Sunday, May 16, 2010


I'd never really thought about making my own granola, Lonnie suggested I give it a try. but Max loves to eat only the Bunches from Honey Bunches of Oats and I decided I could make something to replace it.

I used what I had in my cupboard...

all aprox
4 cups oats
1 cup inseed
1/2 cup peanuts
Mix together

On stove top:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 honey
1/2 brown sugar
3T backstrap molasses
Cook until boiling for 2-3 mins

Slowly stir liquid mix into dry, mixing to cover. Pour into pan and put in over set to 350 degree F for 20-30 mins. Stir every 10 mins until completely covered. Remove from oven. Stir every 5-10 min until cooled. This last step is very imprortant or the mixture will turn into a brick. Store in an airtight container.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Coconut Pound Cake


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used coconut cream instead and omitted the extract. The cake turned out amazing)
  • 3 1/2 ounces flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water (Cut this water in half and instead use coconut cream, omitting the extract)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan, or two bread pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 2 cups sugar and the butter. Fold in the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each one before adding another.
  3. In separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, milk, flaked coconut, and 1 teaspoon coconut extract. Beat into the creamed mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for just a few minutes, then place on cake platter.
  5. To make the glaze, mix together in a small saucepan 1 cup sugar, water, 1 teaspoon