Friday, March 26, 2010

Crockpot Applesauce

A friend recently requested this recipe,in her words "the very best applesauce I have ever tasted" and I can't believe I didn't post this before, it is so easy and good! I got apples on sale last year for like .49/lb, I bought like 30 lbs, seriously, and made jars and jars of applesauce! (My friend Angel Gladden gave me the recipe).
Crockpot Applesauce
7 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (an apple-peeler-corer really helps here!)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
(1/2 tsp cinnamon - add at end)
Toss in crockpot, cook on high 4 hours, mash up with a potato masher, add cinnamon, Enjoy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Irish Soda Bread

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day - here is my family's recipe.Irish Soda Bread
This isn't my photo, but mine looks pretty similar, only I add icing to mine - that's our favorite part!
4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
1 3/4 cup buttermilk

Mix the dry ingredients. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Then add the egg and buttermilk. Don't over mix. Form into 2 round loaves. (Dough is sticky, much like making buttermilk biscuits.) Cut an X in the tops.

Bake at 375 for 30-35 min

Drizzle with powder sugar icing