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Mixed Berry Cake Or Muffins

Measuring Spoons   Mixed Berry Cake or Muffins

I also make this with a sugar substitute and gluten-free with Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking and Pancake Mix, please read package directions.  If you are using a sugar substitute be sure to start off with a small amount and taste test the batter to add more, you can always add but not take away.

Please remember to use Vanilla Extract for the best taste.

Leave 1 stick unsalted butter out for a 1/2 hour to soften.  Room temperature for half and half, and eggs.

Bake at 350 Degrees, times will vary.

In a separate bowl sift these dry ingredients.

1 ¾  Cups Unbleached Flour OR Gluten Free Mix

1 ¾  teaspoons  Baking Powder (Omit if using above g.f. mix)

¼  teaspoon Salt (Omit if using above g.f. mix)

In an electric mixer bowl cream butter and sugar (Sugar substitute)

1 stick unsalted butter

1 Cup sugar

Once they are creamed turn off mixer and add:

2 Large Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Mix until blended in.  Turn off mixer and add:

1/2 Cup  Half and Half

1 Tablespoon Sour Cream

2 Tablespoons Agave Nectar

Add dry ingredients slowly

Mix until well blended. Then add:

1 Cup of frozen mixed berries, mix in well

Once it is well blended (mixed) turn off and let rest for 1 to 2 minutes.  Then you are ready to fill the cake/muffin tins.

Let cool and frost with your favorite whipped cream or cream cheese icing.

Enjoy this summer treat.  Jay

(This recipe has also been posted as a page)

Stuart’s Lemon Cake

Stuart’s blog is:  http://www.thechangeyourlifeblog.wordpress.com

Thank you for sharing your recipe!  Jay

 

Hi Jay, here’s my lemon cake recipe – it’s even good for you as it’s made with olive oil !!!!

Need: 2 eggs / 125g caster sugar / grated rind of 2 lemons and juice of one / 200ml olive oil / 2 x tbsp milk / 175g self raising flour, sifted / icing sugar to decorate.

Method: Preheat oven to 190 degreesC / 375 F – Gas Mark 5.

Grease and line the base of 25cm loose-bottomed cake tin with baking parchment. Beat together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl.

Beat in the lemon rind and juice, olive oil and milk. Stir in flour, then spoon the batter into the cake tin and bake for 30-35mins.

I then leave to stand for a few minutes then fork all over the top and spoon the juice of the 2nd lemon all over – then dust with icing sugar. Make tea – YUM!

Are You Kitchen Brave? Part 1 of 2

  

Are you kitchen brave?  Are you brave enough to be you in the kitchen of life?  Are you willing to walk into the kitchen of your mind to experiment and create your own unique recipe for success, prosperity and overall well-being?  Are you ready to break some eggs and mix things up? If so, continue reading and get ready to bake up some new exciting recipes for life.

We are always creating through our cooking, our baking, our thoughts and beliefs. Life has given each of us a mind and every moment of every day we have a variety of thoughts that shape our character.  Our thoughts, beliefs and concepts are the batter and dough of our life, we are forever taking the formless and giving it form.  From the mixing bowl of thought to the oven of life to solidify our creation.  We live in the kitchen of life, the kitchen of personal creation.

Creating recipes in the kitchen are about learning from what works in a recipe and what does not.  Some of our creations don’t turn out the way we planned and we have to go back to the recipe and make changes learning what will work to bring forth our desired creation.  Life is about learning what works for us and what does not.  From this learning experience we can enhance our life in prosperous and successful ways.

If we are truly interested in making our lives more fulfilling and more reflective of a robust and prosperous life then we must step into the kitchen of our mind and begin to create and bake a new way of manifesting the life we want, no more sitting at the kitchen table with a glass of ice cold milk waiting for the cookies to be set in front of us. It is time to be proactive and get our hands covered in flour and roll out the dough, ready the oven and get ourselves in gear.  Get your apron ‘cause this is gonna be one heck of a baking session. 

Basic ideas/inspiration can be gained from; books, quotes, perhaps a platitude or two, or positive affirmations and informative articles which can begin to stir the creative juices. But until we decide to do something with these inspiring pieces we will only have the warm fuzzies and nothing more. Time to utilize our inborn talents and abilities and make the life we dream of and desire. The time has arrived to take action for our own self-improvement, which in turn will affect the world around us in positive ways. Time to get into the kitchen and create the cookie of your dreams!

Get out the electric mixer, flour, eggs, milk, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder and baking soda, the basics of the recipe.  We all have the basics at our finger tips; the challenge is what we are going to use to make it our own unique recipe. Are we going to use ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon extract, almond extract, add nuts or poppy seeds?  The combinations are endless and we can create the recipes we desire and if it is not to our liking we can change it up and make it better.  It is merely a batter of mind, no pun intended.  When we have mixed the ingredients together it becomes a batter or dough, to create a cake, a cupcake, a cookie or a jelly roll, perhaps cinnamon buns, the choice is always ours. What do you feel like today?

Part 2 tomorrow.

Are You Kitchen Brave? Part 2 of 2

Almond Muffin/Rum Cake Recipe

          On the above page you will find an Almond Muffin/Rum Cake recipe.

This recipe can also be made gluten free. See the above recipe

The other recipes that appear above will be deleted on Friday.  Copy out your favorite(s) and add them to your recipe collection.

Enjoy your baking,

Jay The Baker  

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