Friday, October 25, 2013

Cinnamon Apple Rings — Dehydrator

So I found this recipe on the Excalibur web site for cinnamon apple rings.  I bought stevia like recommended, and mixed the cinnamon and stevia together but did not care for the result, to I tossed that out and went with plain old sugar and cinnamon.
I chose 3 different types of apples, Fuji, Granny Smith, and Gala.
I cored and sliced up 3 of each apple, skins on so I could tell later which one they were.
1 apple fit on the drying rack, and I sprinkled cinnamon sugar over them
put them in the dehydrator at 130* for 7-14 hours.  Mine was dried in 7, thankfully. :-D
I left a mess on the counter.  I dipped my end pieces in the cinnamon sugar and at them before cleaning up my mess.
this morning I had a gallon zippy bag full of dried cinnamon apple rings.
Granny Smith, Fuji, and Gala.  Which one will taste the best?  They all taste good, really really good, but my personal opinion the Gala has the best flavor of the 3 I dried this time.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cinnamon French Toast

I can't remember the last time I ate french toast.  It's been years. image I used 1 egg and probably a little less than a quarter of a cup or milk (sorry I didn't measure). I whisked that together and then added probably 2 TBSP ground cinnamon.  What I mixed was just enough for 2 slices of bread. Which turned out perfect.  Dip both sides of the bread in the mixture and put in a hot skillet. I added a little butter to my skillet and let it warm up, then fried both slices one side at a time. image My favorite way to eat french toast is add a little butter and powder sugar.  I am defiantly going to have to do this again soon.  It tasted so awesome and really hit the spot.  

 This post linked with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Slow Cooking Thursday.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Homemade Banana Bread

1/2 cup shortening (shortening is best, although butter will also work)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp soda
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cups mashed banana (I use 2-3 bananas)

cream shortening and sugar until light. Add eggs, mix well. Stir in bananas, mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix well, but do not over mix.
 Butter and sugar bread pan,  and pour mixture in. Bake at 325* for 40-45 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Cool, cut and serve.

Makes 1 loaf (8 thick slices, 10 if you count the heals), or approximately 16 muffins, or a nice 8×8 “cake”. image