I adopted this recipe after its original poster, Mean Chef, departed the site. Mean posted it on Feb 5, 2003, and made these comments: "This version of the pineapple upside-down cake is absolutely stunning. You will impress everyone."
My DH say's that mine is the best Key Lime Pie he's ever had! I was SO HAPPY!! He used to live in Florida, and said it tastes just like the pie you get down there. (I was very proud and relieved to hear that! I was really nervous to make him one!) Hope you give my recipe a try. It's a wonderful, easy and no-fail recipe!
Delicious recipe from Taste of Home magazine. Makes a light, fluffy, buttery shortcake. Different from the other shortcake recipes in that it has sour cream in the dough. Awesome with some with strawberries and cream, or just some butter. I plan on replacing my biscuit recipe with this one. The recipe called for 2 tbsp sugar, but I increased it to 1/3 cup because I love things sweet. If you don't have sour cream, you can substitute 1/2 cup of soured milk.
This is more of a method of decorating rather than a recipe, sort of. You could certainly make your angel food cake from scratch (and of course, they are MUCH better), but when you're getting ready for a party, any short-cut is appreciated, as is keeping costs down. Idea is from a children's party cookbook from the library. The passive time includes cooling and baking times and the cake can even be made the day ahead.
Custard is a British institution! Sponge puddings and crumbles just wouldn't be the same without it! This will make a custard of a pouring consistency. IMPORTANT: In order to have a smooth (not lumpy) custard, use a heavy-bottomed saucepan, and stir constantly! If you have to walk away from the stove, remove saucepan from heat. Another delicious find from Great British Cooking.
This is the apple pie I've been making for years and if using Pillsbury pie crusts (ready-made pie dough in the dairy section) is the perfect pie-making project for kids. Recipe adapted from an old church cookbook.
This is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever tasted (and I don't really like chocolate cakes that much!). It's dense but not too sweet so you can eat heaps of it if you like. It will keep in the fridge for a few days. This recipe comes from a book called "French food and cooking" by Carole Clements and Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen.
Simple and delicious. This is great served with fresh whipped cream and strawberries (or any fresh fruit). I also like to drizzle mine with lavender honey. But truthfully, it's terrific plain too. Great for school or church bake sales.
Got this fabulous recipe from Gourmet's 50th Anniversary issue. Gourmet recommends Scharffen Berger chocolate, if you can't find, substitute another high-quality bittersweet chocolate, I like Callebat. I usually buy Callebat mini chocolate chips and then I don't have to chop the chocolate. FYI...The cheescake must be chilled overnight. Enjoy!
If you like capuccino cheesecake, which I love, you gotta try this lower calorie latte version cheesecake bars. They are so tasty. Cut them into triangles and serve them like cheesecake. WARNING: You must make this in a 13x9-inch pan or they don't cook right.
For Zaar World Tour - Scandanvia - Finland. I've been making this simple coffee cake for years -- actually this is the first cake I ever made by scratch soon after I got married eons ago - it is not too sweet and is great with coffee served for brunch or as cut in squares snacks. Recipe source: The Finnish Cookbook
The only pie crust I will use anymore. Its flaky and slightly sugary and oh so easy to do. Note: due to some major discrepencies please use a good quality oil, preferably a vegetable and a good name brand like Mazola, it may not seem like it will make a difference but in the end it will, also use new oil not something that has been sitting around for a while.