Cookies · Shortbread · Uncategorized

Hibiscus Tea Shortbread

Buttery shortbread with the tang of hibiscus from adding tea straight to the dough.  Lovely hibiscus tea shortbread are great with your favorite tea. Summer is the time for iced-tea. Especially here in Texas. One of my favorite iced teas is our local grocery store’s raspberry hibiscus tea. It’s naturally sweet and tangy so serving… Continue reading Hibiscus Tea Shortbread

Bread · crackers · Shortbread · Uncategorized

Chili Basil Shortbread

Chili Basil Shortbread is a tender, flakey, savory shortbread flavored with Thai chilis, fresh basil and garlic. Cut into rounds and serve with sliced cheese or use this as a crust for your favorite quiche. I’ve mentioned my friends Luda and James. They have the large vegetable garden and sometimes they give me fresh produce… Continue reading Chili Basil Shortbread

Cookies · Pastry · Uncategorized

Chocolate Cherry Cannolis

Chocolate cherry cannolis are light fried dough tubes filled with sweetened ricotta cheese, chopped dried cherries and chocolate. These amazing pastries are best eaten the day they’re made so gather up some friends and have a glass of wine with your cannolis. I live near a road that has a lot of thrift stores. One… Continue reading Chocolate Cherry Cannolis

Cakes · cheesecakes · Uncategorized

Goat Cheese Citrus Cheesecake

Goat cheese gives this traditional cheesecake a mellow acidic flavor that pairs well with wild honey and fresh fruit. Goat cheese citrus cheesecake is lighter and tangier than New York Cheesecake and it’s prepared in under 1 hour. I love goat cheese. The creamy texture and tangy flavor go so well with just about everything.… Continue reading Goat Cheese Citrus Cheesecake

Fruit · Ice-Cream · Uncategorized

Cherry Vanilla Sorbet

Cherry Vanilla Sorbet – tangy sour cherries with smooth vanilla in a light sorbet.  Perfect scooped into bowls or frozen into popsicles. Summer is coming and it’s time for frozen desserts. I love sorbets. You can indulge and not feel guilty. They’re also pretty simple to make.  This one is just cherries, water, sugar, lemon… Continue reading Cherry Vanilla Sorbet

Cakes · layer cakes · Uncategorized

Rose Hibiscus Victoria Sponge Cakes

Homemade rose jelly and hibiscus tea flavor these buttery little sponge cakes.  Rose hibiscus Victoria sponge cakes are dainty so these are perfect for afternoon tea or parties. Last week I made some rose jelly with roses from my garden. The jelly has a subtle rose flavor – perfect for an old fashioned tea cake… Continue reading Rose Hibiscus Victoria Sponge Cakes