Monday, October 26, 2009

Some great recipe finds

I needed a of couple recipes yesterday so I went on a recipe hunt on AR.
I came across these 2-
Banana Crumb Muffins
Danish Pastry Apple Bars

Both were WONDERFUL, I only tweaked the muffin one and it was a tiny tweak :) :) :)

Danish Pastry Apple Bars
2-1/2c. flour
1c. shortening
1 egg, separated
1/2c. milk
10 apples, peeled, sliced thin
1/2c. brown sugar
1/4c. white sugar
1/2t. cinnamon
1/4t. nutmeg

Heat oven to 375
In a large bowl combine the flour and salt, cut in the shortening.
Beat the egg yolk in a 1 c. measuring cup, add in the milk till mixture reaches 2/3c.
Mix into the flour mixture.
Divide dough in half.
Using wax paper under and on top roll out half of the dough and place on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
Combine the apples, sugars and spices, spread out evenly over the dough.
Roll remaining crust and place on top, seal edges.
Cut slits in the top brush with the beaten egg white.
Bake fore 50 minutes.

Banana Crumb Muffins
1-1/2c. flour
1t. baking soda
1t. baking powder
1/2t. salt
3 banana's mashed
3/4c. white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3c. butter, melted
1T. vanilla
1/2c. brown sugar
1/4c. flour
2T. butter

Oven 375
Mix together the banana's, white sugar, egg, butter and vanilla.
In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt,baking powder and soda, mix into the banana mixture.
Place into you muffin cups- makes 12 regular- Mix together the remaining ingredients to make your crumb topping and sprinkle on top of the muffins.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.

I also wanted to share with you one of my favorite kitchen tools-

The Apple Peeler Corer Slicer

I got mine from Pampered Chef but I have seen them in other places. This handy dandy tool helped me peel,core and slice 10 apples in under 5 minutes. I have had this for about 8 years I think and it gets a lot of use around here :)


Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I love that peeler, and I am going to make those muffins!!

Raoulysgirl said...

I need an apple peeler corer slicer. When I actually buy myself something for the kitchen, I always think of something I need "more." Alas, I will probably never get one at that rate! The pastry apple bars look scrumptious and the muffins look awesome (banana muffins are my fave!). Your posts make me hungry!

5thsister said...

mmmmmm, apples!

Chicago Mom said...

My husband loves apple bars and I could not live without my apple-peeler-corer-slicer! I got mine from P.C. too, and I love my garlic press from them as well.

seeking the truth said...

those apple bars look delicious! (so do the muffins)! I like that apple corer; might have to look into getting one to try out that recipe :)

(I changed my signature/picture for comments; didn't want to confuse you with who was commenting on your blog :)


Kristina P. said...

We used to have a peeler like that when I was growing up. It was awesome.

BashfulToast said...

Haha, the peeler is awesome! The food looks delicious! I want something sweet right about now!

kys said...

Those muffins look really good!

Monica H said...

We used to have one of those apple thingies years ago. I wonder what happened to it? It was so much fun!

Great recipe choices.

Kim said...

They both look yummy and delicious. I bet there were a lot of happy smiles with those.

Willoughby said...

The bars and the muffins look delicious!

I had a peeler, corer, slicer like that and I was heartbroken when it fell apart. I need a new one!

R Max said...

I am seeing so many neat banana recipes lately! I love it!

Thank you!!!

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