Recipes from Home

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desserts & treats

28 Nov 2020 by Katja

Hutzelbrot in the No. 4 Universal Bread Maker

This is the appropriate amount for the UBM. We normally make twice this.

  • 250 g dried pears
  • 250 g dried figs
  • 250 g prunes
  • 250 g raisins
  • 125 g almonds
  • 125 g hazelnuts

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9 Nov 2020 by Katja

Summer Fruit Crumble

First time note: much too sweet! Next time, reduce sugar in both the fruit and the crumble.

For the fruit:

  • 1/3 cup (77 grams) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (30 grams) flour

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13 Apr 2020 by Katja


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 2/3 cup crystallized ginger

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease your pan(s) (2 9″ round pans, 1 9″ × 13″ pan, 1 12″ springform pan – you’re looking for a total area of around 120 in2).

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2 Sep 2019 by Katja

Yorkshire Tea Loaf

  • 350 g dried fruit (I used dried California apricots, raisins, dried Bing cherries, and dried cranberries)
  • 300 ml black tea
  • 270 mg flour (I used a mix of all-purpose and whole wheat)

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16 Sep 2018 by Katja

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ΒΌ teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, whisk cocoa and sugar until all the lumps of cocoa are gone. Add water and salt and mix well with whisk. Cook over medium heat, bringing it to a boil. Keep boiling until thick, stirring to keep from scalding.

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27 Dec 2017 by Katja

Christmas Jelly & Custard Sauce

This “Christmas Pudding” is a Stokley family tradition. Half of this jelly recipe (~5 cups volume) fills our crystal bowl.


  • 8 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 8 cups water (4 cold/4 boiling)

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11 Dec 2016 by Katja

Fruit Crumble

  • Fruit
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 6 tbsp chilled butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • grated nutmeg

Butter a 9 inch pie plate, and lay the fruit out in it. Combine the topping ingredients, cutting in the butter until the pieces are about the size of peas.

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24 Dec 2013 by Katja

Cinnamon Rolls

The night before, prepare the dough:

  • 1 scant tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp warm water (105°-115°F)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 7 tbsp butter
  • 7 tbsp sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten

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7 Jul 2013 by Katja

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, slightly melted but not hot*
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup natural chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Stir all ingredients together. Karsten and Keaton, it’s very difficult to get cocoa powder to dissolve, so be sure to mix it in really well and make sure there are no lumps. Pour into foil lined muffin tins and freeze. Makes about 12 treats. If you don’t have muffin liners, you can line a square pan with foil and pour the mixture in to make chocolate peanut butter bark. Keep these in the freezer; they get melty at room temperature.

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17 Jan 2013 by Katja

Cooked Vanilla Custard

I rarely make puddings, but have never found anything in a box that’s a satisfactory substitute for homemade. This is a nice recipe that doesn’t involve two cups of heavy cream or a stick of butter. I used skim milk, because it’s what I had. I used about 3 tbsp of butter. I split about 3 inches of vanilla bean and microwaved it with the milk for 1:30.

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