Archives For August 2014

Angel Food Cake

It’s hard to believe that a cake with such simple ingredients can be so challenging to bake. Angel food cake already has a bit of a reputation but add high altitude into the mix and it may seem too difficult to attempt. I have always enjoyed angel food cake but I have been a little hesitant to bake it at 7,000 feet above sea level. Determined to overcome the challenge, I adapted this angel food cake recipe specially for high altitude. The result is a light and fluffy flavorful cake that everyone will enjoy.  Continue Reading…

Green Tea (Matcha) Cookies

If you are unfamiliar with matcha, you will most likely recognize its flavor: green tea. Matcha is a powder made from finely ground green tea leaves. Traditionally, it is whisked together with hot water to make tea. Matcha also has a wide variety of uses for baking. In this recipe, matcha gives soft, chewy cookies a wonderful green tea flavor that is complemented by creamy white chocolate chips.  Continue Reading…

Rustic Plum Cake

August 22, 2014 — 1 Comment

Rustic Plum Cake

As the days of summer are coming to a close and autumn is coming nearer, I wanted to test one last summer fruit recipe. This rustic plum cake not only looks beautiful, it is easy to make and goes together quickly in your food processor. The cake is dense, moist and not too sweet. I added almond extract for a stronger almond flavor.  Continue Reading…