Category Archives: PASTRY

COLD, WINDY, CRAPPY, RAINY, DREARY . . . and did I say Cold? There. You now have our weather report for today.  New buds have blossomed . . . freaked out and are now screaming . . . “Where the crapola are we!” There is only one thing left to do, and that’s eat some warm happiness.  These […]

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Get your taste buds ready for an explosion of yumminess! That’s probably not even a word, but that’s o.k. See . . .  It’s good Old Fashioned Homemade Pot Pie.  Not from the freezer section of the grocery store.  It’s not difficult, I promise. It’s flaky delicious . . . and fattening. You can run […]

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Remember I told you I love puff pastry?  I still do! This is why . . .   Easy . . . simple . . . delicious! Let start. You will need:   Puff pastry sheets Pie filling of your choice egg wash (one beaten egg) Turbinado sugar Glaze Cut your sheet of puff pastry […]

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I started my day, by running on the treadmill and then a kick butt series of Pilates.  Why I ask myself? In two minutes . . . I destroyed all that calorie burning torture my body endured. Today, I let all good sense fly right out the window and made Berry Napoleons.    One of my […]

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Last night, I decided to make one of my favorite cookies. These little pastry swirls are so delish! I usually use my favorite pie crust recipe, which I have previously posted, but I decided to try a pastry recipe by the Barefoot Contessa. This recipe calls for lots of butter! I used my 14-cup Cuisinart […]

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It’s raining again today, and rain puts me in the Baking Mood. This morning, I made these beautiful little devils! Palmiers are one of the most delicious little pastries you will ever make. They are also the fastest and simplest cookies ever. The delicate little cookies are certainly full of butter, sugar and calories. They […]

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  Raised doughnuts 2 pkgs. regular or rapid rise yeast note:  If you don’t have the small yeast pkg’s you will use :  4 1/2 teaspoons of yeast.  (Each yeast pkg. contains 2 1/4 teaspoons) 1/4 cup warm water (105−115 degrees) 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded then cooled) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt […]

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This is a fabulous dessert, made with phyllo pastry. Phyllo is actually quite easy to work with, and it’s delicious. Try this recipe soon, it will be a keeper! YOU WILL NEED: 1/2 cup whole almonds, toasted 3/4 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 medium peaches, […]

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Is there anyone who doesn’t love eating a crisp, warm Apple Fritter? My Grandma South made these delicious little puffy doughnuts, and they would only last a matter of minutes. They are so simple to make, and even easier to eat! Place fritters on a nice serving plate, and drizzle with spiced syrup. You can […]

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Here’s another favorite holiday cookie, that is so flaky and delicious. They are made with ready puff-pastry. They look difficult to make, but are very simple. Be sure to make these cookies for your holiday table! YOU WILL NEED: 2/3 CUP CHOPPED ALMONDS, WALNUTS OR HAZELNUTS 2 TABLESPOONS SUGAR, PLUS EXTRA FOR SPRINKLING 1/2 TEASPOON […]

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This is an elegant, simple to make pastry. You can use any jam you would like. They look like you spent hours creating them, but you can roll them in a snap. They are scrumptious! YOU WILL NEED: 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature  One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature […]

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Here is a pretty little tart idea from Pillsbury. I think they would be very easy to make, using prepared pie crust and Jello pudding. I plan to make these soon. Blueberries or huckelberries on the top, would also be delicious. They are quite pretty….don’t you think! INGREDIENTS : Crust   3 Pillsbury refrigerated pie […]

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