Over the last few years, I have perfected my biscuit recipe. While I usually simply make biscuits, sometimes I use the dough for other purposes. Today, I was craving my mother’s sweet rolls.
Karl’s Cinnamon Sugar Buns
Before I left home for the first time, I sat down with my mother’s recipe box and wrote down my favorite dishes. These were all written to fit on a 3×5 card, written to remind her about how to make the dish. As a result, they are often hard for anyone else to “unpack” the sometimes cryptic instructions. Continue reading
It is the Fourth of July, so I decided to do something a little patriotic. Red jam, white flour and dried blueberries seemed just the ticket for a holiday breakfast.
Karl’s Red, White and Blueberry Biscuits
Adapted from a Serious Eats Recipe
When I was looking for recipes for Mother’s Day and Miriam’s birthday, Miriam sent me this one. This turned out to be a fairly tricky recipe with several structural problems. Scooping out the right amount of space was very difficult. All of the eggs over flowed their avocado containers making a mess of the pan. The eggs also came out tough and leathery.
Eggs Baked in Avocado
Sometimes, Jan eats Alpen cereal for breakfast. For the last week, she has been saying, “I should make muffins with the Alpen one morning.” I finally caught on to what she was really saying which was, “You should make Alpen muffins one morning.” This is that morning.
Karl’s Alpen Mini-muffins
The last time I made blueberry scones Eilene did not like them. I had thought she simply did not like hot, cooked fruit. In talking to her, I found out that what she did not like was the soggy bread around the fruit. Using dried fruit was the solution.
Karl’s Blueberry Scones
Jan was visiting her graduate friends in Santa Barbara last weekend. She brought me back some chili salt. She suggested that using it to top corn meal crackers would be something to do.
Karl’s Corn Crackers with Chili Pepper Salt
and (on right) Flor de Sel
To go with the red lentil soup I was making for Jan’s friend, Jan asked me to make crackers. Her friend is allergic to dairy, so I could not make my usual butter crackers. I decided to change the spicing of my water crackers to match the soup by adding cumin.
Karl’s Cumin Water Crackers
It is just Jan and me for a Saturday night. Eilene is off at a party, so Jan asked for something with mushrooms, like mushroom soup—something Eilene does not like. Soup calls for a salad and crackers.
Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Crackers