Sit, listen to the wind, birds and trees. Allow the beauty and chaos that is nature to enter and propel you through this time we call life.
Breath in the smells of an open fire place and a camp fire. Know the difference they have on you and your surroundings.
Give with an open heart and mind. Know that there are richer and poorer. But never measure those two thoughts by the amount of money one has. For richness is how you live and give of yourself, not what you have.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Best nut loaf (a very old Better homes and gardens recipe) revised
I started cooking with a cook book my mother had
received from her mother, a better homes and gardens cook book. There is
no date on it but by the pictures I would say pre- 1950's. I remember
her making this bread on special occasions.
I revamped it and pulled the sugar out. It is in baking as I fill this
out, so a picture will be added soon.
Unhealthy version as it was written is under the directions.
Cook time: 1 Hr 30 Min Prep time: 10 Min Serves: 1 large loaf bread
1 c milk (i used almond milk)
1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
4 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp oil or melted butter (I used butter)
THEN MIX IN
3 c flour (i used light spelt)
WHEN ALL IS MIXED WELL, FOLD IN
3/4 c chopped walnuts or pecans (i used pecans)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Spray and flour a large bread pan.
Fold the dough into the pan and smooth out.
Cook in the oven for 1 1/2 hours or until knife comes out clean.
Original unhealthy version as it was in the book
Omit the apple sauce and in its place put 1 cup sugar
increase milk from 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups
switch from spelt flour to regular flour.
take out the almond extract