Category Archives: Cake

The Tuna Fish Incident and Pecan Chocolate Potato Cake

I will always have a bit of down home cooking in me. Now my mother would have denied this and she actually would have been correct. We didn’t cook this way. My Grandmother would have never created Dora Beaver’s Chocolate Potato Cake or Trailer Meat Snacks or Donna Sue’s Cheesy Hamburger Dish. Why the one […]

Fresh Ginger Cake With Blackberries & Lavender Whipped Cream

This simply sounded good and in the search for the perfect gingercake, it rates. However being in Central PA at this time of year, Fresh Blackberries are not easy to come by. When I was growing up, we would simply walk down the lane and pick huge pails of blackberries to bring home. It was […]

Fu Pei Mei Ch’ien Ts’e Ng Kao

CH’IEN TS’E NG KAO (STEAMED THOUSAND LAYER CAKE) Yield: 10 Servings 3 1/2 c Flour 2 ts Dry yeast 1 1/2 c Warm water 1 c Sugar 1/2 c Lard or shortening 2 tb Red dates, chopped Procedure: 1) Place flour in a large bowl. Dissolve yeast in warm water (about 95 to 98 degrees […]

And Real New Orleans King Cake

Per my favorite New Olreans Cook. Be sure to check out all his cooking pages if you visit. His photo btw. Well worth the visit just for the recipes and his blog looka isn't too shabby either. And he makes a mean cocktail btw. King Cake: "The King Cake tradition came to New Orleans with […]

And for the more Traditional

We can always try the French versions: Galette des Rois This recipe is for the northern-style pastry and almond cake. tag: cake, French cake, King cake, Almond, Almond pastry, Galette,

Spring is coming and here comes the King…

Call me silly but this time of year hearts and valentine goodies are not what concerns me. Instead I start thinking of King Cake. So while I was surfing I was suprised to find a lower fat King Cake for those who worry about the fat levels in their food [unlike those who consume the […]