Dessert

Columba di Pasqua–Re-post

by Daisy Breads

Note:  This is a repeat of a recipe I try to re-post each year.  I want to make another one this year.  (And guard it better from certain people this time). This is a fun Easter bread, Italian style. It’s basically just a rich egg bread decorated with almond paste and almonds but it’s the […]

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How to Make the Best Snow Ice Cream

by Daisy Dairy Foods

I suppose I should have known I was tempting fate when I declared our last snow/sleet as the Last Hurrah of winter. We got about 4 inches of perfect, fluffy snow last night, and today had snow ice cream written all over it. Encouraged by one of my brothers (who got about an 8″ snowfall […]

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New Year’s Eve Recipes for the Figgy Pudding-Weary

by Daisy Breads

Here’s a re-post from 2008. I still feel the same way! If you are like me at this time of year, you are one table full of sweet, highly-refined and fatty treats from running for the hills to subsist off roots and berries. But there is one more culinary hurdle to leap before the party […]

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Rustic Berry Tart

by Daisy Dessert

This is less of a real recipe than an excuse to post pictures of berries. They’re just so beautiful.  And so special. I love berries and they’re insanely nutritious, too. The strawberries were first, then the black raspberries, and now finally some blackberries have started to ripen.  We’ll have a few blueberries later, but since […]

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Strawberry Pie

by Daisy Dessert

After a trip to a Pick-Your-Own strawberry patch this past weekend, I had some berries begging for something more than smoothies or cereal.  Here’s what I came up with.  It’s a no-sugar (just honey) added, flourless pie with a combination cooked puree filling and fresh berries. As we dived in, we had the same discussion […]

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Easy Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

by Daisy Dessert

I’ve decided it’s spring.  June, even. We may get a blizzard next week, but I don’t care.  I’m ready for some strawberry shortcake. This is inspired by thekitchn.com’s No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake. I’ve never been much of a regular graham cracker fan, though, and I wanted to go in a chocolate direction, with a cheesecake […]

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Fresh Fig Tart with Almond Crust

by Ivory Soap Dessert

This post is brought to you by Jenny, from Nourished Kitchen, this weeks giveaway product vendor.  Click HERE for a sneak peek.  See the THURSDAY post to enter. I love desserts (especially healthy, real food desserts), and this fresh fig tart is no exception. And I don’t believe in deprivation. We Americans have a disrupted relationship […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies–No added Sugar

by Daisy Dessert

I appreciate trying to live within ones means. What does this have to do with cookies?  My nephew was married last week and, besides the wedding cake, the reception was cookies and punch, supplied by family and friends. I hope the trend away from the extravagant wedding that starts a couple off with debt or […]

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Callie’s Dessert

by Ivory Soap Dessert

My daughter’s invention. Bananas, smashed beyond recognition. A generous sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. A generous sprinkle of coconut. YUM! Incidentally, her other favorite dessert at grammy’s house is similar. Bananas, sliced. Peanut butter between ritz crackers, then crumbled. Drizzle of honey. She’s an evil genius. Ivory

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Banana Pudding

by Daisy Dessert

My tweak on this classic? Less sugar in the custard. Don’t miss it AT ALL. To me, it’s a definite improvement. Banana Pudding 3 1/2 T. all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar pinch salt 3 eggs, separated 3 cups milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 (12 0z.) package vanilla wafers 6 medium bananas 1/4 c. sugar 1 […]

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Moderately Sinful Chocolate Pecan Pie

by Daisy Dessert

This isn’t a “diet” pie or a sugar-free pie. It’s a pie. It’s naughty. Just not as much as usual. Less than half the sugar of the typical pecan pie, no butter. Nothing particularly righteous about 2/3 of a cup of sugar, but it’s better than two cups. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. […]

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Danish Coffee Cake Valentine

by Daisy Breads

Family Valentine’s Day brunch fare. Cranberry-Almond Danish Coffee Cake 1/3 cup milk2 T. sugar1/2 tsp. salt1/4 cup butter1 pkg. dry active yeast1/4 cup warm water3 cups all-purpose flour2 eggs1 tsp. almond extract1 tsp. grated orange peel3 T. softened butter Filling:1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup brown sugar1 tsp. cinnamon1/3 cup dried cranberries1/3 cup sliced almonds Glaze:3/4 cup […]

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New Favorite Apple Pie Recipe

by Daisy Dessert

Overheard during The Dessert Phase of Thanksgiving dinner: “Mmmmm.” “I thought your favorite pie was cherry pie!” “Not since I tried this apple pie!” Guess that recipe needs to make it onto the ol’ blog, then: Little House Apple Pie 1 recipe 2-crust pie crust, unbaked6 1/2 cups thinly sliced, peeled tart baking apples such […]

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Welsh Tarts

by Daisy Breakfast

Check your jokes about Walesian virtue at the door–these are serious pastries–seriously tasty. Very good for a dessert buffet, a special picnic, even a breakfast tray. The quality of these tarts is dependent on the quality of your jam filling. Above I have used my Blackberry-Blueberry Jam and my Pear-Lemon Preserves. It’s hard to pick […]

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Berry-Lemon Pudding Cake

by Daisy Dessert

This is probably my favorite dessert ever, and I am not given to choosing favorites of anything. But. . . summer berries, tart and creamy lemon pudding, and tender sponge cake? This is as good as it gets. 1/4 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar (see P.S. below) pinch salt pinch nutmeg 1 cup buttermilk, or […]

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Homemade Apple Pie Filling

by Daisy Dessert

It’s apple time and I found a recipe that makes truly mouth-watering apple pie filling. It is great to be able to make a crust, pop open a can of homemade pie filling and voila!– homemade apple pie, so superior to store versions. I INTERRUPT THIS POST TO ASK A QUESTION: IF THIS IS NOT […]

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Vanilla Custard Ice Cream with Homemade Vanilla Extract

by Daisy Dairy Foods

I have been trying to decide on the perfect recipe for trying out my homemade vanilla extract which has been steeping for several days now. The vanilla extract is on the right and the glass on the left contains brandy only, so you can compare before and after. Quite a bit darker and more vanilla […]

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