Sunday, February 24, 2008

Carrot Bundt Cake

This recipe is a tweak from one that I got from my old blogging friend Reecie, who no longer blogs.
I miss her.

You'll need:

3 1/2 cups of flour
2 cups packed brown sugar
2/3 cups white sugar
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 coconut milk
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2/3 cups of flaked sweetened coconut
1 cup walnuts or pecans (or half a cup of each)

Preheat oven to 350F and grease and flour a bundt cake pan.
Combine all the ingredients except the nuts and coconut in a large bowl.
Mix on low speed.

Fold in nuts and flaked coconut. Pour batter into cake pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cover with tin foil and let steam for 10 minutes.
Turn out on cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

It's a nice moist cake, and you can substitute bananas, or apple, or zucchini with the carrots.
It's been one of those "keeper" recipes for me...and maybe for you too.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Apple Coffee Cake

You'll Need:

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup whole milk
1 medium Cortland or other baking apple, peeled and sliced

1 Set the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish with or pie pan a 4-cup capacity.

2 Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.

3 In a bowl, combine 1/3 a cup of the sugar with the cinnamon, set aside.

4 In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter with the remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Beat in the egg until blended. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk, beating until just combined.

5 Spread half the batter in the baking dish. Lay the apple slices on the batter so they just cover the batter (you may have to overlap some slices). Sprinkle the apples with half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Spread the rest of the batter over the apples. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar on top.

6 Bake the cake for 25 minutes or until it is golden brown and apples start to bubble at the edges.

Serves 6.

From the Boston Globe.

Friday, February 01, 2008


(the picture camera..I dunno...)

You'll need:
About a pound of sliced veal
1 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs
salt & pepper
2 eggs (well beaten)
Oil to fry it in

beat down the veal to about a 1/4 inch.

Prepare three plates: Put flour on one, breadcrumbs on a second and two eggs that have been whisked. Cover the meat first in the flour, then in the egg and finally in the breadcrumbs

Fry in oil.
drain on paper towel

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs well beaten
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
3 cups oats (Do NOT use instant.)
1 cup raisins

1 Cream butter and sugars, add eggs and vanilla and beat well.

2 Sift flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to first mixture and mix well. Add raisins. Add oats last.

3 Spoon out by rounded tablespoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.