Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

Carrot layer cake

Preparing this cake in a half sheet pan means that it bakes and cools in far less time than a conventional layer cake, and‐cut into quarters‐it produces four thin, level layers that do not require splitting or trimming before frosting.

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EASTER CASSETE

Here’s What’s Cookin’ EASTER CASSETE Recipe from: Paula Mastrio (aka Romano-Hunley) Oven temp: 375 Baking time: 25-30 min. INGREDIENTS DOUGH Flour: 4 c. Crisco: 6 oz. Sugar: 1.5 c. Baking Powder: 2.5 tsp. Eggs: 5 Water: a little (dough should be a little hard) FILLING Ricotta: 3 lbs. Salt: 1/2 tsp. Eggs: 4 Nutmeg: 1/2 […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova for the chocolate meringue base:6 egg whites300g/1 cup caster (caster) sugar3 Tbl unsweetened cocoa powder, sieved (sifted)1 tsp balsamic or red wine vinegar50g/2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped for the topping:500ml/2 1?4 cups double (heavy) cream500g/1 pint raspberries2-3 Tbl coarsely grated dark chocolate Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark4/350F and line a […]

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Garlic Chip Cookies

Ingredients:10 cloves garlic1 tsp. VanillaBoiling water (as needed)1/2 tsp. Salt1/2 cup Maple Syrup2 1/4 cups Chocolate Chips1 Cup soft butter1/2 cup Chopped Nuts (your choice)3/4 cup Brown Sugar2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour3/4 cup Sugar1 tsp. Baking Soda2 Eggs Directions:Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Drop the garlic into a small pot of boiling water […]

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Gingered Apricot Biscotti

Crisp and warmly flavored, these biscotti will entrance all who nibble on them. Makes 18. 2½ cups flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 pieces candied ginger 1 cup sugar ¼ cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons orange zest, finely chopped 3 large eggs 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted and crushed ¾ […]

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Homemade Toffee

If toffee is one sweet you just can¬t pass up, wait until you try this mixture enhanced with the richness of Pete’s Wicked Ale. Makes approximately 4-5 cups. 1 pound unsalted butter 1½ cups sugar 1 cup Lyles golden syrup or corn syrup ½ cup Pete¬s Wicked Ale ½ cup heavy whipping cream 8 ounces […]

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