Advent Baking 2022

recipes and directions

November 27, 2022

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Tia Swanson will be our leader

*You will need a rolling pin and cookie cutters ️

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 large egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla

½ tsp almond extract

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour.

Icing -- you can choose what type you want to make.

I may try -- for the first time -- royal icing, which is:

3 tbls meringue powder

6 tbls war water, plus more if needed

4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

assorted food coloring

You can also go with more traditional icing --

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

4 cups confectioner sugar

¼ cup milk, plus more if needed

1 tsp vanilla

November 20

Chef Jesse’s lemon pound cake
Serving 12 one bundt pan or two loaf pans

1 cup unsalted butter,, softened (2 sticks)
2 1/4 cup granulated sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350

Cream together the butter and sugar  in standard mixer ,Until light and fluffy,

then add eggs one at a time, stop to scratch down the bowl , mixing well each time.

In a medium bowl , mix flour, salt and baking soda, mix well . Seat aside

In liquid measuring cup , add buttermilk , lemon zest and lemon juice set aside..

Then with mixer on low add flour in three parts , alternately with buttermilk , ending with buttermilk.

Mix until smooth . Grease your favorite Bundt Pan.. add batter  and bake for 90 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

Let the cake cool. Turn it out onto a wire rack.. lined with parchment paper on a sheet pan..

Ed-. Here is my the glaze’s you need, First
Heat  in a pot 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 -1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. Bring to a boil about 2 minutes... with a pastry brush this over the cake first , while still warm... then late after completely cool.. add the glazed below.

Chef Jesse lemon glaze
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice