Currant Scones Cream

February 13, 2014

WSJ Jan 2014 Scones made with heavy cream. 375º

  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/3 C sugar (plus 2-3 TB for sprinkling or use pearl sugar)
  • 1 1/3 C dried currants
  • 1 C heavy cream, cold
  • 3 TB unsalted butter, melted
  1. Sift dry ingredients, stir in currants. Add cold cream to bowl, use electric mixer to blend on low until just combined.
  2. Knead dough on floured surface briefly.
  3. Roll dough to 1 inch thickness, cut into shape desired.
  4. place 1 inch apart on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. brush top of scones with melted butter with pastry brush and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake in center of oven 12- 15 min until golden
  7. cool on baking rack.

Mormor’s almond cookies

December 14, 2013

Mormor Karin’s “peasant cookies”, like shortbread.

Bake 350°, 10-12 min.

200 g Butter

200 g Sugar

1 ½ T syrup

75 g almond slivers

300g Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda (mix into flour)

  • Beat sugar & butter until fluffy
  • stir in syrup
  • mix in dry ingredients (almonds,flour, baking soda)
  • roll into 8″ long loaves, 2″ wide
  • refrigerate 24 hours (will last for weeks in refrigerator)
  • Cut into thin  1/8th inch slice
  • BAKE 350°  10-12 min

Mormor’s Pepparkakor

December 17, 2012

Karin Yperman’s recipe. Rolled, refrigerator type cookie. refrigerate overnite. Cut into thin slices. Bake 350° 10-12 min.

  • 212 gr butter (7.47 oz)
  • 212 gr sugar (7.4 7 oz)
  • 212 gr syrup dark corn syrup (7.47 oz)
  • 2½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2½ tsp cloves
  • 2½ tsp ginger
  • maybe add more ginger, cardamom, ½C blanched slivered almonds
  • 625 g flour (22 oz)
  • ¾dl water <1/3 C water

Melt butter, add corn syrup. Mix all ingredients together.Roll into narrow 2′ loaves. refrigerate 24 hrs. Cut into thin slices.



December 9, 2012

Swedish gingersnaps, Ramona’s recipe. Refrigerate overnite. Roll very thin. Bake at 325º, 8 minutes.

Cream (beat until soft and creamy)

  • ½ LB unsalted butter
  • 1½ Cup sugar

Add and beat until creamy

  • 1 C Karo brown syrup (NOT molasses)

Prepare and add the following

  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp orange zest or thinly sliced peel (not the white part)

Blend the following dry ingredients together before mixing into batter:

  • 3½ C flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp ground allspice

May need to add more flour so not so sticky. Refrigerate overnite. Roll out very thin, use cookie cutter shapes. Place slivered almond in middle.

If make heart shaped cookies, before you eat, hold in hand and tap with finger, if it breaks into 3 pieces, it means good luck! Keep practicing:-)

Gourmet 1989, Bake 375° makes 6 cakes

  • 2/3 C Cake flour (not self rising)
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt

Sift above ingredients together in a bowl.

  • ½ stick (¼ C) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ TB lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ tsp lemon zest
  • 2 ½ TB poppy seeds
  • ¼C sour cream

Whip butter until creamed, add sugar a little at a time, beat until light and fluffy. Add one yolk at a time, continue beating. add lemon, vanilla, poppy seeds, then add flour mixture, alternating with sour cream. Combine mixture well.

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 C sugar

Beat egg whites until soft peaks, add sugar a little at a time. Beat until it holds stiff peaks. Stir one fourth of egg whites into cake batter, then fold in remaining egg whites.

Divide batter into 6 well buttered and floured ½C muffin tins. Bake in middle preheated oven 375°F 20-25 minutes until golden. turn cakes out onto rack to cool.sift confectioners sugar over the tops.

WSJ  April 2012. Serves 4. Bake 350° 9 inch pie plate.

Like a meringue pie with out the crust or meringue topping.

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 Meyer lemons – juice & zest

Simmer 2 inches water in bottom of double boiler. Reduce heat to low.  Whisk 6 egg yolks in top of boiler until foamy. Keep whisking, add sugar then lemon juice & zest, whisk  until thickened (about 10 minutes). remove from heat.

  • 3 egg whites, beat until just stiff (hold shape but not dry)

Fold egg whites into cooled lemony mixture.Pour into 9 inch pie plate.

Bake until custard is set, pale gold and puffed – about 15 minutes. Serve warm, within 10 min.

From Epicurious. Fresh, easy dessert, use lots of mixed fresh berries.

Whip the cream ingredients and limoncello together until soft peaks form.

  • 3/4 C whipping cream
  • 4 oz (1/2C) marscapone cheese
  • 3 TB sugar
  • 3 TB (or to taste) limoncello liquor

Toss to mix fresh berries.  1 Tb lemon zest, some sugar (less than 1/2 Cup to sweeten berries if desired) or add 1/2 C raspberry preserves to  8 C mixed berries.