Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake
A coffee time or dessert cake. On top of its lovely texture, this cake has a delightful flavor — suffused with the sweetness of freshly squeezed blood orange juice and fragrant bits of zest that edge toward bitter in the best way possible.
Brown, Seedy Soda Bread
The best soda bread we have ever tasted.
A Christmas delight
A light and airy chocolate dream.
Mmmm. Can't wait for mid-morning break.
Requires 4 crumpet or egg poaching rings from your favourite kitchen store.
English Yuletide Cake
Our traditional Christmas Cake, updated for modern times.
An ancient family recipe
All the kids favorite cookies
One of our year-round favourites. Often made by Oma and the grandchildren
Heart-shaped cookies with raspberry jam filling.
Note: You will need 2 cutters for each cookie. One large and one very small. Their shape can be round, square, heart-shaped or star-shaped.
A favourite Christmas goodie at the Shaw house
Lemon Lavender Crinkles
Oh Boy - Christmas Cookies!
An even more heady dessert from Eastern Germany, building on the Lebkuchen recipe
Lozza's Corn and Bacon Muffins
Makes 12 muffins. One of these muffins is good for half a meal. Just pair it with a good soup or salad.
The thinnest finest crepes you will ever make! Good for both savoury dishes and desserts.
Made every Christmas at our house
Note: cookies must be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
Orange Cranberry Muffins
Great for breakfast, coffee, and tea time
Pizza and Flatbread Dough
This pizza dough can be ready to bake in only 30 minutes.
To convert this recipe to flatbread, reduce the yeast to 1 teaspoon and increase the sugar to 1 teaspoon
Rainforest Crisp Crackers
These oatcakes were also known as the bread of Scotland dating back at least as far as the 14th century. Oats were one of the only grains able to survive and grow in the Scottish climate so it was a staple in the Scots diet and a substantial part of the Scottish culture. The tradition of Scottish oatcakes has remained over the centuries and is a traditional recipe that can still be found in several rural towns and villages in Nova Scotia (especially in Cape Breton and northeastern Nova Scotia areas such as Antigonish and Pictou).
Sour Cream Scones
Yes, it's an old fashioned love song, light and slightly tangy. These are intended for tea, but you can leave out the sugar and dried fruits and put in some chives and/or bacon bits and they are also great for breakfast.
Spitzbuben - little rascals
One of our favourite Christmas cookies
This recipe uses a biga, as a starter to give the bread a slightly sourdough taste which is characteristic of country breads.
We also make use of a full power food processor for speed and convenience.
The standard accompaniment to roast beef.
Here are some links to good recipes for Bread and Baking from other sites