Sunday, June 30, 2013

Corn Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup ground corn meal
3 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (5 1/4 ounces) sugar
2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted, melted butter
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup milk
1 cup chop mix craisins & dried apricots

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position & heat oven to 400 degrees F. Rub butter in 9x13 & 6x9 baking pan. Set aside.Whisk the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, & salt in a medium bowl to combine; set aside.Whisk the eggs in another medium bowl until well-combined and light-colored, about 20 seconds. Add the sugar to the eggs mixture, whisk vigorously until thick and homogenous, about 30 seconds; add the melted butter in 3 additions, whisking to combine after each addition. Add half of the sour cream and half the milk and whisk to combine; whisk in the remaining sour cream and milk until combined.

Add the mixture to the dry ingredients; mix gently with a rubber spatula until the batter is evenly moistened. Do not over mix. Add chop craisins & apricots, mix to combined. Pour the mixture into the 2 baking dish. (Do not put thick, it will not cook evenly.) Drizzle honey on top before cooking. Bake until golden brown or 18 minutes. Cool before slicing.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Banana Bread/Cake

This what happens when I don't have a lot to do. Or simply got too much bananas, since MIL never liked bananas with brown spots. And no, she doesn't eat the cake/bread either. If they are not organic or the flour is not from sprouted grains.

 (HP Photosmart E317 5.0 megapixels camera)

(Canon PowerShot A400 camera)

The recipe can be found at my first banana bread post. Moreover, the sugar icing. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Homemade Maple Syrup

A little over an acre is the size of my yard. I have about ten feet or less of trees at the very back. And guess what I did this year? I found three big enough maple trees to tap and made my own maple syrup with. I am very static.

My PIL own twenty-four acres of woods (the total property size is 25 acres) and not one maple tree to tap. The syrup is very sweet, and have a caramel after taste. I can't wait to do it again early next year.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Yeah! Summer

-how do I love thee
-solstice birthday with my love
-sharing birth month with

There will be no apple pie, nor apple preserve for me this year again. This is the only apple I have from the three apple trees in my backyard. And I'm pretty sure it will fall before it ripens. :( Have a great first day of summer, I have a very lovely sunny sky today!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Steam Broccoli & Potatoes with Cheese

When I don't feel like cooking rice for myself, this is what I make. DD and I are the only two who eats this at home. I only scoop the Velveeta cheese on top without softening it first. However, those cheese are enough for the left over. All I have to do is warm it up and all the cheese are melted.