Thursday, August 13, 2009

Two Muffins

Kellogg's - Our Best Bran Muffins

1 1/3 c flour
.5 c sugar
1 Tbl baking powder
1 tsp salt
1.5 c Kellogg's All Bran Original
1 c milk
1 egg
1/3 c shortening (I substitute applesauce)

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In large mixing bow, combine All Bran cereal and milk. Let stand 2 minutes or until cereal has softened. Add egg and shortening (applesauce). Beat well. Add flour mixture, stirring only until combined. Portion evenly into 12 muffin pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 400 degrees about 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

*I like to eat these hot, warm and even cold! I press sliced strawberries and sprinkle sugar on top before baking or load them with blueberries.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Swedish Hotcakes

Mix together:
2 eggs
1.25 c milk
.25 c vegetable oil

1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbls sugar
.5 tsp salt
1 c flour

Stir well until there are no lumps. Pour 1/3 c of batter into heated, greased pan and swirl pan to form flat circle. When edges start to curl and small bubbles appear, flip and cook on second side until golden.

Topping suggestions are: melted butter with cinnamon & sugar, maple syrup with fresh fruit, fruit with whipped cream... the topping possibilities are endless.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Julia Child's Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine (Cream and Bacon Quiche)

The classic quiche Lorraine contains heavy cream, eggs, and bacon, no cheese. The bacon is usually blanched in simmering water to remove its smoky, salty taste, but this step is optional. Diced, cooked ham, sauteed briefly in butter, may replace the bacon.

For 4 to 6 servings

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

3 to 4 ounces lean bacon (6 to 8 slices, medium thickness)
1 quart water
An 8-inch partially cooked pastry shell placed on a baking sheet

3 eggs or 2 eggs and 2 yolks
1.5 to 2 cups whipping cream or half cream and half milk
.5 tsp salt
Pinch of pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
1 to 2 Tbl butter cut into pea-sized dots

Cut bacon into pieces about an inch long and .25 inch wide. Simmer for 5 minutes in the water. Rinse in cold water. Dry on paper towels. Brown lightly in a skillet. Press bacon pieces into bottom of pastry shell.

Beat the eggs, cream or cream and milk, and seasonings in a mixing bowl until blended. Check seasonings. Pour into pastry shell and distribute the butter pieces on top.

Set in upper third of preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until quiche has puffed and browned. Slide quiche onto a hot platter and serve.

* I normally cook my bacon like normal and toss it right into the egg mixture. Tonight I used cooked deli ham - did not saute it, sorry Ms Julia. I also like to be a quiche rebel and add in broccoli tops!