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Scones Featured on WXIX Fox 19 - Here is the Recipe!

This most traditional scone has a creamy biscuit like texture obtained by using both butter and heavy cream. The most reliable approach to mixing the butter into the dry ingredients is to use a food processor fitted with the metal blade. I personally like to use a hand held pastry cutter (I hate the clean up when I use my food processor) and it works beautifully. Resist the urge to eat the scones hot out of the oven. Letting them cool for at least 10 minutes firms them up and improves their texture. For the Scone - 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for the counter 5 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small chunks 1 cup heavy cream (preferred) you may also use 1 cup half and half or 1 cup whole milk Glaze - apply to top of scone using a pastry brush 1 egg 1/4 cup heavy cream (preferred) you may also use 1/4 cup half and half or 1/4 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar to sprinkle on to

Rave Review Cake Featured on WXIX Fox 19 - Here is the Recipe!

This delicious cake is a family favorite and is especially welcome around the holidays. We like this recipe because it combines the convenience of using box mixes with special added ingredients for a cake that tastes truly home-made. The rich and decadent icing is from scratch - but so easy to make! “RAVE REVIEWS” COCONUT CAKE 1 pkg. yellow cake mix (2 layer size) 1 3-ounce pkg. Jell-O Instant Vanilla Pudding 1-1/2 c. milk 4 eggs ¼ c. vegetable oil 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 c. Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut 1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 3 layer cake pans and set aside. Blend cake mix, pudding mix, milk, eggs, oil & vanilla in large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed for approximately four (4) minutes. Stir in coconut and nuts. Pour into pans and bake for 35 minutes, or until tests done. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack ten (10) minutes; remove from pans and cool completely before frosting. COCONUT CREAM CHEESE FROSTING 1-1/2 st

Independence Day Tribute Pot

This stunning three piece pot celebrates America’s Independence. It is slip decorated in museum yellow, copper, and manganese, has sgraffito accents, and numerous applied and hand sculpted details. Note the sculpted eagles, flag, shield, and cannonballs. It has fancy scrolled handles and delicate pierce work on the lid. A truly one of a kind pot. Measures 16.75 inches tall over all. The pedestal base measures 6.25 inches. It has slip decorated stars and banding in museum yellow and manganese slip-trailed detail. The inscription on the base reads – “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation”. These majestic words are the

Historic Cabinets for Your Historic Home (video)

This is a summarized version of a Webinar David delivers live online. He goes through the process of designing a kitchen for a historic or reproduction home.