Aug 192013
 

Salad Candied Pecan ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Somehow I love candied pecan on my salad, especially when using dark green leaves. This recipe is quite similar to the Roasted Cinnamon Almond, which I like to munch on as a snack, but do not like on my salad since the texture of almond is kind of “hardy” as compared to pecan or walnut.

This is a very simple recipe and it is always good to have it handy so you can add a handful of these candied pecans to your salad, on your ice cream or just as it is…delicious!

Ingredients:

4 ½ cups pecan
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

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Method:

Preheat the oven at 250F.

Add the vanilla extract to egg white and mix until slightly frothy. In another bowl mix the sugar, salt and the cinnamon, set aside.

Add the mix of egg white to the pecans and mix until all the pecans are covered with the egg white.

Add the sugar mix to the almonds covered with egg white and mix gently until all the almonds are covered with sugar.

Spread the almonds in prepared trays (I used 2 baking sheet) and bake for 1 hour at 250F, flipping the almonds every 30 minutes, so the pecans do not stick to the baking sheet.

Remove the pecans from the oven, let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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I hope you enjoy this simple recipe for candied pecans…if you like this, you might want to check on Maple Candied Walnut or Roasted Cinnamon Almonds.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that adding pecans to your diet might protect your nervous system? Moreover, pecans contain vitamin E and phenolic substances, which are antioxidants that contribute to the well-being of your cardiovascular system.

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Jul 282013
 

Oatmeal Cookies (1) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

There are hundreds, if not thousands of different recipes for oatmeal cookies…I cannot for sure tell you where I came up with this recipe. Of course by mixing, matching and trying different proportions from many recipes…and this is the recipe that I like to use when it comes to oatmeal cookies. I like my cookies chewy and my husband like them crunchy, so I bake the ones for him for a couple of minutes longer.

In spite of a big list of different ingredients required for this recipe, most of them, if not all, are ingredients that we all have available, so here it is…

Ingredients:

½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cup oat
2/3 cup raisin
2/3 cup chopped walnut

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Method:

In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together, except the oatmeal. Set aside.

In a bowl, beat the butter and the sugar, until creamy and light, add the egg and continue to beat until light and fluffy.

Fold in the flour mix, mix gently, add the oat and then the raisin and walnut.

Spoon the dough in a cookie sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven for 12 minutes at 350F.

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I hope you enjoy this simple recipe for oatmeal cookies. If you like this cookie recipe, you might want to check the Peanut Butter Cookies and Chocolate Chips Cookies out.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that oat contain a lot of soluble fiber? Therefore, it helps to lower cholesterol. The sticky and viscous texture of oat when cooked is due to its soluble fiber referred as beta-glucan.

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Sep 262011
 

Cinnamon rolls as cupcake

These cinnamon rolls come in cups…it is easy and less messy to serve. I used the water-roux method for the dough, therefore the bun is very soft and together with the crunchiness of the walnut, the sweetness of raisins…all this together blended with a layer of cinnamon…is absolutely delicious. Not to mention when these buns are in the oven, the whole house just smell SO good.
These buns can be stores in the freezer. To serve, warm them in the microwave.

Ingredients:

Water roux
75 ml of water
15 g of bread flour

Dough
2 cups bread flour
¾ teaspoon salt
1½ tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon butter
1½ teaspoon dry yeast
1 large egg and complete to 100 ml with heavy cream

1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 ½ tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnut

Method:

Water roux
Mix flour and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly until it reaches 65ºC/149ºF. The mix will turn to a paste and you can see the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat, cover with a saran wrap film over the paste and leave until lukewarm.

Dough
Add the water roux and all the dough ingredients to the mixer, knead for approximately 15 minutes, the dough reaches a thin membrane. The dough will be slightly sticky. Let is rise for approximately 2 to 3 hours in a cover container or until it double its initial volume.

Assembly
Punch down, knead the dough and roll into a rectangular shape of approximately 13 x 9 inches. Spread the cinnamon, the sugar, walnut and raisins. Roll it and cut into 12 pieces. Place them in a standard size cupcake pan. Cover the buns with saran wrap film and let rise until double in size.
Bake in preheated 350°F oven for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve warm.

Hope you enjoy this recipe and have a wonderful week!

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May 162011
 

Roasted Cinnamon Almonds

This recipe has a story…I used to buy this kind of almonds at Costco mainly during holiday time, and I’d go through many many jars. Initially my husband did not care for it, so I knew that the almonds were all for me and I had a sense of how long the almonds would last me. But one day he decided that he liked the almonds and I could see the almonds in the jars disappearing in front of my eyes very fast. That was not the issue…the issue was that Costco stopped carrying the product, and he even called the Costco buyer in Seattle. Well, that was the end of my cinnamon almonds until I searched the internet and saw many different versions of it. In the end, all worked for better. Not only I could manage the amount of sugar, the cost of these roasted cinnamon almonds came much cheaper than the Costco ones…so I am all happy again with my almonds. Be aware, these almonds are addictive! You cannot stop eating them once you start, so be careful…you have been alerted!

I took these almonds to work and a lot of people asked for the recipe, so here it is…

Ingredients:

4 ½ cups almonds
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method:

Preheat the oven at 250F.

Add the vanilla extract to egg white and mix until slightly frothy. In another bowl mix the sugar, salt and the cinnamon, set aside.

Add the mix of egg white to the almonds and mix until all the almonds are covered with the egg white.

Add the sugar mix to the almonds covered with egg white and mix gently until all the almonds are covered with sugar.

Spread the almonds in prepared trays (I used 2 baking sheet) and bake for 1 hour at 250F, flipping the almonds every 20 minutes, so the almonds do not stick to the baking sheet.

Remove the almonds from the oven, let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that almond is not a nut but a drupe? A drupe is a fruit that has a fleshy part in the outside with a hard shell with a seed inside. So almond is mainly sold with shelled or unshelled.

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Jan 172011
 

Easy cinnamon rolls

These cinnamon rolls are very easy to make. I used the dough in the Red Bean Bun recipe which uses the water roux method. The texture of these rolls are very soft and so yummie. The nicest thing is the smell of the roll when baking…smell SO good.

Ingredients:

1 bread dough from here

Filling
1/3 cup chopped pecan
1/3 cup raisin
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter

Glaze
4 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 tablespoon water
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

Open the bread dough in a rectangle of approximately 12 x 8 inches. Spread the butter, then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar. Gently cover the rectangle with the chopped pecan and raisin. Roll it like a Swiss roll and cut the roll in 16 pieces and set in pan.

Cover with a clear plastic film and leave in a warm place until the dough have double its size.

Bake in a pre heat oven at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes.

Once the rolls baked, remove them from the pan and place in a wire rack. In the meantime, mix all the ingredients of the glaze together and brush the glaze mixture over the warm rolls.

Serve slightly warm.

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Apr 122010
 

This little treats are very simple and easy to make, it is low in fat but I have to confess…contain sugar. On the other hand it is loaded of cinnamon which is known to contain high amounts antioxidants. These chips can be served with ice cream, especially vanilla, or eaten just like that…but I must advise you…it is addictive, very addictive!

Ingredients:

Lavash bread
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Method:

In a plate or pyrex mix the sugar with the cinnamon. Cut the lavash bread so it will fit into the plate or pyrex containing the sugar and cinnamon mix. Spray the lavash with water and patch on the sugar mix. Repeat the procedure on the other side of the lavash. Cut into a smaller strips. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 275F. Let if cool and serve.
I usually make a bunch of it and store in a sealed container.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that cinnamon contain antioxidant activity? Moreover, it has been reported that cinnamon has a therapeutic effect in treating type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.

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