This is a November tradition for the Tudor family. Dundee cake is better when aged in the freezer! Its also a great family activity as the egg beating takes strong arms and the children will love making the designs with the fruit and almonds. On December 6th, St. Nicholas' birthday, we start the beginning of our Christmas season with a special tea party. The advent wreath is put on display, the Dundee cake is enjoyed, and the spirit of the season is upon us.
I love anything lemon. I have had some requests for lemon cakes and it made me remember lemon bread that a very dear lady I worked for at a wonderful kitchen store gave me. I used to make it for the store to sell, wrapped gaily in ribbon! A perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea, to give as a hostess gift, or an after school snack! Enjoy and remember this is not low fat!
Here is a summer picnic recipe. Savory chicken salad! I encourage you to experiment with herbs in this salad. Blend your favorites, chop finely and add to the final mixture. Fresh herbs always much such a difference and you don't even need a garden to grow them! Small pots in the window can provide you with fragrant herbs all year long.
Here is the June recipe. I apologize for not posting a May recipe, but the resort where I work (my real job!) opened for the season, so this is always the busiest time of year for me. But I'm back! Amy and I were just in New York City for the National Stationary Show and were inspired by the great bakeries, the garment district, and the incredible fabric stores. Sometimes you need a little creative boost!
This brown sugar fudge was a childhood favorite of mine. I remember coming home to face piano practice and finding a plate of panuche on the piano. What a treat! Its memories like this that inspire me to share my recipes with you.