Panettone (2 Loaves)

Listen to Episode 52: 2nd Anniversary & Panettone


  • 3-4 c flour
  • 1 c very warm water
  • 1/4 c melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • Fruits & almonds, listed in directions
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbs or 1 packet yeast


  • Mix 2 c flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Add melted butter, water, vanilla, orange extract, and eggs, mix well.
  • Knead in additional 1-2 c flour to make a soft dough. Cover and let rise.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together 1/3 c each of golden raisins, craisins, dried cherries, dried apricots, and slivered almonds.
  • After dough doubles in size, press dough down. Knead in fruit and almond mixture and let rise again.
  • Form into two balls. Place into paper baking cups or tall round pans and let rise for a 3rd time before baking.
  • Bake 10 minutes at 400°F, 10 minutes at 375°F, then 30 minutes at 350°F. Cool on a wire rack.
Dessert, Pie

Baked Cream Pie

Listen to Episode 38: A Weird Little Pie


  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • 5-6 peaches or nectarines, peeled, pitted & sliced OR 1 1/2-2 c berries, cleaned, drained & dry
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 2/3 c white sugar
  • 4 Tbs flour
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  • Blend sugar and flour together. Add heavy cream and vanilla, mix well.
  • Put fruit in pie shell. Pour cream mixture over fruit.
  • Bake at 400°F for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
  • Store in refrigerator.
Dessert, Pie

Peach Blueberry Pie

Listen to Episode 19: Peach Blueberry Pie


  • 7-8 peaches (if small might want more)
  • 1 c blueberries
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1 pie crust

Crumble Top Ingredients:

  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 c brown sugar


  • Bring water to simmer. Add peaches, let cook 1 minute. Remove peaches, slip skins and slice.
  • Mix sugar and flour in a bowl. Toss peaches and blueberries in flour/sugar mixture. Let sit 15 minutes until juices flow.
  • Put pie crust in 9-inch pan, place fruit into pie crust.
  • Mix crumble top ingredients together, sprinkle on top of pie from edge to middle.
  • Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes.
  • Cover pie with aluminum foil and bake for 20 more minutes.
  • Cool and eat.

Fresh Berry Trifle

Listen to Episode 14: A Trifle, A Fool, And A Tipsy Laird Walked Into A Bowl


  • 1 pound cake or angel food cake, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/4 c jam (any)
  • 2 Tbs orange juice or fruit liqueur
  • 2 boxes vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 3/4 c whole milk
  • 1/4 c orange juice
  • 4 quarts berries


  • Clean berries & allow to drain well on paper toweling. Remove stems from strawberries and cut each in half (if used). Save several of the nicer berries for garnish.
  • Mix jam and 2 Tbs juice or liqueuer well. Using a pastry brush, brush onto one side of each slice of cake.
  • Mix vanilla pudding powder, 1/4 c orange juice, and milk, blend with kitchen whisk.
  • To assemble, line bowl with cake slices, sprinkle with assortment of berries, top with some of pudding, top with cake, berries, pudding, then cake, berries, & pudding.
  • Garnish with saved berries. Serve with whipped cream.