Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
as you can see it's loaded with all the right goodies...mucho carrot, pineapple, toasted pecans and raisins, so you really get the flavor from each ingredient.
***i'll be back to add the recipe...i don't think i wrote it down...woops
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
KING CONGO BARS...their flavor and wow
factor...definitely lives up to the name. actually
these should be called "Aunt Betty's Congo Bars" since the recipe has been handed down from her. besides everybody's got an Aunt Betty...right?
the passage of nutty chewwy chocolatey bliss leads right through here...
sometimes you don't..
as you can see, this makes for quite a few bars so i made 1/2 with and 1/2 without sliced almonds. i happen to prefer with...cuz i'm a known NUT!
preheat oven to 350
line a 12x15 cookie pan with aluminum foil...trust me on this one. makes for easier removal...the ol' flip and peel method
sift together 2 2/3 c. flour, 2 1/2 tsp.baking powder and 1 tsp. salt...set aside
melt 2/3 c. shortning or margerine in a sauce pan
dissolve 1 lb. of brown sugar in said sauce pan...let cool a bit...
put this in a mixer and add 3 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla...mix
slowly add in dry goods...batter will be quite saucy..don't worry
spoon stir in 1 package chocolate chips
pour this onto prepared pan and sprinkle with your favorite chopped nuts. i used slivered almonds
bake at 350 for approx. 25 min. do the toothpick test. it should come out clean-ish...just not gooey
Saturday, March 14, 2009
i'm soooo glad i found these. many thanks to pghtasted!!!
http://pghtasted.blogspot.com/2007/08/oat-crisps.html. the original recipe uses just oats, but i think you could make many variations, but as a good cook, i tried to original recipe first. they really are perfect as is. BUT i always have to put on the "lab coat", as i call it, and try new stuff.
ok, i admit...
my first batch i added just 1/4c. peanuts. i think it could handle more. my next batch was toasted almond slivers and toasted sesame seeds. these hit the spot! i'm thinkin' these are relatively healthy, so i'm trying not to have too much guilt gobbling them down...they have a killer crunch effect, like a lace cookie.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
boy this puppy puffs up when it's done...don't worry when it deflates as it cools...still a beautiful specimen of a "healthy", or as i call it....1/2 healthy treat.
2 large eggs
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Splenda® (if you don't want to use Splenda®, increase sugar by 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons lite pancake syrup
2 cups fat-free half-and-half (or low-fat or whole milk)
1 cup flaked, sweetened coconut
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 10-inch pie dish generously with canola cooking spray.
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix for 5 seconds (until well mixed). Pour into prepared pie dish.
Bake about 45 minutes, or until center feels firm when pressed. The coconut floats to the top to make a topping, and the middle is a nice, soft custard.
Nutritional Information:Per Serving: 186 calories, 7 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 6 g fat, 2.7 g saturated fat, 44 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 192 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 30%.
© 2006 Elaine Magee
Monday, March 9, 2009
i used a classic copper tart tatine pan. i think it might have effected the cooking a bit due to the heat conductivity factor. it was done almost 10 min early, but it crisped up really nice on the sides. i'll expirement with ceramic next time. and there definitly WILL be a next time.
oh...and don't forget the parchment for the bottom, i just think it helps a little.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
CHOCOLATE CAKE IN A MUG...
5 minutes !!!!!
this is FUN...try it...only change is i added about 1 sqaure of real chocolate in the mix. oh, and it's best eaten soon after, cuz it turns into a nice chocolate dough-ball later (although that's kinda fun also...)
Friday, March 6, 2009
THE VALENTINO FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE...
from the Daring Bakers Feb. challenge. a little late, but i had to try it. it only has 3 ingreedients, for pete's sake ! butter eggs AND chocolate...
recipe found here http://tastytable.blogspot.com/2009/03/daring-bakers-chocolate-valentino.html
waiting, waiting, waiting for it to fall, BUT it never did...hmmmm..maybe that's a good thing ?...