Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Sugar Cookie Recipe

  1. Beat ½ cup (one stick) unsalted butter with an electric mixer until fluffy
  2. Add 1 cup of granulated sugar and beat until well blended
  3. Blend in 1/3 cup sour cream, 2 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. vanilla
  4. Blend in 2 cups of all-purpose flour—add about ½ cup at a time
  5. Put into a bowl, cover and refrigerate 12 hours or overnight
  6. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters
  7. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 7 – 10 minutes

Amazing Italian Jam Tart
After learning about the butter-sugar-flour-egg ratios for the classic Italian Crostata from Italian cooking teacher Judy Witts Francini, we made one with fig jam.  The Crostata, I learned during the class, can be filled with just about anything and a good jam is the easiest filling.   After one bite, I translated “crostata” to Amazing Italian Jam Tart.  This is one of those treasured recipes where the sum is greater than it’s parts!  The recipe’s list…

A private culinary session with one of our renowned Chefs is the perfect way to compliment your stay and take the delicousness of Lake Austin Spa Resort home with you.

Private Culinary Instruction
Culinary Instruction is available as a one-on-one session or for small groups.  In this fun, interactive, hands-on and personalized class you will enhance your cooking skills. Each culinary creation will focus on recipe execution, as well as preparation methods that can be applied in your own…