Monday, October 6, 2014

Kolach Dough from Dad's Aunt Emily

1 c evaporated milk
1 1/2 c warm milk
6 Tb shortening
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 pkg yeast dissolved in warm water
1 Tb salt
5 1/2 c flour or more

I have this a copy of this recipe in your dad's Aunt Emily's handwriting.  Kathy added the following:

Kolache dough needs 7 cups of flour.
Let dough rise for 70 minutes. Cut into circles, let rise about 5-10 min, cook at 400 F for 18 min.

I don't know if any of you remember eating these; Aunt Emily put a prune filling in some and I can't remember what else she used.  They are quite tasty.  The circles are maybe 2 inches in diameter.

Enjoy and feel your roots!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Banana Blueberry Flax Muffins

Healthy and yummy!

1 3/4 C whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
2/3 C. brown sugar
1/4 C. ground flaxseeds
3/4 C. wheat bran
1 C. mashed over-ripe bananas (2 large)
1 C unsweetened almond (or other) milk + 1 T lemon juice
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 C oil (I used coconut)
1 C blueberries, frozen or fresh

Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl.  In another bowl thoroughly blend eggs and brown sugar.  Add in flax, wheat bran, bananas, milk, vanilla, and oil.  Blend again.  Mix in dry ingredients, just until combined.  Fold in berries.  Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.