Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Bizee – not Absentee

Battinburg Cakes is hopping!!!  Which is why we were conspicuously absent this week from  posts – for which, we humbly apologize  to our loyal followers.  Here’s just a small sample of what we were doing this past week… In prepping for Halloween, we created a low-deco ALL NATURAL  red velvet cake with a cocoa cream …

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Daring Baker-September: Tres Leches

If you recall, Daring Baker’s Challenge is a global group of bakers who come together to work on the same recipe. Each month, there is a “host” who provides the basic recipe along with comments and suggestions. Then, we the fellow challengers go forth and either make the recipe as is, or we can get …

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Pecan-Apple Dumpling Cake

This week’s “National Day of” challenge foods are combined together into a delicious and easy treat….just in time for autumn’s apple harvest!  We combined a wonderful toasted pecan cake with homemade apple-pie filling, topped it with a butterscotch frosting decorated with pastillage (sugar paste) autumn leaves. This cake would lend itself well to a bundt …

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“You Can’t Top Perfection”

“You Can’t Top Perfection” We were told the funniest true story last night and we want to share it with you. We met woman who is extremely talented in culinary food preparation, but who said she could not bake.   This statement was immediately corroborated by her co-worker, but we thought, “How bad can it really …

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And The Winning Recipe Is….

Our Delicious Milk & Cookies Smoothie won the Dixie Crystals Summer of Smoothies contest!!! This was absolutely our most versatile and easiest recipe by far!  Our favorite cookie is a Biscoff, so we used Biscoff spread to augment the flavor. This recipe is so very versatile…if you prefer a chocolate cookie, use Nutella instead of …

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Baked Doughnut Muffins

If you LOVE doughnuts, but HATE frying…have we come up with the doughnut recipe for you!!! These guys taste like doughnuts, but bake like muffins in a muffin tin.  Sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar, glaze, dip in chocolate with sprinkles…make it your way to enjoy your fav doughnut without the fried.  They are fast enough …

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Creamy Dreamy Doughnuts

Oh Yum!  That’s what friends said when we served them a peanut-butter-cream-filled, chocolate-crossed doughnut!  This homemade sweet doughnut is filled with a very light peanut butter cream and drizzled with chocolate.   This is our offering for this week’s “National Day of” foods, which are: 9/8 – National Date Nut Bread Day 9/11-National Hot Cross Bun  …

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Macadamia Nut-Crusted Acorn Squash

Macadamia Nut-Crusted Acorn Squash So…what will you make when you have the following “National Day of” options to choose from? Cherry popover – September 1st Blueberry popsicle – September 2nd Macadamia Nut – September 4th Coffee ice cream – September 6th Acorn squash – September 7th Well…if you’re creative like we are here at Battinburg …

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Battinburg Italian-Style Spicy Sauce

 – Battinburg Italian-Style Spicy Sauce – If you love OUTSTANDING FLAVOR followed by the realization that your upper lip is perspiring, then you gotta try our Italian-style Spicy Sauce.  It is SOOOO FLAVORFUL and thick…did we mention full of flavor?!!!…and it’s great to use with chicken wings, chicken breasts; slather on your favorite ribs…or just …

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Baker’s Challenge – Mawa Khoya (August 2013)

Mawa Khoya – Say Whata Whooya? That’s what we asked when we saw the  The Daring Baker’s Challenge for August 2013. To quote  the explanation of our hostess for this month’s challenge; Aparna at  http://www.mydiversekitchen.com/ : Mawa Cakes are a specialty cake that is the hallmark of Irani cafés in India. The Iranis are Zoroastrians …

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