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Craig Claiborne’s Cardamom Cookies

You can’t go wrong with Maida Heatter. I’m sure that there are recipes of hers that are not universally popular (Check out the judging panel’s comments in Cathy’s Mondays with Maida to see if they ever find a bad one), but I have yet to try a recipe that does not work. And, of course, I love just about all of them. Case in point, ... Read More »

SHF #10: Oh, Honey – A roundup? For me?

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who participated in this month’s Sugar High Friday. All 50 of them! Let’s see what we ended up with, shall we? Kicking us off is the creator of Sugar High Fridays, Jennifer, with Bee-Nut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. Lashings of honey topped the Honeyed Oranges with Baked Sweet Ricotta that EatzyCath made. The Baker contributed not one, ... Read More »

SHF# 10: Homemade Violet Crumble

My entry for this month’s Sugar High Friday comes from my addiction to Violet Crumble. Ok, ok. I am overstating things a bit. It’s not an addiction because, frankly, it has always been difficult to get the stuff in the States. Fortunately for me, it is becoming much more common in stores and markets. Violet Crumble is Australia’s most famous candy bar. It is a delicate, ... Read More »

Grilled Pizza

Given the heat wave that some of us are experiencing now that summer is upon us, outdoor cooking is looking much more appealing than it usually does. It’s only logical: to avoid heating up your kitchen by cooking indoors, you just stand in front of a 500 degree grill outside where it’s already hot. Plus, I don’t really want to turn on my oven and ... Read More »

Raspberry Apple Muffins

When I saw the recipe for Raspberry Apple Muffins, I was immediately attracted. In fact, because they used honey in the recipe, I thought about using them as my SHF entry. When I started to make the recipe, I realised that there was no added fat – just buttermilk and an egg. I worried about the texture, but went ahead. I made sure not to ... Read More »

Oatmeal Sourdough

If you end up making more oatmeal than you can eat, a great thing to do is add it to bread dough. It adds moisture, heartiness and great taste and texture. Because I often add a bit of vanilla and molasses to my oatmeal, I find that it lends a bit of extra sweetness to the final bread. Sometimes I boost this with a bit ... Read More »

Steel Cut Oats

I must admit that I don’t know if I would serve this at a brunch. It is something I am more likely to make for myself. Indeed, I have oatmeal very frequently for breakfast. Growing up, oatmeal was not one of my favorites. I didn’t dislike it, I just tended to make it when it was very cold or when I was sick. I didn’t ... Read More »

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