Lemon Fruitcake

Today we made Lemon Fruitcake!

3/4C water, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2 scant C flour, 3t baking powder, 3T lemon juice, 1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1/2C coarsely chopped almonds lightly salted with sea salt, 1/2C coarsely chopped dried figs, 1/4C coarsely chopped prunes

Preheat oven to 350F. Heat water until warm. Stir into lemon juice and brown sugar.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Pour into bowl. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Stir sweetened condensed milk into juice mixture.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Stir in dry ingredients until just blended.

Lemon Fruitcake

Stir in fruit and nuts.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Turn into greased extra large loaf pan.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Bake 50-55 minutes or until well browned.

Lemon Fruitcake

Strawberry Wine Sorbet

Today we made Strawberry Wine Sorbet!

16 oz fresh strawberries, 1C sugar, 3/4C sweet red wine, 1/4C water

Mix sugar, water and wine over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally or until sugar is dissolved. Cool.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Hull, and puree strawberries in blender.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Run through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard seeds or use for another recipe.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Mix wine mixture with puree. Blend well.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Coffee Nut Cookies

Today we made Coffee Nut Cookies!

1/2C butter, 1/4C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C brewed strong coffee, cooled, 1T almond extract, 3C flour, 2 eggs, 1t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1C chocolate chips, 1C coarsely chopped lightly salted almonds, 1C whole lightly salted pistachios without shells

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, whisk milk and coffee.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Add eggs to butter mixture.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Mix in extract. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee mixture to butter mixture in three batches, beginning and ending with dry until just blended.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Batter will be a little thin. Stir in nuts and chips.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Today we made Pineapple Cake Pudding!

3 eggs, separated, 3T flour, 3/4C sugar, 1T butter, melted, 6T pineapple juice, 1 1/2C milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Beat yolks.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Stir in 1/2 CUP sugar.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

In separate bowl, sift dry ingredients. Add melted butter and pineapple juice. Blend well.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Stir in milk.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Beat egg whites until almost stiff.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Beat in 1/4C sugar until stiff but not dry.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Fold in yolk mixture.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pour into greased souffle dish.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Bake 30-35 minutes or until set in center.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Serve warm.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Blueberry Walnut Choc Chip Cake

Today we made Blueberry Walnut Choc Chip Cake!

1C brown sugar, 4T butter, 2C flour, 1T cinnamon, 1T baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 2 eggs, 16 oz well-drained blueberries, 1C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1C chocolate chips, 1T almond extract, 1/2C skim milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter with brown sugar.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Add eggs. Blend well.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Stir in extract. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to wet ingredients in about three portions; beginning and ending with dry. Stir just until blended.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Fold in blueberries, walnuts and chocolate chips.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Turn into greased 9″ round cake pan.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Bake 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Cherry Peach Ices

Today we made Cherry Peach Ices!

12 oz fresh cherries, 1/2C sugar, 1C no-refined-sugar-added peach nectar, 1C water

Mix sugar and water over low heat until dissolved. Cool.

Cherry Peach Ices

Cherry Peach Ices

Pit cherries and puree in blender.

Cherry Peach Ices

Mix in peach nectar.

Cherry Peach Ices

Whisk in water mixture. Blend well.

Cherry Peach Ices

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Cherry Peach Ices

Pear Scones

Today we made Pear Scones!

2C flour, 6T brown sugar, 1T cinnamon, 2 medium Anjou pears, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped; 1T baking powder, 4T butter

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix in 3T brown sugar. In separate bowl, add juice and 3T brown sugar to chopped pears.

Pear Scones

Pear Scones

Pear Scones

Blend well. Cut butter into flour mixture until butter is blended in. It should still be powdery. Stir pear mixture into dry ingredients until just blended.

Pear Scones

Pear Scones

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Pear Scones

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pear Scones

Frozen Cherry Pistachio Pie

Today we made Frozen Cherry Pistachio Pie!

2C coarsely chopped pitted fresh cherries, 6 oz whole pistachios without shells, 1/2C water, 3T cornstarch, 1/2C sugar, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Over medium heat, mix together water, sugar and cornstarch in saucepan until the consistency of gelatin, stirring constantly about 10 minutes.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

While hot, pour over cherries. Blend well.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Mix with pistachios. Blend well.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Turn into pie shell.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Freeze 2 hours or more.

Cherry Pistachio Pie

Pineapple Oat Cake

Today we made Pineapple Oat Cake!

1/2C butter, 1/2C brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/2t vanilla, 1 1/2C quick oats, 1/4t baking soda, 1 1/4C flour, 1/4t salt

Filling: 20 oz can pineapple chunks in 100% juice, well drained; 1C sugar; 1/4C cornstarch; 1/4C flour; 1/3C pineapple juice; 4 eggs

Crust: Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Stir in oats.

Pineapple Oat Cake

In separate bowl, cream butter with brown sugar.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Stir in egg.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Stir in flour mixture. Blend well.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Press into greased glass rectangular casserole dish. Bake until barely browned. Cool.

Filling: Beat eggs with sugar.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Stir in egg mixture.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Stir in juice. Blend well.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Stir in dry ingredients.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Fold in pineapple chunks.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Turn into baked crust.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Lower oven temperature to 325. Bake 50 minutes or until set in center.

Pineapple Oat Cake

Pineapple Oat Cake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Today we made Cocoa Fruitcake!

1/2C cocoa, 1C boiling water, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk, 2 scant C flour, 3t baking powder, 1/4C coarsely chopped dried apricots, 1/4C coarsely chopped prunes, 1/3C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Add boiling water to cocoa. Stir until dissolved. Cool 5 minutes.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Stir in sweetened, condensed milk. Stir with cocoa mixture.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Fold in fruit and chocolate chips.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Turn into greased loaf pan.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Bake 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Cocoa Fruitcake