Gingerbread

Today I made Gingerbread!

2oz corn syrup, 8oz golden syrup, 1/2C butter, 2C flour, 1/2t salt, 1 1/2t baking soda, 2t ground ginger, 1/4t cinnamon, 1/4t nutmeg, 1/4t ground cloves, 1 egg, 1C milk, 1/4C brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Stir butter and syrups over medium heat until butter is melted. Mix dry ingredients. Add syrup. Blend well. Add egg and milk. Blend well. Pour into greased 9″ square baking dish. Bake 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from baking dish. Cool. Cut. Serve warm or room temperature.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

Today I made Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cake!

1 1/2C sugar, 3/4C whole wheat flour, 1t salt, 1C water, 2 eggs, beaten, 1/2C butter, 1/4C cocoa, 1t vanilla extract, 1C flour, 2t baking soda, 1C butter, 1/2C sour cream, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375F. Sift together sugar, the two flours, salt and baking soda. In saucepan, melt butter in cocoa and water, stirring until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Pour into dry ingredients. Blend well. Stir sour cream with beaten eggs. Add to chocolate mixture. Blend well. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into 13″X9″ baking dish. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack.

Fruity Cheese Bars

Today I made Fruity Cheese Bars!

2C flour, sifted, 3/4 plus 1T firmly packed brown sugar, 14oz sweetened condensed milk, 2T cornstarch, 1 1/2C oats, 1C butter, 8oz fat-free cream cheese, 1/4C orange juice, 16oz whole cranberry sauce

Preheat oven to 350F.

Fruity Cheese Bars

Cream butter and 3/4C brown sugar. Blend in flour. Then blend in oats and press into greased 13″X9″ baking dish.

Fruity Cheese Bars

Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Stir the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk. Blend until smooth.

Fruity Cheese Bars

Stir in orange juice. Blend well. Pour over crust. In separate bowl, mix 1T brown sugar and remaining ingredients. Spoon over cheese layer.

Fruity Cheese Bars

Bake 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and center is set. Cool. Chill one hour before serving.

Fruity Cheese Bars

Molten Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

Today I made Molten Chocolate Hazelnut Pie!

filling: 1 1/2C corn syrup, 5oz unsweetened chocolate, 3T cocoa, 1T vegetable oil, 2C sugar, 4 eggs, 1 1/2t vanilla extract, 2 1/2C chopped hazelnuts, 1 pie shell

chocolate topping: 1oz unsweetened chocolate, 7oz sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350.

Hazelnut Pie

Prick pie shell with fork so it won’t explode in the oven.

Hazelnut Pie

Bake pie shell 15 minutes or until golden.

Melt chocolate with corn syrup in heavy saucepan. Blend well.

Hazelnut Pie

Hazelnut Pie

In bowl, beat eggs.

Hazelnut Pie

Add sugar and vanilla extract. Blend well. Add egg mixture to chocolate. Blend well. Add cocoa and vegetable oil. Blend well.

Hazelnut Pie

Stir in nuts.

Hazelnut Pie

Pour into baked pie shell. Bake 40-45 minutes or until set in the middle. Cool.

Melt chocolate. Add milk. Blend well. Pour on cooled pie. Chill one hour before serving.

Hazelnut Pie