Category Archives: Desserts

A Cream Cheese Cake from Poland – divine!

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 I tried this recipe from ALL RECIPES and loved it! The family loved it too! I know you will as well. The crumbly brown sugar topping just makes it amazing. Enjoy!   Polish Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Ingredients ·        1 cup … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pudding – good old favorite – so delicious when made with Croissants!

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 This is a dish that I always make in winter but I had about 6 croissants left over from a lunch party and so I decided to use them to make this standard English dessert much richer and more delicious! … Continue reading

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I love to eat Blondie’s – do you?

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I don’t eat chocolate so Brownies are not an option for me. But BLONDIE’S are ! And here is a terrific recipe – the problem is that I love these too much. The recipe makes 9 and I cut them … Continue reading

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Welcoming family from Basel Switzerland this week – such excitement!

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We have been planning for months for the visit of my niece and her husband and children and this is the week! We have a family get together on Saturday and lots of fun planned for the days before. I … Continue reading

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Little Farm Crops of fruit and vegetables this year – spectacular because of all the rain! YAY~

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 We have an abundance of wonderful fruit this year. And are making jams, relishes and compote like crazy! The family are happy as are friends as we are bearing giffs whenever we meet! Here are just a few of our … Continue reading

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Our eldest grandson Jack turned 10 ! He wanted me to make a Jack in the Beanstalk Cake – so I did! And he was accepted into Junior Lifeguards for the summer!

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 It is always my pleasure to make cakes for my grandsons – and our eldest grandson Jack who turned ten – asked for a special one. This was a really tough week with the loss of my dear friend and … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake – my favorite – love the cream cheese frosting!

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I found this recipe for Carrot Cake – and tried it . OMG it is divine. I could eat the frosting all on its own – huge temptation while making this. So use the recipe on a NON DIET day. … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Strawberry Cake with Vanilla Ice cream!

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 All throughout making this I kept thinking this is NOT going to work out – and then amazingly – it was perfect! So dont be put off by the stickiness and globby nature of the batter – it doesnt spread … Continue reading

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The Larraine Segil Scholars Quarterly Dinner

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 The LSS group met for dinner at The Little Farm – Each of these remarkable women impress me more every time we get together. And what gives me tremendous joy is that they have formed such a bonded group – … Continue reading

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Love making birthday cakes for our grandkids

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 Jonah turned 8 this year! And he loves candy. So by his request I made a candy cake – ie a vanilla cake with white frosting and tons of sprinkles, lollipops, jelly beans, marshmallows hidden in the center and Scooby … Continue reading

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Tres Leches Cake

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 I tried this recipe a few times until I gave up – the amounts just didn’t work – the cake pan was too big, and the liquids appeared too runny. So I turned to Betty Crocker – and voila! Her … Continue reading

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Passionfruit Dessert – by Lynda – divine!

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 We grow passionfruit on The Little Farm. We used to grow them in South Africa and love the taste. My daughter in law’s mom Lynda makes the BEST dessert from Passionfruit – and here it is! Thank you Lynda! Passionfruit … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bread – easy and fast! Delicious!

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 I had one hour free and guests coming – so decided to make some Cinnamon Bread – found the recipe in ALLRECIPES.COM – it was fast, easy and divine! Enjoy!! Cinnamon Bread Easy and Fast ( 1 hour) Ingredients ·        … Continue reading

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Birthday cakes made by Grandma – a Vampire cake and a Lego one – for our twins who turned 5!

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 This year was a challenging cake year! Noah was very specific – he wanted a vampire cake with teeth and a vampire figure on it – and blood! It had to be chocolate with chocolate frosting. Sigh. Then his twin … Continue reading

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A recent brunch for Committee of 200 Scholars at The Little Farm

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 The event was the visit of Israel C200 Scholar Sarai Duek to The Little Farm – and our Los Angeles based C200 Scholars rallied around her. C200 member Renee Pepys Lowe joined me as we celebrated these amazing young women. … Continue reading

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Apples and Cinnamon – what a great combination! Any time of year!

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This recipe started out very high in calories but with the substitute unsweetened apple sauce it is still delicious and lower in total calories. Apple Cinnamon Cake 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake with English Custard – YUM

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We love custard – it comes from our South African ( British) heritage I guess. And it is SO easy to make with Bird’s Custard Powder. I paired it with this easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake – which I made … Continue reading

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Making Orange Ice Cream- its easy and delicious

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This is a great recipe for summer! Add a sprig of mint for color! Orange Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup (120 ml) half and half 2 cups (480 ml) freshly squeezed orange … Continue reading

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Pumpkin – love baking it just the way it is – or pumpkin bread

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It is the beginning of the season for pumpkins and for some reason ours are ripe already! So today baked them in the oven and are making pumpkin bread. A great recipe. We do not like allspice ( unless it … Continue reading

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A delicious Salvadorean, Mexican, Bolivian and Argentinian treat! Enjoy!

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Two of our Little Farm Staff, and four of our extended part time staff come from El Salvador. They introduced us to the most delicious of all treats – ALFAJORES~ You will love these – and they are not difficult … Continue reading

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