Friday, January 25, 2013

Honey Brownies

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 Unsweetened Cocoa powder
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips / Chopped Walnuts  (optional)
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 9" square pan with parchment paper with an inch overhang on two opposite sides. This enables easy removal of the brownies from the pan. In a large mixing bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt with a whisk for a minute. Fold in the chocolate chips/walnuts if using. In another bowl mix the oil, honey, maple syrup with a hand mixer until well mixed. Add in the vanilla and the egg and beat for another 30 secs. Now pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and gently wrap and fold until well mixed without any lumps. Do not overmix. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 mins. A toothpick inserted into center of the oven should come out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 mins. Transfer the brownies from the pan to the cooling rack and allow it to cool for 30 mins. Cut into 9 big squares or 16 small squares.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Flat Bread

3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2/3 cup olive oil plus more for brushing
Sea Salt
Sun dried tomatoes and other herbs of choice

Preheat oven to 450°F with a heavy baking sheet on rack in middle.

Stir together flour, chopped rosemary, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Make a well in center, then add water and oil and gradually stir into flour with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. Knead dough gently on a work surface 4 or 5 times.

Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll out 1 piece (keep remaining pieces covered with plastic wrap)  transfer to oiled baking sheet.

Lightly brush top with additional oil. Sprinkle with sea salt. Slide round onto preheated baking sheet and bake until pale golden and browned in spots, 8 to 10 minutes.

This makes a double recipe as we always run out of flat bread before we run out of humus.

butternut squash & caramelized onion flatbread

This looks amazing!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013


1 package of cake mix (any flavor)
1 large egg
1/4 cup of oil
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of chopped nuts, raisins, oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chips, M&M'S® etc. (anything you like in cookies)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine cake mix, egg, oil, and water. Beat until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredient (s).

Drop by teaspoon about 1 inch apart onto greased cooke sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until done.

Makes about 4 dozen.