Category Archives: pastry

Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread

Adapted from 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (scant measure, pour from the bag into the cup, don’t press it down) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 cup oil 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla [...]

Wayyyyyy Easy Biscuits

Yay, Leslie! Biscuits exist for people like us who otherwise won’t make them because they’re too complicated! 2 1/2 cups flour (I used 1 1/2 cups whole wheat, 1 cup all-purpose) 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 2 cups chilled heavy cream Preheat oven to 400 with rack in middle. Put [...]

Chocolate Happy Birthday Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

For Cake: 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, separated 1 3/4 cup flour, measured then sifted 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup boiling water Preheat oven to [...]

Blueberry Lemon Scones with Lemon Glaze

I used the recipe for Laurie Thorpe’s Scones as the foundation for these. 3 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup cold butter 1/4 teaspoon salt zest of 1 lemon 1 – 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 1 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla sugar [...]

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Makes 7 cups. Enough to frost top and sides of a 9-inch 3-layer cake, or two 9×13-inch layers stacked on top of each other. 2 cups softened butter 8 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 6-8 oz heavy cream Cream butter on high until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Stir in [...]