Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mom's Basic Recipes pt. 4

Morning Glory Muffins

Mix together in a large bowl:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar (brown works best)
3 tea cinnamon
2 tea soda
1/2 tea salt

Stir together in another bowl
3 eggs
3/4 cup applesauce (I use 2 grated apples instead of this and 1 apple)
1/2 cups oil
1 tea vanilla
2 cups grated carrots
1 medium apple
8 oz crushed pineapple
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup raisin
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Mix wet ingredients into flour mixture. Makes 24 muffing

Mom's Basic Recipes pt. 3

Apple-Nut Coffee Cake

(using doubled)

1 cup flour
1/2 baking powder
1/2 soda
1/8 salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick margarine
1 egg
1/2 tea vanilla
1 large apple grated
1/2 cup sour cream

Cream butter and sugar, beat in egg and add grated apple and vanilla and sour cream. Add dry ingredients and pour into greased pan.
In a separate little bowl:
melt 1 TBL butter and add 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup chopped nuts and 1/2 tea cinnamon. It will be crumbly--crumble over batter and bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes

Mom's Basic Recipes pt. 2

Sweet roll recipe

You can use this for either cinnamon or orange rolls
This will make 2 dozen rolls

2 cups very warm tap water
1 TBL yeast
½ cup sugar
Let sit unti mixture is bubbly—yeast is active

Stir in:
4 cups flour
½ cup dried milk ( you can use warm milk for the 2 cups water or 1 cup water and 1 cup
1 TBL salt
3 eggs
2/3 cup oil
(for orange rolls: add 1 tsp orange zest)
Beat together until mixture is smooth and elastic

2 ½ - 3 cups flour
It is best if the dough is a little sticky. That will diminish as the dough rises.
Turn out onto the counter, let rest 5 minutes and knead until smooth.
Let rise. Punch down. Let rest 5 minutes and roll into long rectangle

Cinnamon - melt ½ cup butter and spread over dough. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3
cup brown sugar—drizzle corn syrup over the whole thing (about 1/3 cup) and sprinkle
generously with cinnamon. Roll and cut into ¾ inch pieces. Let rise and bake.

Orange - directions are the same except use 2/3 cup sugar and add orange zest—
I usually mix the orange peel in the sugar and process with the food processor. It is
probably 2 tsp. I also drizzle the dough with 1/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate.
It will be messy.

Mom's Basic Recipes pt. 1

I can't believe I have yet to post the following recipes.
Like usual, I am in the mood to bake and cook different things that were common to our breakfast/lunch/dinner table growing up. When I first moved to Salt Lake, I requested my mom send me an email with all of these recipes now that I had to make them on my own. Now, one would think that I would save these emails in places that are a) memorable and b) accessible. However, I am not the most technologically savvy person and forget to remove them from my old email accounts (that continue to just receive SPAM throughout the year while I'm not ever checking it).

Anyway. That was a lot of exposition to some pretty basic/staple recipes.

Creamed Soup Base

This is the original recipe that I have adapted into the cheese/broccoli or potato soup

1 potato, diced
½ large onion
Saute in 2 TBL butter or olive oil until the potatoes just start to brown on the edges.
4 cups chicken broth
You can add any combination of the following:
Potato soup:
2 more potatoes, diced
1 cup sliced celery
cooked bacon—as a garnish
1 lb package of chopped borccoli
Orignial Recipe:
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup diced carrot
1 medium green pepper, diced
1 cup sliced mushrooms

Whatever you have chosen, let simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add 2 cups milk
¼ cup corn starch
¼ cup cream
8 oz. grated sharp chedder cheese

Let simmer 10 minutes and serve