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WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS – APRIL 2019

WELCOME TABLE – APRIL 1, 2019 Meet Bonnie Lauer 1002 Carefree Parkway Cell phone: 301-440-8378 Email: fbl333@cloud.com Bonnie is originally from Maryland and will be with us year round!  She loves walking, dancing and the beach and is interested in joining the dog group and traveling.  Bonnie lived in Tanglewood previously, about five years ago,…

Fresh Lime/Rum Ice Cream

I had forgotten about this wonderful Ice Cream until I was in the back garden picking limes from our fabulous tree. This tree is ever-bearing but after the October high winds I wondered if all the blossoms would start again. Sure enough hundreds of limes are there again! I do have a Simac Gelato/Ice Cream …

Pineapple Dream Bar

If you love pineapple and whipped cream together, this is your easiest creation for a hot summer day. Serves about 20 and is quick to make but is always delicious. Easy, no bake Recipe 21/2  cups crushed graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut 1 15 oz. can of crushed pineapple,…

Blueberry Lemon Crisp

This is the right time to find really plump, fresh blueberries here in Florida. This easy recipe is a perfect choice for a casual summer dinner. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. You can also find this recipe in my book, The Accidental Baker, a cake for every crisis. Recipe Oven 350ºF, 35…

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…

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  …

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…