Category Archives: Dessert

Blueberry Lemon Scones

Blueberry Lemon Scones 4 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 T. baking powder 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp. lemon zest, grated 1 cup + 1 T. unsalted butter, very cold 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading

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Ginger Snaps

These cookies are nice and moist in the center and crisp outside. And they taste fantastic. Ginger Snaps 1 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup butter, melted 1 large egg, room temperature 1/4 cup molasses 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 … Continue reading

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Grape Currant Jelly

Recently got a whole bunch of fresh grapes and currants. This is a jellied jam. The currant is pressed into a juice that jellies the grape jam and it’s tartness is a perfect match to the ripe table grapes. It … Continue reading

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Semolina Plum Coffee Cake

This is a great coffee cake that takes advantage of fresh large plums. Semolina Plum Cake 4 plums halved and pitted 1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp semolina flour 1 cup unbleached white flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 13 … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Compote

This is a good way to use up leftover cherries and rhubarb. Rhubarb Compote 6 cups rhubarb chopped into 1/2″ pieces 3 cups cherries halved 2 tbsp grated ginger 1 1/2 cups sugar Mix everything together in a sauce pan … Continue reading

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Layered Irish Cheesecake

This is a fun cheesecake for Saint Patrick’s day. Make sure to use homemade Irish cream. You may need to use food coloring for the espresso layer if it does not get dark enough. Layered Irish Cheescake For crust 9 … Continue reading

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Swedish Ginger Snaps

The proper way to finish these cookies is decorated with sweet icing but I like them as is for serving with coffee or tea. They can be cut into any shape desired. I used a round ravioli cutter. Swedish Ginger … Continue reading

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Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake

The blueberry bushes are really at peak production and there are too many berries to eat slowly. This is my type of problem. Blueberry Cheesecake Sauce 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Blueberry Rolls

These are a great way to use some fresh blueberries. Blueberry Rolls Filling 2 cups fresh blueberries 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp cornstarch Dough 2 1/4 cups unbleached white flour 3 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Whole Cherry Pie

This is a perfect pie to use up a load of fresh cherries that may be a hair under ripe. Whole Cherry Pie 1 double pie crust 5 cups whole pitted cherries 3 tbsp chopped fresh mint 1 tbsp lemon … Continue reading

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