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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Baking and Bits

I started my day the baking way.   Today is haircut day for the boys and I trade my girlfriend baking for haircuts. Today's baking included peach muffins and Nut Delights.  my girlfriend Jenni, a real Farmer's Wife of today's vintage, as opposed to the Quilt Pattern variety, says she likes to "churn out a double batch and make into huge sizes and freeze, ready for Kevin (the real farmer) to rush in and grab on his way out to the paddock."  So I just had to try them.  Both the cookies and the muffins were out of the oven in time for my 15 year old boys to try some before they went to school - just guess how many they ate!  If you said the grand total of zero you would be correct.  That would be why I cook for other people.  And don't think it is because they don't like peaches and peanuts.  I made ANZAC cookies yesterday and apple muffins and they haven't had any of those either!  They would rather eat oreos or shapes or 2 minute noodles - ugh! 

I made my peanut cookies huge!   They were about the size of a golf ball when I cooked them.   this is a really quick and easy recipe!   I know they will go into lunch boxes where they are going and I know they will be eaten!
 I meant to put sugar on top of the peach muffins before I cooked them but I forgot.    This is such a quick and easy recipe and any fruit can be substituted for the peaches.
 yesterday I made apple ones and this time I remembered the sugar - adds a nice crunch to the top and we all know the top is the best part!


1 cup of plain flour
2 teaspn cocoa sifted
½ teaspn carb soda
1 cup peanuts
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut
125 g butter melted
1 egg )Add

Mix dry ingredients and add wet ingredients.  Mix well. Roll into small balls. Place on non stick tray. Bake 15-20 min at 150ºC
What could be simpler than that!


2 1/2 cups SR flour
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teasp cinnamon
410g pie apples or an fruit
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 vegetable oil

Preheat oven to moderately hot (180C).  Grease (or use paper cases) a 12 hole 1/3 cup muffin pan. ( I found the recipe made more than 12.)
Combine dry ingredients then add combined wet ingredients except fruit.  If the mix is a little still add a little milk until it is just soft enough to mix in the fruit.
Scoop into pan and bake about 20 minutes.

I have spent a lot of time today planning for a new project I have planned. This is about 31 yards of a 6 1/2 inch wide strip which will soon be turned into two simple quilts.   My goal is that my quilt group will make 15 of these as well as 15 laundry bags. 
More details soon, I promise, but it is a bit of a long story and I don't have time tonight.

Till next time.....happy stitching.


  1. It all looks so yummy! Looking forward to seeing what your plan is.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment! :) I'm FMQ on a bigger quilt right now which is a bit harder, but I'll keep chugging along :) Thank you again!

  3. Yum!! They both look scrumptious---will have to add them to my 'list of recipes to bake' and give them a try soon. :) I can't wait to see what you're going to sew those 31 yards into. :)

  4. Helloooo from Cyprus! I had to laugh out loud at your profile, Cherry: here's another one that would go insane without quilting, and with 2 5 yr old boys I can clearly see the next decade in front of me! LOL But I'll keep stitching and baking, hoping one day they'll like what I prepare for them, :) So nice to meet you! And thanks a bunch for those recipes... Yummy! :)

  5. Your cookies and muffins look so yummy, I'll have to give the recipes to Bob as he is the chef.


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