Thursday, November 26, 2020

Cranberry Pie

How could I have forgotten about this one?  This is an old, old recipe that I haven't made in a long time.  It is delicious and a "quick and easy" one to make.

I cup fresh cranberries

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup chopped nuts

1 egg

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup melted butter

2 tablespoons melted shortening

Spready cranberries over greased 8 inch pie pan.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and nuts.  Beat the egg, add remaining sugar gradually.  Beat until mixed.  Add flour, butter and shortening.  Combine well.  Pour over cranberry mixture in pie plate.  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Peanut Butter Quick Bread

I had planned to make a banana nut bread this afternoon.  I had two bananas (or so I thought) that were beginning to get too ripe so a banana nut bread seemed logical.  I found one banana, but where was the other one???  It should have been in the same place as this one.

Even though I try to monitor the actions of my two rambunctious Labs, Morgan and Bailey, I'm not perfect.  I can only guess one of them grabbed one of the bananas off the table.  They eat the whole thing so there was no evidence left behind.

I began to think about what other quick bread I could make with the ingredients I have on hand.  Wasn't willing to make a run to Wegmans.  It has been decades since I made this peanut butter bread.  It goes together quickly and tastes delicious.

Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup milk

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 large egg

2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon sale

Microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds to soften it.

Whisk together peanut butter, milk, brown sugar and egg.

Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt and then add to wet ingredients.

Combine and pour into loaf pan.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.