Recipes from Terrie's Kitchen

Many of our guest have asked if Terrie would share some of the recipes she uses to perform her breakfast magic. She is happy to share! I will warn you, however, that a good part of what she does in the kitchen is truly magic. Years ago my brother asked her for her biscuit recipe. She dictated it to him from memory. A year later he asked her again for the same recipe. Again, she dictated it to him. This happened for several subsequent years. Final my brother, a little exasperated said that every year the recipe had been different. There is a great deal of science in cooking, but equally there is an element of art. When I prepare breakfast I use the science. When Terrie cooks, it is all art!  I do an acceptable job, but I will admit I lack the magic!




1/4 lb butter

2 cups flour

1 egg

1 Tbs baking powder

1/3 cup compacted brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup dried fruit

Coarse sugar



Grate butter and freeze overnight.

Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and fruit in a medium mixing bowl.

Stir butter into dry ingredients.

Stir cream and egg together, then and to dry mixture.

Form into a ball and flatten to an eight inch circle.

Pour remaining left over cream on top of dough as a glaze,

Sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Set in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Back in 410 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Cool on a cooling rack before serving.