Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cutting a recipe in Half or One Third

There are times when I just want to make a small batch of muffins or cookies.  And, there are some recipes that call for exact ingredients, I just can't use my pinch and dump method.  I found this chart that makes it easy to determine measurement for those difficult to be cut, like what is 1/3 of a 1/3 cup?  I hope you find this chart as useful and I have.  Happy Baking!!
Abner Adams House

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Take a fabulous recipe for zucchini muffins, spice it up a little, add a scoop of coca powder, add chocolate chips and you are in heaven.

3 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup unsweetened cocao powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cardamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease or line 18 muffin cup tins with paper liners.

By hand, in a large bowl beat the eggs. Beat in the sugar and oil. Add the cocoa, vanilla, zucchini and stir well.

Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamon. Mix until moist.

Pour batter into prepared muffin tins fill to top. Bake 350 degrees F for 20 - 25 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack. Store covered or freeze.

Oh Boy Waffles

This is my favorite waffle recipe.  I have made this recipe over 35 years and it never fails to please everyone.
It makes big fluffy waffles that are crispy on the outside.  Always serve with fresh New York State Maple Syrup.

2 1/4 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
2 beaten eggs
2 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup canola oil
Mix all dry ingredients well.  Combine all wet ingredients and add to the dry.
Don't over mix, the batter will be thin.
I have a well seasoned Belgian waffle maker so I do not have to spray.
Top with blueberries or other fresh fruit of your choice, and always NYS Maple syrup.

Makes 6 Belgian waffles