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Join me for tea

Join me for tea

April 1, 092/366 — Simply Delicious Vanilla Cakes

Easy-to-make, fast and delicious…


* 1 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup butter
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 cup milk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease mini bundt pan with butter, then sprinkle a light dusting of sugar in molds. (sprinkling sugar instead of flour makes tops crispier, as well as making the cakes glisten.)
2. Cream together sugar and butter in medium bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and blend well. Finally, stir in the milk until batter is smooth and creamy. Pour or spoon batter into mini bundt pans, filling each mold a little more than halfway.
3. Bake for 15-25 minutes in preheated oven or until cakes are golden brown and your cake tester (or a toothpick) comes out clean.

Turn over bundt pan onto a tray or flat cookie sheet. Let cakes cool and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Posted by rosy outlook photography on 2008-04-01 23:33:46

Tagged: , project 366 2008 , bokeh , baking , recipe , best homemade cake , tea time , white cake stand , pretty teapot , my glamorous life

fennel and blue cheese pizza-photo by Jackie Alpers

fennel and blue cheese pizza-photo by Jackie Alpers

Read more and get the recipe here:

Posted by Jackie Alpers on 2012-11-10 17:22:30

Tagged: , Approved , pizza , fennel , mini , rustic , food photography , food porn , meats , spanish chorizo , heirloom tomatoes , Jackie Alpers , bread , herbs , recipe , healthy , meat , chartucerie , studio , natural light , food photographer , Tucson , Arizona , photography , crumbs

#146: crack smoker

#146: crack smoker

My husband got this smoker about ten years ago with a gift
certificate from his old boss. It sat in the garage. It was never
used. Each year, we said, Why don’t we break out that smoker?
Our friends have one that they use all the time, and I had the

So I mixed up a sauce, and we bought chicken and charcoal,
then cut up some of the old cedar planks and soaked them.

I read my husband the directions, especially the part about
waiting until the charcoals turn grey before putting the barrel
of the smoker on. Hence our once-beautiful red enamel
becoming a charred mess.

Well, it didn’t affect the two smoked chickens, which tasted
outrageously delicious. Add to the chicken some buttered
fresh string beans and some fruit soup, made with nectarines,
cantaloupe, and yogurt, and you have the recipe for a perfect
summertime meal.

OK, it’s not perfect. Perfect would be having it at someone
else’s house—not cooking, not cleaning.

Posted by dogfaceboy on 2008-06-21 23:11:49

Tagged: , smoker , hot , warm , ideal , thermostat , project365 , project365-146 , project365-21jun08 , dilojun08

measuring pumpkin

measuring pumpkin

Now this is the part of American recipes that really annoys me. How can you possibly know, before you chop something up, if you have 4 cups of it? Why not give a weight??? That doesn’t change when you chop something!!

Posted by Vegefoodie on 2012-11-04 20:28:27

Tagged: , recipe , vegan