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zingy Lemon Muffins

Lemon is one of my favourite flavours. Zingy lemon muffins are full of the taste and smell of lemon and citrus. They’re great for a treat any time of year and are especially good with strawberry jam. Try baking mini muffins for take a long treats.

INSTRUCTIONS

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup lemon juice

4 eggs

grated lemon rind

Easy Banana bread

Easy banana bread has many uses. Sliced with peanut butter and a few banana slices it makes a great breakfast. Use in bread pudding or toast cubes to make croutons for fruit salad. Don’t forget to have a slice on its own. It’s delicious!

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup safflower oil

3/4 cup sugar

1 beaten egg

1 medium mashed ripe banana

3 tbsp almond milk

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup chopped walnuts.

DIRECTIONS

Freezer Biscuits

Freezer Biscuits are ideal for those times when you want something light but don’t want to cook. The dough is made and frozen for the future and then simply placed on a cookie sheet and cooked in the oven.

Serve with your favourite jam.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

Freezer Biscuits

3/4 tsp salt

4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 cup vegan margarine

1 vegan egg

1 cup almond milk

DIRECTIONS

Orange Raspberry Angel Cake

The orange raspberry angel cake is another recipe from my grandmother’s cookbook.  The cake is light and tender and delicious when served with the orange raspberry sauce I drizzled over top.  Serve extra sauce in a jug for those who love fresh fruit.

INGREDIENTS

10 – 11 egg whitesOrange Raspberry Angel Cake

1 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup fine sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup cake flour.

 

Note: you can make extra fine sugar by whizzing granulated sugar in a food processor.

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Rosemary Parmesan Bread Machine Buns

Bread is always best baked at home especially when special flavours are used.  Rosemary Parmesan Bread Machine Buns are great by themselves or excellent alongside a salad.  Serve warm with melted butter.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/3 cups milk

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugarPARMESAN ROSEMARY BREAD MACHINE BUNS

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp ground garlic

3 1/4 cups flour

1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast.

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1/4 cup chopped rosemary

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients except Parmesan and rosemary to the bread machine pan.  Work on dough cycle.  At indicator add Parmesan and rosemary.

Remove dough from pan and let rise for 15 minutes.

Cut dough into 12 pieces and form into long logs.  Twist logs to make knots.

Let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.

Bathe the tops of the buns with a mixture of butter and garlic.  Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes.

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

There’s no reason to go to the local coffee shop for a muffin when you have this recipe.  This muffins have the classic paring of lemon and cranberries together.  They’re tangy yet sweet and are sure to tempt your taste buds.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flourLemon Cranberry Muffins

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 beaten eggs Continue reading Lemon Cranberry Muffins

Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins

Pumpkin Cinnamon muffins are fresh and fragrant.  When baking they fill the room with the scents of the holidays.  For  a special treat walnuts can be added to the batter.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups pumpkinpumpkin cinnamon muffins

2 cups sugar

1 cup oil

4 eggs beaten

1 cup wheat bran

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

2tsp baking powder

3 tsp cinnamon Continue reading Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins

Christmas Chip Cookies

Christmas chip cookies use rainbow Christmas chips for a unique flavour.  They’re a little sweeter than your average chocolate chip cookie and the dough is soft and tender.  They’re great with hot cocoa or cider.

INGREDIENTSChristmas Chip Cookies

3 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2/3 cup veggie shortening

1/2 cup salted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups rainbow Christmas chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS

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Freezer Shortbread

Freezer shortbread are easy to make and delicious.  They crisp texture goes well with tea and coffee.

I make several batches of this freezer shortbreads at Christmas and they are always the first to disappear.

IngredientsFreezer Shortbread

1 3/4 cups flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter

1/3 cup icing sugar Continue reading Freezer Shortbread

Luscious Lemon Bread

Luscious lemon bread has a subtle lemon flavor which comes from the lemon zest.  The glaze amps up the flavor. 

Enjoy this recipe with tea or as a light dessert.

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup butter

luscious lemon bread1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

2 beaten eggs

1 lemon rind grated

1 cup sugar

1  1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

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