Baking

Quince Spice Cake

In other “waste not, want not” news, I created a new recipe using up the boozy shredded quince left over from making holiday liqueurs, and it’s really good. This is based on a combination of the Joy of Cooking’s applesauce cake and apple spice cake […]

Pflaumenmus Tea Cookies

  A post shared by Heather Arndt Anderson (@heatherarndtanderson) on Dec 15, 2017 at 2:46pm PST These cookies were inspired by Lebkuchen (the quintessential German Christmas cookie) but are so much faster and no less complex or deep in flavor. Makes about 7 dozen teeny […]

Mince Pie

Mincemeat pie made with Granny Smith apples and persimmon jelly; dried cranberries, apricots, plums, figs; candied ginger and orange; walnuts and my medlar-infused brandy. Lots of butter (in lieu of tallow, which I don’t have) and spices too! Second photo is of two little blackberry […]

Great British Game Pie

THAR SHE BLOWS! Like a precocious baby, my game pie is standing on its own. I’m still going to wait until tomorrow to slice it open and reveal the cross section, but ain’t she a beaut? #gamepie #meatconcierge #britishfood #proudmama 🐇 🐖 🦌 🕊 🇬🇧#food52 […]

Figgy Pudding

This is especially nice rewarmed as a coffee cake to serve for breakfast. Warm figgy bundt cake made with puréed roasted figs that I froze back in July, studded with pistachios, glazed with honey and melted butter, and topped with a diced brown turkey fig […]

Water Buffalo Barbari Bread

Fresh zucchini blossoms and garlic flowers look pretty and belie this dish’s utter simplicity. Locally raised Nicky Farms water buffalo tastes to me like a slightly more iron-rich bison, making it a natural fit for bold Middle Eastern spices. Here I’ve browned it in a […]

Pistachio-Rose Cake from the City of Roses

Teacake du jour: baklava-inspired! Equal parts hazelnut meal and AP flour, pistachios, extra butter and egg for richness, sweetened with @portlandsyrups Rose Cordial and @oldbluerawhoney bigleaf maple honey, studded with pistachios. When it came out of the oven I soaked it in @thomasandsonsdistillery White Rose […]

Tea Loaf of the Week

Tea loaf of the week! Lemon-poppyseed buttermilk cake with lemon peel that I candied for holiday baking. I’ll serve it with rhubarb-carrot marmalade at my writers’ group this evening. #ambaking #whenlifegivesyoulemons #cake A post shared by Heather Arndt Anderson (@heatherarndtanderson) on May 25, 2017 at […]

Chocolate Chip-Marmalade Bread

Baked a loaf of my favorite chocolate chip-marmalade bread for this rainy spring day. Chocolate and oranges forever. #ambaking #brownisbeautiful #selfcare #rainydaydreamaway . . . . . . #teacake #quickbread #marmalade #chocolatechips #notglutenfree #therapy #foodnetwork #foodandwine #huffposttaste #bareaders #f52grams #food52 #instafood #instagood #thekitchn A post […]

Dutch baby Monte Cristo

Who says a Dutch baby must be a sweet vehicle for jam and syrup? Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with that, it’s just a little predictable. With a base so eggy, it may as well be an omelet. Once it’s deflated like some kind […]