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Gumdrop Cake

1 cup butterGumDropCake

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup applesauce

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp warm water

1 lb raisin

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2 cups gumdrops

Mix wet ingredients until fluffy.  Add dry ingredients.  Fold in raisins and gumdrops and spoon into a large greased loaf pan. Bake in 300 degree Fahrenheit oven for 2-2 1/2 hours

 

Bread Pudding

1 1/2 cups brown sugarBreadPudding

1/4 butter

3 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

2 1/2 cups almond milk

slices of raisin bread

Beat sugar and butter until frothy.  Add eggs until mixed.  Add vanilla, spices and milk.  Stir until incorporated.  Mix in bread until bread sops up liquid.

Place in greased pan and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until egg is cooked.

Easy Trifle

1 vanilla boxed cake mixeasytrifle

custard powder

2 raspberry or cherry jelly powders

raspberry jam

whipped cream

walnuts

Bake cake mix in rectangular pan according to instructions on box.  Be sure that you oil and flour the pans so that the cake will come out easily.  Cool cake before proceeding to next step.

Remove cake from pan and slice in half horizontally.  Layer bottom with jam and put top layer back onto cake.  Slice cake into 1 inch x 1/2 inch slices.

Prepare 2 batches of custard according to instructions on the tin.

Prepare jelly powder according to instructions on the box.

In a large bowl put one layer of the cake in the bottom.  Drench with jello mixture until wet.  Layer custard over top.  Repeat these steps until the bowl is full.

Whip cream and spoon over trifle.  Add chopped walnuts to top of the bowl.  Chill until served.

Note:  The trifle is best eaten the date of preparation.

Chocolate Shortbread

2 cups flourChocolateShortbread

2 tbsp cocoa powder

3/4 cup softened butter

3/4 cup icing sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Mix butter, sugars and vanilla in a bowl until fluffy.  Add flour and cocoa powder.  Roll into a log and refrigerate until butter hardens.  Cut slices from log and bake in 325 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie

Crustpumpkinpie

5 cups flour

3 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 lb vegetable shortening (cold)

1 egg

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

cold water to make a cup of liquid

Mix 5 ingredients.  In a cup add egg, vinegar, and water to combine.  Fold wet ingredients into shortening mixture.  Shape in disks and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Pumpkin mixture

1 cup pumpkin

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

pinch of salt

Pour ingredients into a rolled out pie shell from the crust made above.  Bake in a 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes.  Lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for an addition 35 minutes or until center of pie is firm.

Banana Muffins

1 cup flourBanana Muffins

1 1/2 cups bran cereal

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup almond milk

3 small bananas

1 dark chocolate mint bar broken in pieces

Mix dry ingredients.  Mix wet.  Fold dry ingredients into wet.  Fold in chocolate.  Bake 400 degrees Fahrenheit in lined muffin tins for 20 minutes.

 

Sunflower Cake Muffins

These muffins are sweet with a satisfying crunch.  Their great with coffee or milk and freeze well.  Make an extra batch when your baking for when guests drop by.  They’ll love them.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour

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Try replacing the sunflower seeds with shelled pumpkin seeds.

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 beaten egg

3/4 cup almond milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds

Mix flour baking powder, sunflower seeds and salt together in a bowl.  In another bowl combine the rest of the ingredients.  Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients.  Turn into lined muffin pans. Continue reading Sunflower Cake Muffins

Peanut Butter Muffins

These muffins are great for a snack when the kids get home from school.    Bake up a double batch as they’re sure to disappear fast.

Ingredients

1 cup flour

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Try almond butter instead of peanut butter in this recipe

1 cup oat bran

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp dry milk

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 tbsp melted butter

2 beaten egg whites Continue reading Peanut Butter Muffins

Fruit Cobbler

This cobbler is made from peaches and plums.  It’s a wonderful ending to a light meal.

Ingredients

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

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Plums can be used in place of the peaches.

5 tsp corn starch

4 cups sliced peaches

1 tsp ground cinnamon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 cups blueberries

2 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt Continue reading Fruit Cobbler