Prune Choc Chip Muffins

Today we made Prune Choc Chip Muffins!

3C flour, 3t baking powder, 2T sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/4C skim milk, 4T butter, melted, 2/3C firmly packed, coarsely chopped prunes, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. In separate bowl, mix milk, egg and cooled butter.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Stir in sugar.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in wet until almost blended.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Mix in prunes and chocolate chips just until blended.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Turn into greased, lined or nonstick muffin tin.

Prune Chip Muffins

Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Frozen Banana Mango Pie

Today we made Frozen Banana Mango Pie!

14oz sweetened condensed milk, 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped, 2 medium bananas, mashed, 1/4C skim milk, 1T ground cinnamon, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Mix milks.

Frozen Mango Banana Pie

Stir in cinnamon.

Frozen Mango Banana Pie

Puree mango in blender. Mix with bananas.

Frozen Mango Banana Pie

Add to milk mixture. Turn into pie shell.

Frozen Mango Banana Pie

Frozen Mango Banana Pie

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Frozen Mango Banana Pie

Fig Walnut Bread

Today we made Fig Walnut Bread!

14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 3 eggs, 2 1/4t dry yeast, 1/4C water, 3T butter, melted, 4-5C flour, 1C each of chopped dried figs and walnuts, in 1″ and 1/2″ pieces, respectively

Pour warm water (105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) on yeast in a large bowl. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

Fig Walnut Bread

Fig Walnut Bread

Fig Walnut Bread

Add 2C flour.

Fig Walnut Bread

Fig Walnut Bread

In separate bowl, beat milk with eggs.

Fig Walnut Bread

Fig Walnut Bread

Work in egg mixture.

Fig Walnut Bread

Add 1C more flour.

Fig Walnut Bread

Mix in melted butter.

Fig Walnut Bread

Fig Walnut Bread

Add enough flour to form a dough.

Fig Walnut Bread

Fig Walnut Bread

Place in a greased receptacle that is double in area, the size of the dough.

Fig Walnut Bread

Turn over once. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Punch down dough. Place on floured surface. Knead a couple of minutes.

Fig Walnut Bread

Divide dough in half. Roll out to rectangle that is 1/2″ thick. Cover with fig and walnut pieces.

Fig Walnut Bread

Roll it up and seal the edges.

Fig Walnut Bread

Fig Walnut Bread

Place in greased loaf pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover each pan with plastic wrap. Let rise 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350F. Remove plastic wrap. Bake loaves 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Fig Walnut Bread

Brown Sugar Loaf

Today we made Brown Sugar Loaf with Strawberry Icing!

1C milk, 1C brown sugar, 4T butter, 3C flour, 1T cinnamon, 2t baking powder, 2 eggs, 1T almond extract

Icing: 4 1/4C powdered sugar, 16 oz fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced

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

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Stir in eggs.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Mix in extract. Blend well.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Add dry ingredients to wet alternately with milk, until just blended, beginning and ending with dry.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Turn into greased 11″X 13″ pan.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Bake 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. For icing, push strawberries through fine mesh sieve.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Sift powdered sugar into puree. Stir until barely pourable.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf

Cut cake in half horizontally with serrated knife. Spread 2/3 of icing on one half, cut side up.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Top with other cake half.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Spread remaining icing on top.

Brown Sugar Loaf

Brown Sugar Loaf