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Oatmeal Raisin cookies w/almonds

02.08.12 1 comment

Who doesn’t like cookies?; we all get tempted when we see at the food court or coffee shops. But when I see them I could only think of  big number calories popping on my head. So I thought of making some home made cookies to have a bite with evening coffee.  This recipe can make about 16-20 cookies in 2 baking trays but I tried to fill my cake pan instead of second baking pan and made an oatmeal raisin cake.  And I also tried substituting oil with apple sauce. Lets make  some chewable cookies and cake that we can eat and cherish.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups Oatmeal (rolled oats/old fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup of Raisins
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 piece of unsalted butter( I used baby apple sauce)
  • 11/2 cup of brown sugar(1/2 cup sugar + 1 cup br.sugar)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsps cinnamon
  • 2 tbsps nutmeg
  • 1 tbsps baking salt
  • 1 tbsps baking soda
  • 2 tbsps water
  • 2 tbsps vanilla
  • 1/8 tbsp; ginger
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • almonds to garnish (optional)

PROCESS:

Mix wet ingredients:Butter /apple sauce, sugars, eggs, corn syrup, water and vanilla; beat well.

Mix dry ingredients:Combine flour, baking soda, spices and salt; then add to wet creamy mixture.

Add oats, raisins and beat well together.

While you start beating preheat oven at 350for 10 – 15mts. If you are using parchment paper preheat oven at 400°c.

Drop by scoop the cookie mixture onto ungreased baking sheet/parchemnt paper.Here u can top them with almonds or choco chips.

Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.Cool slightly on sheet and move on to cooling racks.

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DINNER ROLLS

Dinner rolls as appetizers in restaurants ! ahh I never used to like them a lot. But after a while I got used to those light, fluffy and so delicious rolls with butter. My friend makes the most delicious dinner rolls. I finally got the recipe from her and made my first attempt at baking these amazing rolls. Thanks for the great recipe !

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2-1/4 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cups warm milk
  • 3/4 tbsp of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tbsp salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2  cups all-purpose flour
PROCESS:

1. Prepare the Dinner Roll Yeast

Mix1 packet of dry yeast, that’s 2 1/4 tsp. And a 1/4 cup of warm, not hot, water.
Dissolve 1 cup of milk, and 3 tbsp of butter and throw it in the microwave for a minute to warm the milk.
In the yeast mixture throw 1 beaten egg, sugar, salt and first only one cup of flour.
Give that a mix and add slowly the second and third cup of flour until it forms sticky dough.
So after 3 to 3-1/2 cups of flour, it should look like this.

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2. Knead the Dinner Roll Dough

On a floured board, Knead dough until you have a smooth and elastic, but still soft and slightly sticky dough. Allow the Dough to Rise
In a mixing bowl, add a 1/2 tsp of vegetable oil, throw in the dough and make sure it’s coated with oil so it doesn’t dry out.
Cover with a towel and let it rise, in a warn spot, until double in size. Should take about an hour to an hour and a half.
After it doubles, throw it on a lightly floured cutting board, and pat it down with your hands. Form it into a square shape.
Now, we’re going to put them on the pan, kind of close, about 1 1/2″ apart.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy.

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PEACH COBBLER

INGREDIENTS:
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Cobbler filling:
  • 4 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches (cook in boiling water for 30 seconds to remove the skins)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon flour
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Cobbler crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, for topping
  • Whipped cream
 PROCESS:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Generously butter a 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish. Place the sliced peaches in the dish and sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and flour. Mix gently and spread evenly again. Bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile combine all dry ingredients for cobbler crust in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or your fingers, to make the texture like coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and stir to form a soft dough. Remove fruit from oven and drop rounded spoonfuls of dough on top. Sprinkle with last tablespoon of brown sugar and return to oven. Bake until fruit is bubbly and crust topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream.

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BANANA NUT BREAD

02.08.12 2 comments

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Recipe borrowed from Kondala Rao Dhulipudi.

INGREDIENTS: 
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 beaten Eggs
  • 3 Bananas ( mashed to a pulp )
  • 2 cups (Plain) Flour
  • 1 teaspoon  Baking Soda         
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 2 tablespoons  Lemon or Lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup  Chopped Nuts **OPTIONAL ( dredged in ¼ cup of the flour )
 PROCESS:

Mix first 3 ingredients together well.  Add milk, juice, and vanilla.
Sift flour, soda, baking powder, and salt together.
Save about ¼ cup of flour mixture to dredge nuts ( if you add nuts ) – this deeps the nuts from sinking to the bottom.
Add flour mixture and mix only until flour mixture is moistened.
Add bananas and dredged nuts with flour used to dredge them.
Mix gently and pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.  Test with toothpick for doneness.

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