Sunday, June 7, 2015

Frosted Grapes

This unique fruit is perfect for the holiday season, but will surely spruce up your dinner table on any occasion and the process is real easy.
There are several ways to do this, some people use egg whites and some use gelatin, but the easiest way for me is just a mixture of equal parts water and corn syrup. Dip grapes in the water/corn syrup mixture then sprinkle them with granulated sugar. Set them on a wire rack and let them drip. Make sure to put some paper or plastic under the wire rack to catch the drips. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Banana Bread II


 Wet Ingredients....
2 cups Brown sugar
1 cup Canola Oil
5 large eggs
3 large very ripe bananas + 1/2 cup of Peach Jam, preferably homemade
Vanilla Extract 
1/2 cup buttermilk
Cream together sugar and oil; beat in eggs one at a time....mix well until creamy before adding in bananas and the rest of ingredients.

Dry Ingredients....
6 cups APF
1 Tb Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Salt (not iodized)
1 TB Ground cinnamon
dash of Pumpkin spice
Whisk everything together with a wire whisk


Mix dry ingredients with the wet ingredients....beat until just blended together. Do not over  beat.

Divide into prepared well greased loaf pans....Baked in pre-heated 350 degrees oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour....check with bamboo skewer.

Note from MaMely: 
I bake this in 5 foil loaf pans measuring 3-1/2 X 7-1/2