Sunday, September 18, 2011
In this case it was a switch-out for the agave syrup (molasses, honey, milk, sugar) and half whole-wheat and half white flour for the oat flour. I also don't have 12 mini-loaf pans and so made them as muffins/cup cakes.
It is rich and chocolatey - in spite of my initial hesitation that the molasses might be too overpowering. Turns out it mellowed a bit after baking. I might still alter the amount of molasses next time, but here's today's version. However, before I alter the sweetness I'll adjust all the ingredients to make only 12 muffins.
Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Makes 15 muffins in greased pan (no liners)
1 c. applesauce
1 15-oz. can black beans
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. white flour
1 c. cocoa
1/4 c. white sugar
2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. molasses
3/8 c. milk
1/4 c. coffee
1 t. vanilla
Heat oven to 350 and grease pan for 15 muffins.
Puree, then set aside, the applesauce and black beans.
Mix together the dry ingredients.
In another mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to blend the honey, molasses, milk, and eggs until foamy. Then add the coffee and vanilla.
To this, add the pureed ingredients.
Finally, add the dry ingredients and mix slowly, then increase the speed to medium and mix 30 seconds.
Fill muffin cups to a little more the 3/4 full.
Bake 20 minutes.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
adapted from this cookbook
9" pan, 350 degrees (metal pan), 50 minutes
1 9" pie crust, unbaked
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2/3 c. flour
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar then add eggs and mix until light and fluffy.
Stir in the flour then stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
Place pie crust in pan then pour and spread filling.
Bake 50 minutes and cover lightly with foil if pie becomes too brown.
Cool pie for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
New Castle Beach Lighthouse
Sarah and Daniel not eating sand.
Libby telling us how it should be done.
Kirk of the high seas!
Captain Bob teaching us about lobster.
Captain Katie teaching us about patience.
Isaac examining dinner.
In Maryland, on our way home.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
9x9 pan, greased
Loosely cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees, 60-75 minutes
bread, cubed enough to fill pan, not packed (about 1/2 loaf)
Mix in bowl:
3 c. Milk
1/4 t. Salt
1/2 t. Cinnamon
1/4 t. Nutmeg
1/4 t. Salt
3/4 c. Brown Sugar
1/2 c. Raisins, optional, separated if sticky
Pour liquid over bread then press down to soak all the bread.
Make sure raisins are evenly distributed, more or less.
Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out dry.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Butter 1 lb.
White Flour 1 3/4 c.
Sausage, cubed 12 oz.
Green Peppers, 1/2” pieces 7 oz.
Onions, 1/2” pieces 13 oz.
Green Onions, chopped 4-5 stalks
Celery, 1/2” pieces 1/2 bunch
Garlic, minced 3-4 cloves
Water and/or broth 1 gal.
Tomato Cutlets 1/2 can (6 c.)
Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 c.
Beef Base 1 1/2 oz.
Chicken Base 2.6 oz.
Cumin 2 T.
Oregano 2 T.
Thyme 1 1/2 T.
Cayenne 1 T.
Chicken, shredded or cubed 1/2 lb.
Gumbo File 1/2 T.
Melt butter on medium heat
Using whisk, stir in flour completely.
Stir frequently or the roux will burn.
The solution will be thick and bubbly at first, gradually becoming very thin with tiny bubbles
Keep stirring until roux is a dark caramel color.
Now add the prepared vegetables, garlic, and sausage to the roux.
Stir frequently (every 10-15 sec.) for approximately 5 minutes.
Combine the water and/or broth with the soup bases.
Add the base solution to the pot and stir thoroughly.
Add the cutlets, cumin, oregano, thyme, and cayenne & Worcestershire sauce.
Bring to slow boil and maintain until vegetables are cooked.
Reduce to low heat and stir in the chicken and filé.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Did I mention the backyard is now basically one huge mud hole - and I just had it back to "normal" from when we replaced the sewer line 2 years ago! (Guess I have to have something to do to keep me out of trouble.)
Mudroom is ready for many more hooks & shelves.
From our bedroom looking into the original house.
The wonderful new bathroom.