Shortbread Cookie

Photo by joyosity Contributor’s Note: Traditional shortbread is pressed into a single pan or special mould, but can also be rolled out and cut with cookie cutters. This recipe is for a single pan cookie which is cut after baking. Ingredients: 1 cup Butter ½ cup sugar 2 to 3 cups sifted flour Method: With […]

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Savarin Cake

Photo by Arts&CraftsGeek Contributor’s Note: This recipe will make one cake or 10 individual cakes. These instructions are for one cake. Ingredients: Cake— 1 cup milk 1 package active dry yeast 3 cup bread flour 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 medium eggs, slightly beaten 2/3 cup margarine, softened (use butter if preferred) […]

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Rum Balls

Photo by Dana Moos Ingredients: 3 cups smashed vanilla wafers (3 12 ounce boxes) 1-½ cups walnuts 1-1/3 cups sweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup 151 proof rum confectioner’s (aka: icing or powdered) sugar for dusting Method: Combine all ingredients in a bowl then refrigerate for 1 hour. When chilled, roll the dough into balls. Then […]

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Red Velvet Cupcake

Photo by Andrea.Pacheco Contributor’s Note: This recipe makes two 9-inch cakes or 24 cupcakes. Also, using more beet root produces a redder cake. And for the sake of this recipe, instructions are for cupcakes. Ingredients: 2-½ cups (260 grams) cake flour 3 tablespoon NATURAL cocoa powder (not dutch processed or dark) 1 teaspoon salt 2 […]

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Rich, Thick and Chocolate

Ingredients: 1 package (18.5 ounces) German chocolate cake mix 1/3 cup + ½ cup evaporated milk, divided as listed ½ cup melted butter 60 vanilla caramels unwrapped (one 14 oz package) 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) Method: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish and line with […]

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The Real Deal Baked Cheesecake

Ingredients: 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted 1-¼ cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup sugar 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 3 eggs ¼ cup lemon juice, real or concentrate Method: Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Mix the butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar […]

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Raspberry-Topped Lemon Pie

Photo by Nouhailler Ingredients: 1 (10 oz) package frozen red raspberries in syrup, thawed 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3 egg yolks from medium size eggs 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) ½ cup lemon juice from concentrate yellow food coloring, optional 1 (6 oz) packaged graham cracker crumb pie crust Whipped topping or […]

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Pumpkin Spice Bread

Photo by Beckmann’s Old World Bakery Ingredients: 1 can of pumpkin puree for 1 pie, or equivalent of homemade puree ½ cup vegetable oil (something light) 2 medium size eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup white sugar (fine grain like caster sugar) 1-½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon ground ginger 1/3 […]

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Pumpkin Roll

Ingredients: ¾ cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt 3 eggs 2/3 cup sugar 1-1/3 cup pure pumpkin Powdered sugar Toasted chopped pecans (optional) 1 cup (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 cup sifted powdered sugar […]

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Pumpkin Pie

Photo by TheCulinaryGeek Ingredients: 1 can of pumpkin puree 2 large eggs ½ cup caster sugar 1-½teaspoon ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon ground ginger ½ tsp ground cloves 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 prepared pie shell Method: Preheat the oven to 425F degrees. Put all the ingredients into one bowl and stir gently by hand […]

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