Just the Recipe: Scottish Shortbread

Just the Recipe: Scottish Shortbread

These buttery crunchy/tender cookies, made only from flour, butter, and sugar, owe their deliciousness to the quality of the butter. So be sure to use the best you can find.

Just the Recipe: Pound Cake

Just the Recipe: Pound Cake

The hallmark of a pound cake is its compact, firm texture produced by vigorous beating of butter and sugar, then eggs, to create millions of tiny air cells that expand in the oven’s heat causing the cake to rise magnificently

Just the Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Meringues

Just the Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Meringues

The original posting of this recipe has a funny baking story from Greg’s childhood. But, if you are looking for just the recipe, here it is! (The original is linked on the page.)

Improvisation. An adventure in cooking.

Improvisation. An adventure in cooking.

I have often said that a recipe is a guide. It’s a road map to success just so long as you follow the described path. When baking, sticking to amounts and methods, especially if it’s the first time you’re making a recipe, is essential. But…

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie is certainly not a pie but instead is a tender two-layered cake, with a luscious pastry cream filling topped with a dreamy chocolate glaze.

100 Percent Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread made with a Stand Mixer

100 Percent Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread made with a Stand Mixer

The flat beater of a KitchenAid mixer does an excellent job of making a light-textured 100 percent whole wheat sandwich loaf.

100% Whole Wheat Food Processor Sandwich Bread Explained

100% Whole Wheat Food Processor Sandwich Bread Explained

For the recipe click here In my last post I featured a recipe for a light-textured 100% whole wheat loaf made with a food processor. It’s an extraordinary bread. I make it at least once a week,  and once you try your hand at it,…

100% Whole Wheat Food Processor Sandwich Bread

100% Whole Wheat Food Processor Sandwich Bread

For detailed instructions click here The very idea of a light-textured, flavorful, sandwich bread made entirely with 100% whole wheat flour and no white flour is no longer just an idea; it’s a reality. How is this possible? Kneading whole wheat bread dough by hand…

Chocolate Party Layer Cake

Chocolate Party Layer Cake

Chocolate Party Layer Cake adds a festive presence to any party. The quick-mix cocoa batter takes 4 minutes of beating with an electric mixer and the cocoa cream frosting is ready in half that time.

Open Sesame Pie

Open Sesame Pie

I first baked “Open Sesame Pie” in 1954 soon after the recipe won the Grand Prize of $25,000 at Pillsbury’s 6th Grand National Bake-Off. As a 15-year-old, I just had to bake this pie because of two ingredients: sesame seeds and dates. I grew up…