Cocoa-Banana Breakfast Bread

Why should breakfast bars and protein cookies get all the glory? These mini-loaves have all the joyful decadence of a chocolaty banana bread while packing 14 grams of protein and nearly a quarter of a day’s recommended calcium. Plus it’s fiber-rich and high in iron. […]

Marmalade Tea Cake

Okay, here’s the recipe for the orange marmalade cake WITH the recipe for it! It’s a wonderfully fragrant cake with a tender crumb, and I’ve made so many of them lately that I could practically do it in my sleep now. Recipe below the jump. […]

Marmalade, I Like Marmalade

A tower of lovely marmalade, all ready for my pantry shelves. It’s like sunshine in a jar! Photobomb from my lime tree. 🍋 🍊 🍋 🍊#marmalade #citrus #oranges #lemons #winter #preserves #jam #canning #putuporshutup #f52grams #marmaladeilikemarmalade #food52 #instayum #instagood #instafood #bonappetit #f52citrus A post shared […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cake

There’s nothing as wonderful as citrus in the winter, is there? My recipe for this light and fragrant cake is after the jump, plus a variation to make an orange cake. Another tea cake! Lemon poppyseed, a pretty ordinary (but underappreciated) combo, improved by buttermilk […]

Pear-Almond Tea Cake

Tea cakes continue to be my favorite cakes to bake, and here’s a really nice one. This is a pear-almond tea cake made with one very ripe, asymmetric pear from last week’s @imperfectproduce box and chopped roasted almonds, flavored with a spoonful of @clearcreekdistillery pear […]

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 […]

Quince Slatko

Yesterday I made a few pints of Eastern European-style quince preserves called slatko or varenye (slatko od dunja, варенье из айвы). Look at that color! It’s a very simple recipe: just quince, sugar, water, and lemon, with a little finely minced dried cranberries for added […]

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 […]

Fruity Booze

I’m up to my ears in medieval fruits so I’ve started a half gallon each of quince ratafia with vodka (left) and medlar liqueur with brandy (right). These are my own recipes based loosely on 16th- and 17th-century cookbooks I’ve read. #booze #historic #tipple #quince […]