Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow Flurries = Baking

oatmeal bake by Karen
very good for breakfast

We awoke to a dusting of snow this morning which once again, led me to more baking. My friend, Susan, whom we visited during our Christmas break, is a wonderful baker.

molasses ginger cookies by Sarah

She treated us to these three yummy recipes. And you know how recipes go... passed down from one person to the next. One of these apparently came from a second friend, Karen; the last came from a third friend, Sarah (another fantastic cook!). Thank you ladies for contributing to this blog!

pumpkin & chocolate chip muffins by Susan

And now... I now pass them onto you. They are very good. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Bake
4 eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup canola oil (or can use applesauce or combo of)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
6 cups oats
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all. Grease a 9 x 12" pan. Bake 30 min.

Molasses Ginger Cookies (makes about 30)
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ginger (or more, to taste)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream butter & sugar. Add egg & beat. Add molasses & vinegar. In another bowl, combine dry stuff. Add dry stuff to butter mixture. Mix well. Roll into 1" balls. Roll balls in sugar. Put on baking sheet, flatten with bottom of glass. Bake 8-12 min.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (makes 24)
4 eggs
1 cup melted butter
1 - 15 oz. can pumpkin
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease muffin tins. Beat eggs then combine with butter, pumpkin & sugar. In another bowl, mix dry stuff (except chocolate chips). Add dry stuff to pumpkin mixture. Stir in chips. Fill muffin tins (if too much - just put 'extra' dough into another baking dish) and bake about 20 min or until toothpick in center comes out clean.


Beata said...

I'm intrigued by the pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins...I just might have to give it a try -- Thanks for sharing the recipes!

Beata xxx

Lina said...

Yummy, believe it or not, the baked oatmeal recipe stopped me in my tracks and it's in my oven baking as I type. Smells wonderful!

Liz Autry said...

well, I agree with Lina. I am eating mine right now, however I did add some chuncks of apples as well. I was smelling the cinnamon, and couldn't help it. It is definitly yummy, and is good for breakfast!

Hurrayic said...

Wow! Thanks for trying it. It's a very easy, very basic recipe and you can doctor it up as you see fit.