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30 Aug

Easy, Delicious Buttermilk Pastry

I have several buttermilk pastry recipes, but I find myself returning to this one quite often. This recipe makes one double-crust pie. I use the scraps to cut shapes that I can bake and freeze to float on soup or garnish a bowl of pudding. Cutouts are also perfect for embellishing the top of a pie. Easy, Delicious Butterm...  Continue Reading


27 Aug

Rustic Buttermilk Bread

This recipe is much like an Irish soda bread but does not contain lard or shortening. One old recipe from the 1960s calls for honey, and many suggest molasses, but I love this version, which includes Roger's Golden Syrup. Often these loaves were baked in a Dutch Oven, on top of a stove, in kitchens where there was no oven avai...  Continue Reading


25 Aug

Oh My - Pecan Pie

Let me share a secret! Pecan Pie is probably the simplest of all recipes to make, yet it is one of the most impressive. You need an uncooked pastry shell, which you can make or buy frozen from the grocery store. I make this recipe in an old enamel pie pan that my parents received in 1947 for a wedding gift. This pie pan is 8 ...  Continue Reading


21 Aug

My Favourite Raisin Streusel Pie

Line a pie plate with pastry and refrigerate until you are ready to fill it. I often use a transparent Pyrex pie plate measuring 7 inches at the bottom and 8.5 inches at the rim. Mine measures 1.5 inches deep. I love to be able to check for a nice brown crust.    Filling: In a one-quart saucepan, mix the following ingredi...  Continue Reading