July 31, 2013

Lemon Yogurt cake

It's quite unusual cake: no oil, no butter. And result is quite delicious with peanut butter or jam. It stays fresh for a long time. Next time I will make this cake, I will make with glaze, but instead of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, I will use 1 teaspoon.  The recipe was published without a swirl mixture. I decided to enhance with something sweat. Believe me, it's really good.

Lemon Yogurt cake

1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup honey
1 cup Greek yogurt
Zest and juice of 2 large lemons

Swirl mixture
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350F. Oil an 8x8-inch baking dish (I took standard 5x10 non-stick loaf pan)
Whish dry ingridients together in a medium bowl (Instead of whole-wheat flour, I used only all-purpose flour). In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, honey, yogurt, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold gently until combined.

In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for swirl mixture.

Spoon half the batter into the prepared load pan, and spread it into an even layer with an offset spatula. Sift sworl mixture over the batter to evenly coat. Spoon the rest of the batter into pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake teste inserted into center comes out clean.

Glaze (optional)

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup powdered sugar

To make the glaze, whisk together 1 tablespoon lemon juice with powdered sugar. Pour evenly over cake while it's still warm.

Let cook completely before slicing.

Кекс с йогуртом и медом

1 чашка цельнозерновой муки
1 чашка просой белой муки
1 чайная ложка соды
1 чайная ложка разрыхлителя
1/4 чайной ложки соли
2 яйца
1/2 чашки меда
1/ чашка греческого йогурта
цедра и сок из 2 больших лимонов.

1 столовые ложки какао-порошка
1 столовая ложка сахара
1 чайная ложка корицы
1 чайная ложка молотого сухого имбиря

Нагреть духовку до 350Ф. Смазать маслом небольшоу дечку, рекомендовано 8x8 дюймов (я взяла стандартную формочку для выпеки бабанового кекса 5x10 дюймов.)

Смешать сухие ингридиенты (вместо цельнозерновой муки, я взяла обыкновенную белую муку)
В ордельной посуде смешать яйца, мед, йогурт, лимонную цедру и сок. Добавить эту жидкую смесь к сухим ингридиентам.

Приготовить послойки, смешав все ингридиенты.

Вылить половину теста в форму, разравнять и посыпать прослойкой. Сверху вылить вторую половину теста. поставить в духовку на 40 минут. Перед тем, как вынуть, попробувать лучинкой на готовность.

Пожеланию приготовить помадку смешав 1/4 чашки сахарной пудры с 1 столовой ложкой лимонного сока. Полить теплым кекс и оставить остывать.

Recipe from Taste for Life test kitchen

July 22, 2013

Blueberry Pie Bars

It's an awesome picnic dish. You have to eat right away after cooling.

Blueberry Pie Bars

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup granulated sugar

4 teaspoons cornstarch

Juice of 1 lemon

4 cups fresh blueberries

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Break up three-fourths of cookie dough into pan. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, crumble remaining cookie dough. Add oats, brown sugar and cinnamon; toss. Set aside.
In small bowl, stir together granulated sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently stir in blueberries. Sprinkle blueberry mixture evenly over crust. Crumble oat mixture over blueberry mixture.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool 1 hour before serving. Cut into squares.

Recipe from Betty Crocker