American Cakes – Monkey Bread

American Cakes - A History of Monkey Bread and a Traditional Irresistible Recipe on The History Kitchen
Category: Desserts
The term monkey bread, initially referring to a loaf formed from pieces of yeast dough dipped into butter, seems to have emerged or was at least popularized in …

Abraham Lincoln Apple Bread Pudding

Apple Bread Pudding with Cream Sauce
Category: Desserts
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a one-room log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky. From humble pioneer beginnings, Lincoln rose to …

Cheese Blintzes

Blintzes with Strawberry Topping
Category: Desserts
Chag Sameach and Happy Shavuot to all of you! Continuing with our dairy theme, here is another Shavuot favorite–the blintz. A blintz is a thin crepe-like pancake …

Rugelach

Rugelach
Category: Desserts
Ahhh, rugelach. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Jewish dessert that is more beloved than sweet, flaky rugelach. Yiddish for “little twists” or “rolled things,” …

Date Honey Nut Cake

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Category: Desserts
A few weeks ago, when I received a batch of organic dates from a kibbutz in Israel , I found myself wondering what to do with them. These sweet, luscious dates on the …

Erika’s “Unorthodox” Rugelach

Erika's Unorthodox Rugelach
Category: Desserts
Three generations in the kitchen – Susan Penzer, Erika Penzer Kerekes, and Emery Kerekes What makes a rugelach recipe “traditional”? Is it the dough or the …

American Cakes – Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake on The History Kitchen #vintage #recipe
Category: Desserts
Pineapple upside-down cake is a single layer basic yellow butter cake inverted after baking to reveal a glistening mosaic of caramelized canned pineapple. Any frosting …

Bienenstich Bars

Bienenstich Bars Recipe from the Monday Morning Cooking Club #jewish #holidays #roshhashanah
Category: Desserts
Last week, I received an advance copy of a cookbook called the Monday Morning Cooking Club . I’m often sent books by publishers in hopes of a mention/blurb on the …

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie
Category: Desserts
Coconut Cream Pie – Flaky All-Butter Crust Filled with Coconut Cream and Topped with Lightly Sweetened Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconut. Nostalgic, …

American Cakes – German Chocolate Cake

A traditional recipe and history for German Chocolate Cake from food historian Gil Marks on The History Kitchen
Category: Desserts
A traditional recipe and history for German Chocolate Cake from food historian Gil Marks on The History Kitchen German chocolate cake is a light brown …

Date Cookies

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Category: Desserts
Date Cookies – Butter cookies with gooey dates and toasted pecans. Time-Tested Family Recipe.  My friend Kelly Jaggers is back with another …

American Cakes – Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie on The History Kitchen - History and Recipe
Category: Desserts
When I was a kid, Joe, I used to have a dream. I was locked up overnight in a pastry shop, and there was goodies all around. There was jelly rolls, and mocha eclairs, …

American Cakes – Lane Cake

Lane Cake - History and Recipe for a Classic Boozy Layer Cake on The History Kitchen
Category: Desserts
Lane Cake – History and Recipe for a Classic Boozy Layer Cake on The History Kitchen “Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane cake so loaded with shinny it made me …

American Cakes – Hummingbird Cake

A traditional recipe and history for Hummingbird Cake from food historian Gil Marks on The History Kitchen
Category: Desserts
“The most beautiful bird in Jamaica, and some say the most beautiful bird in the world, is the streamer-tail or doctor humming-bird.” —Opening line of For …

Maple Custard & Orange Sauce – Cooking Club 1905

Vintage 1905 recipe for Maple Custard with Orange Sauce, adapted by Tori Avey from Cooking Club Magazine on The History Kitchen
Category: Desserts
Over the past few years I’ve been collecting a vintage, pamphlet-style magazine called Cooking Club: The Practical Cooking Magazine. Now that I have an issue for …

Coffee Mocha Pudding Pie

Coffee Mocha Pudding Pie - Vintage Recipe for a Simple No-Bake Dessert with Coffee Ice Cream, Pudding and a Chocolate Cookie Crust
Category: Desserts
Today is “Pi Day” – 3/14, otherwise known as “Pie Day.” As a pie fanatic, I can totally get behind a national celebration of this treasured historical …

Pistachio Rose Blondies with White Chocolate

Pistachio Rose Blondies with White Chocolate & Browned Butter - Tempting and Exotic Dessert Recipe
Category: Desserts
I first tasted rosewater several years ago at my stepdaughter’s first grade class party, which was thrown by a lovely Persian family. They served rose ice cream, a …

Petit Financiers – Ex Libris Anne Willan

Ex Libris Anne Willan - The Journey of a Cookbook + Recipe for Financiers on The History Kitchen
Category: Desserts
As far as books go, cookbooks lead interesting “lives.” The majority of books sit on the shelf, only to be read once or twice (maybe more if it’s a favorite). …

Pecan Rolls

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Category: Desserts
Pecan Rolls – Sweet Yeast Rolls with Pecan Filling and Vanilla Glaze. Time-Tested Family Recipe.  – My friend Kelly Jaggers is back with another …

Princess Diana’s Favorite Bread and Butter Pudding

Princess Diana’s Favorite Bread and Butter Pudding - Celebrate Diana with her favorite treat, a cross between bread pudding and creme brûlée. A decadent dessert fit for a princess!
Category: Desserts
Princess Diana’s Favorite Bread and Butter Pudding – Celebrate Diana with her favorite treat, a cross between bread pudding and creme brûlée. I …

Honey Apple Cake

Honey Apple Cake for Rosh Hashanah #jewish #holiday #recipe
Category: Desserts
This dessert was one of the very first recipes I posted on my blog. It has since become a holiday favorite for many families! I have updated this post and republished …

Pumpkin Challah

Pumpkin Challah - Autumn Holiday Recipe for Thanksgiving, Thanksgivukkah
Category: Desserts
Pumpkin Challah – Combine two holiday traditions for one delicious, beautiful braided treat! Perfect centerpiece for an autumn holiday table. #Thanksgiving #Sukkot …

Apple Pudding from the Mother of American Thanksgiving

Sarah Josepha Hale's Apple Pudding
Category: Desserts
“Now the purpose of this letter is to entreat President Lincoln to put forth his Proclamation, appointing the last Thursday in November (which falls this year on the …

Pumpkin Pudding, Lincoln and Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pudding
Category: Desserts
Give thanks, all ye people, give thanks to the Lord, Alleluias of freedom with joyful accord: Let the East and the West, North and South roll along, Sea, …

Lemon Vanilla Buttermilk Pie

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Category: Desserts
Lemon Vanilla Buttermilk Pie – Classic Dessert with Tart Lemon Custard, Sweet Vanilla and Tangy Buttermilk. Time-Tested Family Recipe.  – I have …
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