Today the wind was blowing snow everywhere. It was the perfect day to stay in the house and bake. There were several Pinterest recipes I wanted to try. This morning I made Scottish Pancakes. I've wanted to try making them for sometime. They were perfect. Sorry, no pictures. I'm not the most astute in the mornings. You can find the recipe at diethood.com.
Mix 1 Mix 2
1 c. flour 1 egg
2 t. baking powder 3/4 c. 2 T. milk
1/2 t. cinnamon 1 t. vanilla
2 T. sugar
1/4 t. salt
Blend mix 1 and mix 2 together. Heat griddle and coat with a thin layer of oil. Drop batter by 1/4 cup. Wait until the top bubbles and flip. Then heat until golden brown. Delicious.
Next was some Raspberry Chocolate Chip Biscotti. I found this recipe at thebakermama.com
Raspberry Choclolate Biscotti
1/2 c. butter 3 c. flour 3/4 c. frozen raspberries
1 c. sugar 3 t. baking powder 3/4 c. mini chocolate chips
2 eggs 1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients. Gently fold in raspberries and chocolate chips. Divide dough in half and shape into rectangular loaves. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes then cut into slices. Flip slices on the sides and bake for 15 more minutes. Flip again and bake an additional 10 minutes. Enjoy with coffee.
Cinnamon Spice Sugar Cookies
Mix 1 Mix 2 Frosting
2 3/4 c. flour 3/4 c. butter 2 c. powdered sugar
1 t. baking powder 1 c. sugar 1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. salt 2 eggs 1/4 c. milk
2 t. cinnamon 2 t. vanilla 1/4 t. cinnamon
1. t nutmeg
1 t. ginger
Blend the dry and butter mixtures together. Chill for 1 hour. Roll out and cut into shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Top with frosting. You can find the recipe at houseofyumm.com
Not only did I get the baking done, but I cleaned my closet and the junk drawers. Yesterday was the opening of hunting season. I spent the day out at our prairie property. I saw lots of deer. I even saw a 3 legged buck that seemed to get around just fine. There is nothing better than a day outdoors observing nature. The ducks and geese were everywhere. The sounds of their quacks and honks filling the fall air. I didn't see anything I wanted to shoot. I have a few more weeks. Do you see the doe in the background of the photo below? He's looking for love in all the wrong places.
I am a lucky person that I can spend one day outdoors enjoying nature and the next in a cozy cabin baking like crazy. How did you spend your weekend? When was the last time you tried a new recipe? I have to say all three of mine were a thumbs up.
A huge thank you to all of the Veterans out there. I appreciate your service. I understand that freedom is not free.