Category Archives: cakes

Char’s Banana Bread

This is a “mix the dry then the wet ingredients, then put them together” recipe. Preheat the oven to 350 and bake for 55 minutes.  Depending on the type of oven, it could easily take more or less time, so make sure you check for doneness.  Makes one loaf pan – the bigger size. Mix…

Stollen for Christmas and Easter

The original recipe we used, many years ago, was from Paula Peck’s wonderful book, The Art of Fine Baking.  We have tweaked it, accommodating it to our various tastes, like Char’s dislike for citrus peel.  This is where the recipe stands at the moment. This recipe makes 2 big stollens.  You have to start the…

Russian Poppyseed Cake

Ginny is an ace at this cake. Heat the oven to 350F,  It will bake for 1 hour. This has preparation time, etc. so make sure you make it early.  You will need a buttered bundt pan or two loaf pans. This recipe has a step at the beginning that will take an hour –…

Plum Torte

I have seen this clipping from the New York Times for years.  It has hung around the house, been carried back and forth from one house to another, and been made hundreds of times.  I want to send deep gratitude to the NYT for their wonderful columns over the years with dozens of amazing recipes. …