Blackberry Cake

Today we made Blackberry Cake!

1/2C butter, 1C sugar, 1t vanilla, 2 eggs, 2 1/2C flour, 2t baking powder, 12 oz fresh blackberries

Preheat oven to 350F.

Blackberry Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Add eggs.

Blackberry Cake

Stir in dry ingredients.

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Mix in vanilla. Push blackberries through a fine-mesh sieve.

Blackberry Cake

Add the puree to the batter.

Blackberry Cake

Turn into greased rectangular baking pan.

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Top with chocolate syrup.

Blackberry Cake

Chocolate Strawberry Bars

Today we made Chocolate Strawberry Cookie Bars!

2 1/4C flour, 1t baking powder, 6T butter, 1/2C powdered sugar, 2C chocolate chips. 6T strawberry puree, 5T flour, 1t baking powder, 3T powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Choc Straw Bars

Mix first 2 ingredients with butter.

Choc Straw Bars

Add powdered sugar.

Choc Straw Bars

Press into bottom of greased rectangular baking pan.

Choc Straw Bars

Bake 10 minutes. Spread chocolate chips over crust.

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

As soon as melted, spread evenly.

Choc Straw Bars

Stir together puree and remaining ingredients– which have been sifted.

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Pour on top.

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Bake 25 minutes or until just set in center. Cool before cutting.

Choc Straw Bars

Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today we made Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies!

1/2C honey, 1/2C butter, 1 egg, 1/2t vanilla, 1C flour, 1/2C rolled oats, 1/2t baking soda, 2T brown sugar, 2/3C chocolate chips, 2/3C salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 325F. Beat honey and butter until creamy but not fluffy.

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Beat in egg and vanilla.

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Stir into wet.

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Blend well. Add chips and nuts.

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Chill one half hour. Drop by Tbs onto greased cookie sheet.

Honey Chip Cookies

Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Honey Chip Cookies

Squash Almond Bread

Today we made Squash Almond Bread!

1C baked, mashed acorn squash, 1 3/4C flour, 1C brown sugar, 1t baking soda, 1T cinnamon, 1 egg, 1/2C butter, melted; 1/2C coarsely chopped, smoked whole almonds, 1T almond extract

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix butter and brown sugar.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Add egg.

Squash Almond Bread

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to batter with squash.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Stir in almond exract.

Squash Almond Bread

Mix in almonds.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Turn into greased rectangular cake pan or casserole dish.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Bake 35-40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Squash Almond Bread