Shirley Kabet

Rhubarb Custard Cake

Rhubarb is such a special ingredient! Only at this time of the year will you see ruby fresh stalks at food fairs or roadside stalls; but you can still find rhubarb in the fruit freezer section at some grocery stores all year.  The top of this cake is crusty with caramelized fruit and inside it…

Why We Are Here

Thursday, April 19.  These stats are from today’s newspaper: Boston;  High,  44 – Low  37  Rain Buffalo;  High 36 – Low 29  Snow Chicago;  High 46 –  Low 30  Sunny Columbus Ohio;  High 48 – Low  32  Snow Hartford Ct;  High 44 – Low 33  Rain Philadelphia;  High 56 – Low 66  Rain Milwaukee;  High…

Minstrels Cancel Show

The Tanglewood Minstrels have regretfully cancelled their scheduled March 14 concert.  A combination of family obligations, extreme busyness, and the nasty crud that everyone seems to have now is the culprit.   Watch for them to return in the fall and winter season with another wonderful musical production.

Rhubarb Springtime Butter Tarts

Rhubarb, is a dessert treat; it is a flavorful springtime ingredient. Snow birds from the north are familiar with the leafy tops and the ruby red stalks but often people from southern regions are not sure what to do with it. Classified as a vegetable, it can be delicious when paired with pastry ingredients creating…

Barbara’s Crunchy Biscotti

January is a time for hot drinks and crunchy biscotti. In my book, The Accidental Baker, a cake for every crisis, I list 2 versions of this popular addition to your morning coffee. Here is one version using whole Hazel nuts. Crunchy Biscotti Oven 325 ºF 30-40 minutes plus extra baking time. 2 1/2  …

TMAC Minutes, November 2017

New Chairman Howard Salles called us to order at 3 PM for the regularly scheduled meeting of the Tanglewood Master Activities Committee.  We rose for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Representatives of 24 committees were present, and a larger than average audience. The Minutes of the October meeting were approved, Warren Smith, moved, Bob Larocque seconded. …

Christmas Latin Flan with Rum

A wonderful, smooth  Caramel Flan is perfect for a busy Christmas dessert table and an additional choice against pies or tarts. This recipe suggests making a day ahead for best results. It cuts cleanly into squares when making for a crowd. I successfully made double the recipe and used a  2” deep large roaster pan…

Pear Clafoutis with Honey

This recipe comes from Jean Pierre Moullé; the executive chef of Chez Panisse, (a famous, small restaurant in Berkeley. Ca.) The full story can be found in my book, The Accidental Baker: a cake for every crisis. Fragrant, juicy pears are fanned onto a buttery tart shell. Add  a French custard, (Clafoutis), pour over the…

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