Fruit Cuppa Cuppa

One day … I found “Cuppa Cuppa”, and I instantly fell in love.

My love was not just because this stuff is so good but also because it is super EASY to make! You can use any kind of fruit or pie filling, I like to blend the fruit just a bit for a smoother texture once it is baked but you can leave the fruit whole too. It is just a matter of preference.  This is my recipe – Enjoy!

 

Fruit Cuppa Cuppa 

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of real butter (melted)
  • 1 C milk (%, your choice)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 C flour (self-rising)
  • 1 C white granulated sugar
  • 1 Can pie filling or fruit in heavy syrup (blended slightly in blender)
  • Whipped cream or Vanilla ice cream (optional)
  • 8 x 8 glass baking dish
  • Knife or fork

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix sugar, vanilla and butter till smooth and creamy
  • Add flour to sugar/butter/vanilla mixture and mix slightly
  • Add milk and mix until well incorporated
  • Pour mixture into 8 x 8 glass baking dish (no need to coat the dish)
  • Pour blended fruit down the center
  • Use knife/fork to swirl fruit ‘into’ the batter, until even

Bake until golden brown and bubbly … Serve warm & Enjoy !

Roti (3 ingredients)

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Yields: 4-6 Roti
Serves: 2-3

Estimated Cook Time: 3-5 Minutes
Total Time Estimate: 15-20 Minutes

Ingredients

1 C Flour (self-rising)
1/2 t Salt
1 T Oil (your choice)

Directions

  • Heat roti pan on medium heat until hot (while roti pan is heating up, move to the next steps)
  • Mix above ingredients in a bowl until well combined
  • Separate dough mixture into 4 to 6 golf ball size portions
  • Place each dough portion onto floured surface and roll out thinly

Roti pan should now be hot 

  • Place each rolled dough portion onto hot roti pan (one at a time)
  • Brown on one side, flip, brown on the other side (one at a time)

Remove from roti pan and serve hot!

These freeze well for make a head meal planning and are highly versatile (add onion, garlic, cilantro… anything you like, use small amounts and follow same cooking instruction as above).

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Oat Bran (Hot Cereal) Muffins

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Yields: 12 Muffins

Serves: 6-8

Estimated Bake Time: 15 -17 Minutes

Total Time Estimate: 30-40 Minutes 

 
Ingredients
2  C  Oak Bran Hot Cereal (Uncooked)

1/4 C  Brown sugar (Firmly packed)

2 t  Baking Powder

1/2 t Salt

1 C  Whole Milk (2% can be used)

2  Eggs  (Slightly beaten)

1/4 C Honey

2 T Vegetable oil

Optional: 1/2 C Blueberries or 1/2 C smashed ripe banana

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Line 12 muffin tins with cupcake liners (use muffin pan for best shape)
Combine all dry ingredients; until well blended.
Add milk, eggs, honey and oil; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Fill each liner 3/4 full.
Bake 15-17 Minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm, Enjoy!

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An Egg-cel-lent Year Awaits !

Happy New Year ! 

To kick things off, my recipe for Deviled Eggs and  ‘cheers’ to an egg-cel-lent, 2018!

Deviled Eggs

 

Serves:
Total Time Estimate: 30 Minutes 

Ingredients 

6 eggs
¼ cup mayo
1 t red wine vinegar
1 t yellow mustard
add  salt to taste
add black pepper to taste
add paprika (for garnish)

Directions

Read entire set of instructions before beginning …

Place uncooked eggs in medium size sauce pan and cover with water. 

Heat water/eggs to boiling (on medium heat) and time for 5 minutes, once water begins to boil.

Place ice in a medium size glass or metal bowl and fill 1/2 with water, set aside.

Gently, drain hot water from the pan. Begin to crack each egg-shell with a firm smack on the top of the egg with the bottom of a metal spoon. Note: crack the egg while still in the pan to avoid burning your hands. 

Once cracked, place each egg in the bowl of iced water. The eggs will cool quickly, once cooled enough to handle comfortably, peel off the shell and set aside.

Slice each egg length-wise and spoon the yolk from the egg-white into a mixing bowl while placing the empty halves on a serving tray. 

Gather all items from the ingredients list and mix together until very smooth. You may need to use a fork during this part in order to crumble the yolk finely. 

Evenly spoon the mixture into the egg white halves and sprinkle with the paprika, serve and enjoy!

These are a great ‘make-ahead’ type of appetizer and can be stored in a container, in the fridge for the following day.