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Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:26 pm
by Emafer
Sounds good. I usually mix spelt flour with a lighter flour otherwise it can get a bit dense for me.

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:04 pm
by ZebraWarriorPrincess
It was alot denser then normal pizza dough....maybe next time I'd mix it for that. :D

Would make a great stodgy winter loaf though! :lol: :tonqe:

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:55 am
by Emafer
Yes, spelt would make a good winter loaf. My mom also uses it with cakes etc. but it's really not the right texture of anything like that. If trying to go wheat free, with the pizza dough I'd with a combo including rice flour and maybe corn meal along with the spelt.

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:39 pm
by Sherry
Ok, here is one for the Americans here who like baking also :lol: Have any of you got a good carrot cake recipe you wouldn't mind sharing? One with proper cream cheese frosting (we don't have packs of cream cheese over here that I used there so it may not quite work out for me) or an awesome muffin recipe? Again, alas the UK version of a muffin pales in comparison. Any with toffee or some such might be nice 8)

Thanks in advance :)

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:43 pm
by Emafer
Sherry, my mom makes THE finest carrot cake in all history of carrot cake. I'll see if I can't get the recipe from her.

Just found it in my e-mail from a while back. Oh GOD is it good. It's really one of my alltime faves.

Carrot Cake or Zuccini Cake

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups apple sauce or vegetable oil
4 beaten eggs
2 cups flour
1 T cinnamon
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 cups grated carrots or zuccini
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes, do not over bake

Cream Cheese Icing

8 oz. package cream cheese, I use lowfat
1/2 cube butter
1 box powdered sugar, sifted
2 t vanilla

P.S. If you look in the old family pic thread, the one of my 4th birthday does indeed have this cake center stage :D

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:47 pm
by Nancy
I will vouch for this recipe, Sherry. I had basically the same recipe given to me by someone who made carrot cakes for NYC restaurants. The only difference was I always used vegetable oil (but the applesauce would be healthier), and I was a little generous with the cinnamon. Also, walnuts were optional to add to the mix in mine. I always used them, and folks really loved it.
The one thing to watch is the temperature of the frosting. If you're not careful, it can get runny. I used to make sure it was nice and cold when I iced the cake, and I kept the finished cake in the fridge. Let us know how it comes out.

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:43 am
by Emafer
Oh Nancy, that's quite interesting. I don't know where my mother originally got the recipe but she might have gotten it from her own mother. I know that she's been making it for at least 30 years. Mmmmmm, I would love some right about now.

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:25 am
by Nancy
Or, just give me the frosting. :P

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 4:21 am
by Emafer
OK, well I FINALLY just did it. We started a mini catering company. We also do events and entertainment booking. The Cinnamon Girls: http://www.myspace.com/534128499 Feel free to friend us if you are a Myspacer.

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 6:17 am
by Nancy
Way to go, Em! :yay:

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 7:02 am
by Emafer
Thanks Nancy. We'll see how it goes. I happen to be throwing a marathon this summer so I've hired us to do the Finish Line Party.

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:08 pm
by funny schipperke
Here is the recipe for yummy crockpot chicken :P
I usually only do 2 chicken breasts (or 3 small ones) because I have a small crockpot. I also use low-sodium taco seasoning. :wink:

* 1 package Frozen Corn, We Love Trader Joe's Fire Roasted Corn
* 1 can Black Beans, Drained
* 4 pieces Chicken Breasts; Frozen, Skinless, Boneless
* 1 jar Salsa
* 1 envelope Taco Seasoning, Penzy's Or Chi-Chi's

Preparation Instructions

Pour the bag of frozen corn in the bottom of the crock pot. Add the drained black beans. Place the frozen chicken breasts on top of the beans and sprinkle with the taco seasoning. Pour the jar of salsa over the top.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

Remove the chicken, shred it, then add it back to the crock pot and toss with the corn and beans. Serve with all your normal taco fixings. It’s delish with cilantro-lime rice.

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Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:07 am
by vmh
I need to get myself a crockpot.

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:03 pm
by ZebraWarriorPrincess
Thanks Funny S - totally having a go at that one, am also only one lady...

Re: Your Favorite Recipes!

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:53 pm
by LauraK
Whoa, that sounds great, FS...and also necessitates a trip to Trader Joe's... :)