Today we made Squash Ice Milk!
1C mashed, steamed butternut squash, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1T cinnamon, 1/4C brown sugar, 1C skim milk
Beat all ingredients until well blended.
Freeze until of desired consistency. Serve with chocolate syrup or other toppings.
Today we made Chocolate Nut Cookies!
1/2C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1/2C coarsely chopped roasted lightly salted almonds, 12 oz chocolate chips, 1/2C sugar, 2T butter, 2 eggs, 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder
Preheat oven to 350F. Melt 1 CUP chocolate chips. Cool. In bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in eggs. Blend well.
Stir in melted chocolate.
Stir in dry ingredients.
Mix in nuts and remaining chocolate chips just until blended. Bake on well greased cookie sheets 12-15 minutes
or until slightly cracked on top.
Today we made Apple Nut Granola Bars!
1 1/2C brown sugar, 1C flour, 1T cinnamon, 2 eggs, 5T butter, melted and cooled; 1C chocolate chips, 1C of coarsely chopped, walnuts / cashews / almonds / peanuts, 1C apple chopped into 1/4″ pieces, 2C quick oats, 1T almond extract
Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and cinnamon. Stir in brown sugar and oats.
In separate bowl, beat eggs.
Stir in melted butter and almond extract.
Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in wet until just blended.
Fold in apples.
Fold in nuts and chips.
Turn into greased 9″X11″ rectangular pan.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.
Today we made Cranberry Muffins!
2C flour, 1/2C sugar, 3t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 2 eggs, 3/4C skim milk, 1/4C butter, melted; 1C halved, fresh, raw cranberries
Preheat oven to 400F. Sift dry ingredients including sugar. In separate bowl, stir eggs with milk.
Stir in butter.
Make a well in the dry ingredients. Quickly stir in wet until just blended.
Fold in cranberries.
Turn into greased muffin tin.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Today we made Banana Nut Pie!
3 eggs, 1C skim milk, 2 small bananas, mashed, 1 graham cracker pie shell, 1C coarsely chopped, smoked salted almonds; 1C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1C brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all ingredients except nuts and pie shell. Blend well.
Stir in nuts.
Spread in pie shell.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until set in center.
Today we made Pear Lemon Cake!
1/2C butter, 1/2C sugar, 1 1/2 C flour, 2t baking powder, 2 large slightly underripe pears, peeled and chopped into 1/2 to 1/4″ pieces, 3 eggs, 3T brown sugar, 2T lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar.
Beat in eggs.
In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Make a well in the dry. In a separate bowl, mix pears, lemon juice and brown sugar.
Stir wet into dry until just blended.
Spread half the batter evenly into a greased 9″ round cake pan.
Spread pears on top.
Spread on remaining batter. Swirl until all pears are coated.
Bake 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned and cake comes away from sides of pan.
If desired, glaze when cake is cool, with 2 to 2 1/2C powdered sugar sifted, and 3T orange juice blended until barely pourable.
Today we made Apple Cranberry Cookies!
3/4C milk, 10 oz fresh, raw cranberries, coarsely chopped; 1 2/3C flour, 1/2 t salt, 3/4C brown sugar, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1T cinnamon, 2 small apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2″ pieces
Preheat oven to 375F. Stir dry ingredients.
Cut in butter.
Stir in milk until almost blended.
Stir in apples and cranberries until just blended.
Spoon by T onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 18-20 minutes or until cookie edges come away from cookie sheets.
Today we made Banana Custard Pie!
3 eggs, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk, 1/3C skim milk, 2 small bananas, 1 graham cracker pie shell
Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix milks with eggs. Blend well.
Arrange banana slices in desired pattern in shell. Pour batter over them. Bananas will rise.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until set in center.
1 1/2C skim milk, 1 very ripe large mango, peeled and chopped finely, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
Stir in mango. Blend well.
Freeze until of desired consistency.
Today we made Mocha Layer Cake With Cocoa Cream Cheese Frosting!
2C chocolate chips, 1t salt, 3C flour, 1 1/2C brewed coffee, 1/4C skim milk, 4T cold butter, 1 1/2C sugar, 1/3C cocoa powder, 1 1/2T baking powder
Frosting: 5T skim milk, 1/2C cocoa, 5 to 5 1/2C powdered sugar, sifted, 4 oz cream cheese
Preheat oven to 350F. Melt 1 CUP chocolate chips with coffee. Stir until blended. Cool.
In bowl, sift together dry ingredients including sugar. Blend in butter. Mixture should still be powdery. Stir in skim milk and coffee mixture.
Fold in remaining chocolate chips.
Turn into 2 greased, round 8″ cake pans.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set and cakes come away from sides of pans. Cool. Remove cakes from pans. Frost: Mix all frosting ingredients until spreadable.
Spread 1/3 of frosting on bottom cake layer.
Cover with top cake layer. Spread remaining frosting on top and sides. Chill until ready to serve.