this week’s bake

I had no intention of baking until later this fall when the flowers were done and I was finished with “this week’s bouquet”.  Plus, I’m just too busy right now to fit baking into my life.  But my sister told me there was a new season and episode of “The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix.  I had no intention of watching it until I … Continue reading this week’s bake

this week’s bake – crumb cake

  When my daughter and I would visit my parent’s, my Dad would often travel to the neighboring town of Mansfield, Ohio, where they had the BEST ever German bakery.  He usually came back with poppy seed rolls and crumb cake, or as I remember, my Grandmother called it “coffee kuchen”.  The crumb cake was one of our all time favorites, and I have never … Continue reading this week’s bake – crumb cake

this week’s bake – spanish bar cake

This week’s bake is Spanish Bar Cake.  This cake is my favorite childhood memory cake, that my Mom always bought at A&P.  My sisters and I were talking about this cake, so I Googled it, found the recipe, and decided to give it a whirl. The A&P Grocery store is a part of many of our childhood memories.  Officially known as The Great Atlantic & … Continue reading this week’s bake – spanish bar cake

this week’s bake – blueberry scones

I was given this recipe by two of my sisters, who raved about these scones.  Up front, I want to say,  I have never been a fan of scones.  I’ve always thought they were too dry and bland for my taste.  My perception of them (right or wrong), is that you eat them with tea or coffee, and since I drink neither, I never developed … Continue reading this week’s bake – blueberry scones

this week’s bake – fraisier cake

This week’s bake was a real challenge to make . . . a classic French cake, derived from the French word “fraise”, meaning strawberry.  It is a combination of layers of a Genoise sponge cake, vanilla syrup, creme patisserie, strawberries, and whipped cream. Making this cake is a series of multiple steps, in which I felt like I used every bowl and pan in the … Continue reading this week’s bake – fraisier cake

this week’ bake – valentine sugar cookies

This week’s bake is Valentine sugar cookies that I made for my office for Valentine’s Day.  I’m giving them a little early since making and decorating them is such a long process, it’s not something I can do in an evening after work. This is the same dough recipe I used for the snowflake cookies and the recipe can be found here.  The dough did … Continue reading this week’ bake – valentine sugar cookies

this week’s bake – gooey butter cookies

If you’ve ever had “Gooey Butter Cake”, then you know what these cookies will taste like because they are made from the same ingredients and taste equally as good. The dough for these cookies is really gooey.  I thought maybe it would be less so after chilling the dough, but it wasn’t much better. Be prepared to get your fingers sticky and gooey when rolling … Continue reading this week’s bake – gooey butter cookies