Old-Fashioned Crumb Cake

This was a delightful find among Grandma Donna’s recipes. It made me think about the time, not so long ago, where housewives would be expected to have freshly baked goods in the house in case company stopped by. This would have been one of those types of recipes – easy, light, delicious. This is lovely…

Swedish Pastry Balls

I’ve been really into trying out surprise recipes and this one didn’t disappoint. After making them, I realized that they wouldn’t have been so much of a surprise if I had known that they are also commonly known as “Thumbprint Cookies” or Hallongrotta in Sweden (which translates to “raspberry cave”). My wife wasn’t as much…

Oatmeal Crisps

Admittedly, before making this recipe, my only experience of “Oatmeal Crisp” was in a bowl with milk. I was very curious what these would produce with the fat/flour ratio and quick baking time. They could as easily be called “Caramel Crisps” because the brown sugar and butter at this high temperature essentially caramelizes – the…

Rolled Oatmeal Cookies

This was another of those recipes where I didn’t know quite what I was making until I was done. Growing up I used to LOVE the “Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies” – crunchy, salty, sweet. I could nosh on a half dozen without noticing. These remind me of those. Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 2 cups flour…

Tiny Tea Cakes

I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to try this recipe – they are mix between traditional shortcake and a jam-filled thumbprint cookie. I love the crispy sugary outside and the soft buttery inside. I definitely want to make these again for a gift, entertaining or a bake sale. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups…

Standard Rolls

The name says it all – a basic roll recipe that is soft and light. Ingredients 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1/4 cup lukewarm water 2 cups soy milk, hot 6 tbsp Earth Balance 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp salt Approx. 6 cups bread flour Yield: 12-18 large rolls In the bowl of your…

Bran and Date Muffins

My kids love these – the sweet bites with plenty of chopped dates trick us all into thinking we’re eating a treat, but are getting quite a good amount of fibre. Ingredients 1/4 cup Earth Balance, melted 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup sour soy milk 1 egg well beaten 1 cup flour 1 tsp…

Honey Gingerbread

I had never had a piece of gingerbread before making this recipe. Of course I’ve eaten gingerbread cookies of all varieties but as an actual *bread*? Never. It’s a rich, spiced bread that would be great as a morning snack and would be a great gifting loaf in the Fall. Ingredients 3/4 cup Earth Balance…

Pecan Balls

This was a new recipe I decided to add to this year’s holiday baking list. They are a more savoury treat so if you prefer, you can add another 1-2 tbsp of sugar to the recipe. Ingredients 2 cups sifted flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup Earth balance 3 tbsp soy…

Cornflake Drops

This was the third cookie recipe in the family cookbook that I tried that calls for cornflakes. A sweet crispy and crunchy snack best paired with a glass of a cereal “milk”. Ingredients 3 tbsp Earth Balance 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs well beaten 1…