Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coffee And White Wine Pudding

You will need:

130ml white wine

80ml coffee


  1. sauté the white wine
  2. fry the white wine
  3. bring the white wine to the boil
  4. simmer the white wine gently for 20 minutes
  5. sprinkle the white wine over the top
  6. flambe the white wine
  7. simmer the white wine gently for 20 minutes
  8. mix the white wine in
  9. discard the white wine
  10. whisk the coffee
  11. serve piping hot

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Peach skillet Pie

2 c. cake flour
3tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sugar
½ c. shortening
½ cup milk
Fresh peaches

Mix all of the dry ingredients together. The begin to cut in shortening. Add the milk and soon it will form a soft dough. Roll it out to 1/8 inch thick and put into 10 inch skillet, letting the dough hang over edge.

Fill it with peaches which have been prepared as follows:
8 large peaches skinned, pitted, and sliced, and mixed with ¾ c. sugar, 1 tsp. salt and ½ tsp. cinnamon. Dot peaches with 2 tablespoons of butter.

Fold edges of dough over peaches, leaving the center open. Pour 4 tablespoons water in center and bake at 475 degrees for first 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake another 25-35 minutes.

Peanut Butter-Cups

2 c. peanut butter
½ tsp. vanilla
¾ c. brown sugar
1 box powdered sugar
½ c. melted oleo

Mix all the above ingredients well so they are nicley blended together. Spread on a cookie sheet then cover it with wax paper. Use a rolling pin and roll the top service until even.

2 c. (one 12 oz. pkg.) chocolate chips
2 tbls. butter

Melt both the chocolate and the butter and mix together. Spread this evenly on top. Cool, the cut it to desired size, Refrigerate, and enjoy

I personally love to replace the chocolate chips with 12 oz. of bakers chocolate. The peanut butter mixture is sweet so it then is balanced out well, and creates a rich treat that I dont feel like I have to eat a lot of to be satisfied.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pumpkin Bread

  • 3- ½ Cup Plain Flour
  • 1- ½ Tsp. Salt + 2 Cup Pumpkin
  • 2 Tsp. Soda + 4 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp. Nutmeg + 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon + 1 Cup Pecans (chopped)
  • 1 Cup Oil + 3 Cup Sugar

Sift all dry ingredients together and add nuts. Cream sugar, eggs and oil together and add water. Fold in pumpkin. Add liquid mixture to dry and mix well by hand. Pour into greased and floured pan and bake 350 Degrees for one hour and ten minutes. Yields two loaves.

Spicy Skillet Cornbread

  • 1 Cup yellow corn meal
  • ½ Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tbs. Baking Powder
  • 1/3 Cup melted butter
  • 2 Eggs slightly beaten + 1 (4oz.) can chopped jalapeno's
  • 1 Cup plain yogurt + 1 Cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup cream-style Canned corn + 1 medium onion, finely chopped. 

Preheat oven to 350 degree's. Combine cornmeal, salt and baking powder in a medium size bowl. Oil a 12-inch cast iron skillet and heat in oven. Combine eggs, yogurt and corn in a small bowl. Then stir into the corn meal mixture. Stir in onion, cheese and peppers. Pour into skillet and bake for 30 minutes, until lightly brown. Cut into wedges. Spread with butter and serve plain or chilled.

Zucchini Bread

  • 2 Cups sifted unbleached flour (½ to 1 Cup can be whole wheat)
  • 2 Tsp. Baking Soda + 1 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tsp Salt + 2 Cups Raisins or other dried fruit
  • ¼ Tsp. Baking Powder + 2 cups grated Zucchini
  • 3 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon + ¾ to 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ Cup + 1 Tbs. Vegetable Oil + 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Tsp. Vanilla

Preheat Oven to 350 Degree's. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt. Baking powder, and cinnamon. Combine eggs, oil, sugar, zucchini, and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir together well, Then stir into the flour mixture. Stir in the dried fruit and nuts and pour into oiled 13x9x2 inch pan, or bread pan. Bake 40 minutes until done. Cool on wire rack.

Personally, I love Zucchini Bread. 

Tomato Bread

  • 1pkg. Yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 cup tomatoes (mash to pulp)
  • 2 Tbs. Sugar
  • 1-2 Tbs. Salt -Omit 1 Tsp if tomatoes are salted
  • 1 Tbs. Vegetable Oil
  • 5-6 ¼ cup all purpose flour
Mix Yeast and Water- let set while you mix rest of ingredients except the flour. Heat tomato mixture to lukewarm, add 2 cups flour mix in yeast then add flour, saving out about 1 cup. Flour counter or bread board if that is what you are using, Turn out the Dough. Let rest 10 minutes. Knead, adding flour as needed til dough is fairly smooth and not sticky. This takes 8-10 minutes. Place dough in oiled bowl, turn to grease top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise till about double in size- punch down, let rest 5 minutes. Then shape into loaves. Let rise till about Double again. Bake at 400 degree's for about 30-25 minutes till nicely brown and loaves sound hallow when tapped.
Herbed Tomato Bread

I have been making this bread for years and have never found it in a cookbook. I sometimes use V-8 juice instead of tomatoes. Try adding herbs, such as parsley, oregano, thyme, garlic.

First Post! Oh yeah!

As I'm sure some of you know from following my other blog Daily Game Review I love to post about things I"m very interested in, well food is no different. Over the course of this blogs life, I will be posting different recipes I have, as well as some visual content with it as well. Enjoy! Happy Blogging!