Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Brown Sugar

Did you know brown sugar is simply white sugar and molasses? Tastes just like store bought. It is nice to make this especially if you only need a cup or two so that a giant bag does not go to waste.

1 C white sugar
1 T molasses

Combine ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix using an electronic mixer until completely incorporated. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.

Powdered Sugar

Sometimes I don't have certain baking items on hand such as powdered sugar or brown sugar. Who knew how easy it was to make!! I wanted to put the recipe on here so I have quick access to finding the measurements.

1 C granulated sugar
1 T cornstarch

Blend in a blender until powder blows around. Voila! Done!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam


This was absolutely glorious and will be a summer jam making tradition!! I will be attempting the canning process also soon--This is where the recipe and instructions come from:  click here.
5 C rhubarb, about 3 to 4 large stalks, cut into 1/2'' cubes
2 C hulled and halved strawberries, about 1 pint
2 1/4 C sugar
1 T fresh lemon juice

1. Combine all ingredients into a large saucepan over medium heat. Once mixture begins to bubble, reduce heat to medium low. Let the mix continue to bubble gently (not voilently) for about an hour. Stir occasionally and stop cooking when the mixture is fully thickened.

Holy Beet Hummus

Holy smokes this hummus tastes dynamite!

1/2 lb beets ( 4 medium sized), scrubbed clean, cooked, peeled, and cubed
2 T tahini
5 T lemon juice
1 small garlic clove, chopped
1 T ground cumin
1 T lemon zest (2 lemons)
generous pinch of Kosher salt
fresh ground pepper, to taste

1. Cook the beets by boiling in water for 30 minutes. Peel after beets have cooled.
2. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Season more if needed.
3. Store in fridge for 3 days.