Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amish Apple Bread

Amish Apple Bread

I made this today. Didn't add the pecans and baked for about an hour.

2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp buttermilk
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup butter
3 cups grated apples
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans

Cream sugar and butter.Add eggs and beat well.Add apples-mix in dry ingredients,buttermilk and vanilla.Add pecans.Put in loaf pans and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until done

White Chocolate Golden Oreo Crunch Cookies

I made these today as bars! Baked for 25-30 minutes!
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 sticks softened butter
¾ cups sugar
¾ cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
20 Golden Oreos, crushed
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.In a medium bowl, mix flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
3.In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
4.Fold in chips and Golden Oreo pieces
5.Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
6.Bake for 11-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
7.Remove from oven and allow to cool for 3 minutes before moving to cooling rack.
Makes about 30 cookies

Thursday, May 26, 2011

S'mores Cookies

Adapted from Lovin' From the Oven

1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups mini chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows, or large ones cut up
2 Hershey bars, chopped

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- With an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy
- Mix in eggs and vanilla to butter mixture until combined
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, graham crackers, salt, and baking soda
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well
- Stir in the chocolate chips
- Use 2 tablespoons or a medium-sized ice cream scoop to drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets
- Bake for 8 minutes and remove from oven. Push a few marshmallows and pieces of chocolate into each cookie and return to the oven to bake an additional 3-4 minutes.
- Cool cookies on a wire rack (or just hand them over steaming hot to your hungry friends)

Recipe yields about 3 dozen cookies

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Buttermilk Syrup

*Make sure you have a deep pan to cook the syrup! I had to move mine to a larger pan as it boiled over on the stove.

1 1/2 cups white sugar 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons corn syrup 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda. Bring to a boil, and cook for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla.

Buttermilk Pancakes

3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons white sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups buttermilk 1/2 cup milk 3 eggs 1/3 cup butter, melted
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs and melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. You can flick water across the surface and if it beads up and sizzles, it's ready!
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon or fork to blend. Stir until it's just blended together. Do not over stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/2 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Loin

*Makes about 2 1/2 pounds of pork tenderloin, enough to serve 8-10 adults*

Rub Ingredients:
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 pork tenderloins (2 1/2 lb. total), each tenderloin cut into two chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
Glaze ingredients:
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic *Beth's notes:I used one whole bulb--about 1 generous T.
1 tablespoon tabasco sauce **Beth's notes: I used a generic of Franks hot sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and cinnamon, then coat the pork with the spice rub. Heat the oil in an ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet that is ovenproof (I used my cast iron skillet) over medium high heat until the oil is hot and rippling. Brown the pork, turning, about 4 minutes total. Leave pork in the skillet.

Stir together the brown sugar, garlic, and Tabasco and pat on top of each tenderloin. Roast in the middle of the oven until a thermometer inserted diagonally in center of each tenderloin registers 140, about 25 minutes. Let pork stand in the skillet at room temperature for 10 minutes. The temperature will rise to about 155 while standing.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mint Oreo Cookies

The Chocolate Wafers

Makes about 40 Oreo average sized Oreo cookies.

•1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
•1/2 C unsweetened cocoa
•1 t baking soda
•1/4 t baking powder
•1/4 t salt
•1 C sugar
•1/2 C plus 2 T butter, room temperature

•1 large egg
1.In a medium-sized bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar.
2.Beat in the butter and the egg. Continue mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
3.Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. (I found that while the dough wasn't sticky enough to roll, I could press it flat with my hands like the recipe said and then use cookie cutters to cut perfect circles. If you just care about the taste, then there is no need for the cookie cutters. Also, remember this is a chance to get creative and use all kinds of cookie cutters.)

4.Bake for 9 minutes at 375 F. Set on a rack to cool.

Cream Cheese Filling Recipe:
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 block of cream cheese (8 oz)
3-4 cups - powdered sugar (depending on desired consistency)
1 - tsp vanilla extract
mint extract
green food coloring

Cream butter and add cream cheese and mix well. Add powdered sugar slowly until you reach your desired consistency.