In honor of Friday being the Homestead Kitchen Day on
The Front Porch. I thought I would share a couple of recipes with you all today.
This first one comes from my very sweet Mother-in-Love, Nadine.. She is an amazing lady.. at 70 she and hubby have a little homestead where they raise Icelandic sheep, Dexter cows, Nubian goats, chickens and each year she as a garden to help provide for them.
Here is the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe she sent me:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Evap. Cane juice crystals 1 c
Sucanat 1 c
Butter 2/3 c
Palm or coconut oil 2/3 c
Vanilla 1 t
Whole wheat flour 3 c
Baking soda 1 t
Salt 1 t
Chopped nuts 1 c
Chocolate chips 1 c
Heat oven to 375. Mix sugars, butter, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.
About 7 dozen cookies.
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies: Stir in 2/3 c crushed peppermint candy with the remaining ingredients.
(This might be a good idea after
And here is a little treat I baked for my kids earlier this week..
Applesauce Cake made with Spelt (**see note)
Ã‚Â½ cup butter, softened to room temp
1 cup honey
1 t vanilla
2 Ã‚Â½ cups spelt flour
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
Ã‚Â½ t salt
Ã‚Â½ t nutmeg
Ã‚Â¼ t cloves
Ã‚Â¼ t ginger
1 cup applesauce
In a large mixer like a Kitchen Aid or Bosch beat butter, honey, egg and vanilla until fluffy. Add all dry ingredients and mix until all is moistened. Add applesauce and gently mix until all is combined. Pour this into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray. Bake at 325 for 35 minutes.
*As a extra treat you can sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips (and/or chopped nuts) over the top just before baking.
**If you donÃ‚â€™t have spelt flour you can use whole wheat pastry flour instead.