Monday, November 30, 2015

Steamed Cranberry Pudding

Traditional Christmas Recipe 

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups whole cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Dissolve the baking soda in hot water.
Add sugar and molasses, mixing well.
Mix in cranberries and flour.
Pour into a greased 6-cup steamer mold.
Place mold in steamer, cover pot.
Cook over medium heat for 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Loosen the edges, and cool on a wire rack in the mold.
Serve with hard sauce.

Hard Sauce
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Make the hard sauce just before serving:  
Heat butter, cream, sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. 
Cook stirring constantly until heated through and smooth.

Cost of pudding $3.20
Cost of Hard Sauce $2.00
Total cost $5.20

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Pecan Pie

A easy recipe for pecan pie. Comes out prefect every time.

  • 1 cup light or dark corn syrup
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans
  • 1 unbaked deep-dish pie crust

Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla together.
Stir in pecans.
Pour into prepared pie crust.
Bake in a preheated oven for 60 minutes or until center reaches 200 degrees.
Cool three hours before serving.

$6.34  8 servings 

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Pineapple Bread

A moist sweet bread recipe bursting with tropical flavors. Plus it so easy to make, just stir and bake.

3 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, in it own juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups self-rising flour
1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix together eggs, sugar, oil, pineapple and vanilla.
Add flour, mixing until combined.
Stir in nuts.
Divide the batter equally into two loaf pans.
Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cost to make 2 loaves $5.60.