I taught a baking class for over 15 years to about 100 ladies, some men, and some children. They know the fun of making bread. Kneading it, letting it rise, and enjoying the look of the family when you put it on the table. Nothing was more fun for me in class than making bread. But those days are over. Now, all I can do is write about it. If you would like to make bread, I can send you a complete recipe with easy-to-read instructions. You do need to buy the yeast. Then, all y
Man, it's hard to think I'm writing for May. It seems just yesterday it was February. Oh, well.
I have had good mail in the past weeks about persons trying my recipes. Some good but not all. Fruitcake: two people said it was dry, but they admitted they overbaked it. Most comments were on the chocolate chip cookie. One said theirs rose high. We went over the recipe and found she used baking powder instead of baking soda. It’s easy to do. Many people think they are the same, b
Baking Powder Biscuits In a medium-size bowl, place 1 stick of butter (room temp) 1 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 full teaspoon baking powder Stir with spoon (wooden is best) until all is mixed well. Now, Stir in 1/2 cup cold milk and make it into a dough Mix it well Dump it on a floured table Knead like bread dough until smooth Cover and let it rest Prepare a small pan coated with butter so the biscuits won’t stick to the pan. This is the most important
The other day I had a special lunch. In the store here at Riderwood they sell convenience items like milk, bread, snacks, etc. I picked up two items, a small can of Armour Potted Meat and V8 juice, and made lunch out of them. It struck me well that both products are exactly the same as they were 70 years ago; they look the same and taste the same as I remember. There are a couple of others just off the top of my head: Campbell’s Tomato Soup and canned chili. You may think of
My readers are growing each month; not a day does not go by without someone stopping me in a hallway telling me how they liked my recipes. Many have tried some. I got good reports on the fruitcake, cookies, and others as well. My Beltsville readers know what my background is, but maybe my readers here in Riderwood don’t. I'm a professional retail baker. I owned and ran Raulin's Bakery in Beltsville for 20 years, and my son had it for 20 years. I have a master’s certificate in
Yea, a new year’s coming. I like the old saying "if I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself when I was younger!" We had a good Christmas; all my family was over Christmas Day and brought the meal. We reserved a room here at Riderwood to hold the gang, 14 in all. It was a fun afternoon. My second oldest granddaughter, Molly, graduated from the University of Maryland last December, and the college gave her a job that pays well to start wit