Thursday, April 5, 2012

Enjoy the recipes!

After a little more than 3 years of posting recipes, I'm suspending Mahlzeit for a while.

I started it as a family cookbook, and it got away from that a bit. If I come upon a recipe that we really like, I may drop it in here, but for now, I'll just keep cooking but not writing about it.

Visit me at my original blog, House of the Blue Lights, where I write about the empty nest, drawings at Artistic Hangups and poetry at Xanku.

Gute Mahlzeit!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Oh, just one more

Ran out of butter, so I made this instead of scones:

Walnut quick bread
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4  cup ground walnuts
1/4 cup evaporated unprocessed sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt (for a sweeter bread use vanilla yogurt)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons walnut oil
1 cup (3 ounces) chopped walnuts
1/2 cup plumped golden raisins

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat the eggs in a large bowl then whisk in the buttermilk or yogurt and the oils. Quickly whisk in the flour, and fold in the raisins and walnuts. Scrape into a prepared bread pan. Test at 40 minutes, to see if nicely browned and a tester comes out clean. If tester is not clean, continue testing in 5 minute increments. Cool on a rack. Serve with butter and honey.

based on: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/health/nutrition/02recipehealth.html