Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Apple Pie

Can't beat that! Thanks to all the brave Men and Women who have sacrificed so much for everyone else.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


So this would be the 2nd time I'm baking these and the 2nd try has turned out so much better than the first. I've already baked them once and I have the proper tools - That always helps! This time I rolled them into cones and filled them with whipped cream and Cloudberry Jam. They turned out delicious and I can't wait to make them again! They're great with or without a filling and a perfect accompaniment with a cup of coffee or tea!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sour Dough Rye Bread

I really love a great loaf of Sour Dough Rye! It's fairly easy to make and really the most difficult part about it is timing yourself. It takes about 8 - 14 hours to ferment.  The recipe I use can be found at Breadtopia.
Now I wanted to write a great article about Rye bread and during my research I came across this gem 

The Miracle of Rye; In Germany, and among some here, rye bread is a spiritual thing.

and it pretty much sums everything up. So do give it a read!
One of my favorite quotes from the article reads, "The Germans have always had an unequaled passion for traditional ryes, whether tan, brown or almost black. Most have a malty, slightly sour taste. The best are moist when fresh. When you bite into a dense, delectable slice, you have a sense that you are eating something primeval, something undying, something expressive of its origins."
So very true! Thanks R.W. Apple Jr. for the great article!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


 Nothing like a fresh slice of Gugelhupf and a Melange to start the day off right!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Yum! Gugelhupf!

My first Gugelhupf. Turned out pretty good! Tasted delicious but it did rip a bit in the middle. That may have been my fault though - I might not have greased the mold well enough! I have about 5 different Gugelhupf recipes and I look forward to trying them all out!
For those of you who have never heard of Gugelhumpf - Wikipedia defines it as A Gugelhupf or Gugelhopf is a southern German, Austrian, Swiss and Alsatian term for a marble cake or Bundt cake. Supposedly the part "Gugel-" is a variation of the Middle High German word gugel (hood), and the part "-hupf" is a variation of "Hefe" (yeast).
However you spell it - it tastes great!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A White Cake so Good even Schultz couldn't Refuse!

 White Cake with Raspberry filling and German Buttercream topped with fresh fruit. Delicious! 

Okay Sorry for the Django reference I couldn't resist! I'm really not a huge cake fan myself, but throw some berries on top and perhaps a cup of espresso on the side and I'm in!

This was actually my first time making a real Butter-cream from scratch. It was phenomenal - I will never make the cheap Shortening version as long as I live! I found a great tutorial about Butter creams and the recipe here at BraveTart.  So buttery smooth and made with real vanilla bean! It does look a little daunting at first, but give it a try and you won't regret it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chocolate Cheese Cake!

I did this Chocolate Cheese Cake last weekend for another birthday party. It had a brownie crust and a light and airy chocolate whipped cream frosting.
Soooo yummy!