Dried Fruit, Nut & Seed Loaf

Once baked this loaf will be quite heavy and dense that is packed with different types of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.  For dried fruits dried apples, dried plums can be used.  For nuts, I would suggest using any combination of cashews, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, and almonds.  Peanuts would not be a great idea since… Continue reading Dried Fruit, Nut & Seed Loaf

Pecan Banana Bread

Banana Bread – yes, we all know banana bread and I have posted multiple banana breads with other fruit additions.  This time I thought to stay with the classic banana bread.  But I could not resist to throw in some chopped nuts since when you bite in, they give a nice crunchy feeling.  I love… Continue reading Pecan Banana Bread

Almond Coated Jam Cookies

Ingredients: 4 oz butter 3 oz castor sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 oz self rising flour Almond meal for coating Raspberry preserves Method: Preheat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter and set aside In a bowl beat sugar and butter together.  Then beat in the egg and vanilla… Continue reading Almond Coated Jam Cookies

Blueberry Coconut Loaf

This fragrant bread recipe should be baked in a 8×4 inch loaf pan.  Since I did not have that size, I baked it in the standard 9×5 inch loaf pan.  The loaf came out a little small but rose well. Ingredients: 1½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼… Continue reading Blueberry Coconut Loaf

Flourless Almond Cookies

Ingredients: 2 egg whites 1 cup almond meal/ground almonds 1 cup caster sugar ½ teaspoon almond extract About 15-20 whole almonds Method: Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside Lightly beat egg whites.  Add almond meal, sugar, and almond extract and beat with an electric mixer until combined and mixture is soft Let stand… Continue reading Flourless Almond Cookies

Blueberry Orange Muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder Pinch of salt 1 egg ¼ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup orange juice 2 teaspoon orange peel 3 tablespoons cooking oil ¾ cup fresh blueberries 8 walnut halves (optional) Method: Pre heat oven to 375F.  Lightly grease 8 muffin cups With an electric… Continue reading Blueberry Orange Muffins

Lemon Scented Cranberry Scones

For some reason I always thought scones are a difficult thing to make.  I think I tried to make scones couple of years ago and it was a disaster.  That’s all, I stopped and never thought about it.  So with the Thanksgiving long weekend, I had some extra time and I wanted to make something… Continue reading Lemon Scented Cranberry Scones