Category: Dessert


    Classic recipe, with actual minced meat. I made this for THE SECRET LIFE OF… CHRISTMAS b-roll, just my happy hands with various holiday treats. Usually, I make this and put it in a two-gallon bucket to mellow around early November, for maximum mellowing by Christmas. MINCE MEAT FOR PIES Curtis & Lee Family Recipe, c. […]


    Christmas favorite. I made this for the SCA Twelfth Night celebration, where the theme was Scandinavian, for the brunch bar. A total stranger came up to me, told me this was exactly like her grandmother’s, gave me a carved bone ring off her fair white hand, and disappeared into the crowd. I treasure that ring […]


    1 cup warm milk 1 egg 1/2 cup butter or margarine 3 cups bread flour 1 cup Mexican Chocolate, crushed tablets 1 package [or 1 Tablespoon] yeast Dump into bread machine in order given [or dump into a bowl and mix, knead and shape yourself, bake 1/2 hour at 350F or until done.  Makes one […]


    from the Monastery of the Angels 3-1/2 cups sifted flour 3 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 4 eggs, beaten 1 cup oil 2/3 cup water 2 cups cooked and mashed pumpkin Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Combine eggs, […]

  • Chocolate Mousse

    CHOCOLATE MOUSSE The One.  The Only.  The Great and Powerful Mousse. “French Silk Chocolate Pie” or “Pots de Creme” as you will. Fair warning: raw eggs. Know your source. Or: Pasteurize them yourself, or use 1/4 cup / 60cc of Pasteurized eggs from a carton. INGREDIENTS 1 cup [2 sticks] unsalted butter 1-1/2 cup sugar […]