Applesauce Nut Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup, plus 1 tbs. granulated sugar,divided
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup canola oil
3 tbs. milk
1 ½ cups walnut halves
1/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 ½ by 4 ½ inch loaf pans. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Mix 1 cup granulated sugar with applesauce, eggs, oil and milk in a small bowl; add to flour mixture and mix well.
Stir in walnuts. Spoon into pans. Mix brown sugar with remaining 1 tbs. granulated sugar and sprinkle evenly over tops of loaves.
Bake about 1 hour, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover loaves with foil for the final 20 minutes of baking if they begin to get too brown.
Makes 2 loaves.
Herb Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms
1(12 ounce) carton large fresh mushrooms
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbs. chopped fresh parsley
1 ½ tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 ½ tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
pinch of ground nutmeg
Remove stems from mushrooms, and discard stems or reserve for another use. Combine softened cream cheese and next 8 ingredients in a small bowl.
Spoon or pipe cream cheese mixture evenly into mushroom caps, and place in a lightly greased 13x9 inch pan. Bake mushrooms at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Yield: about 1 ½ dozen.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009, my dear husband Leo departed to heaven. He will be greatly missed.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.