Baked Goods

Honey Roasted Pears

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Baked Fruit, Baked Goods, Recipes, Sweets | 0 comments

Honey Roasted Pears

4 ripe pears, quartered lengthwise and cored 3 TBSP butter, diced into small cubes (or cold coconut oil) 1/4 cup honey 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Preheat oven to 450. Place the pears in an oven proof skillet. Drizzle with honey and dot with butter. Sprinkle the vanilla over the pears and set the pan over high heat for 2 mins. Transfer pan to the oven and roast for 15 mins. Serves 4. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  Adapted from “Fresh Food Fast” – A nice, simple dessert when you’re in the mood for...

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Crustless Cheesecake

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Baked Goods, Cakes, Recipes | 0 comments

Crustless Cheesecake

  1 pound (16 oz) high-quality cream cheese 3 free range eggs 1/2 cup sugar of choice 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract For the Topping: 1/2 pint (8 oz) high-quality sour cream 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 TBSP sugar of choice Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add sugar and vanilla, and beat again until just combined. Pour batter into an 8 x 8 inch, coconut oil-greased, square, baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool. Combine topping ingredients and spread over pie to within...

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Lemon Ricotta Pie w/ Blueberries

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Baked Goods, Egg based, Photo Slide Show, Pie, Recipes, Sweets | 2 comments

Lemon Ricotta Pie w/ Blueberries

6 large eggs 1/2 cup organic cane sugar, divided zest from one lemon (about 1 TBSP) – (optional) 1 pound (16 oz), high quality, whole-milk ricotta cheese 1 pint (12 oz) fresh blueberries Set a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 375. Butter a 10-inch pie plate or 8 x 8 baking dish. Set aside 1 TBSP of the sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, remaining sugar, and lemon zest. Add the ricotta and whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture into the pie plate and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, top with the blueberries and sprinkle with the remaining TBSP of...

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Shortbread Crust

Posted by on Oct 1, 2011 in Baked Goods, Condiments, etc..., Pie, Recipes, Toppings | 0 comments

Shortbread Crust

1 cup shredded dried coconut (unsweetened) 1 cup walnuts 1/4 tsp pure salt 6 pitted medjool dates Place the coconut, walnuts & salt in a food processor fitted w/ the S blade & process until finely ground. Add the dates & process until the mixture begins to stick together. Don’t over-process. Yields 2 & 1/2 cups. Will keep for 1 month in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer. The crust doesn’t need to be thawed before using. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: For those with various food...

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Wholegrain Sourdough Crackers

Posted by on Aug 8, 2011 in Baked Goods, Crackers, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 0 comments

Wholegrain Sourdough Crackers

2 & 1/2 cups whole grain flour (I use spelt) 1 cup plain (unflavored) yogurt 6 TBSP butter (or ghee, or coconut oil), melted 1 TBSP maple sugar or sweetener of preference (optional) 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp sea salt (plus extra for sprinkling over the top) 2 TBSP sesame seeds, toasted See below for VARIATION 1 – onion & garlic, or VARIATION 2 – onion, garlic, rosemary & black pepper _______________________________________________________________ AHEAD OF TIME: Mix flour with yogurt, cover, and place in a warm area for 12 – 24 hours (see...

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Posted by on Jul 3, 2011 in Baked Goods, Cookies, Recipes | 0 comments

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

VARIATION 1: 1 cup oat flour (can substitute regular flour) 1 & 1/2 cups rolled oats 2 tsps ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/4 cup butter, ghee, or coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup sugar of choice (see notes) 2 tsps pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup nut butter (whatever kind you like) 1 banana, mashed 1/2 cup raisins Preheat oven to 325. In a medium bowl, using a fork or whisk, combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and mix well. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (except raisins) and mix thoroughly. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and...

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Rhubarb Blueberry Crumble

Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in Baked Goods, Photo Slide Show, Pie, Recipes | 1 comment

Rhubarb Blueberry Crumble

This is such an easy to make, killer dessert. I think my first word to Nancy Grove on Monday (our CSA farmer) was YAY. Harvest time has begun! I received our first batch of fresh, crisp vegetables. Rhubarb is only around for a short time in June, so get it while you can! While picking up my veggies, there was a dish of homemade rhubarb crumble out to share (courtesy of Ed Grove). There wasn’t much left (sign of a good pie), as I was a late comer, but I did get a few spoonfuls & wow, it was good. As I walked away, I knew exactly what I had to do with the rhubarb sticking out of my...

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Baked Goods, Cookies, Recipes | 0 comments

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup natural peanut butter (or other nut butter) 1 & 1/2 cups natural sugar 1/2 tsp pure salt 4 eggs 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted 1/2 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped (or other nut) (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together peanut butter, sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla. Stir in coconut flour and chopped nuts (if using). Batter will be wet. Drop by the spoonful on a greased (or parchment paper covered) cookie sheet. Bake for 10 – 12 mins. Makes about 3 dozen...

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Gingerbread Cookies

Posted by on May 22, 2011 in Baked Goods, Cookies, Recipes | 0 comments

Gingerbread Cookies

6 eggs 1/3 cup butter or coconut oil, melted 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/2 cup molasses 3/4 cup natural sugar 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cloves 3/4 cup coconut flour, sifted Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend together eggs, butter, salt, molasses, sugar, and spices. Stir in coconut flour and mix thoroughly. Batter will thicken slightly as the flour absorbs moisture. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto greased (or parchment paper covered) cookie sheet. Bake for 12 – 14 mins. Makes approx 30...

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Chocolate Cookies

Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Baked Goods, Cookies, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 2 comments

Chocolate Cookies

1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted 1/3 cup cocoa (or cacao) powder 3 eggs 1/3 cup natural sugar 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup coconut flour, sifted Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in cocoa powder and remove from heat. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir in cocoa mixture. Whisk coconut flour into batter until there are no lumps. Let batter rest 3 or 4 minutes to allow it to thicken slightly. Drop batter by spoonful on greased (or parchment paper covered) cookie sheet. Bake for 14 mins. Makes about 18...

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Nut & Chocolate Clusters

Posted by on May 8, 2011 in Baked Goods, Cookies, Recipes | 0 comments

Nut & Chocolate Clusters

1/2 cup natural nut butter (peanut/almond – whatever you typically use) 1 & 1/4 cups natural sugar 4 eggs 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp pure salt 2 cups nuts, chopped 1 cup chocolate chips (or 1/2 cup nibs) 2/3 cup coconut flour, sifted Mix together nut-butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla &  salt. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips and coconut flour. Drop by spoonful on greased (or parchment paper covered) cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 13 minutes (or until done to your liking). Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet. Makes approx 28...

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Posted by on May 1, 2011 in Baked Goods, Cookies, Recipes | 0 comments

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

What recipe blog would be complete without a rendition of the good old, chocolate chip cookie? With this version, adapted from “Cooking with Coconut Flour”, (cliché as it is) you can have your cookie & eat it too. It’s sort of a cross between a chocolate chip cookie & a macaroon. ______________________________________________________________________________________ 1/2 cup butter, melted (or ghee or coconut oil) 1 cup natural sugar 4 eggs 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/8 tsp pure salt 1 & 1/2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened) 3/4 cup chocolate chips (or nibs...

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