Stone Fruit Galette with Banana Ice Cream (DF)

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Crust

I followed Food52’s 7 step recipe.

Filling

3 cups peaches and plums (berries or apples also work well)

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

Cut the peaches into roughly 8 pieces. Mix the fruit, lemon juice, maple syrup, and vanilla together. Pour the fruit into the center of the dough, leaving 1 1/2 inch border. Fold the corners over the filling. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 25-30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Sorbet

See my recipe here.

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Apple Rose Tarts

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Ingredients
Dough:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons ice cold water

Filling (slightly modified)

  • 3-4 apples (the recipe calls for only 2 but I cut extra to practice on)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons butter
  • juice of 1 1/2 lemons

The recipe also calls for strawberry preserves, which I omitted.

Directions:

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Stir in the butter and water. Mix the dough until it comes together. I used my hands. Put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  2. Place cupcake/muffin holders in the baking tray.
  3. Roll the dough out and cut into small circles. The recipe suggests using the top of a mug or cup. For some of them I just molded the dough into the cupcake holder.
  4. Cut the apples into fourths then thinly slice them with the mandolin.
  5. Pour the sugar, butter, and lemon juice over the cut apples.
  6. Microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes until the apples are moldable.
  7. Line about 10 slices in a row, slightly on top of each other. Roll the apple pieces together to form the “petal.” Place in the muffin tin.
  8. Bake at 375ºF for ~30 minutes.

Best Carrot Cake

Best Carrot Cake

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My mom and I bake my stepdad carrot cake every year for his birthday. Anyone who claims they do not like carrot cake because it’s “healthy,” has not tasted this cake.

The recipe is an old xeroxed page from somebody else’s cookbook, so unfortunately I can’t give proper credit. However, there is a blurb at the bottom of the page, which says:

Grace Meadows from Taylorville, Illinois was a finalist in the “Bake-A-Cake” category of the Blue Ribbon Culinary Contest at the Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Illinois.

I hope you enjoy this cake as much as my family does!

Directions:

Makes 8 to 10 servings

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

3 cups grated carrot

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts

Cream Cheese Icing (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Beat eggs and oil in a small bowl. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add egg mixture; mix well. Stir in carrots and pecans. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Spread with Cream Cheese Icing.

Cream Cheese Icing: Combine 1 box (16 ounces) powdered sugar, 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened, 1/2 cup margarine, softened and 1 teaspoon vanilla in medium bowl. Beat until smooth.

Blueberry Oat Crumble

Blueberry Oat Crumble

A healthy dessert or breakfast dish. Eat with vanilla yogurt or ice cream.

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  • Melt a tablespoon of butter.
  • Mix in the blueberries, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  • Pour the blueberry mixture in a baking dish.

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  • In a separate bowl melt another tablespoon of butter.
  • Add the oats, almond meal, maple syrup, brown sugar, applesauce, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

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  • Spread over the blueberries.
  • Sprinkle almonds slices and drizzle maple syrup on top.

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  • Cook at 350º for 20 minutes.

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Ingredients:

2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 tablespoon butter (I used earth balance)

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Topping:

3/4th cup oats

1/4 almond meal

1 tablespoon butter (I used earth balance)

1 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon applesauce

1/4th teaspoon nutmeg

1/4th teaspoon cinnamon

Top with almond slices and maple syrup

  1. Melt a tablespoon of butter.
  2. Mix in the blueberries, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the blueberry mixture in a baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl melt another tablespoon of butter.
  5. Add the oats, almond meal, maple syrup, brown sugar, applesauce, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  6. Spread over the blueberries.
  7. Sprinkle almonds slices and drizzle maple syrup on top.
  8. Cook at 350º for 20 minutes.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

A healthy alternative to ice cream or yogurt.

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6 oz extra firm tofu (about 1 cup)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4th cup soy or almond milk

Blend the ingredients together. Chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Chocolate Almond Date Truffles

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S/o to my little brother for being my hand model!

1 c old fashioned oats

1/2 c dates

3/4 c dates (chopped)

1/3 c flaxseed

2/3 c shredded coconut

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 c agave or honey

1/4 c coconut oil

Preferred Toppings (Pictured: matcha, black sesame seeds, cocoa powder, coconut shreds, flaxseed)

  1. Mix the dry ingredients (oats, cashews, flaxseed, coconut, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg) together in a food processor or Vitamix.
  2. Once the dry ingredients have reached a flour consistency, add the wet ingredients (chopped dates, vanilla, honey, and coconut oil). Blend together. The mixture should resemble cookie dough. If the mixture is too dry, add a splash of soy or almond milk.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.