Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread Recipe

Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread Recipe

August 27th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


"The best recipes come tried and true from friends who begged them from others friends..." says Elise of Simply Recipes. So true. When I set out to find a recipe to save the sad-looking bananas on my kitchen table, I spotted Elise's post about Mrs. Hockmeyer's banana bread recipe. And I knew it was what I was looking for.

[Continue reading “Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread Recipe” →]

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

August 21st, 2007  | Category: Cakes


Nothing cheers me up more than a thick slice of homemade cake on a Monday morning breakfast. I try to bake a fresh loaf every Sunday for the following week. Of course, it never lasts until the weekend.

[Continue reading “Lemon Poppy Seed Cake” →]

Peach, Raspberry and Banana Upside Down Cake

Peach, Raspberry and Banana Upside Down Cake

May 22nd, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


To tell you the truth, the heading for this post was supposed to be "Baker's Block". I have ruined way too many recipes last week. I hope this is just a temporary phase. First, I ruined Dorie's Lemon Tart recipe from Baking: From My Home to Yours. It started as a lemon tart and by the time I was finished, there was a lemon and raspberry ...

[Continue reading “Peach, Raspberry and Banana Upside Down Cake” →]

Vanskapkaka

Vanskapkaka

February 13th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Picture this... San Francisco... Nineteen ninety eight... On a foggy Fall morning, a Turkish guy landed at The San Francisco International Airport. Sleepless from a 14-hour flight and stressed by the unpleasant wait of his student visa, which arrived 10 hours prior to his flight, his exhausted body and soul needed nothing but rest.

[Continue reading “Vanskapkaka” →]

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

January 07th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


It has been a tradition for over 10 years that everyone gather at The Mansion for New Year's Eve Dinner. I have been attending for the last four years and can not think of another place to celebrate the coming of a new year. Dessert menu was set by the lady of the house and I thank her for that because with the abundant number of cookbooks ...

[Continue reading “Strawberry Chocolate Cake” →]