apple dutch baby

bake the apples with

butter, brown sugar, syrup

until caramelized

6 servings

3 apples, sliced thin; 3 T butter, 2 T brown sugar, 2 T maple syrup, 3 eggs, 1/2 c buttermilk, 1/2 c flour, 1 T sugar, 1/2 t cinnamon, pinch salt, 1 t vanilla

bake apples, butter, brown sugar, syrup in a cast-iron pan, stirring, 425 F, 15 minutes or until caramelized; whisk rest, add to apples, bake 15 minutes

plum cake

any kind of plums,

even those that aren’t so ripe

will work in this cake

source

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

source

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

lemon bars

the meadow goes to

seed and suddenly the bird

feeder is empty

source, 12 servings

crust: 1 1/4 c flour, 1/4 c sugar, 3 T powdered sugar, 1 t lemon zest, 1/4 t sea salt, 10 T cold butter; filling: zest & juice of 5 lemons, 1.5 c sugar, 2 eggs + 3 yolks, 1.5 t cornstarch, pinch sea salt, 4 T butter, 1/4 c olive oil; toppings: flaky salt, powdered sugar

crust: chop together, bake on parchment in a 9×9 pan, 325 F, 30 minutes; filling: boil juice, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, salt 30 seconds or just until thickening; remove from heat, add rest; pour on crust, bake 10 minutes or until just set, chill, slice, add toppings

black & white cookies

black & white cookies

baked minutes before eating

not in plastic wrap

source, 12 servings

cookies: 2 c flour, 1 t powder, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t soda, 1/3 c whole milk yogurt, 1/3 c whole milk, 2 t vanilla, 1 t lemon peel, 1/2 t almond extract, 1 stick butter, room temperature; 3/4 c + 2 T sugar, 2 eggs; glaze: 2.5 c powdered sugar, 3 T hot water, 1.5 T light corn syrup, 1 t vanilla, pinch salt, 2.5 oz unsweetened melted chocolate + 2.5 T cocoa

cookies: cream butter, sugar; beat in rest; bake on silpat, 375 F, 8-10 minutes, cool; glaze: mix all but chocolate, adding water slowly, frost half of each cookie, add chocolate to remaining glaze, frost other halves

saffron pear cake

vegetarians

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

ice cream sandwiches

keep adding cocoa

to the dough until it’s not

too sticky to use

source, 10 servings, 365 calories

dough: 1 c white whole wheat flour, 1/4 c cocoa, 1/2 c maple syrup, 1/4 c smooth unsweetned pecan butter, 1 t kosher salt, 1 t vanilla; ice cream: 6 (4-oz size) containers gerber bananas, frozen by the teaspoonful; 3/4 c smooth unsweetened pecan butter, 1/4 c maple syrup, 1 t kosher salt

dough: form a ball, adding more cocoa to make a workable dough; ice cream: blend; press half of the dough in a parchment-lined loaf pan, add ice cream, freeze until ice cream can support upper crust; form a rectangle with remaining dough, place on top, freeze covered, slice