Category: Desserts

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Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie Recipes

When a recipe is practically perfect, I don’t mess with it, and this one is.  The only thing I added is a high-altitude Boston Cream Pie version for my mountain friends.  Otherwise, this is the tried-and-true Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie recipe tested by Cook’s Illustrated (a fine publication, and highly recommended.)...

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Homemade Golden Syrup (for Americans)

If you peruse a lot of recipe sites, you’ll probably run across an ingredient that’s unfamiliar to most Americans: “Golden Syrup.” Folks in the UK will recognize it immediately, as it’s sold in every store under the brand name “Lyle’s.” Sometimes it’s referred to as “treacle,” though real treacle is darker than...

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Swan’s Down High Altitude White Cake Recipe

(Original cake recipe from a tattered magazine page stuck in an old church cookbook.  I finally found the origin online here. )  This is the original Swan’s Down high altitude white cake recipe.  It’s been in use since around 1894, so I’d guess it’s pretty solid.  And Swan’s Down is still around...

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Healthy Dessert Ideas: Whole Wheat Raspberry Bars

Looking for a really easy, healthy dessert recipe that you can whip up with the kids?  Try these Whole Wheat Raspberry Bars. Dwaine and I make our own raspberry jam from raspberry bushes we have planted in our yard here in Denver.  Black raspberries are our favorite, but we also have red.  We...

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Black Raspberry Recipes: Black Velvet Cupcakes

My partner, Dwaine, has a green thumb. Sadly, it has not rubbed off on me.  I may be able to keep my cooking herbs alive (with help), but he’s the one who makes the garden bloom in spring.  He’s always fussing over the black raspberry bushes planted on the side of the...