Tuesday, September 25

My favorite recipes

My favorite cookbook fell to pieces. It had that plastic comb binding and it just totally broke apart. All of the pages are loose.

So, I'm posting my favorite recipes from it so I can throw it away. I really only kept the book because of these recipes anyway. And my computer is in the kitchen so it's very handy to have the recipes online.

PUMPKIN BREAD

3 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 15/16oz can pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup oil
2/3 cup water (or milk)
1 tsp vanilla

I dump in the wet stuff. Then add the dry stuff. Mix until just moistened through. Bake 350. I bake in (1) 13x9 glass casserole dish. Makes 2 loaves as well. Or about 30 muffins. But it bakes more evenly in a casserole dish. Loaves take about an hour. Casserole dish takes 30-ish minutes. I never time it. I just do the toothpick test once I start smelling the bread.

Can add nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, dates, craisins, etc.

CHEESECAKE

2 pkgs cream cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix together. Pour into graham cracker crust. Bake 350 for 40-ish minutes.

COFFEE CAKE

cream together:

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
3 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
13 oz can evaporated milk

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Spice mixture:

3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
3-4 tablespoons cinnamon

Cream sugar, butter, eggs. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Alternately add milk and flour mixture to creamed ingredients. Layer in a round tube pan: 1/3 batter, 1/2 spice mix, etc....ending with batter. Bake 350 for 1 hour.

BANANA BREAD

1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 mashed, ripe bananas
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix everything til just blended. Wet stuff first, then add dry stuff. Bake 325 for 1 hour. Less time if using a glass casserole dish.




5 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Well hey -- your misfortune is our gain! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

Niki said...

Gonna try the pumpkin bread and the coffee cake. YUM! thanks for posting.

Sharon said...

Oh you are making me so hungry!!! They all look yummy. My favorite is banana bread for sure. Thanks for sharing with us.

aubirdwoman said...

and you cook as well, is there no end to your talents :)

Bettsi McComb said...

Oooooo, that pumpkin bread looks yummy! You know what else is delicious this time of year? A pan of gingerbread with real whip cream dolloped on top. Mmmmmm.
Thanks for the recipes!