Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lemon Loaf

This is supposed to be just like the lemon loaf from Starbucks.  It came through my facebook feed today.

Lemon Loaf 

1 1/2 cup(s) FLOUR
1/2 teaspoon(s) BAKING SODA
1/2 teaspoon(s) BAKING POWDER

1/2 teaspoon(s) SALT
1 cup(s) SUGAR
2 tablespoon(s) BUTTER; Softened.
1 teaspoon(s) VANILLA
1 teaspoon(s) LEMON EXTRACT
1/3 cup(s) LEMON JUICE
1/2 cup(s) OIL

1 cup(s) POWDERED SUGAR; Plus 1 Tablespoon.
2 tablespoon(s) WHOLE MILK; I Used 2%.
1/2 teaspoon(s) LEMON EXTRACT

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Use a mixer to blend together the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
Pour wet ingredient into the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
Add oil and mix well.
Pour batter into a well greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into center of the cake comes out clean.
Make the lemon icing by combining all the icing ingredients in a small bowl with an electric mixer on low speed.
When the loaf is cool, remove it from pan and frost the top with the icing.
Let the icing set up before slicing.

Yield is 1 loaf

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Carrot Cake Jam, Pomona Style

I adapted this recipe to use Pomona pectin. It came out quite thick, so I will use a scant measurement the next time I make it. I noted it in the recipe.

Carrot Cake Jam, Pomona Style

3 cups finely shredded carrots (peeled, or scrubbed well)
3 cups finely chopped pears or peeled apples
1 (28 oz) can of crushed pineapple OR 2 pints mock pineapple
6 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cloves
2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp calcium water

Add all of these ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil.  Boil, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes.

Whisk scant 2 Tbsp pomona pectin into 1 cup additional sugar.  Whisk this mixture into the boiling jam mixture.  Continually whisk and boil for 1 minute.

Ladle hot jam into HOT jars, cap and BWB for 10 minutes.