Category Archives: Sweets

Recipe: Stuffing Pudding (bread pudding made with leftover Thanksgiving stuffing)

Send that final tub of leftover stuffing out with a sweet farewell. Stuffing Pudding is made with Eagle Brand condensed milk, which you may well have around from your holiday bakes. Serves 8-10 as dessert. Ingredients: 4 c leftover bread … Continue reading

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Recipe: Leftover Banana Bread

The Eagle Brand condensed milk adds a nice richness to this leftover banana bread. A good thing to make after the holidays when you discover lots of blackened bananas lurking in the corners of your refrigerator. Makes 1 big loaf. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Election Cake

U.S. Election Day in the early years of our Republic was a happy and festive occasion. Election Cake was served as a reward for voting or simply to celebrate democracy. A number of bakers are offering it this year to encourage … Continue reading

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Recipe: Campfire Baklava

Sick of s’mores? Try this change of pace on your next camping trip. From Cooking with Fire by Paula Marcoux, and used with her permission. Ingredients: Dough: 7 oz all purpose flour 1/2 t Kosher salt 2/3 c lukewarm water … Continue reading

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Recipe: Three-Way Strawberry Shortcake

I whipped up this three-way strawberry shortcake recipe for a promotion sponsored by Driscoll’s. It features home-made buttermilk biscuits and three different preparations of strawberries: quick-pickled, macerated and fresh. 12 servings. Ingredients: For the biscuits: 2 c unbleached all purpose … Continue reading

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Recipe: Dark Chocolate Biscotti with Chipotle Chili

First of my 3 holiday bakes. Dark Chocolate Biscotti is adapted from davidg618’s recipe which appeared on the wonderful baker blog, The Fresh Loaf. Ingredients: 1/2 c (one stick) unsalted butter, softened 2/3 c sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 … Continue reading

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Recipe: Ice Cream with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Try this right now: first, get yourself a couple of scoops of your favorite simple-flavor ice cream. (I used black raspberry.) Drizzle on a bit of good, fruity olive oil. Now sprinkle on a bit of sea salt. Eat and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Magic Squares

4th of my holiday bakes, except it’s not so much a bake as an assemblage. Great to make with kids because it’s so easy. There are a couple of versions for magic squares on the EagleBrand.com website but I prefer … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fennel Pollen Shortbread

Third of my 3 holiday bakes. Buttery, salty, with a complex taste from the fennel pollen. Adapted from this recipe which in turn attributes it to Kir Jensen, operator of a Portland food truck. Makes about 4 dozen shortbreads. Ingredients: 2 c … Continue reading

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Recipe: Christina Tosi’s Corn Cookies

Second of my 3 holiday bakes. The lively Christina Tosi, pastry chef at Momofuku Milk Bar, has generously shared the recipe for her should-be-illegal corn cookies. (I suspect she actually uses even more butter than this, however.) Freeze dried corn … Continue reading

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