This recipe came to me from my Grandma Erickson. How far back into the Erickson or Gustafson family it originated, I can't say. The recipe looks a lot like plain sugar cookies but, the honey gives them a subtle but unique flavor. Sorry about the sugar confusion. The brown comes from the baking but I find that having them not so brown is better than burnt. That said, if you can watch them closely, a nice golden brown gives an added dimension to them, but be careful, they will burn in a heart beat.
This is one of my favorite Italian desserts and the perfect ending to any Italian dinner. The shells are pretty simple to make, and taste so much better than the ready-made shells you buy in the Italian markets. Note that cooking time also includes chilling time.
This is a favorite of my family's (especially my 16 year old--the only frosting she will ever make). It is in response to a request on the boards. If you are planning to use this on a chocolate cake, clear vanilla will produce a stark white frosting that contrasts beautifully with the chocolate. This is a light, fluffy frosting and doesn't over-power the flavor of any cake that you choose to top with it. My daughters also like to spread it on graham crackers for 'graham cracker sandwiches'.
This dessert tops juicy fruit with a biscuit-like topping. The batter goes into the dish first, then rises up through the fruit as it bakes. My family loves this and will reheat and eat through out the day.
Another recipe I adapted from a local fondue restaurant. This is comforting in winter and yet goes perfect with fresh summer fruits. Also a great way to serve dessert at a dinner party. One year for our neighbors for Christmas we layered all the ingredients substituting marshmallows for the marshmallow cream and w/o the cream in fancy gift bags.
We tied it with ribbon and a tag explaining how to finish the recipe. What a hit!!!
This is not an easy recipe. It is very temperamental. When you can get it to work, it is awesome in flavor. It has to be just the right texture and consistency. Do NOT over chill. This is not for a beginner. You will need to add or subtract amounts depending on the texture and consistency, but still a great cookie if you get the hang of it!