Zucchini Bran Muffins

I decided to attempt a cross between zucchini bread and a bran muffin – don’t ask me why! It just crept into my mind, and I couldn’t give the thought up without at least trying it. The main premiss behind my logic being zucchinis are so wet and bran can be so throat chokingly dry,…

Lemon Ginger Miniture Biscotti

I tried out a new biscotti recipe that incorporated spelt flour alongside the usual white flour.  I would have never attempted this flour combination for biscotti, if I hadn’t come across this other recipe from a supposedly reputable source, due to the hard consistency of regular biscotti.  As it was, I should have trusted my…

Candied Ginger Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies studded with candied ginger are my new favorite cookie.  I encountered these about a month ago, and finally took a stab at making some of my own.  Shortbread, by buttery nature, is less sweet then your average cookie and the spicy sweetness of the candied ginger strikes a lovely balance for those that…

Gingerbread Latte

Generally considered a holiday treat, I drink my homemade gingerbread lattes all year long.  Using a steam wand will give your latte a nice frothy foam, but I usually don’t mess with it.  I am in it for the taste and the caffeine, and both can be achieved without the high tech gadgets.  I even…

Ginger Honeycomb Brittle

Honeycomb brittle is one of my favorite brittles to make, not due to the taste, but because the way it froths and bubbles up the moment the baking soda hits the syrup.  I am still amused by it, and how something so simple can have such a complex effect.  The baking soda also seems to…

Pumpkin Pie

It would not be Thanksgiving without the baking of a pumpkin pie.  This year, when I suggested branching out and experimenting with alternative pumpkin pie recipes, my Mom immediately shot me down.  We could not go through Thanksgiving without baking  our own family’s version of “Libby’s Pumpkin Pie”.  So here it is, yet another rendition…