Apple Banana Crisp

Today we made Apple Banana Crisp!

1/2C sugar, 1 1/2T cornstarch, 1/2C water, 1/2C raisins, 1 extra large apple, peeled and chopped into 1″ pieces; 2 small bananas, peeled and chopped into discs about 1/4″ thick, 1T cinnamon, 1C rolled oats, 1C brown sugar, 1/2C flour, 1/2C butter

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Banana Crisp

Cook sugar, cornstarch and water over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Pour over fruit.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. Cut in butter until small crumbs form.

Apple Banana Crisp

Press 1/2C of this mixture into the bottom of a wide, greased loaf pan.

Apple Banana Crisp

Pour in fruit mixture.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Top with remaining brown sugar mixture.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbling.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Raspberry Chocolate Sauce Cake

Today we made Raspberry Chocolate Sauce Cake!

2T butter, 1C chocolate chips, 1C raspberry preserves, 1T almond extract, 2/1 2C flour, 1/2C brown sugar, 2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4C brown sugar, 2 1/2C boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter and 1C chocolate chips.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Mix in preserves.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Add extract.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients, except for brown sugar. Mix in 1/2C brown sugar. Add to butter mixture. Press into greased 9″ X 13″ rectangular pan.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift cocoa. Mix with 1/4C brown sugar. Stir in 1C chocolate chips. Pour boiling water over this. Stir until cocoa is dissolved. Pour on top of batter in pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Serve warm. Just to overdo it, serve with chocolate syrup.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Apple Almond Biscotti

Today we made Apple Almond Biscotti!

1 extra large apple, peeled and finely chopped; 3C flour, 1C brown sugar, 1T cinnamon, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1/2C butter, 2 eggs, 1/2C roasted, salted whole almonds, coarsely chopped; 1/2T almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Mix eggs with brown sugar.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add cooled butter to egg mixture.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Stir in cinnamon.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add extract.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add sifted flour and baking powder.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Make a sticky dough. Work in apples and almonds.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Shape 1 large loaf about 10″ long. Place on greased cookie sheet.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Cool 20 minutes. Cut diagonal slices 1/2″ wide X 4 or 5″ using a serrated knife. Lower oven temperature to 325F. Put back on sheet and bake another 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake another 10 minutes or until crisp.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Peach Sorbet

Today we made Peach Sorbet!

1C water, 2T cornstarch, 2 small peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped finely, 1/2C sugar

Stir constantly, water and cornstarch over medium heat until thickened. Continue heating just until bubbly.

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Remove from heat. Stir in sugar until dissolved.

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Stir in peaches.

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Peach Sorbet