Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins (Recipe)

Canned pumpkin is on sale, which means that we buy it, which means I bake with it. That works out for me, because cinnamon/ginger/pumpkin is quite possibly my favourite flavour after chocolate. The secret is, don't skimp out and buy cheap pumpkin, make sure you get something that clearly smells and looks like an obscenely-orange…

Orange Cookie Recipe (with icing!)

I've been gone, but now, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I'm back. I'm taking a break from the Poem of the Day series to bring this recipe! (Cookie breaks are always valid, right? Of course right) Anyway, enough chit chat; let's get down to business. Sadly I didn't get good pictures of the cookies before they were…

Vegan Cinnamon-Layered Scones

While I wanted to bake today, I was feeling rather uninspired and couldn't think of a real bangin' pastry that I wanted to try. Then some perverse hippy thought invaded my mind, and it occurred to me, "Why don't you make something vegan?" Well, why not, indeed. This thought, oddly, settled it for me, and I…

Queen Cinnamon Roll (Recipe)

After making dough intended to be cinnamon rolls, I questioned myself, "Why go to the trouble to make a bunch of cinnamon rolls, when I can make one giant cinnamon roll?"  The answer to that question is "Because your dough is entirely too soft right now, and would need more flour for that." Unfortunately I found…

Baking Powder Biscuits

I really do not want to become yet another recipe blog. I won't claim that I made up or edited this recipe; I got it from King Arthur Flour. I won't waste your time with a cute anecdote about my relative, or countless pictures with only slight variances. I like these biscuits a LOT, so here's how…

Coconut Almond Scones

This was originally a recipe for coconut scones with optional chocolate chips, but guess who didn't have coconut milk or coconut flavoring in their house? But thankfully, I had both almond milk and almond extract, the flavors of which make the closest thing to ambrosia I've ever tasted. (That would be marzipan, but these scones…

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

So, I'm more of a cookie baker than anything else. Cookies are my buzz. Also, since my "pastry" posts are more popular than my "poetry" posts, you may be seeing more recipes than poems in the future. (But never fear, fellow poets! I plan on putting a poem up tomorrow) Let me know in the…

Super-rich Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Let me digress for a moment, and summarize my love for chocolate... The darker, the better, generally speaking. 85% cacao is my favourite. I love chocolate anything - muffins, cake, brownies, cookies, candy, crickets, coffee, caramel... okay, now I'm just listing foods that begin with C. (Actually, the chocolate crickets weren't that great) Anyway, my…

Movie Theater Cookies

I figured another recipe was due, after all those poems. Not that the poems were bad - in fact, I'm rather proud of them, clearly. Nonetheless, in order to keep up the name Poetry and Pastry, I should share a recipe or two. The cookies are called Movie Theaters because they include the two best things at…

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Personally, I prefer soft cookies that fall when you bite them, as opposed to the crunchy kind that break off. Hence, these cookies may be too pillowy for some, because I'll admit they tend to disintegrate if you throw them around. That said, they're delicious, and probably better for you than a lot of other…