Apple Dumplings

I don’t really have a recipe for Apple Dumplings. I’m happy to share the basics. I used my regular pastry dough made with all butter. And I divided it into four pieces and shaped into small discs. Refrigerated the dough for an hour. I peeled the apples and cored from the top to within a…

Pastry Crust

My basic pastry crust. Works for both sweet and savory pies. Butter Lard Pastry Crust Edited: December/2014 2 cups all purpose flour3/4 teaspoon salt1/3 cup butter1/3 cup lard (or shortening- Crisco)5 to 6 tablespoons of ice water, or more as needed pinch of baking powder (something that my grandmother always did) NOTE:  Or use all…

Stracciatella Soup

This is a very simple soup to make.  Just a few simple ingredients.  No need to measure.  Just adjust to suit your own taste.Stracciatella Soup==================Pot of homemade chicken broth2 cloves of garlicBunch of Baby Spinach2 (or more) eggs beatenParmesan cheeseOptional, add some fresh grated nutmeg and/or some fresh lemon zest Bring pot of broth to…

SPANISH TAPA – GARLIC PRAWNS

6 Tablespoons olive oil4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 pound medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined2 tablespoons of chicken broth2 tablespoons lemon juicesalt2 Tablespoons minced parsley Italian or French Bread cut into cubes Heat the oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a large, shallow pan. When the…

Rhubarb Platz (Coffee Cake)

Rhubarb Platz ============= Edited from The Province Newspaper This is a Mennonite coffee cake. 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 cup butter 1 cup cream 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 to 3 cups of Rhubarb cut into 1/4″ slices. Approximately 3 medium stalks. 1-1/2 cups flour…

First Rhubarb Pie of the Season

I look forward to the first  Rhubarb Pie of the season. I have two rhubarb patches that are doing really well. This one I planted about 11 or 12 years ago and the other one was planted five or six years ago.   This is my favourite pie. And I have used this recipe for  over…

Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries and Chocolate Chips

Cranberry and Chocolate Hot Cross Buns Proofing Ready for the oven.Proofed and brushed with egg washand the crossed piped on. Brushed with brown butterand orange glaze. Cranberry and Chocolate Hot Cross Buns ====================================== 500 g bread flour8 g instant yeast12 g salt80g white sugar140g whole milk warm80 g water50 g  butter melted2 large eggs3g  cinnamon1/4…

Shaping Baguettes – Pictorial

Shaping Baguettes Baguette Recipe Link This dough was made on Tuesday. 750g batch at 75% After the last Stretch and Fold the dough went into the fridge for a 19 hour cold fermentation. Bottom tape is the level of the dough when it went into the container. Second tape is the level it was at…