Saturday, November 10, 2012

I ADMIT ........

        Years ago I, along with my oldest daughter, ran a small bakery. It had seats and tables.
  We made breakfast and lunch. We also baked bread, muffins, cookie,  cakes, many
 pastries  and often made things by order to go.
         The name of the bakery.......guess.??....  the name was...."FROM SCRATCH"!!  
         Those of you that have read my previous posts, know I try to bake from scratch.
 I have found now that most  every mix on the market seems to have really improved
 Don't get  me wrong, anything you make is much better when you use a recipe and know
 what the ingredients are!
         When a  working parent needs to bake something for a function, it is darn nice to have
 these mixes on hand to count on. Know that a number of these mixes, whether it be a cake
 cookies, bread, scalloped potatoes, flavoring packets for anything you need, etc., etc.,
 endless choices. tastes as good and require less time to prepare .
         I admit, on occasion used mixes myself, and have found the difference to be nominal .
         I still like to make my own pie crusts, though the refrigerated kind is OK,
I prefer home made!

         Here is a recipe using a cookie mix that I have found to be equally as good as the home-made
  cookie and took half the time to make and bake.
                                                    PEANUT  BUTTER BLOSSOMS
      1 pouch peanut butter cookie mix  [I used Betty Crocker]
      3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
      1 Tablespoon water
      1 egg
       36 Hershey's Kisses unwrapped --set aside
       2 to 3 Tablespoons sugar in a separate  bowl
        Heat oven to 350*.  In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, water, and egg until soft dough
        Shape into 1 Inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
        Bake 8 minutes. Press one milk choc. candy in center of each cookie immediately.

 That is all for today friend, this is Jenny. Have a comment??? I like hearing , thanks



  1. mmm peanut butter....smiles...that sounds on you having a bakery...i think made from scratch tastes so much better....

  2. You know how I feel about pie crust!