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.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in wet until almost blended.
Stir in pears, dates and carrots.
Turn into lined, greased or nonstick muffin tin.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Today we made Date Honey Brownies!
1C chocolate chips, 6T butter, 2 eggs, 1/3C honey, 1t vanilla extract, 1/2C flour, 1/2t baking powder, dash salt, 1C chopped dried dates
Preheat oven to 350F.
Melt chocolate chips and butter. Stir until smooth. In bowl, stir together eggs, honey and vanilla.
Add to cooled chocolate mixture.
Sift in flour and baking powder.
Stir in salt. Fold in dates.
Turn into greased 8″ square pan.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges come away from sides of pan. Cool before cutting with serrated knife.
14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2 eggs, separated, 10 oz chopped, pitted dates, 1C chopped walnuts, 1T vanilla, 1 t salt, 8 oz baby carrots, chopped into discs, 3T sugar, 2 graham cracker pie shells
MAKES 2 PIES
Preheat oven to 425F. Beat yolks with milk.
Stir in vanilla.
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
Beat in sugar until stiff peaks form.
Fold into batter.
Fold in remaining ingredients.
Turn into shells.
Bake 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 300F. Bake 20 more minutes or until lightly browned.
Today I made Tropical Fruit Muffins!
8oz chopped, dried pineapple, 8oz chopped dates, 1 1/4C rum, 2 eggs, 5 large bananas, mashed, 1/2C butter, 2C flour, 3t baking powder, 2T sugar, 1/4C butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350. Soak chopped pineapple and dates in rum for 2 or more hours in a shallow, plastic-wrap covered glass container. Sift together dry ingredients except for sugar. Make a well in the dry and stir in bananas. Beat sugar with eggs. Melt butter. Add to egg mixture. Add to banana mixture. Drain dried fruit, reserving 1/4 cup rum.
Add both to batter. Stir until just blended. Turn into nonstick or greased or lined muffin tins. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Today I made Date Sweet Potato Pie!
1 pie shell, 1 medium sweet potato, baked and mashed, 1 1/2C skim milk, 1t vanilla, 2T butter, 1/2t cinnamon, 1/4t nutmeg, 1/2C sugar, 2 whole eggs or 3 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350F. Prick pie shell with fork so the pie won’t explode in the oven. Bake empty shell 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Set aside. Cook dates in milk on medium heat until tiny bubbles appear in milk. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs or whites. Blend well. Add milk mixture to mashed sweet potato. Add spices to milk mixture. Stir in butter mixture. Blend well. Turn into pie shell. Bake 40 minutes or until set. Cool before cutting.