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Tag: The Baking Wizard

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

What’s in a name?  How unfortunate that lemon curd is saddled with its. Curd suggests a texture of cottage cheese, doesn’t it? But lemon curd, made from lemons, sugar, butter, and sugar, is silky smooth and creamy and completely non-curdy.  It’s an ideal mate for […]

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

I usually make strawberry shortcake once a year when I find first-of-the-season berries in late June at our Missoula farmers’ markets.  I split the just-baked rich buttery rounds of shortcake, fill them with lightly sugared berries and whipped heavy cream, top the cakes with more […]

Cooking and Baking at Rancho La Puerta

Cooking and Baking at Rancho La Puerta

Rancho La Puerta, in Tecate, Mexico, about 40 miles east of San Diego, is recognized as one of the world’s best spas.  The photo shows the dining hall in the background with people eating outside on this sunny, warm day.  Lush, colorful  vegetation greets us […]

Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins

One of the many things I’ve discovered in my brief exploration of gluten-free baking is the amazing latitude I have in the flour and starch mixtures I use. There are so many gluten-free flours available, where does one begin? I began with a ready-made all-purpose […]