Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Banana Bread

  • 3/4C. Oil
  • 3 0r 4 Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1t. Vanilla
  • 1 1/2C. Sugar
Mix all together. In a seperate bowl mix:

  • 2C. Flour
  • 3/4t. Salt
  • 1t. Baking Soda
Curdle 1/2C. Milk with 2t. Lemon Juice or Vinegar. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet alternating with milk mixture.

I like to add chopped walnuts to mine. I don't measure them, but I probably end up putting about a cup in.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 20 minutes for a large loaf (or till done) and 30 minutes or so for a small loaf. Makes 2-3 large loaves or 5 small ones.

Pie Crust

  • 2C. Flour
  • 1C. Shortening
  • 1 shake salt
  • 1/3C. Milk
  • 1 T. Vinegar
Stir milk and vinegar, set aside. Mix the rest of the ingredients together until course. Add milk and vinegar and mix. Form into a ball. If it is too sticky, add more flour, too dry add more milk. Work with it until it is Playdoh consistency. Roll out and put in pie pans. Makes 2 crusts.

Pecan Pie

  • 1 cup Karo Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1-1/2 - 2 cups Pecans ( I like mine coarsely chopped)

  • Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.

    Bake for 60 to 70 minutes at 350. Make sure the center is done (not runny).

    Cinnamon Rolls

    1 T. Yeast
    1C. Warm milk or water*
    1/3C. White Sugar
    1/2C. Melted butter (make sure it isn't too hot when you put it in)
    1t. Salt
    *If using water- use 1T. Milk Powder
    2 Eggs
    4C. Flour (don't add all the flour at once)

    Dissolve yeast in warm water or milk. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Knead into a ball. Roll out to 1/4" thickness. Spread with filling:

    1/4C. Butter, softened
    1C. Brown Sugar
    3T. Cinnamon
    (mix and spread on dough)

    Roll up dough. Slice into 1" slices. (This recipe makes 12 pretty large ones, or 20 +/- smaller ones. Place in greased pan. Let rise. Bake 10 minutes (or so) at 400.

    When cool ice:

    1/2C. Butter, softened
    1 1/2C. Powdered Sugar
    1 oz Cream Cheese
    2T. Water
    1t. Vanilla

    Icing variations: Add a few tablespoons of concentrated orange juice for orange flavor, or maple syrup for maple flavor, or/and chopped nuts..

    These are so moist, gooey and delicioso!