RECIPE: Pumpkin Cheese Danish & The History Of Viennoiserie

[1] One of the most popular types of Viennoiserie is Danish pastry, typically round with fruit and/or cheese fillings (photo courtesy Visit Denmark). [2] Kouign amann may look like Danish’s country cousin, but the flavor is as royal as it can be (Here’s the recipe from The Kitchn). [3] Perhaps the most oft-consumed Viennoiserie choice:… Continue reading “RECIPE: Pumpkin Cheese Danish & The History Of Viennoiserie”

TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Betty For National Apple Betty Day

[1] David Venable’s Apple Brown Betty. The recipe is below (photo courtesy QVC). [2] Have your betty a la mode (photo courtesy Cook Diary). [3] A pan full of betty. [4] Photos #2 and #4: Apple brown betty from Curious Cuisiniere (here’s the recipe). [5] For a special occasion, top the betty with hard sauce—perhaps… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Betty For National Apple Betty Day”

GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCT: Scratch & Grain Baking Kits Are Not Just For Kids

Gluten-free writer Georgi Page-Smith writes that Scratch & Grain Baking Kits are not “just for kids.” While the line was created so that children could easily make a batch of cookies or brownies, the quality is so fine that households with no kids can just dig in. During a recent cornbread jag I requested a… Continue reading “GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCT: Scratch & Grain Baking Kits Are Not Just For Kids”

FOOD HOLIDAY: America’s Favorite Cookies

October is National Cookie Month, National Cookie Day is December 4th, and today, October 1st, is National Homemade Cookie Day. According to OnePoll.com, the average American eats 18,928 cookies in their lifetime. According to Huffington Post, America’s top 10 favorite cookies are: 1. Chocolate chip cookie 2. Brownie (a brownie is classified as a bar… Continue reading “FOOD HOLIDAY: America’s Favorite Cookies”

RECIPE: Coffee Cake Mug Cake & The History Of Mug Cakes

[1] Get a book on mug cakes, and have an almost-instant cake fix whenever you need one (photo courtesy St. Martin’s Press). [2] and [3] Coffeecake Mug Cake from Ava’s Bakery. [4] While the cake bakes, make a cup of coffee (photo Sxpng | Canstock ).   Mug cakes have been around for a while.… Continue reading “RECIPE: Coffee Cake Mug Cake & The History Of Mug Cakes”