Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cranberry-Oatmeal-Walnut Cake (THB)

It' s my turn to host  the 26th bake for The Home Bakers event  organized by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours . We are currently baking from Lou Seibert Pappas 's cookbook- Coffee Cake . Well, I've chosen this recipe just because I love cranberries .  I've used dried cranberries for this recipe as I can't find fresh or frozen ones .  I've made the full recipe & baked  12 huge muffins .   They turned out nice but a little too dense  .  I like the fact is they're not overly sweet & great for breakfast  with a cup of cappuccino . For more of this bake from all the members of THB... HERE .

Cranberry-Oatmeal-Walnut Cake (THB)
Adapted from Lou Sheibert Pappas - Coffee Cake

Ingredients for 12 large muffins
1-1/2  quick-cooking or old fashioned rolled oats
2 eggs
1/2  cup firmed packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1-1/2 cups buttermilk or low fat yogurt (I've used yogurt)
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries ( I've used dried cranberries)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or toasted & skinned hazelnuts


1) Preheat oven to 180°C & flour muffin pan .

2) Spread oats in a rimmed baking sheet & bake for 8 to 10 minutes or till lightly toasted . Let cool .

3) In a large bowl , beat eggs, sugar & oil till blended . Stir in buttermilk or yogurt, molasses & vanilla extract .

4) In anothet bowl , combine flour, toasted oats, baking powder, baking soda , salt & 1 teaspoon of cainnamon . Stir to blend & add the dry ingredients to buttermilk mixture . Beat for 1 minute till smooth . Stir in cranberries & scoop out mounds of batter using an ice-cream scoop into muffin pan or cups . Toss the nuts & remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon together & sprinkle evenly over the top . Bake for 20 minutes till a cake tester inserted in the center of the a muffin comes out clean .

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Italian Cheese & Herb Pinwheel (THB)

This is another delicious  savoury  loaf selected  by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids for our 25th THB(The Home Bakers) bake .  This event is hosted by Joyce of  Kitchen Flavours & we’re currently baking from Lou Sheibert Pappas’s Coffee Cake cookbook .  I’ve made the full recipe & since I do not have fresh oregano , I’ve used dried oregano instead & I’ve divided the dough into 4  .  Well, as you can see my loaves  turned out to be kind of rustic ! LOL  Nevertheless they’re very tasty .  I was quite worried when they doubled in size into 4 huge loaves  during the 2nd proofing  !  LOL   This is indeed a hearty loaf  with amazing flavours , great with salad  ! I’m certainly baking this loaf again . Please   hop over to Zoe  for the recipe & a better idea of this loaf as she has baked it  beautifully  .  For more of this delicious bake of all the members of THB ... HERE 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Peach –Cashew Coffee Cake

Chaya  from Bizzy Bakes  has selected this lovely cake for our 24th bake at The Home Bakers from Lou Sheibert pappas’s cookbook –Coffee Cakes . This event is hosted by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours .  A tasty cake with juicy seasonal peaches  topped with cashew nuts to enjoy anytime of the day . For the recipe please hop over to Chaya & for more of this delicious bake from all the members of THB HERE



Monday, September 9, 2013

Morning Glory Breakfast Cake (THB)

 For our 23rd bake at  The Home BakersLena of Frozen Wings has selected this recipe from Lou Sheibert Pappas cookbook - Coffee Cakes . This event is organized by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours . Great pick, Lena  .  For the recipe please go to Lena's blog & more bakes of this cake from all THB memebers ..HERE

Lovely moist texture with juicy blueberries . YUM!