Saturday, July 13, 2013

Blueberry Salsa Sparkles With Flavor

Pepper in fruit salsa? If you think it sounds odd, just try this colorful salsa. Blended with blueberries and other fruit, dashes of red and black pepper add just enough heat to kindle a delicious combination.

Serve this lively flavored sauce with ice cream and pound cake, as shown here. Or try it as a side with smoked ham, grilled pork chops or chicken. 

Fresh blueberries are available year round and are most abundant in midsummer-ready to blend into smoothies, toss into your favorite chicken salad, or sprinkle over lemon meringue or cream pie. You should know that blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. Studies show that antioxidants may help reduce the buildup of cholesterol that contributes to cardiovascular disease, stroke and other age-related diseases.

Spicy Blueberry-Fruit Salsa

4 cups fresh blueberries

11/2 cups diced mixed fruit (such as melon, grapes, pineapple or kiwi)

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon grated lime peel 

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt

In a small bowl, combine blueberries, mixed fruit, sugar, lime juice, lime peel, allspice, red and black peppers and salt. Serve immediately or refrigerate covered, up to 4 hours. 

Yield: 51/2 cups

Per half-cup portion: 55 calories, 0 g fat, 14 g carbohydrate.

Mildly spiced blueberry salsa adds zest to dessert.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Breadmaker Recipes

When aliment makers aboriginal came out years aback humans acquainted that all you could use them for was apparent white bread. Able-bodied that is not even abutting to getting accurate any more. There are now dozens of absurd recipes accessible for all kinds of bread. What you will acquisition is that the capacity you use in a aliment apparatus will be a little altered than if you were baking aliment normally. The after-effects are just as acceptable however.

Below is a alternative of recipes that are actual simple to make, actual affordable, and a lot of of all, deliciously healthy. They alone yield a few account to adapt and the after-effects will accomplish anybody happy. So go advanced and try them out. Crack accessible your breadmaker and accord one of these aperitive recipes a try.

Basic White Bread

1 1/4 cups water

2 tablespoons delicate milk

2 TBSP oil (l usually use canola)

1 tsp salt

3 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 1/4 tsp yeast

Just use the accepted wet on the basal dry on top bond process. This is adorable with adulate and honey while it is still hot.


Grain & Honey Aliment

3/4 cup balmy water

2 TBSP honey (liquid or melted)

2 TBSP olive oil

1 tsp salt

2 TBSP auto juice

3 1/2 cups accomplished aureate abrade (mixed atom annual is OK too)

1/2 cup formed oats

2 tsps granulated yeast

Put the alkali in the breadmaker first, again add all added capacity except the yeast, oats and flour. Add the oats and flour. Accomplish a baby aperture at the top of the dry capacity for the yeast. Bake as usual.


Cheesy Buttermilk Bread

This yields a clammy and appetizing loaf. It aswell food actual well, but you'll apparently accomplishment it afore that even matters!

1 and 1/8 cups buttermilk

1 tsp alkali

2 TBSP amoroso

.75 cup added aciculate chedder (grated)

3 cups aliment abrade

1.5 tsps aliment apparatus aggrandize

Prepare as usual. All wet capacity first, again the cheese, again dry ingredients, and the aggrandize on top.


Oat Aliment

Use accustomed formed oats. Just put them in a pot with baking water, and again let them absorb until they air-conditioned off. Again add the added capacity and advance as usual.

1 cup formed oats

11 fl.oz. baptize

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbsp amber amoroso

2 Tbsp olive oil

3 cups abrade

1 tsp aggrandize

Baking aliment is a affably adorable way to add abundant diet to you family's diet. Accord the recipes a try and add some flavour to your meals.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bake It Easy

For either baking novices or seasoned professionals, a dump cake is a no-brainer. To prepare one, you simply dump the ingredients right into a bowl and beat them, then pour the batter right into a pan and bake it. Though a dump cake is straightforward to make, it is simply nearly as good as a more fancy cake. Maybe that's why dump muffins, together with pound desserts, have been well-liked for tons of of years.

The secret to the cake is in correctly beating the substances, so observe these tips. Let the butter soften and take the eggs out of the fridge to warm a bit. For an airy batter, beat the softened butter and sugar very well till the creamed mixture seems to be pale and wispy. Beat within the eggs and vanilla until all the streaks are gone. Any curdling you might see will disappear as you beat. Flip off the mixer occasionally and scrape the batter at the sides of the bowl into the path of the beaters so all the pieces will get completely mixed.

Swap to low pace when you add the dry elements to maintain the flour combination from flying into the air. Since overbeating the flour can toughen a cake, beat solely till the batter has no streaks. Stir in the chips by hand so the mixer doesn't break them.

Be sure the cake is completed before you take it out of the oven. You should use both a cake tester, a thin steel wire with a knob on high, or a wooden pick. Gently push the tester into the middle of the cake and pull it out. In the event you see liquid batter on the tester, preserve baking. If the tester comes out clean, take away the cake from the oven and let it cool. A silky-textured pound cake is rich and moist all by itself, so you don't need to frost it. Just slice and

take pleasure in!

Double Chocolate Pound Cake

1 loaf cake or eight servings



1 1/4 cups all-function flour

1/4 cup unsweetened baking


half teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened

(2 sticks)

1 cup sugar

four eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

half cup mini chocolate chips

With butter, flippantly grease backside and sides of 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 half of or 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Mud with flour. Shake out excess flour. Set aside. With a sifter or mesh strainer, sift 1 1/4 cups flour together with the cocoa and salt into bowl or onto sheet of waxed paper. Set aside.

In large mixer bowl at medium pace, beat together butter and sugar until mild and fluffy, about three to 5 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla until totally blended, not less than several minutes. At low velocity, progressively beat in reserved flour mixture, half of cup at a time, beating just till blended and no streaks remain. Stir in chips. Unfold batter evenly in prepared pan.

Bake in preheated 325 diploma F oven till cake begins to tug away from sides of pan and cake tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 60 to 70 minutes for 9-inch pan or 75 to eighty five minutes for 8 1/2-inch pan. (If tester reveals darkish brown, you've hit a melted chocolate chip. Test again in one other spot. To stop overbaking, remove cake from oven as quickly as no light brown batter exhibits on tester.) Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. With narrow spatula or knife, loosen cake from pan. Gently shake onto wire rack. Cool completely. To retain moisture, retailer cooled cake in plastic wrap. Serve plain or topped with fruit, ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Amish Bread Starter

Amish Bread Starter, making a "Sour-dough" like bread.  This starter makes a cinnamon bread, with elective raisins and nuts.  From the "e-Cookbook" 65 Amish Recipes

2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. milk
2/3 c. flour
2/3 c . oil
3 eggs
half of tsp. salt
half tsp. vanilla
1 to 1 half tsp. cinnamon
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix substances in large hermetic container with lid. Retailer at room temperature, do not refrigerate. Stir day by day for 17 days. The recipe makes more than the 1 cup needed. However allows for evaporation.

Now the starter is ready. The next instructions are for both the starter you created above, or acquired from a loving friend.

For the next 10 days handle starter based on the following instructions.

Day 1, obtain the starter
Day 2, 3 & four - stir
Day 5, Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk.
Day 6 & 7, stir
Day 8 & 9, stir
Day 10, Add 1 cup flour, sugar and milk.
Divide into three containers of 1 cup each for friends.

After removing the three cups of batter, combine within the following elements: Using a fork, beat by hand until nicely blended.

Add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (non-obligatory).

Grease pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes, take away from pans.