Sunday, February 13, 2011

Homemade Valentine Gifts From The Kitchen~




Did you know that if add a dollop of mayonnaise and use milk instead of water when making a cake mix~your cake will taste homemade?


I wrapped my mini loaves and large muffins in coffee filters and tied them with a bow.






LEMON POPPY SEED BREAD-CAKE
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. milk
1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. grated lemon peel
1 1/4 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 tbsp. poppy seed

(1 tsp. salt, optional)

GLAZE:

1/3 c. sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. butter, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
 Grease bottom only of 4 (5 3/4 x 3 x 2 1/8 inch) loaf pans.In large mixer bowl combine all bread ingredients. 

Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (2 to 3 minutes). Pour into prepared pans. 

Bake 32 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.


In small bowl stir together glaze ingredients. Pour over warm bread. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen edge with knife; remove from pan.


Yields 4 mini loaves, which are great for gift giving. Freezes well.










Snow Ball Cookies~

    • 1/2 cup light olive oil
    • 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) packages white cake mix, Pillsbury brand recommended
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla, recipe calls for the clear kind
    • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
    • powdered sugar
  1. HEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. COMBINE olive oil and oats. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in cake mix, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Fold in nuts. Form into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. BAKE 8 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Remove cookies to cooling rack. Roll in powdered sugar while still slightly warm.


2 comments:

Marie said...

Oh my!!! Everything looks sooo scrumptious!!! I LOOOVVVEEE your wrapped up mini loaves. SUPER CUTE!!!

Heritage Hill Homestead said...

I didn't know that about adding mayo to a cake mix. I have a note from somewhere, to add a Tab. of cake flour, 1 Tab. of powered sugar, an extra egg and milk. I will try this one!

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