Friday, November 29, 2013

Classic Apple Pie


Pastry Ingredients

2 cups (300g) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 c + 2 Tablespoons (160g) softened butter and/or shortening

5 T ice cold water
Filling Ingredients

½ cup (100g) sugar (or less)

1/3 cup (50g) flour

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¾ teaspoon cinnamon

7 medium apples, peeled and sliced thinly

For a beautifully pictured step by step instructional on how to make this pie please go to Arabic Zeal.  She has some wonderful tips.  I followed her instructions to the letter and the pie turned out great!

As always,

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Antique Caramel Cake: Baked Sunday Morning

I have yet to taste this looks really good and after licking the spoon from the frosting....I know that is good...I know, I know I am busted!

This caramel (well really brown sugar-buttermilk) cake was very simple to put together and the frosting went together like a dream!  I should have let my caramel get more color on it but...shhhh... don't tell, I tasted 
that too and it is good! 

My big brother is coming into town and I was in charge of making the dessert for our family dinner tonight.  I hope everyone likes it!  
To see what everyone else did with this Baked Elements cake click here.
You can get the recipe here.
Next up is Chocolate Velvet Walnut Fudge with Olive Oil and Fleur de Sel.  Sounds like a good holiday treat to me! 

Until then

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cinnamon-Swirl Pumpkin Rolls: ABC

These rolls are good but not a favorite of mine.  I prefer a good plain cinnamon roll myself.  The spices in the rolls overpowered the cinnamon filling.  Didn't taste it much, perhaps it would have been better with the Bakers Cinnamon Filling.  I just used sugar and cinnamon.

I didn't have dried cranberries so I used golden raisins.  I think I would have liked it better without them.

The other bakers made some crazy good looking rolls....check it out here.
We are baking from the King Arthur Flour site.  Get the recipe here.

Next up for the Avid Bakers is Hot Buttered Soft Pretzels.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Good Morning Sunshine Bars: Baked Sunday Mornings

 Quick and Easy!
Everyone Loved them.
I always feel like I am cheating when I don't actually bake something!   Crunchy, nutty, chewy goodness with a drizzle of could you go wrong?

Recipe here.

Next up is Antique Caramel Cake.

Until Then,