Saturday, January 13, 2007

Blueberry Spice Coffeecake

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 stick butter, cut up
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, unthawed

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8x8" pan.

Topping: Mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in bowl. Add butter and cut in with pastry blender. Stir in nuts.

Cake: Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, sour cream, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until blended.

Spread batter in prepared pan. Scatter blueberries over top. Sprinkle on topping.

Bake for 50-55 minutes until lightly browned.

Cool in pan on wire rack before cutting.

Poppy Seed Muffins

3 cups flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup canola oil
1 1/2 vanilla extract
1 1/2 almond extract

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt.

In another bowl, beat eggs, milk, oil, and extracts. Stir into dry mixture just until moistened.

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes, before removing to wire rack.

(Makes approximately 24)

Zucchini Oatmeal Muffins

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
4 eggs
1 medium zucchini, peeled and shredded
3/4 cup canola oil

In large bowl, combine first 7 ingredients.

In separate bowl, beat eggs. Add zucchini and oil; combine. Pour over dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

(Makes approximately 20)

Chili Cheese Puff

5 eggs
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups shredded Mont. Jack cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 oz. can chopped green chilis, drained

In large bowl, beat eggs well. Stir in next 5 ingredients. Add chilis. Pour into a greased 8" square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Serve immediately.