Cinnamon Raisin Scones

This possibly the most quintessential of my mother’s recipes. These were made so many times growing up and were always the one thing I asked her to bake when I came home after moving away. The version I always remember her making had cinnamon and raisins, so that’s how I’ve chosen to share the recipe….

Johnny Cake

This was in Grandma’s cookbook in the breakfast section. It’s lighter and smoother than cornbread – a great alternative for a morning treat. Ingredients 1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup soy milk 1 1/4 cup flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup vegetable shortening (or Earth balance) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1…

Mom’s Rice Pudding

If there were only one recipe I could pass down to my kids from the family collection, it would be this one. Rice pudding, for me, is the ultimate comfort food that takes me straight back to my mother’s kitchen, every time I make it. I’ve also got a bit of a history with rice…

Banana oatmeal muffins

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 eggs 1/4 cup cooking oil 1/4 cup soy milk Yield: 12 muffins Preheat oven to 400o. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking…

Banana muffins

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup Earth balance 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup plant-based yogurt 6 ripe bananas, mashed Yield: 18-24 muffins Preheat oven to 400o. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl and make a well in the center. In another…

French Pancakes

When I saw the title of this recipe in Grandma’s cookbook I thought “hm, how are they any different from crepes?” Turns out it is, in fact, a crepe recipe. Does calling them “french pancakes” make them more or less fancy? Note: the batter is made 1 hour ahead. Ingredients 3/4 cup flour 1 tbsp…

Pancakes

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of flour 2 tbsp granulated sugar 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg, beaten 1 3/4 cup soy milk 2 tbsp oil Yield: 6-8 pancakes Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, soy milk, and oil. Blend liquid into dry…

Fresh Strawberry Puff Pancake

I don’t think this was ever made for me when I was growing up, so when I came across this recipe I was very curious about it, having sort of no idea what would come out of the oven. It’s almost a custard and the top almost carmelizes like a crème brulee. This could just…