OK, I wasn't sure if I should start another thread about this cookbook , but I thought it might be nice to have a thread dedicated to recipe reviews. Anyway, I made my 3rd recipe from the book this morning--Baked Oatmeal. It was delicious! I know, I know...another baked oatmeal and it is very similar to the others I've made but this one has the addition of steel-cut oats. I ate it with a little milk poured over the top. Yum! The recipe I typed up is my adapted version so see my notes below.
The other recipes I've made were the Nutty for Oats Cookies (using M&Ms in place of choc. chips) which I loved and have made twice and the Triple Cinnamon-Pecan Biscotti. I thought the biscotti were just OK. Don't get me wrong, they tasted good but they are very crumbly and very whole-wheaty . I even reduced the baking time. The recipe calls for all whole-wheat flour and some oats and no white flour. If I ever made them again, I'd use half white flour and maybe 1/2 white/whole wheat flour. But you might want to take my opinion with a grain of salt though, because I've never understood why people think biscotti are so great.
* Exported from MasterCook *
Baked Cranberry-Apple Oatmeal
Recipe By :adapted from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking, pg. 550
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup steel-cut oats (scant 3 oz.) -- FYI: 1 cup weighs 5 3/4 oz.
1 1/2 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 cup water
1 cup apple juice or cider
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (5 1/4 oz.)
1/4 cup plus 2 T. packed brown sugar (about 2 3/4 oz.)
1 apple -- peeled and diced (probably 3/4 to 1 cup--I used a granny smith)
1/3 cup craisins
2 T. diced crystallized ginger (optional)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pinch baking powder (optional)
1 tsp. or so cinnamon
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Place the steep cut oats and butter n a large bowl. Bring water and juice to a boil and pour over oats/butter. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 inch square pan.
After the 20 minutes is up, add all the dry ingredients.
In a small bowl, whisk the wet ingredients. Stir into oat mixture and pour into prepared pan.
Bake until center is set, about 30-35 minutes. Serve warm with milk poured over it, if desired. Store leftovers in the fridge.
Yield: 8 servings
NOTES : Original recipe was basically double the amount of everything with these exceptions: I reduced the butter slightly; upped the craisins, apple, nutmeg, and vanilla a bit; added the baking powder. And the full recipe is supposed to baked in a 9 inch pan. I also increased the brown sugar by 2 T. but that wasn't necessary and won't do that next time.
Apricot: use all water and no juice; sub. diced dried apricots for the craisins.
Blueberry: use all water and no juice; omit craisins and add 2 cups blueberries in place of the apple.
Banana-Walnut: use all water and no juice; substitute 1 1/2 cups diced banana for the apple and 1/4 cup walnuts for the craisins.
Banana Split: make the Banana-Walnut version and add 1/2 cup chocolate chips before baking.
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