Marzipan Shortbread

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a shortbread recipe, and I would like to share this almond marzipan variation with you.  I’ve been looking for ways to gussy up my shortbread, and these Chinese moon cake molds, that I found online, seem to be doing the trick.  They’re made for thicker cakes, but instead,…

Hot Cross Buns

I have been eyeballing hot cross bun recipes for years.  Every Easter I’d briefly consider baking them before settling on a “simpler” and “less time consuming” Easter bread.  This year, seeing as time was not an issue, I was determined to give these a try, and I’m glad I did.  They turned out to be…

Because this Dummy doesn’t know how to Hard Boil an Egg…

Seriously… I have been hard boiling eggs for years, but I tend to only do it a few times year, usually when Easter comes around, and each time I end up having to do a quick online search for the correct cooking time for the eggs because in the interim I always forget.  Last year…

Sourdough English Muffins

From what I have been able to gather, English muffins are actually, very much an American phenomena, and the English part of the equation seems to be a vague illusion to the English crumpet?  As someone who’s never tried a crumpet, I can’t extrapolate on their varying similarities and differences to an English muffin, but…

Hibiscus Brittle

I am generally not a big candy person, but lately I have been experimenting with a lot of nut-free brittles – it’s an easy treat that keeps well, is vegan, and is naturally gluten-free.  The inclusion of dried hibiscus flowers to this latest batch of brittle was particularly inspiring, not only does it visually impart…

Raspberry Lemon Squares

  My Raspberry Lemon Squares, are a slight rift on the traditional lemon bar, through the simple inclusion of raspberry puree into the raw lemon curd – it’s that easy!  As I am slowly starting to turn my mind toward Spring, I thought that this would be a fun recipe to share.  For some reason,…