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Banana-walnut Brunch Squares Recipe

October 21st, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3eggs
  2. 1cup mashed ripebananas(2 to 3 medium)
  3. 3tablespoonsgranulated sugar
  4. 1 (17 1/2 ounce)can pillsbury grandscinnamon roll dough, with Cream Cheese Icing
  5. 1/2cupall-purpose flour
  6. 1/3cup packedlight brown sugar
  7. 1/4cupbutteror margarine, softened
  8. 3/4cup coarsely choppedwalnuts
  9. 1/4cupmaple syrup
  10. bananas, slices if desired

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, beat eggs, bananas and granulated sugar with wire whisk until well blended.
  4. Separate dough into 5 rolls; set icing aside.
  5. Cut each roll into 8 equal pie-shaped wedges.
  6. Gently stir dough pieces into egg mixture until well coated.
  7. Spoon mixture into sprayed dish; spread evenly.
  8. In medium bowl, mix flour and brown sugar.
  9. With fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  10. Stir in walnuts.
  11. Sprinkle mixture over dough mixture in dish.
  12. Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is puffed and set and edges are deep golden brown.
  13. Cool 10 minutes.
  14. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix icing and syrup until blended.
  15. To serve, cut into squares; place on individual serving plates. Drizzle icing mixture over each serving; garnish with banana slices.

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Maple Walnut Tarts Recipe

October 6th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Maple Walnut Tarts Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. Flaky Pastry

  2. 2cupsflour
  3. 2tablespoonssugar
  4. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  5. 1/4teaspoonbaking powder
  6. 1/2cup coldbutteror hardmargarine, cut into pieces
  7. 1/3cupshortening, at room temperature
  8. 1/2cupice water
  9. Walnut Filling

  10. 3largeeggs
  11. 1cupmaple syrup
  12. 3/4cupbrown sugar, packed
  13. 2tablespoonsbutteror margarine, melted
  14. 1teaspoonvanilla
  15. 1cupwalnuts, coarsely chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. To make pastry: in a medium bowl, combine flour,sugar,salt and baking powder.
  2. Cut in butter or margarine and shortening until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add water, 2 tbsp at a time, mixing with a fork; add a little more or less than the 1/2 c water as needed.
  4. Press mixture into 2 flat disks, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. To make filling: beat together eggs, syrup, brown sugar, melted butter or margarine and vanilla until just blended.
  6. On a lightly floured board, roll pastry disks to 1/16″ thick.
  7. Cut into 5 inch circles. Roll scraps of dough and cut again. Line 12-3 inch tart pans with pastry. Divide walnuts equally between tart shells. Pour maple syrup mixture over walnuts. Bake at 425°F for 20-25 minutes, or until pastry is golden and filling is soft set. Let stand 15 minutes befire removing from tart pans.

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Milk Chocolate, Date and Walnut Loaf Recipe

September 23rd, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1cupdates, pitted, roughly chopped
  2. 1/2cupwater
  3. 1teaspoonbicarbonate of soda
  4. 200gmilk chocolate, chopped
  5. 125gbutter, softened
  6. 1/2cupbrown sugar
  7. 1/4cupmaple syrup
  8. 2eggs, room temperature
  9. 1 1/2cupsself-raising flour
  10. 1cupwalnuts, roughly chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place dates and water in a saucepan over low heat; cook for 5-10 minutes or unti liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove from heat;add the soda, stir and allow to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 180c.
  4. Grease and line a loaf pan 10cm x21cm, 7 cm deep.
  5. Melt the choclate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water, stir with a metal spoon for 5 minutes, or until chocolate is melted; remove from heat and cool.
  6. Using a mixer, cream butter, sugar and maple syrup until pale and creamy; add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each egg is added.
  7. Stir in melted chocolate.
  8. Sift flour over this chocolate mixture, then using a metal spoon, fold in until combined.
  9. Fold in the dates and walnuts, then spoon into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  11. Allow to stand in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out to a wire rack to cool.
  12. Serve sliced (and buttered if you wish).

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Raspberry Walnut Shortbread Bars Recipe

September 9th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. Crust

  2. 1 1/4cupsflour
  3. 1/2cupbutter(real butter no substitutes)
  4. 1/2cupsugar
  5. Topping

  6. 1/2cupraspberry jam(your choice of seeds or not)
  7. 1/3cupbrown sugar, firmly packed
  8. 2eggs
  9. 1teaspoonvanilla
  10. 3tablespoonsflour
  11. 1/8teaspoonsalt
  12. 1cup choppedwalnuts

DIRECTIONS

  1. 1.To make the crust: In a medium bowl, combine flour and sugar, cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.Press mixture on bottom of a greased 9-inch-square baking pan.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 18-20 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown, take out of the oven & cool slightly, while preparing the topping.
  3. 2.In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well mixed-1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons flour and salt until well mixed.Stir in walnuts.
  4. 3. Next spread the jam over the bottom crust and sprinkle the topping over the jam trying to cover as much as possible, you may have to pat it down gently.
  5. 4. Put pan back in the oven and continue baking 20-24 minutes or until golden brown and filling is set.
  6. 5. Cool Completely and cut into bars.
  7. The cooking time will vary as oven do so watch until the top turns golden brown.

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Tennessee Banana-Black Walnut Cake With Caramel Frosting Recipe

August 28th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2cupsall-purpose flour
  2. 1/2teaspoonbaking soda
  3. 1/2cupvegetable shortening(such as Crisco)
  4. 1 1/2cupssugar
  5. 2eggs
  6. 2 ripebananas
  7. 1/4cupbuttermilk
  8. 1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
  9. 1cupblack walnuts(regular English walnuts may be subbed)
  10. Frosting

  11. 1/2cupbutter, softened
  12. 1cup packeddark brown sugar
  13. 1/3cupheavy cream, plus more as necessary
  14. 1tablespoonpure vanilla extract
  15. 1 (16 ounce)boxconfectioners’ sugar
  16. 2cups finely choppedblack walnuts

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour 2(9-inch) cake pans.
  2. For the cake: In a medium bowl, stir together flour and baking soda; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream together shortening and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Mix in mashed bananas, buttermilk,and vanilla; add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in walnuts.
  7. Pour into prepared pans, bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  8. Cool in pans on a cooling rack, remove from pans and cool completely.
  9. While cake is baking, prepare frosting.
  10. Melt butter in a small saucepan.
  11. Add brown sugar and 1/3 cup cream; cook over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat and add vanilla; transfer to a large bowl.
  13. Using a hand mixer, beat in confectioners sugar a little at a time until smooth.
  14. (If frosting is to thick, add 1 tablespoon heavy cream at a time until consistency is right).
  15. Sandwich 2 layers of cake with frosting; frost outside of the cake.
  16. Press chopped walnuts on sides of cake, if desired.

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