Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping
1-1/2 cups (350 ml) flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
2 tsp (10 ml). baking powder
1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
1/2 cup (125 ml) butter, melted
1 large egg beaten
1 cup (225 ml) raspberries frozen or fresh
1/4 cup (60 ml) pecans, chopped
1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup (60 ml) flour
2 tbsp (30 ml) butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and baking powder, set aside.
In another bowl, beat together milk, cooled melted butter and egg.
Add wet mixture to the bowl with the flour mixture, blend until just mixed, do not overwork.
Spoon about 1 tbsp (15 ml) of batter into prepared muffin cups.
Divide half the raspberries among the muffin tin’s cups and top each with remaining batter, then add the remaining raspberries.
For the topping combine pecans, sugar, flour, and butter and sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browning and a toothpick comes out free of batter, be careful to not overcook.
Crazy Crust Apple Pie
1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
2/3 c shortening
3/4 c water
1 – 1lb 50z can apple pie filling
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, water and shortening in a
small bowl. Mix well. Pour into 9″ deep pie pan
Mix pie filling with lemon juice and cinnamon.
Pour into center of batter. Do not stir.
Bake 425º for 35 to 40 minutes
Other pie fillings may be substituted – omit lemon juice and cinnamon
Fudgy Pecan Pie
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 (14 ounce) can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup hot water
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/4 cups pecan halves or pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (9in. ) unbaked pie crust
Preheat oven to 350º. In medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and
butter. Stir in eagle brand, hot water and eggs; mix well.
Remove from heat; stir in pecans, vanilla and salt. Pour into pie crust.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until center is set. Cool slightly. Serve warm or chilled.
Garnish as desired. Store covered in refridgerator.
From “Metropolitan Cook Book” (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1955) as written in the cookbook:
Sweet Milk Doughnuts
2 Tbs. fat
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon or nutmeg
Flour to make a soft dough (3 to 4 cups)
Cream fat, add sugar, add milk and well beaten egg. Add 3 cups flour mixed and sifted with dry ingredients, then enough more flour to make dough just stiff enough to roll. With knife, toss about 1/3 of dough on lightly floured board, knead slightly to make smooth. Roll to thickness of about 1/4 inch. Use floured spatula freely to prevent dough from sticking to board. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Fry in deep fat about 2 minutes. They should come quickly to the top. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Turn but once. Drain over fat and then on absorbent paper. When partly cool, or just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
500g [ 1lb ] potatoes, peeled
125g [ 4oz ] grated cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups [ 10 fl oz ] milk
250g [ 8 oz ] can salmon
50g [ 1 1/2 oz ] butter or 1 cup margarine
salt & pepper
1/2 cup [ 2 oz ] grated cheese
3 spring onions, finely chopped
Boil potatoes and mash with a little butter and milk.
Melt butter in saucepan on medium heat, stir in the flour
to make a smooth paste. Sprinkle in salt and pepper and slowly
pour in the milk. Stir gently. Return to heat and stir until
the sauce thickens. Add 1 1/2 cups grated cheese
and stir through the sauce. Add salmon and spring onion
until well mixed. Place in casserole dish and spread
the mashed potato on top. Sprinkle the remaining
cup of grated cheese over the top and place on
centre shelf of the oven and for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Or until golden brown.
Frozen Mocha Torte
For an easy, make-ahead dessert that’s elegant and luscious, try this recipe that Mom has used for years. The perfect blend of mocha and chocolate is in each cool refreshing slice. It never lasts long in the freezer.
1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup chocolate syrup
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 tablespoon hot water
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
Chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional
In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and chocolate syrup until smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water; add to cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped cream. Pour over crust. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with coffee beans if desired.
Cinnamon Pull Aparts
2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated biscuits
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Cut bicuits in fourths.
Mix white sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon together in a small bowl and rolls biscuits in it. Place in a greased loaf pan.
Melt butter and add brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Pour over biscuits and bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.
Serve warm. Yum!
Valentine’s Day Recipes
The Valentine’s Day Carnival of the Recipes is up at Morning Coffee
Hearts-Full-of-Love Pre-Valentine’s Day Carnival of the Recipes
This week for your gustatory pleasure we have a bevy of treats guaranteed to make your heart go pitter pat, whether you to cook, or to eat, or both!
Sweets for Your Sweetie (or your own Sweet Tooth)
Slow Cooker Recipes will be hosting in a couple of weeks so get out your crock pot or slow cooker and get something spectacular cooked up for the Slow Cooker and Crockpot Carnival of the Recipes.