffins, the baker’s main squeeze
on a chilly autumn morning. Enjoy a variety of muffins from our bulging
collection. Lawsuit Muffins still rule but any of these are worth their
weight in gold. More muffins, from bran, to carrot, lemon poppy seed,
even English Muffins, or any flavor under the sun are in the Recipe
Blueberries and Cream Mall
Hey Mr. Big Stuff? Who do you think you are? Bold and bursting blueberry
muffins, that’s what. These babies are huge but tender. They look like
the pros but taste wonderful like homemade ,,,,, because they are.
Double Vanilla Apple Cranberry Sour Cream Muffins
Deluxe muffins with the fruits of the season.
Mandarin Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
Perky orange flavor in a chocolate batter, studded with chocolate chips
but oh-so-wholesome with the zucchini quota.
Corn Multi Grain Muffins From The Bakery Next Door
Just one bite of these extraordinary muffins from a muffin shoppe nearby
convinced me I had to make my own batch. The best thing next to Bird
Seed Bread. These are fabulous and shame on you if you only make them
because you think they are healthy. They taste stupendous and you will
enjoy every last, totally delectable crumb.
A recipe request in a reprise. These are tiny gems of yeasted
coffeecake, dolled up as a muffin. New Yorkers love them (I am told) and
it’s easy to see why. Unique, big, redolent with cinnamon and butter –
why should the Big Apple have these all to itself?
Plus Specialties of the Seasons….……
Canada Celebrates Thanksgiving
Canadian Thanksgiving Apple Honey
Walk on the wild side – smoke up a dream turkey for your dinner.
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars
A little cheesecake number to add to the pumpkin and pecan pies you’re
sure to serve.
Canadiana Americana Cranberry Tart
Well, what else could I call this treat, made for everyone north, south,
east, west from coast to coast, spanning a huge, incredible,
Thanksgiving now or later – this is the dessert of the day.
Sweet Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry Pecan Bread
Cut it thick and generous, slather with cinnamon cream cheese or serve
this pure and simple.
Town Hall Mulled Apple Cider Tea
Touch of cinnamon and a touch of pumpkin pie spice, tea, and pure apple
juice make for a heart-warming brew. Just the thing offer after you rake
the leaves. Keep the extra in a thermos for sheer cheer on tap.
All the best for the New Year is in my newly released A Treasury of
Jewish Holiday Baking. And if you hate honey cake, don’t forget, the
only choice is my Majestic Honey Cake, over 1 million served and still
Texas Hickory Honey Smoked New Year’s Brisket
A salute to the state and the people in a Rosh Hashanah rendition.
Happy New Year, y’all.
Puff Pastry Honey Apple Dumplings
Puff pastry from the freezer updates ‘Grandma’s baked apples’ bigtime.
Quick, lightly cinnamon-and-lemon kissed, Pink Lady, Cortland or
McIntosh apples are the ones to choose for this stupendous treat. Team
these up with crème Anglaise or Brandy hard sauce for a Thanksgiving
rendition (or Murray’s if you’re Canuck).
Manischevitz and Concord Grape Mandelbrot Biscotti
The Color Purple rises again. The taste of the vineyard and the accents
of the season. Tart, sweet, gorgeous.
Strawberry Honey Sweet Round New Year’s Challah
Dried strawberries and a kiss of honey makes this outrageous. Old
Testament baking with new baker spin.
Ginger Ale Honey Cake
Spice and ginger ale, plus citrus equals a divine honey cake.
A honey cake for honey cake protesters.