Friday, December 12, 2014

Advent Calendar - Day 12

Here are a few tried-and-true recipes from my collection...

Banana Pancakes

This yummy recipe is from my friend Melissa. It wasn't originally a Christmas recipe really, but with the cinnamon, it really is rather cozy-tasting. :)

2 cups flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
dash cinnamon
2 cups soy milk
1 mashed banana
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine dry ingredients. In another bowl combine wet ingredients. Add wet to dry and stir well. Makes about 10 pancakes.

Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe from the Fountainview Flavors cookbook has become a winter classic. I have yet to make it in Asia but I should definitely give it a try this season since I actually do have an oven!

Makes 12-16 rolls.

2 cups very warm water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup oil
3 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups unbleached white flour

Cinnamon or coriander
Chopped walnuts or pecans

1. Mix water, sugar and yeast together and let sit for 5 minutes.
2. Add the remaining dough ingredients, and knead for 4 minutes. Let rise until double (about 25 minutes).
3. While it is rising, preheat oven to 350.
4. Roll out the dough on an oiled surface, 1/3"-1/2" thick into a rectangular shape.
5. Spread a thin layer of applesauce and sugar, and sprinkle cinnamon/coriander, nuts, and raisins.
6. Roll it up lengthwise. Slice into 3/4"-1" thick pieces.
7. Place on baking sheet and let rise for 10 minutes.
8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Hot Mulled Cider

This is a concoction that shows up at nearly every winter event of my Inchelium home church. It's warm and festive!

Mix in large kettle:
2 12-ounce cans apple juice concentrate
2 12-ounce cans white grape-peach juice concentrate
10 cans water

Blend and add to juice mixture:
1 cup water
1 tsp. coriander

Heat to boiling. Turn down heat and simmer about ½ hour. Makes 30 6-ounce servings; 22 8-ounce servings.

12 days till Christmas!

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