Category Archives: National Day Of

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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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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Sauteed Banana Smoothie (Day 6 of 6)

Attention all Bananas Foster Fans!!! OMG – If you want to have this for dessert…add some dark rum to make this a true Bananas Foster Smoothie & we wanna come to your place for dessert!  This is out-of-this-world incredible without exaggeration! The browned butter and sauteed banana adds a completely new dimension to an otherwise …

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Day 5 of 6)

With the cool temperatures of autumn still far enough away that we still want to keep it cool while simultaneously indulging a craving for our absolute favorite pie (without heating up the oven), we chose to create a Pumpkin Pie smoothie.  We even topped it with toasted pecans so that we didn’t miss the crust! …

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Cherry-Thyme Pots de Creme

For all of you Southerners out there…this is NOT pronounced “pawts dee kreem”.  This is a lovely & luscious lemon custard infused with thyme over fresh sweetened cherries.  It’s pronounced “poe da krem” and we present our Cherry-Thyme Pots de Creme as our offering for our “National Day of” weekly challenge.  We kept the French …

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Layered Peach Lemonade Sponge Cake with Crushed Pecan Crust

National Day of Challenge – 8/18-24:   Layered Peach Lemonade Sponge Cake with Crushed Pecan Crust   If you want summer sumptuous, you simply must try this! Is it a cake? Is it a pie?  We can’t really decide.  It looks like a cake, but has crust like a pie.  You make it and decide.  It’s worth …

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Raspberry Millefoglie

Millefoglie:  National Day of Challenge 8/11-17/2013 The National Day of Challenge for this week consisted of Raspberry Tart, Creamsicle, Lemon Meringue Pie, Rum, and Vanilla Custard. We chose to combine the raspberry tart with the vanilla custard and create our very own millefoglie. Gateau de mille-feuilles which in French meant “cake of a thousand layers”, the …

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Crema Pasticcera Velutto

English translation:  Velvety Pastry Cream (Italian style) Italian Pastry Cream is different from French Creme Patisserie in that the French add butter and tend to beat more vigorously.  The Italians treat their crema pasticerra more gently; exactly as velutto (velvet) should be treated.  Crema pasticerra is not difficult to make, but it requires some care …

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GF Banana Split Waffles

For our Battinburg Cakes “National Day Of” Challenge for the Week of August 5-10, the candidates are: August 5: Waffle Day / Oyster Day August 6: Root Beer Float Day August 7: Raspberries in Cream Day August 8: Zucchini Day / Frozen Custard Day August 9: Rice Pudding Day August 10: Banana Split Day / …

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