Monday, June 18, 2007

Pear Tea Bread with Lemon Glaze

1 can (16 oz) of Barlett pear halves, undrained.
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c.sugar
1 Tb. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground cardamon
1/4 c. corn oil
1 egg slightly beaten
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Lemon Glaze

Drain pears and save syrup.
Set aside one pear for garnish.
Puree remaining pears.
Add pear syrup to pureed pears to equal one cup.
Lightly stir flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamon.
Combine pureed pear mixture with oil, egg and lemon peel;
stir into the dry ingredients.
Pour into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
Slice reserved pear into sixths; arrange slices on top.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 - 55 minutes,
or until bread tests done.
Let cool in pan for 5 minutes; turn out on wire rack
and sppon Lemon Glaze on top.
Cool completely; wrap in foil and let stand overnight.


1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
1 Tb. fresh lemon juice

Blend the two ingredients to make a thin glaze.


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Chocolate Banana Bread

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. cocoa
2/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
1 c.mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
2 eggs, slighlty beaten

Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking poweder,
baking soda and salt in a large micxing bowl;
cut with two knives or pastry blender
until mixtures becomes like coarse crums.
Add bananas and eggs; stir with fork until blended.
Spread evenly into a greased and floured 9 x 5 x 2 3/4 inch loaf pan.
Bake in 375 degree preheated oven for 50-55 minutes,
or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes
out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes.
Remove from pan; cool completely.
Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Shrimp Pasta Salad

1 package (9.7oz)ranch pasta salad.
! cup cooked medium shrimp
1 can (7 oz. ) salmon, draine dand broken into chunks
Green onion strips or slices.