Choc Almond Cookies

Today we made Chocolate Almond Cookies!

12 oz chocolate chips, 2T butter, 3/4C flour, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C whole lightly salted almonds

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt chocolate chips with butter. Blend well.

Choc Almond Cookies

Stir in milk. Blend well.

Choc Almond Cookies

Choc Almond Cookies

Sift in flour. Blend well.

Choc Almond Cookies

Mix in almonds.

Choc Almond Cookies

Drop by T onto foil-lined cookie sheets.

Choc Almond Cookies

Choc Almond Cookies

Bake 10 minutes or until matte and set.

Choc Almond Cookies

Prune Almond Biscotti

Today we made Prune Almond Biscotti!

3 2/3C flour, 1C firmly packed, coarsely chopped prunes, 1C coarsely chopped almonds, 1/2t baking powder, 1T vanilla extract, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 3/4C sugar, 1/2C butter, melted, 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, mix sugar and eggs.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Add cooled butter.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Stir in vanilla extract. Blend well.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Stir in dry ingredients until a dough is formed.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Press in prunes and almonds.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Turn onto floured surface. Knead 2 minutes. Shape into 2 logs about 8″ long by 2″ wide. Place on greased cookie sheet 3″ apart.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Bake 30 minutes or until somewhat dried out. Cool 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 275F. Slice logs at a slant into 1″ wide wedges. Bake 20 minutes. Turn over and bake another 20 minutes or until crunchy. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from sheet.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Today we made Apple Honey Nut Cake!

14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2 scant C flour, 3t baking powder, 1/2 C apple juice, 1/2C coarsely chopped peanuts, 1/2C coarsely chopped almonds lightly salted with sea salt, 1/2C honey

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix juice and honey.
Apple Honey Nut Cake

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Stir in milk. Blend well.

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Stir into dry ingredients until just blended.

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Stir in nuts.

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Turn into greased loaf pan.

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Bake 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Apple Honey Nut Cake

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Today we made Pear Date Carrot Muffins!

2C flour, 3t baking powder, 3T brown sugar, 1 egg, 1T ground ginger, 1 1/4C skim milk, 3T butter, melted, 1 large pear, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1/2C chopped baby carrots in 1/2″ pieces, 1/2C chopped, dried, sugared dates

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients. Add brown sugar. In separate bowl, mix milk, egg and cooled butter. Blend well.

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

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

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Stir in pears, dates and carrots.

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick muffin tin.

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pear Date Carrot Muffins

Pineapple Almond Bread

Today we made Pineapple Almond Bread!

3/4C sugar, 1/3C butter, melted, 1t almond extract, 1 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 2 eggs, 1t salt, 1/2C skim milk, 1/2 C coarsely chopped almonds lightly salted with sea salt, 1/4C pineapple juice

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix butter and sugar.

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Beat in eggs.

Pineapple Bread

Add juice and extract.

Pineapple Bread

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add alternately with milk to wet ingredients, beginning and ending with dry.
Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Stir in almonds.

Pineapple Bread

Turn into greased extra large loaf pan.

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Today we made Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes!

6T butter, 1 2/3C flour, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1T baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2C firmly packed brown sugar, 2C chocolate chips, 2 eggs, 1C plain nonfat yogurt

Icing: 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 1/4C powdered sugar, 4T plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter with 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in brown sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir eggs into melted chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Alternately add dry ingredients and yogurt, beginning and ending with dry until just blended.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in remaining 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick cupcake tin, overfilling each cup.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Bake 25-30 minutes or until set in center. Cool completely. For icing, sift together cocoa and sugar. Mix in yogurt until barely spreadable.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Today we made Banana Chocolate Chip Scones!

2C flour, 1T baking powder, 3T brown sugar, 1t salt, 2T cold butter, 1/2C skim milk, 2 bananas, mashed, 3 oz strawberry cream cheese, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. Cut in butter and cream cheese while stirring in milk.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Mix in mashed bananas until just blended.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Stir in chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Peach Butterscotch Meringue Pie

Today we made Peach Butterscotch Meringue Pie!

3/4C brown sugar, 1T cinnamon, 2T flour, 1/3C light corn syrup, 3T butter, melted, 1 1/2 extra large fresh peaches, peeled and sliced, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Meringue: 2 egg whites, 4T sugar

Preheat oven to 375F. In medium saucepan, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Stir in corn syrup and butter until blended.

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Bring to boil. Stir 2 minutes or until thickened.

Peach Meringue Pie

Remove from heat. Quickly toss with peaches.

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Turn into pie shell.

Peach Meringue Pie

Bake 45 minutes or until almost set in center. Cool.

Meringue: Preheat oven to 400F. Whip whites until almost stiff.

Peach Meringue Pie

Gradually beat in sugar until stiff. Spread on top of pie.

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 20 minutes before cutting.

Peach Meringue Pie

Mocha Ice Milk

Today we made Mocha Ice Milk!

1C chocolate chips, 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C brewed coffee, cooled, 1 1/2C skim milk

Constantly stir coffee, cocoa powder and sugar over medium heat until well blended and thickened slightly.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

In bowl, stir together milks.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Add chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency. Serve with chocolate syrup if desired.

Mocha Ice Milk

Lemon Fruitcake

Today we made Lemon Fruitcake!

3/4C water, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2 scant C flour, 3t baking powder, 3T lemon juice, 1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1/2C coarsely chopped almonds lightly salted with sea salt, 1/2C coarsely chopped dried figs, 1/4C coarsely chopped prunes

Preheat oven to 350F. Heat water until warm. Stir into lemon juice and brown sugar.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Pour into bowl. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Stir sweetened condensed milk into juice mixture.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Stir in dry ingredients until just blended.

Lemon Fruitcake

Stir in fruit and nuts.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Turn into greased extra large loaf pan.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Bake 50-55 minutes or until well browned.

Lemon Fruitcake