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If you want a dough that is a joy to work with, this one egg pastry is a must. The recipe yields a large batch of easy-to-work with pie dough - flaky but trouble free rolling and handling. Lemon juice tenderizes the dough a tad, and the inclusion of an egg adds a bit more body, flavor, and assists with browning but is optional. I actually prefer all butter for its incomparable taste but the part vegetable shortening, part butter approach makes for a flakier texture. Do opt for the no trans fats Crisco -it works as well as regular and is better nutritionally. This is a perfect pastry for almost any filling, from apple pie, to pumpkin pie to quiche. It handles like a dream. Use half the recipe right away and freeze the other half.
A classic treat - any time.Use a small to medium sized apple. I use red food coloring and tart, hard MacIntosh apples. Green food coloring pairs up with Granny Smith apples for another spin on this Halloween favorite. Opt for food coloring in paste form (most kitchen shops sell this) for a more vibrant color. Your friendly local florist should have just the right cello paper to wrap each apple individually - which is the final professional touch of these treats. Make these classic (no flavor, just sugar coating) or flavor them with cinnamon, vanilla, strawberry or cherry, with extracts and/or oils from www.boyajianinc.com.
You can use pre-cooked lasagna or par boil regular lasagna. If you can find a more ambrosial tasting lasagna, please share it. It is lite, has an additive garlic bechamel going on, and makes use of surplus zucchini. This is sumptuous and despite the steps it takes: easy; despite the rich flavor – it is also somewhat lower fat. Using zucchini thus saves you from one more zucchini bread. Spinach can also be used in this recipe with the zucchini or instead of (steam, drain and chop it fine).
A great all in one brunch dish that is a nice addition to a brunch or a luncheon. Bechamel, Parmesan, and Gruyere cheeses all stacked high between tender blinzes. Bake it in the oven, cut in wedges to serve.
Great for a brunch or any time, this is a great holiday or long weekend dish. Everyone claims this dish is theirs or a secret recipe from a caterer but I've seen it in many places. It is essentially blintzes lined up in a casserole, covered with a topping of sour cream, sugar and eggs. It puffs up in the oven and you serve with sour cream and fruit topping.
When I first began baking with zeal, I used to bring baking, as most of us do, to the office. A real office. A real job actually! I worked for a university and was thrice, by acclamation, voted president of the coffee club. Zucchini bread was considered novel (once) and when I brought this gorgeous, moist, lovely loaf in, no one would touch it! Finally, the guy that ate everything, gave it a try. As he dove in for this third slice, the rest of the office caught on and the cake was history, way before the second coffee break of the day. They say this cake was invented to get rid of excess zucchini. I think it is the other way around. This recipe is packed with flavor and also makes very fine zucchini muffins. You can switch cranberries or dried cherries for the raisins and/or frost it with a carrot cake cream cheese frosting if you like.
This is a golden, sweet buckle or fruity coffee cake with a streusel topping. It is dense with deep purple, berry freshness, slices easily, which makes it easy to serve. It is summery country elegance in its finest hour and as one of my tasters said, it is the epitome of summer. A ton of work went into this blue perfection – to make the quintessential buckle: not to cakey, nor gummy, not a muffin, nor a quick bread, not a coffee cake – just the best buckle possible.
As good as they sound. Prepare the sweet, yeasted dough for Hanukkah Jelly Doughnuts. These are sumptuous as only homemade doughnuts can be.
Old-fashioned, thin crepes you get in French restaurants and bistros. Fill these with berries, a dab of butter, or simply top with syrup. Make this big or small but make 'em thin. A non-stick pan, crepe or cast iron pan is perfect.
This is my favorite - more work than chocolate fudge, but worth every minute.
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