Cream Cheese Scones

Today we made Cream Cheese Scones!

2C flour, 1T baking powder, 8 oz fat-free cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/3C fruit juice – like peach, apricot or mango, 3T sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix cream cheese with sugar.

Cream Cheese Scones

Stir in juice.

Cream Cheese Scones

Beat in egg. In separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder. Make a well in this mixture.

Cream Cheese Scones

Cream Cheese Scones

Cream Cheese Scones

Stir in wet ingredients until a sticky dough forms. Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Cream Cheese Scones

Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cream Cheese Scones

Pistachio Cookies

Today we made Pistachio Cookies!

1/3C whole pistachios with shells removed, chopped coarsely; 1 egg, 1 1/2C flour, 1/2C honey, 1T lemon juice, 1/2t baking soda, 1/4C sugar

Beat honey, butter and sugar. Batter will curdle.

Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio Cookies

Stir in egg. Blend well.

Pistachio Cookies

In separate bowl, sift flour and soda. Stir into wet ingredients alternately with lemon juice, beginning and ending with dry, until just blended.

Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio Cookies

Stir in pistachios. Chill batter 30 minutes.

Pistachio Cookies

Preheat oven to 350F. Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Pistachio Cookies

Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets.

Pistachio Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Today we made Soft Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!

2C non-dairy whipped topping, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C heavy cream, whipped with 2T sugar and 1T vanilla extract; 12 oz chocolate chips

In bowl, fold together all ingredients. Blend well.

Soft Choc Chip Ice Cream

Soft Choc Chip Ice Cream

Soft Choc Chip Ice Cream

Soft Choc Chip Ice Cream

Soft Choc Chip Ice Cream

Soft Choc Chip Ice Cream

Freeze overnight. Note: Chocolate chips will mostly sink to the bottom. If this is undesired, use mini-chips.

Soft Choc Chip Ice Cream

Banana Chocolate Sauce Cake

Today we made Banana Chocolate Sauce Cake!

2T butter, 1C chocolate chips, 3 small bananas, 1T almond extract, 2/1 2C flour, 3/4C 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.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Mix in mashed bananas.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Add extract.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients, except for brown sugar. Mix in 3/4C brown sugar.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Add butter/chips mixture.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Press into greased 9″ X 13″ rectangular pan. In bowl, sift cocoa. Mix with 1/4C brown sugar. Stir in 1C chocolate chips.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Pour boiling water over this. Stir until cocoa is dissolved.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Pour on top of batter in pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Serve warm.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Blueberry Bread

Today we made Blueberry Bread!

12 oz fresh blueberries, 1 3/4C flour, 1C firmly packed brown sugar, 3t baking powder, 1t salt, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2C mango juice, 2T butter, melted, 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients except for brown sugar. Stir in brown sugar. In separate bowl, beat eggs with mango juice.

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

Add cooled, melted butter. Blend well.

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

Stir in dry ingredients until almost blended.

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

With fork, mash blueberries slightly.

Blueberry Bread

Fold into batter until just blended.

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

Turn into large, greased loaf pan.

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

Bake 50-60 minutes or until knife inserted in center emerges clean.

Blueberry Bread

Caramel Frozen Yogurt

Today we made Caramel Frozen Yogurt!

16 oz nonfat plain yogurt, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk

Drain yogurt overnight in a fine mesh sieve suspended over a bowl, covered in plastic wrap. In the morning, discard liquid.

Caramel FroYo

In small saucepan, cook sweetened condensed milk over medium heat until golden, stirring constantly.

Caramel FroYo
Whisk into drained yogurt. Blend well.

Caramel FroYo

Caramel FroYo

Caramel FroYo

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Caramel FroYo

Apple Almond Cake

Today we made Apple Almond Cake!

1/2C butter, 1/2C sugar, 3 eggs, 1t salt, scant 1 1/2C flour, 2t baking powder, 3 medium apples, peeled and sliced in crescents; 1C coarsely chopped, salted, roasted almonds, 1T almond extract

Topping: 1T lemon juice, 2t cinnamon, 1/4C brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325F. Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, beat butter with sugar.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Add eggs and extract.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Beat in dry ingredients.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Stir in almonds.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Spread into greased, rectangular cake pan.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Press one half the apple crescents into batter in desired pattern. Mix topping ingredients into a paste.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Spread on apples.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Place remaining apples on top. (For more intense topping flavor, double topping amounts and spread on top layer of apples.)

Apple Almond Cake

Bake 45-55 minutes or until cake is lightly browned.

Apple Almond Cake

Squash Ice Milk

Today we made Squash Ice Milk!

1C mashed, steamed butternut squash, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1T cinnamon, 1/4C brown sugar, 1C skim milk

Beat all ingredients until well blended.
Squash Ice Milk

Squash Ice Milk

Squash Ice Milk

Squash Ice Milk

Squash Ice Milk

Squash Ice Milk

Squash Ice Milk

Squash Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency. Serve with chocolate syrup or other toppings.

Squash Ice Milk

Chocolate Nut Cookies

Today we made Chocolate Nut Cookies!

1/2C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1/2C coarsely chopped roasted lightly salted almonds, 12 oz chocolate chips, 1/2C sugar, 2T butter, 2 eggs, 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt 1 CUP chocolate chips. Cool. In bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.

Choc Nut Cookies

Choc Nut Cookies

Choc Nut Cookies

Choc Nut Cookies

Beat in eggs. Blend well.

Choc Nut Cookies

Choc Nut Cookies

Stir in melted chocolate.

Choc Nut Cookies

Stir in dry ingredients.

Choc Nut Cookies

Choc Nut Cookies

Mix in nuts and remaining chocolate chips just until blended. Bake on well greased cookie sheets 12-15 minutes

Choc Nut Cookies

or until slightly cracked on top.

Choc Nut Cookies

Apple Nut Granola Bars

Today we made Apple Nut Granola Bars!

1 1/2C brown sugar, 1C flour, 1T cinnamon, 2 eggs, 5T butter, melted and cooled; 1C chocolate chips, 1C of coarsely chopped, walnuts / cashews / almonds / peanuts, 1C apple chopped into 1/4″ pieces, 2C quick oats, 1T almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and cinnamon. Stir in brown sugar and oats.

Apple Granola Bars

In separate bowl, beat eggs.

Apple Granola Bars

Stir in melted butter and almond extract.

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in wet until just blended.

Apple Granola Bars

Fold in apples.

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Fold in nuts and chips.

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Turn into greased 9″X11″ rectangular pan.

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Granola Bars