Friday, May 28, 2010


Just a quick post to share some of my recent food successes:

This bread recipe is awesome.  It uses whole wheat flour and honey, and it relatively easy as far as bread making goes.  Turns out chewy and soft.  Ian totally loves it, and he and I *may* have eaten an entire loaf by ourselves one day.  If you have any willpower at all, it is also good for sandwiches and French toast.

These oatmeal cookies were good, too.  They are light and soft, but still made with whole wheat flour and honey.  I gave 2 to Gavin for breakfast this morning and he totally made a giant crumbly mess, but loved them.

These vegan scones are incredibly easy and delicious.  They use canola oil instead of butter, so you don't have to cut the butter into the dry ingredients (the most annoying job about making scones).  I made them with cranberries and orange zest/juice, and also subbed the orange with lemon (and THAT combination was YUM!).

The new staples in my freezer- Buttermilk Ice Cream and Lemon-Basil Frozen Yogurt.
Buttermilk Ice Cream
1qt buttermilk
1 c heavy cream
1 c sugar
1T vanilla

Mix all together until the sugar is dissolved, then freeze in ice cream maker.  How much easier can that get?  Oh, and the recipe is from the book Passionate Vegetarian, by Crescent Dragonwagon.  If you need another reason to try it, it is fun saying her name when people ask you about it.

Oh, it is also especially good topped with fresh strawberries.  It reminds me of Cold Stone Creamery's sweet cream flavor.

Lemon-Basil Frozen Yogurt
2 large containers of plain yogurt
1 c thinly sliced fresh basil
zest from 3 lemons
juice from 1 lemon
1/2 c sugar

Line a colander with cheesecloth or coffee filters, and place in a larger bowl.  Dump all the yogurt on top of the filter, and let sit in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight.  Mix the strained yogurt with all the other ingredients, and freeze in the ice cream machine.

I'd like to try the yogurt recipe with some of the fresh mint from my garden and strawberries, or maybe some shaved dark chocolate.  Or maybe with lime and cilantro.  The possibilities are endless!!

Alright.  Now that I am craving all the above foods, I am off to spend some time in the kitchen...

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