Saturday, June 2, 2007

Hasty Pudding

Break out the Cool Whip.

The ordinary way:

Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick spray. In a medium mixing bowl, combine:
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup raisins (or chopped apples, or blueberries)
1/2 cup milk
2T melted butter
Spread it in the pan

The sauce:
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups boiling water

Carefully pour over the batter, and bake at 350. I forget how long, around half an hour, until a toothpick comes out of the pudding clean.

The Chocolate way:
Omit the raisins from the batter, and add a quarter or half a cup of cocoa.
Add 5-6 Tbsps cocoa to the sauce.

Try not to be a pig, eh?

Peach Cobbler, if you like

This is from my bff Krista, who I think of often and never call. She's got two kids too, she understands.

Preheat the oven to 375.

In a 1 quart oven-safe dish, mix:
2 cups canned or fresh peaches, blueberries, mixed berries, or whatever
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp cornstarch
sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top

In a bowl, mix:
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
cut in 3T cold butter.

Whisk together:
1 egg
1 cup milk.

Add to dries.
Spread/spoon over fruit

On top of the batter, spread a thick layer of brown sugar and a liberal dusting of cinnamon.
Bake 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the dough comes out clean.

Asian Meatballs

Found this one in a magazine at the doctor's office, so kudos go to them, whoever they are. I love these meatballs, but if anyone wants to pitch in with a half-decent sweet and sour sauce recipe, mine is terrible.

1 lb extra-lean ground beef
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs, or 1 cup fresh
1/3 cup finely grated carrot
1/3 cup chopped green onion
2T hoisin sauce
1T Worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Shape meat into 1" balls and bake about 30 minutes at 350. Serve with sweet and sour sauce or plum sauce, or throw them together with asian stir-fry vegetables and serve over rice. I'm thinking hoisin would be good, too.