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Well Seasoned, by Becky Johnson — baking

Poppy Seed Cake

Becky Johnson baking poppy seeds recipe

Poppy Seed Cake

If you’re a fan of poppy seeds, try baking this delicious vintage cake recipe. No frosting needed, and it makes a great cake to give as a gift or to take to a party. I've even brought it to work as a breakfast bread. According to Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, immigrants brought poppy seeds with them to America in the early 1900s, with which they created delicious pastries. This sweet cake has a satisfying crunch in each bite. [Excerpted from Memories: Vintage Cake Recipes]. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Home Cook’s Pantry Poppy Seeds 1 cup milk 4 egg...

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Pumpkin Pie

Becky Johnson baking pumpkin recipe

Pumpkin Pie

3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp Home Cook's Pantry Pumpkin Pie Spice 2 eggs 1 can (15 oz) pure pumpkin 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell 1 cup whipped cream to garnish   Preheat oven at 425° In a mixing bowl, stir together sugar, salt and Pumpkin Pie Spice. In a separate large bowl, beat eggs then add pumpkin and evaporated milk. Combine sugar and spice mixture with the pumpkin mixture and stir well. Pour into pie shell and bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to...

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Speculaas Dutch Cookies

Becky Johnson baking cookies dutch german recipe

Speculaas Dutch Cookies

1 cup dark brown sugar 3 tbsp milk, warm 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups sifted flour 3 tbsp Home Cook’s Pantry Speculaas Dutch Spice 1 1/4 cups butter 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1/2 tsp baking powder Combine sugar and milk in a bowl; stir until smooth. In another bowl, sift together dry ingredients and cut in the butter until the mixture is like cornmeal. Add liquid ingredients and almonds. Mix well then wrap in foil and chill overnight. Preheat oven to 350°. Dust surface and rolling pin liberally with flour. Roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use Christmas cookie...

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