The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of  The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet. This was a fun challenge to make! I have used lard in pastry crust before and they really  made a big difference in [...]

Sweet Cream Biscuits

We had a family BBQ two nights ago and these biscuits were perfect for the Strawberry Shortcake dessert I served.  If you want to make this recipe chosen by Melissa of Love At First Bite, it is on page 23 of Dorie Greenspan’s book  Baking: From My Home to Yours.  Just make sure you don’t [...]