Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

Raspberry, Very Nice!

Raspberry Streusel Pie

Golden Raspberries. Sweet and tart and perfect for pie. We threw two pints of berries, 1/4 cup raspberry jelly, and 2 tablespoons tapioca together into a prebaked pieshell. over with a favorite streusel recipe, 2 parts butter, 2 parts butter, and 5 parts sugar. Finish the streusel with a half cup of chopped nuts. In this pie we used hulled hemp seeds. Good Stuff!


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Peachy Keen

My wife got peaches from me this week. It would appear to be a remarkable peach season here. A mix of freestone and white doughnut peaches assembled with a pretty loose interpretation of a Bobby Flay Peach and Blackberry Pie recipe from another blogsite. The streusel is made with the flour left from our daily pressings of almond milk. Good Stuff!

peach pie

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Sea and sand cake

sea and sand cake

Coconut Cake with cream cheese icing and shredded coconut. This cake is so beautiful. Tan as beach sand on the inside, and just enough blue and green food coloring in the icing for a sea blue hue. Good Stuff!

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Grapefruit Cake

Zest first and let dry some time before juicing.

All room temperature

This is the cake we baked for our wedding reception. Actually, that was an oil recipe, and this is an adaptation of a butter cake. Read your recipe carefully and assemble all ingredients, prepare your baking pans, and preheat your oven before assembling. Cakemaking, like all baking is chemistry, so attentively monitor your temps, measurements, and times.

Ready to be frosted

Make sure your cakes are completely


cool before frosting. A dollop on the cake stand will hold everything still. Frost lightly between the layers. Do the exterior in two coats. This will keep crumbs out of the finish coat. That’s grapefruit zest in our icing. Good Stuff!

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Fresh from market

Washed and awaiting orders

Still available, what a strawberry season we’ve hit upon this year. Remember sweet cream biscuits! Self-rising flour, sugar, and heavy cream. Knead for no more than a minute. Dip both sides in butter and the top in sugar before baking fast and hot. Whip more of that cream with a dash of sugar. If the berries warrant, they, too, can be tossed with a dash of sugar. Good Stuff!


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