Simply Apple Pie Spice

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Here is a quick and easy apple spice recipe .I can wait to start baking my pies apple ,pumpkin and sweet potato pies to name a few.This apple pie spice is very aromatic the pie you add it to will love you and you will love it back.It’s the Falliest spice you’ll ever know and taste.I should know and you will too.

 

Ingredients:

2 tbsps  ground cinnamon

2 tsps    ground cloves

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground  cardamom

1/2 tsp ground  allspice

Directions:

1. Place all of the ingredients in a ziplock bag and close the seal. Shake until all of the ingredients  are combined.  store in a cool dry place for 3-6 months

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

For St.Patrick’s Day I made a delicious breakfast muffin .It is my Irish Soda Bread muffins.They are like a very mini Irish Soda Bread and they are very good and not that sweet .About 3 years ago I made a gluten free Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day I gave that to a friend and and she loved it.So this year I wanted to do something different and I think it will be apart of your breakfast the morning of St.Patrick’s Day!!!This recipe is easy and quick to make it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and less than 30 minutes to bake.This is something you can make with your kids they will have fun making this lovely muffin recipe.You will love this miniature version of Irish Soda Bread because its not that sweet and if you want a muffin later it will be for you to have.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

4 tbsps sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

4 tbsps unsalted butter-chilled

3/4 or 1 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup golden raisins

2 tsps caraway seed-optional

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.Butter a muffin pan and set a side.

2.Put all dry ingredients in a medium or large bowl and stir with a whisk or spoon until thoroughly mixed.

3.Add chilled butter and cut the butter into flour until it looks like coarse crumbs.

4.Add in the raisins and stir with spoon .

5. Pour in the buttermilk and mix until all of flour is mixed .Make sure not to over mix.

6.Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop .Scoop the batter in the batter into the muffin tins .

7.Bake for 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.Remove from oven and cool for 20 minutes.

Now you can serve these muffins at your St Patrick’s Day breakfast and serve this with some Irish coffee and you’ll be on you way to having great breakfast.

Homemade Baking Powder

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Here is a recipe for homemade baking powder.If you have one of those day you didn’t have any baking powder.You will be able to make your own . This recipe is fresh and aluminum free so no worries.All it  is 3 simple ingredients and most people will probably have them in their cupboard.So let’s get to the recipe.

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Ingredients:

2 tsps baking soda

2 tsps cornstarch

4 tsps cream of tartar

 

Directions:

1. Add all of the ingredients into a small container or bowl.Now with a spoon mix until combined.

2.Put mixture into a ziplock bag or jar and use it when ready.

*Note-If you can’t have corn products just omit the cornstarch*

Garlic Parmesan Herb Fauxcaccia..

Today’s post is my version of Focaccia .The first time I made Focaccia I was in cooking school but before that I had a huge love for this bread .This is not a traditional Focaccia.This version of Focaccia is made with self-rising flour ,greek yogurt and buttermilk.The buttermilk and yogurt gives the bread a bit of tang and  I think they work well together with baking powder to help the  focaccia rise a little because of the acid that  is in the yogurt.The Focaccia is a bit chewier than your regular Focaccia. The herbs on top of the bread is Italian seasoning,Basil,Thyme,Rosemary .This bread is easy to make and takes about 1 hour to make .Its can be topped with anything you want the sky is the limit .Serve this with pasta .I hope you like it .Please leave a comment telling me what you think.Thanks I would greatly appreciate it.

Ingredients:

For the dough

2 cups self-rising flour

1 cup Greek yogurt

2 tbsps butter milk

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

Pinch of salt -For The top of Fauxcaccia

1 tsp Parmesan cheese

1/ 4 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp dried minced garlic

1 tbsp olive oil-for pan

1 tbsp olive for-top of Fauxcaccia

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.In a bowl of a stand mixer put flour,yogurt,buttermilk and oil in it.

3.With the dough hook mix ingredients  together at medium speed until a  dough ball forms.

4.Place dough in a separate bowl and cover the top with Saran wrap .Let rest dough for 10-15 minutes.

5.While dough is resting rub oil in round or any shape pan (My pan was 10 inch x 2 inch) pan.

6.Place the dough in the oiled cake pan and press dough evenly in pan until dough touches the sides.

7.Take your fingers and press little dimples in the dough.

8.Rub olive oil all over the dough until fully covered.

9.Sprinkle  salt,herbs,Garlic,Parmesan cheese.

10. Place into and bake for 20-25 or until golden brown.

You can serve this with pasta and salad.