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Baking day!

January 16th, 2010 at 10:59 am

First it was breakfast cake, then cheese crackers, then a cheese loaf, some peanut butter cookies and finally brownies.

Baking isn't my cheapest hobby, but I do like it. I tend to get all into doing different things and forget that I only have one oven. I learned long ago, that having only one mixing bowl is a good thing, hard to mix up too much for the oven if you only have one bowl. As it was I did burn one batch of peanut butter cookies I blame lunch interrupting for that though.

This all started because JC has to make 'something' for the firefighters to drop off next week when the GS visits. Service project for the month.

Now what am I doing with beans for dinner?

Recipes for what I made if you like:

Breakfast cake I have been trying to make for weeks now but it never quite worked..till today. I threw out the recipe and made one up.

2 cups WW flour
1 cup oatmeal
2 tsp baking powder
cinnamon
cloves
ginger

1 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs

Mix dry, mix wet, combine
bake at 425 in 8*13 pan, 20 minutes

If I were making it for company I would up the sugar.

Froze some for Monday, will let you know how that works. I need a quick breakfast for Co-op days.

Cheese crackers A bit of a PIA, but very good.

1 cup shredded cheese
3/4 cup WW flour use some for rolling
paprika
grnd red pepper

2-4 tblsp warm water

combine all, knead together and attempt to roll out. Sprinkle tops with salt.

Bake on stones 425 till they smell good, edges brown lightly, 10 minutes?

All the crackers were eaten within minutes of taking them out, the kids and husband and I loved them. edges are the best, so cutting them into strips or something would be good. I also think a finer shred of cheese would be easier to roll out.

Cheese loaf didn't turn out well, I discovered I was out of spinach, and onion powder, and too lazy to make muffins, so tried a loaf. Only GMC really liked it. Not likely to repeat.

peanut butter cookies absolutely dreamy, the best peanut butter cookies I have ever made.

2 cups peanut butter
1 and 2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup WW flour
2 eggs

Mix all, roll in sugar and press with fork.

Bake 375 till they smell perfect...about 10 minutes.

I had to double the original (who ever heard of only making a dozen cookies?) and subbed 1/3 cup flour for sugar, brown sugar is too moist, but I like the flavor better adding flour fixed it.

Brownies are pretty much the recipe on the back of unsweetened bakers chocolate, but I use whole wheat flour and brown sugar, plus a different brand of chocolate (same taste, cheaper brand)

I have found that if you sub whole wheat flour, it is dryer, while if you sub brown sugar it is wetter, so long as you sub both you rarely need to adjust.

Though using liquid sugar causes some issues.

1 Responses to “Baking day!”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sounds yummy! Can I come by your place and sample? Big Grin

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