I made these for the Seattle Bake Sale for Share Our Strength organized by Frantic Foodie (thanks Keren!). I had so much fun making pies in jars that I figured this was the perfect opportunity to bake something else in jars. This time I used half-pint wide mouth jars, a nice size for a bake sale. (Half pint jars washed and drying.) I used the blueberry cobbler recipe from Baking Illustrated. (Look! These are great for bake sales because the packing is an eye catcher. The recipe, with notes on actually making it in jars, is below. Seriously, the cornmeal added to the biscuit batter makes all the difference here. I call this mise en jars, I used the washed jars from the overflowing and sticky (but sooo worth it) test batch. For each batch I used a 10-ounce package of frozen wild blueberries and, for the sake of economy, filled out the rest with locally grown (and gorgeous) frozen blueberries that are sold in 48-ounce bags. The scent of these baked goods right here is amazing. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Celebrating Inn Style, Recipe: Cranberry Orange Chess PieI like to keep things interesting in the kitchen. Now I’m not talking about oven fires or burnt toast, I’m talking about creative twists on old classics. With that in mind, I’ve gone in search of great alternatives to traditional Thanksgiving pies. What I discovered will finally allow me to send pumpkin pie packing, tell pecan pie to take a hike (but not too far pecan pie, I really do love you), and make my favorite, silky, chocolate cream pie move on over. Cranberry Orange Chess Pie is hitting the Inn Cuisine table, and I feel confident you’ll want a taste of what I discovered. The History of Chess Pie Contrary to the images of a knight, a queen, a rook, a pawn or bishop, Chess Pie has relatively nothing to do with the game of chess, outside of (sometimes) sporting a decorative ‘chessboard’ edge. There are also those who speculate that the name Chess Pie has something to do with cheese. What Is Chess Pie and How Do You Make It? Cranberry Orange Chess Pie 1 & 1/3 cups Granulated Sugar
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles DickensApple Walnut Cinnamon Roll CupcakesIn all my years on the internet, I’ve received three unforgettable emails. Each were typed by my mother. I picture her sitting at the keyboard, perfectly positioned to type as though she were being tested for proficiency. Either full caps or none at all. Her nose turned slightly up at the computer because she can’t quite see the 24” monitor. These electronic notes are the joy of my existence. The first email appeared in my inbox the day my mother discovered the internet. Truly perfect. The second best email was one that I’d like to have chiseled into stone. Love, articulated. And then there was the third email. Just so you know, she looks fabulous with bangs. The genius of email is the terseness. But back to the email itself. And I don’t question her. I baked the cinnamon rolls. These are not light, they are not classically healthy, they can’t even be considered simple. Make them for a fall gathering, make them for your family, make them on Thanksgiving morning. Preheat the oven to 350º.
Pudding CupsWicked Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups. They’re from the book, Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids by Jill O’Connor and just as good as their name states. Jill sent me and my niece a copy of her book as a little thank you for a post I did inspired by her Cheesecake Pops. We had a hard time deciding which recipe to try first, but we kept coming back to these pudding cups. They were really fun to make and even more fun to eat. From separating the egg yolks, to the measuring and mixing. She cooked the pudding. And mixed in the peanut butter… (thank you, Jill) … and the extra chocolate chips … Oh my! Let the pudding chill for at least four hours before eating. Here’s a link to the Pudding Recipe so you can print it out. Now, here’s the best part. It involves balloons to make bowls. Okay, I did help a little bit here. After you blow up the balloons, wash them off and let them dry. Okay, here’s what you do. Melt some semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate or confectionery coating.
Homemade Pie Crust Tutorial (Pastry Dough) *PICS ACTUALLY WORK! - CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGESFYI, we won't include this in the final poll. So the Mod Squad kept lamenting that pie crust was sooooo hard and they couldn't do it. And I was thoroughly confused. I've made my share of pie crust and it never seemed that taxing to me! Now, this amount will yield between 5 -7 crusts. Ingredients: * Grandma says use that particular Crisco. **I have ice water pictured but had to take the cubes out as we were using it. Here are the tools you'll need right now: (not pictured, I guess we were too excited!) For later: (You can skimp here if you want. (Again, you won't die without the cover but really, it helps) Measure out your flour. Add your salt and mix it up. (Also, are there any vegans who could confirm or deny that Crisco is vegan?
Things People Said: Courtroom QuotationsThe following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all times in courts of law, so that even the slightest inadvertence is preserved for posterity. Lawyer: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?"Witness: "I only have one, you know." Lawyer: "Now, Mrs. Accused, Defending His Own Case: "Did you get a good look at my face when I took your purse?" The defendant was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in jail. Lawyer: "What is your date of birth?" Lawyer: "Can you tell us what was stolen from your house?" Lawyer: "What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?" Lawyer: "Can you describe what the person who attacked you looked like?" Lawyer: "This myasthenia gravis -- does it affect your memory at all?" Lawyer: "How old is your son, the one living with you?" Lawyer: "What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that morning?" Lawyer: "Sir, what is your IQ?" Lawyer: "Mr.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread « RecipeLooks yummy, right? And let me tell you, this cinnamon bread really is yummy! Immensely! I am actually so impressed by it that I would call it a gift from heaven. Okay, maybe not exactly from heaven since the original recipe was born in Joy the Baker’s kitchen. Dear friends, please prepare this delicious, finger-licking, soft, yeasty, cinnamony bread over the weekend for your family. If you wonder how, I’ll show you… Here’s the list of ingredients. 1. 2. 3. You can also melt the butter in milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. 4. 5. I kneaded the dough by hand for about 10 minutes. You can, of course, use an electric mixer and have the job done in about half the time. 6. O-oh, we have a serious case of yeastafalitis here. Or, in other words, this is what happened after I let the dough rest for one hour. 7. 8. 9. 10. Melt the butter (in the microwave oven or in a saucepan). 11. 12. 13. I went horizontally, it’s the rebel in me. Joy said she drooled at this phase. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.