Wild Blueberry & Bourbon Jam

My sister introduced me to some store-bought blueberry bourbon jelly a few weeks ago, and that turned out to be a great combination which I just needed to attempt to recreate.  I used frozen wild blueberries for this batch as our local berries are not available yet, and things turned out alright, although, I was…

Mini Victoria Sandwiches

Lately I have been binge watching old BBC murder mystery series, and one of the recurring themes, aside from the copious amounts of tea and beautifully manicured cottage gardens, are the town bake-offs.  I have lost count of the number of people that have keeled over dead after eating a heaping forkful of Victoria Sponge….

Strawberry Jam

There is nothing quite like a homemade strawberry jam that highlights the sweet cloying taste of freshly picked, sun-ripen strawberries in every bite.  Freshly picked, sun-ripen strawberries that can’t be found in half-frozen Vermont during the month of April. Therein lies my dilemma.  The berries available to me, at this time of year, are fresh…

Strawberry Cream Scones

I spent this past weekend down at the beach celebrating a friend’s bachelorette.  I volunteered to help with Sunday morning breakfast, and decided on pre-making several batches of scones to freeze at home and then bring down to the beach to bake fresh for breakfast.  Our resources down at the beach are somewhat limited.  We…

Mock Linzer Hearts

I present you with the nut-free Linzer Cookie.  These cookies do not have the crunch traditionally associated with Linzer cookies (I will have to continue working on that), but they are an aromatic, lightly spiced, jam filled, cakey cookie in the iconic Linzer shape.  I have adapted the recipe from Maida Heatter’s recipe for Swedish…