Project Pastry Queen

Project Pastry Queen: Whole Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

July 17, 2011
Whole Lemon Muffins with Blueberries

It’s Wildcard Weekend for Project Pastry Queen. We get to go back and make any recipe that we missed along the way. I chose to make the Whole Lemon Muffins that Tara hosted a few weeks ago. The recipe is unique in that you take an entire lemon, remove the seeds, and then throw the [...]

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Buttermilk Cake with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

July 10, 2011
Buttermilk Cake with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

This week’s Project Pastry Queen recipe was selected by Beth of Powdered Plum – White on White Buttermilk Cake with Jack Daniels Buttercream. It’s a moist white cake topped with a whiskey-spiked Italian meringue-style buttercream frosting. I didn’t have any Jack Daniels so I went in a different direction: – I only made half the [...]

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Homemade Moon Pies

June 12, 2011
Homemade Moon Pies

When I hear “Moon Pies,” I smile. Do you have a favorite childhood summer memory? I have several. Nearly all of them involve piling in the car, hair hanging in messy damp wringlets, the smell of chlorine heavy in the air. Mom would make the 20-minute drive to Humble (the H is silent!) to the [...]

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PB&J Cookies (Jelly optional!)

May 21, 2011
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

My favorite way to consume Jif – my favorite way that doesn’t involve just a spoon or my finger. I originally posted these Peanut Butter & Jelly cookies, minus the jelly, back in November 2007. It was my favorite recipe back then and it’s still the only peanut butter cookie recipe I’ve used in 4 [...]

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Sticky Fingers Bars

May 15, 2011
Sticky Fingers Bars

Tara chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Sticky Fingers Bars, an over-the-top dessert bar that we’ve come to expect from The Pastry Queen. We’ve got a cookie base, a sweet Snickers filling, and just for good measure, a layer of peanut butter, peanuts, and chocolate on top. For real. I have no idea how [...]

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Buttermilk Pecan Pie

April 24, 2011
Buttermilk Pecan Pie

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Mariana of Food Junky: Buttermilk Pecan Pie. I’ll be blunt. Had this recipe not been part of Project Pastry Queen, I wouldn’t have posted it. But we post the good, bad, and the ugly! Of the ~50 recipes I’ve made from the book, this is only [...]

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Salted Caramel Brownies

April 17, 2011

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was hosted by Beth of Powdered Plum: Caramel Filled Brownies I have purposely flipped passed this recipe for all the years that I’ve had this cookbook. The picture in the cookbook is of a stack of fudgey, gooey brownies in a drippy caramel mess. My reaction has always been [...]

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Strawberry Ricotta Cake and Scott’s Strawberry Sauce

April 10, 2011
Strawberry Ricotta Cake with Scott's Strawberry Sauce

Amanda chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge, Strawberry Ricotta Cake. A trifle of angel food cake and a sweet ricotta filling, covered in whipped frosting and sliced strawberries. I have no idea how I’ve skipped over this recipe the countless times I’ve flipped through the book… but I heard angels singing the second I [...]

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