A note from my kitchen: the only difficult thing about this recipe is keeping the muffins for more than a day, not because the muffins won’t keep – but because my family won’t let them alone. Everybody here loves fresh blueberry muffins.
Extra baked tomatoes is the perfect descriptive term: these tomatoes are baked, baked, and then baked some more: extra baked. It’s a way to concentrate the tomato flavor and turn winter tomatoes into something that at least reminds you of their summer glory.
I began with a recipe for Irish Brown Bread from the Ballymaloe Cookery School, in Ballymaloe, Ireland, as recorded by noted baker and blogger David Lebovitz. I adapted it to my kitchen, where I mill my own wheat and rely on the convenience of instant yeast.
While I adore this cake, I wanted a smaller version, and here is that cake cut down to size: a 1/3 recipe version, made in two modest loaf pans. Because this cake is cut down, some of the amounts look very strange (check out that powdered sugar amount,
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease an 8×8 square pan or something else of equivalent size. Yes, this makes good cupcakes. I’ve made it in loaf pans. You can double it for a 9×13 pan or get creative with shaped pans.
Preheat oven to 325˚F and adjust oven rack to center position. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, melt the butter (I tend to use the microwave on very low power,
Don’t worry if you don’t have an authentic tian – any shallow baking dish will do that’s large enough to hold all the vegetables. I used an oval 2-quart baking dish for this summer vegetable tian, and I could have squeezed more vegetables in there.
Preheat oven to 350˚F, and generously butter a 9-inch contour (rounded at the bottom edge) cake pan. The secret to the chocolate upside-down cake is in that pan – and, of course, what you put into it, and in what order.