Thursday, May 21, 2015

Almond Milk -Tea Biscuits

These fluffy and light tea biscuits
are delicious any time of day
 Great for afternoon tea with butter and jam.


2 cups Flours

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup butter

1 cup almond milk 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cinnamon Swirl Cookies

These cookies are a favorite of my Grandkids.
They disappear fast.....
Similar to Cinnamon Rolls, except no yeast
this recipe makes 2 doz. cookies

Preheat Oven to 375 deg.

3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine.


(Sugar mixture)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine melted
3 tbsp. cinnamon

Whisk together  flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
In a small bowl combine eggs, milk and melted butter
and add all at once to dry ingredients.
 Mix all together to make a soft dough
Knead lightly approx. 10 times.
Roll or pat into a rectangular shape approx. 12" by 16"

Sugar mixture: Combine brown sugar, melted butter and cinnamon.
Spread sugar mixture over dough.(I use a spatula to spread it)
Roll up dough as for jelly roll, seal edges and slice (Approx. 1/2")
Bake in oven 375 degrees for approx. 15-20 mins.

Spread sugar mixture on dough.
(the mixture appears darker in photo)

Roll up dough

Roll dough

Slice approx. 1/2 inch thick
Place on 2 cookie sheets
Bake 375 deg. for 15-20 mins.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Beef Stew with Savory Dumplings

A homemade stew 
is sure to warm your heart and soul,
especially on a cold day.

Chop up celery, onion and garlic
2 lbs. stewing beef
1 large onion
2 celery stocks
2 garlic cloves
4 mushrooms (optional) 
1 can tomato juice 19 ozs.
or (1 box beef broth 900ml Campbell's low salt)
2 tbsp. beef bovril 
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsps savory (I use Summer Savory)

4 carrots 
Add 1 tablespoon of Flour
to coat the meat

2 parsnips
1 medium turnip
4 potatoes


Mix beef cubes in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of flour.
Chop up onion, celery, garlic and mushrooms.
Add beef, onion, celery, garlic and mushrooms to pot with 2 tbsp vegetable oil. 
In your stew pot, with vegetable oil,  fry all together about 10 mins. turning the beef to get it browned.

Pour in tomato juice and  bovril,  cover and simmer about 1 hr. to 1 1/2hrs. This will tenderize the meat. 

Add in the carrots, parsnips and turnips cook another 15 mins.

Add in the potatoes and cook another 15 mins.

Savory Dumplings

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp savory

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 to3/4 cup milk

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and savory.

Cut the butter in the flour mixture.

Stir in milk to make a soft dough

Drop by spoonful into boiling stew

Cover and simmer 15 mins. without lifting the lid.

Enjoy this delicious stew, even better reheated the next day.

Served with baby beets.

I grow and harvest my Summer Savory each year.
For more information, click here

Thanks for your visit. xo