pumpkin bundt cake

toast the nuts in a

dry pan, then brown the butter

in the same hot pan


cake: 1 stick melted butter, 2 c brown sugar, 1/2 c olive oil, 2 eggs, 1/2 c sour cream, 1 can pumpkin 3 c flour, 1 t soda, 2 t powder, 1 1/4 t kosher salt, 2 t cinnamon, 2 t cardamom, 1/2 t allspice, 1/4 t pepper; glaze: 2 T brown butter, 1/4 c maple syrup, 1 c powdered sugar, pinch salt; topping: toasted nuts

cake: cream butter & sugar; beat in rest; bake in buttered pan, 350 F, 65 minutes or until knife comes out clean; cool & turn out; glaze: mix, adding hot water to thin as needed; glaze & sprinkle with nuts

pumpkin chocolate cake

first morning sun rays

reflected in the frozen

pond as glitter ice


cake: 1.5 sticks butter, melted; 1 1/4 c brown sugar, 1/2 c cocoa, pinch sea salt, 1/2 c pumpkin, 2 eggs, 3/4 c flour; frosting: 1 c cream, 4 T powdered sugar, 1/3 c pumpkin, 1 t vanilla; cinnamon for top

cake: whisk until smooth, bake in buttered pie dish, 325 F, 30 minutes or until top is firm, cool; frosting: whip cream, 1 T sugar; beat in remaining sugar, vanilla; stir in pumpkin until swirled; frost, sprinkle with cinnamon

raspberry cupcakes

raspberries straight from

the freezer will keep them

from turning too red

12 servings, 226 calories

1 stick earth balance vegan buttery sticks, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c brown sugar, 2 namaste egg replacer eggs, 1 T vanilla, 1 T powder, 1 t kosher salt, 2 c flour, 1/2 c elmhurst milked walnuts, 2 c frozen raspberries

cream butter, sugars, beat in all but berries, mix in berries; use silpat, 375 F, 25 minutes

butter & cheese biscuits

butter added 4

times and cheese added 2 times

and some sugar too

source, 12 servings

3 c flour, 3 T sugar, 1 T powder, 1 t kosher salt, 1 stick cold butter, 1 stick melted butter, 2 c shredded cheese, 1 c buttermilk, 1 egg

chop cold butter into dry ingredients; add egg, buttermilk, all but 1/2 c cheese to form very shaggy dough; make 12 loose balls on silpat, drizzle with 1/3 of melted butter, sprinkle rest of cheese; 375 F, 15 minutes, drizzle with 1/3 melted butter, bake 15-20 minutes until golden; drizzle with rest of melted butter

cranberry cake

a pastry cutter

followed by a masher will

chop the berries small

12 oz cranberries, mostly chopped/mashed; 1 stick earth balance vegan butter, soft; 2/3 c brown sugar, 1/2 c unsweetened full-fat cashew milk, 1/2 c maple syrup, 1/4 c molasses, 1.5 c white whole wheat flour, 1 t ginger, 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t powder, 1 t kosher salt, 1/4 t soda, 2 namaste egg replacer eggs

mix all but berries, pour into buttered cast-iron pan, swirl in berries, 350 F, 35-50 minutes or until knife comes out mostly clean

tomatoes and biscuits

ugly tomatoes

that should have been picked before

the frost are for this

source, 5 servings

biscuits: 3/4 c ricotta, 2.5 c flour, 1 T sugar, 1.5 t powder, 1 t soda, 1 stick butter, cold; 1 c buttermilk; tomatoes: 8 tomatoes, halved; kosher salt & pepper, 1/4 c olive oil, 3 T sherry vinegar, 1 T fresh thyme, 2 T flour, 1/4 c sugar

chop/knead biscuit ingredients to form a ball, arrange tomato ingredients in oiled cast-iron pan, place 12 dough balls on top, 350 F, 45 minutes

plum cake

any kind of plums,

even those that aren’t so ripe

will work in this cake


3/4 c sugar, 1 stick butter, soft; 1 c flour, pinch salt, 2 eggs, plum halves to cover top, toppings: sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon

cream butter, sugar, beat in rest except plums; pour in buttered pie dish, place plums skin up, add toppings; 350 F, 1 hour

fig cake

when the deer flies start

to wane it’s time to look for

figs in the aisles


4 T melted butter, 1/2 c almond flour, 1/4 c sugar, 1/4 c flour, 1/2 t powder, pinch cinnamon, pinch salt, 3 eggs, 2 T honey, 12 figs, halved

mix all but figs, pour in buttered pan, arrange figs, sprinkle with more sugar, 375 F, 30 minutes or until bottom is set

saffron pear cake


wonder why the kitchen smells

a little gamey

previous version

1.5 c white whole wheat flour, 1/2 c almond flour, 2 t powder, 3/4 c full-fat unsweetened cashew milk, warm + pinch saffron; 1/2 t kosher salt, 1/2 c olive oil, 2/3 c maple syrup, 2 t vanilla, 2 cans pears, drained; glaze: 1 T olive oil + 2 T maple syrup

mix batter, pour over pears in oiled skillet, 325 F, 55 minutes, turn out & glaze