Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I Like To EAT, EAT, EAT Apple and Banana Bread

Mmm...Keith Urban...

I mean...

Apple and Banana Bread!

I almost forgot to take a picture of the bread! I dove into it as soon as it was cool enough to touch.

Anyway, this recipe is all me. I had some bananas that were very soft and this was my way of using and not losing.

1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raw sugar
2 bananas mashed (the more ripe the better)
1/4 cup applesauce (I used plain but a flavored one would work as well.)
1/4 cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, bananas, applesauce and oil. Combine wet and dry ingredients until just blended. Pour into loaf pan. Mix a little extra cinnamon and raw sugar together and sprinkle on top. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then place on a wire rack.

I was pretty excited at how this bread turned out.  It tasted really good and I did the whole recipe without using a template.

Enjoy your vowel sounds today!  I mean, eat your fruit encased in carbs!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

They All Turn Into Blueberries (Pie)


Vegan Blueberry Crumb Pie

I got the recipe for the crust here and the recipe for the filling and crumb here.  Thanks, The Gluttonous Vegan.

Pretty pie pan

Crust...I have some left over 

Blueberry filling...mmm

Not so crumbly crumb topping

What was left of the topping once I pulled off all the burnt topping...

Yummy pie!

So everything was going fine until I'd had the pie in for 25 minutes.  I took the tin foil off to let the top brown and after 10 minutes it was as white as when I first put it in the oven (the browning was supposed to take 5-10 minutes).  I moved the pie to the top rack and waited 5 minutes.  A dime sized spot browned.  So I turned on the broiler and then got distracted.  When I opened the oven 5 minutes later smoke poured out!  The pie was completely black on top!  I decided to try to scrape off the  burned parts and found it to be easier than I expected for the crumb.  The blackened crusts were a little more difficult, I had to cut off the edges.

The pie tastes amazing!  Not too sweet and very berry!

I've got a blueberry for a pie!  Have a great pi(e) day, guys!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cookie Cookie Bang Bang

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Today's recipe re-do is amazingly delicious! And nearly vegan. I got the original recipe from my favorite food blog.

Confections of a (Closet) Master Baker is a great blog even if you just like looking at pictures of food.

Here's a link to the recipe.

I cut the recipe in half and substituted Earth Balance for the butter and because the Earth Balance has salt in it (and the recipe calls for unsalted butter) I used about half of the half measure of salt...if that makes any sense. I also made all of the chocolate chip cookies so I kept that measure the same as the original.  I used Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips (because they're my favorite). To make these vegan you can use my substitutions and vegan chocolate chips.

The recipe calls for banging the pan of cookies every 5 minutes during the 15 minute baking time (hence the "bang bang").  That part was fun!

My beauties!

I ended up with about 15 giant cookies and ate one immediately and another as soon as I'd eaten some real food (so about 20 minutes later).  So good!

I hope you have a Truly Scrumptious evening!

Get on the Banana Bread Boat!

Fried Banana Naan!

Vegan and yummy!

I took the dough recipe from this recipe for Banana Naan and got the idea to fry it from this recipe.

Thanks (never home)maker!

Instead of using fresh herbs in the dough I added a little cinnamon.

Here's my finished product:

Mine didn't turn out exactly like the (never home)maker's, but looks aren't everything.

They were So Delicious!   Like a banana-y churro!  I love fried dough!