January 14, 2013

Walnut Pie

Walnut Pie
  • frozen and thawed, or fresh pastry for single-crust 9 1/2-lnch pie dish
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups roughly chopped walnut halves

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with a whisk until foamy. Pour in the melted butter and whisk until mixed. Add the brown sugar, white sugar, milk, flour, salt, and vanilla; mix well. Stir in the walnuts.

Pour filling into the prepared pie shell. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F., then reduce temperature to 350 degrees F. and bake for another 35 to 40 minutes, or until the crust in browned and filling is set.

Walnut Pie
 

December 12, 2012

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Cream the butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

Separately, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Refrigerate dough for 30 to 60 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon for rolling. (I use Penzeys Spices Cinnamon Sugar.)

Use a 1-1/2 tablespoon scoop for the dough and roll it in cinnamon sugar.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Let cookies cool for a few mintues before transfering them to a cooling rack.

 

September 27, 2012

You Need To See This

There are few things right now that make me want to blog. This is one of them.

I fucking love this SO MUCH.

Lorraine's Car from David Wain on Vimeo.


 

December 14, 2011

What I've Been Up To

I've been baking a lot lately. Mostly cookies, which I take to work and feed to my coworkers. I've also been baking bread. My friend Sara has been singing the praises of this book for quite a while so I decided to give it a try.

I'm still amazed how easy it is. And the results? Amazeballs!

Bread!

I made that! Crazy, right?

 

August 26, 2011

"I forgot to watch Glee last night, now I have intelligence stuck in my head."

Put in your earbuds. This one's for grown folks.

 

August 10, 2011

42

Happy Birthday Banner

A good way to start my day. The breakfast burrito didn't hurt either.

 

July 22, 2011

Octopus

Let's see how long this will stay up before the office curmudgeon takes it down.
 

July 12, 2011

Beginners

Go see this movie. Now.