I like simple desserts like fruit tarts, butter cakes, and cookies.
I have included some of our old family favorites.
This versatile cake can be used as a base for almost any fresh fruit compote - strawberries, peaches, nectarines, & poached pears. I use peaches soaked in a sweet muscat ( Muscat de Beaumes de Venise) for a true Rhône dessert. A tube or Bundt style pan is essential for even cooking and rising of this cake.
No Easton family gathering is complete without the cheesecake. The recipe came from Bill's mom and uncle to Bill, and then to me where I added some Meyer lemon zest and juice. I passed the baton to our son Ridge who likes the original plain vanilla version. I have included both variations.
October 10, 2018
Have an abundance of pears? When you smell this cake baking in the oven, you will know fall has arrived.
December 21, 2015
No Christmas is complete without my Mom's Sugar Cookie Stars. With her gone, the family tradition happily falls to me.
This very moist, sponge cake satisfies my fruit dessert cravings in the dead of winter, when citrus is at their peak. Simply delicious with a little honey yogurt or vanilla ice cream and some fresh orange slices.
April 3, 2017
Bill's Mom, Tee Easton, always made this cake at Easter and for spring picnics. Everyone always wants the recipe.