Banana Cornmeal Loaf

Today I made Banana Cornmeal Loaf!

1C cornmeal, 1C flour, 3t baking powder, 1t salt, 2 eggs, 2/3C sugar, 1/2C butter, melted, 1C mashed ripe bananas, 1C chopped nuts

I used sliced almonds.

This recipe is from the book, “The Miller’s Meal: Corn, Wheat & Rye Recipes” edited by Barton McGuire, published in 1979.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Banana Cornmeal Loaf

Butter a loaf pan and dust with cornmeal. Sift dry ingredients. Beat eggs well. Add bananas. Add butter. Blend well. Stir in dry ingredients. Add nuts. Turn into prepared pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until knife inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.

Banana Cornmeal Loaf

Milk Chocolate Cheese Pie

Today I made Milk Chocolate Cheese Pie (aka Milk Chocolate Cheesecake Tart)!

The recipe for the pie filling is from the book, “Intensely Chocolate” by Carole Bloom, published in 2010. I used fat-free cream cheese and fat-free sour cream, and made half the recipe.

1 9″ pie shell, 8oz milk chocolate, 16oz cream cheese, 1/4C sugar, 2 eggs, 1/4C sour cream

Preheat oven to 375F.

Milk Choc Cheese Pie

Melt chocolate. In separate bowl, beat cream cheese. Add sugar. Add eggs. Add sour cream. Add chocolate. Prick pie shell with fork so that the pie will not explode in the oven. Pour filling into shell. Bake 45 minutes or until filling is slightly puffed over top of shell and set in middle. Cool before cutting.

Milk Choc Cheese Pie

Cornmeal Waffles

Today we made Cornmeal Waffles!

This recipe is from the book, “The Miller’s Meal: Corn, Wheat & Rye Recipes” edited by Barton McGuire, published in 1979.

1 1/2C flour, 1 1/2C cornmeal, 1 1/12t salt, 4t baking powder, 1/4C brown sugar, 1 1/2C milk, 3 eggs*, 3/4C butter, melted

*For extra lightness, separate eggs. Beat yolks instead of whole eggs, with milk. Fold in stiffly beaten whites after beating in dry ingredients.

Beat eggs. Beat in milk. Sift dry ingredients. Beat 1/3 of these into batter. Beat in melted butter. Beat in remaining dry ingredients. Turn into heated-up waffle iron.