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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

These delicious cookies are from Martha Stewart’s Cookies. Our beneficent domestic majesty originally called these “Banana-Walnut Chocolate-Chunk Cookies,” but we were out of nuts so this is the walnut-less version… and I also used chocolate chips instead of chopping my own chocolate. Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon salt […]

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Tags: Desserts

Courgette Cake

February 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

The kids and I were looking for something special to celebrate Kitchen Dad’s birthday and stumbled across this recipe.  The photographs were so beautiful, I just knew the cake would be special too. And it was! I tweaked it a bit to accommodate for ingredients I didn’t have, like caster sugar (superfine sugar, but not […]

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Tags: Desserts · Snacks

Two Sorbets: Mango-Strawberry and Lemongrass-Tamarind.

July 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Making sorbet is easy. All you need is some kind of fruit, sugar, water, and a little bit of lime juice. And in summer – at least in our house – having something sweet, refreshing and ice cold is an absolute necessity. We recently made two kinds of sorbet at the same time – a […]

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Tags: Desserts · Other fun

Treacle Sponge

April 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is an easy, delicious dessert dish that hearkens back to Dad’s British colonial roots. It has one ingredient that Americans might find exotic: Lyle’s Golden Syrup. This is a difficult thing to substitute (though you can try) – it’s made from the sugar refining process like molasses, has the same consistency as corn syrup […]

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Peanut Butter Oat Bran Cookies

January 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A recipe from baking at Nai-nai’s house, so you know they’re filled with goodness (and surprisingly light for snacks made with peanut butter):   1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg or 2 egg whites 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup unbleached white flour 1-1/2 […]

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Sugar Cookies

December 31st, 2007 · Comments Off

These cookies were something we did right before the Christmas holiday. Baking with a friend is always fun. Both girls are 4 and had no problems helping with this recipe. Daughter and I made the dough prior to her guest arriving and left it to chill in the fridge. After it sat out on the […]

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