Sep 15, 2010

Warning: this post might make you hungry

I've talked a lot lately of my baking adventures, and since many of you have asked for recipes I thought that might be a fun Wednesday pick me up.

Let's start with Amber's recipe for pumpkin chili, and Pam's recipe for chocolate zucchini muffins. (If you think either of those sound gross I am here to tell you you're wrong).
I found this recipe for chocolate chip cookies...
...and this one for sugar cookies.
Mandy was kind enough to share her recipe for peach pie, which has been around so long she can't quite remember where it's from. (Maybe A Taste of Home?)

Peach Pie
4 cups unsweetened sliced peaches
1 cup sugar, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter

Press crust into a 9-inch pie plate.
For filling, place peaches in a large bowl; sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and toss gently to coat. In another small bowl, combine the flour, egg, vanilla, salt, and remaining sugar; fold in sour cream. Stir into peaches.
Pour into crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees bake for 20 minutes. Take pie out of oven and increase heat to 450 degrees.
For topping, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of pie. Bake 15 minutes longer or until topping is browned. Cool on wire rack. Store in refrigerator. (If it makes it that long!)

Still with me?

I got the next two recipes from my mom (not sure where they originated from), but I cleared it with her and she said I could share!

Zucchini bread
Dry Ingredients
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup grated unpeeled zucchini

Beat to blend
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir zucchini into blended mix along with dry ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees in loaf pan (325 degrees if glass pan)  for 55-60 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Pumpkin bread - makes two loaves
*I didn't get a picture of this one because it was consumed too quickly! The mister liked it. A lot.

Dry Ingredients
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon giner
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon water

Combine dry ingredients. Make a well in the mixture, add the remaining ingredients, and mix. Pour into two loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until done. 

There you have it! What do you think readers? Are you as hungry as  I am now? I realize I've done a lot of baking in the past month and a half - I'm pretty proud of myself! Let me know if you try any of these, and how they turn out! And please share recipes in the comments - I'd love to try something new!

Happy hump day!


Diana Mieczan said...

I am so hungry right now...I have to try your zucchini bread and those cupcakes look amazing:)

Ps: I am hosting a sweet jewelry GIVEAWAY later on today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

Charbelle said...

I'm totally going to have to try that peach pie, that looks amazing!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow! Lots of baking happening in your world right now. Everything looks delish! After the marathon, I am hoping to do a bit more baking. All I have baked lately is banana bread... I really want to try to make my own gluten free bread because the stuff in the store is ridiculously expensive... I am just intimidated by recipes that call for yeast... Not sure why!

Mandy said...

I think everything sounds incredible and looks delicious. I have a cookie recipe I always use its called an everything cookie -- its my specialty! I'll have to make some for you when you come NEXT MONTH!

Nora said...

And yes, I'm now hungry. Like big time.
I don't know a lot of my recipes by heart but I'll have to send a few your way since you're in a baking mood =) I know I've posted a few on my blog before as well, the most popular being oatmeal carmelitas! They are to DIE for. Not healthy at all but oh so delicious! I wish we lived closer so I could reap some benefits of this fabulous baking you're doing ;-)

Amber said...

My mom made dark chocolate zucchini muffins when she was here and they were TO DIE FOR! I love zucchini muffins of all kinds :-)

I am kind of in a baking mode lately which is very strange for me because that rarely happens to me!

Darcie said...

That peach pie looks delicious!!

Stevie said...

YUM! It all looks amazing! And the pumpkin chili sounds great. I may have to give it a whirl this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

It all looks delicious! I love to bake. :)

Nicole said...

I love just about anything pumpkin, and zucchini bread is amazingly wonderful. Now if I could just work up the motivation to actually bake for myself. I'm going to have to bookmark this post to reference when I'm in the mood.

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