Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Scrooge that I am, I really do have a Christmas tree nonetheless.
And I have done holiday baking. Here is a great new recipe that I discovered this year: Pumpkin-Cranberry bread. This is actually cake like. Very easy, better than banana bread because you don't have to mash bananas, and if made in those aluminum foil pans than have a snap on plastic lid, makes easier gift than cookies. Healthy too--two Super Foods and no bad fat.
Combine dry ingredients: 2 1/4 cup flour, 1 T pumpkin pie spice, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt
Mix 2 eggs, 2 cups sugar 1/3/4 cup pumpkin (one can), 1/2 cup oil
Add pumpkin mnixture to flour mixture, stir until moistened. Fold in 1 cup fresh cranberries (It says you can use dried cranberries too, but these would be very different because they're sweet. Haven't tried that.)
Bake in 2 greased 9 x 5 inch-loaf pans at 350 degrees 45-55 minutes.
And I have pinned the beauteous Hoffman Challenge fabric to my design wall and look at it as I walk by.
Some options: Make it disappear.
Funky contemporary batiks.
This coordinate really pops.
Not a totally impossible fabric, but I still have no real ideas.