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Apple Cinnamon Challah

I have decided to expand my bread baking, I am going to stay with a bread I make well and try out stuffing bread. I like the slight bit of sweetness of honey challah and only added the cinnamon and sugar to the apples. I used Granny Smith, I prefer a juicy tart apple.

I am using a very old hand written recipe, so I am not sure of it’s origin.

I am using a very old hand written recipe with minimal instruction, I am not sure of it’s origin.

Ingredients:

1 package yeast

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 cup warm water

3 eggs at room temperature

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup oil

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

4 cups bread flour

2 large apples, minced into fine chunks

3 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Egg wash:

1 egg

1 teaspoon water

raw sugar

Instruction:

Proof yeast in the warm water with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

whisk in eggs, honey, oil, salt, add flour 1 cup at a time and kneed for 10 minutes until smooth and a bit sticky.

Coat the dough in oil and place into a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, allowing room to double and place it in a warm spot to rise for 90 minutes or until doubled.

Peel and chop the apples, mix with sugar and cinnamon.

Divide the dough into 4 parts. Place them back into the bowl and keep covered with the plastic wrap while working.

Roll out one portion at a time, long and thin and then flatten to allow for filling. Roll tightly and pinch the dough sealed. Set filled dough ropes in a cross hatched or tic-tac-toe pattern across the center of your baking sheet and weave them around together, and tucking the ends under.

Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for another hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and brush bread with egg wash, sprinkle with raw sugar and bake for 35 minutes. Rotate at about 1/2 way through cooking. Place tin foil over bread if it is becoming too dark.

Baked Pear(s)

I found a pear the size of a small moon at the fruit market this morning. I’ve decided to bake it with Maple Syrup, Pecans and Cinnamon. It’s one of my favorite Fall recipes and incredibly easy.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon olive oil

4 pears or apples(or one pear the size of a small moon)

1/2 cup maple syrup, 100% real maple syrup

1 cup pecans, in halves or pieces

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup apple juice

Instructions:

preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a bowl mix the pecans, maple syrup, olive oil and cinnamon.

Peel the pear(s)/apples and cut the base flat so they stand upright, The idea here is to turn them into cups. With a knife cut the core out from the top, do not cut all the way through, you want it to hold liquid. Hollow out some of the insides to make room for the filling.

Now that you have your pear/apple cups rub them down with the olive oil. and set them on a baking dish. Scoop in the filling, you want it to kinda overflow a little. use the last of the maple syrup cinnamon liquid to drizzle over the top of the fruit. Pour the apple juice into the baking dish around the apples.

Cover the apples with foil. Bake until cooked through and very tender. Bake time can very greatly based on the size of the fruit. Start at one hour and check every 20-30 minutes after.

You don’t just want it to be done, you want it to caramelize a bit. For the last 20 minutes bake with the tin foil off.

 

Peach Berry Cheese Tart

A 4″ ceramic tart pan is one my favorite pans when baking for one.

Use your favorite tart or pie crust recipe and cut it in half if it’s for full sized. I make a crust without exact measurement because it’s such a small amount of crust and it’s also pretty forgiving I find. It’s hard to mess it up badly enough that it doesn’t still taste good. I generally wing all of my recipes when I make tarts. Here my go crust recipe.


Cinnamon Coconut Oil Tart Crust of Unexactness
1/3 cup of flour AKA 2 handfulls of flour
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon full of brown sugar
1 teaspoon or palm full of cold water
2 mildly heaping teaspoons coconut oil (sometimes it takes more or less I am not actually measuring, just using spoonfuls.)
powdered cinnamon(optional)

Instructions

In a cerial bowl with a teaspoon gather and mix all ingredients until it forms a dough. (fix mistakes by adding more flour or coconut oil)
Place the crust into the tart pan and press into place with your fingers gently(Gently I say!), dust with cinnamon.

 

Peach Berry Cheese Tart

You can change this up for other fruit, apples, strawberries, cherries to name a few. On top of the crust is a layer of cream cheese with a bit of sugar and a drop of vanilla. Then brush the top of the cream cheese with strawberry jam or preserves before arranging fruit or berries to cover the cream cheese. Place on a cookie sheet in case of spills caused by juicyness and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Bake Chocolate Coconut Maple Cookies

My lovie wanted chocolate so I looked at a couple of different no bake recipes to get the general idea and kinda made up my own from there.

 

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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Maple Cookies

2/3 cup Maple Syrup

Slightly less than 1/4 cup Coconut Oil

3 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened Cacao Powder

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1  1/4 cup Rolled Oats

1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

In a sauce pan add maple syrup, coconut oil, cacao and cinnamon. Bring to a boil then stir constantly for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Add spoonful’s to cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes before consuming.

 

Blueberry? Carrot? Bran muffins.

I experimented

 

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1 1/2 cups wheat bran

1 cup buttermilk

1/8 teaspoon orange zest

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 egg

1/2 cup of honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup of flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 Carrot (shredded)

about 20-30 fresh blueberries

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

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Im a bowl mix the wheat bran and the buttermilk, let it stand for a few minutes to absorb.

Meanawhile…

In another bowl, mix orange zest, coconut oil, egg, honey and vanilla extract.

Add the bran mixture to this bowl.

In the emptied bran bowl blend the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then add to bran mixture.

Mix in shredded carrot, blueberries and cinnamon.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

 

I’ve also made this with 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips.

 

 

Cinnamon Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

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This is probably one of my most used creations and I have gotten the best feedback on it from people who I have gifted it to. It is perfect for dry winter skin or for people who tend to scratch the skin off their legs while sleeping(I’m guilty of that one myself). It’s great for morning showers, the smell of coffee and caffeine absorbing into the skin is soothing and refreshing at the same time. For this recipe the amount of oil vs sugar can be played with… find what works best for you. I prefer enough coconut oil that it is the consistency of a thick lotion.

2 oz sugar(white or brown)

2 oz coffee infused coconut oil

2 tbs coffee grounds(optional)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon(or pumpkin pie spice)

Heat coconut oil just until it becomes a liquid, add all ingredients and mix well. Pour into a clean container with an air tight lid. Enjoy thoroughly.

Alternate recipe

2 oz sugar (white or brown)

2 oz coconut oil

2 tbs coffee grounds

1/2 tsp cinnamon(or pumpkin pie spice)

Heat coconut oil just until it becomes a liquid, add all ingredients and mix well. Seal in container and let sit for a few days to a week for the coffee to work its way through the coconut oil.