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Monday, January 31, 2011

Banana Banana Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

•6 large egg whites

•1 1/4 cups superfine sugar

•2 cups (one 12-ounce bag) semisweet chocolate chips

•Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

•Cocoa powder, for dusting (Optional)


1.Heat oven to 175 degrees. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper and set baking sheets aside.

2.In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites until they form soft peaks. Sprinkle a few spoonfuls of superfine sugar over beaten egg whites, and whisk in on low speed.

3.Increase speed of mixer; whisking constantly, continue adding superfine sugar, a spoonful at a time, until all has been incorporated and mixture is firm enough to hold stiff and glossy peaks. Fold in chocolate chips.

4.Pipe or spoon small mounds of mixture onto baking sheets, spacing mounds about 1 inch apart. Bake meringues until completely dry to the touch, about 3 hours.

5.Transfer sheets to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 3 days. Before serving, dust meringues with confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Retzels Or Polos Candy?

This candy is so good and easy!
I found these on Heidi's Blog so she deserves all the credit!

Place mini pretzels on cookie sheet.

Place Rolo candy on top of pretzels.

Place in oven @ 350 degrees for 5 - 7 minutes or as Heidi says....
until something magical happens.

Add a "Sweet Hunter" & "Sweet Grands" and you don't have any left!
Thank you Heidi!