Archive for the ‘Baking’ Category

Beer Bread

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

This is a quick bread (i.e. leavened without using yeast). It's very easy to customize by adding your favorite herbs, spices, or even cheese to the batter before baking. I usually skip the extra butter on top, and did this time as well. Make sure to use ...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

These are a delightful twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. They are almost cake-like. The recipe makes between two and three dozen, depending on the size of the cookies you make. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes about 3 dozen cookies 2 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking ...

Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

Monday, October 13th, 2008

I got this recipe from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, a wonderful sweet-focused blog by a fellow northwest dweller. I made a couple changes, some intentional and some inadvertent :-P The bars came out great, despite myself. Shaun thought they would be better ...

Blueberry Muffins

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

This recipe is from Nigella Lawson's How To Be A Domestic Goddess (a very tongue in cheek title, by the way, so don't be intimidated). These were okay, but I would have liked a bit more flavor in the batter, and all the blueberries sank to the bottom, so ...