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Apple Cake

12 May

Apple Cake (adapted from Mama 2’s recipe for Apple Cake)

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 c. flour (used mix of Bob Red Mill’s Gluten Free 1-to-1, einkorn, and spelt)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 c. sugar (used coconut sugar)
  • 1 to 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 c. apples, cored and chopped (skins on)
  • 1 c. chopped nuts (used walnuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter and coconut oil together and set aside to cool. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, stir the nuts and apples together. In the stand up mixer, mix together the sugar, cooled butter and coconut oil, vanilla, and eggs until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients (flour). Then fold in the apples and nuts. Pour into a 13×9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.


Brine for raccoon

19 Oct

Brine for ~12 lb. raccoon (fromĀ heraldstandard.com)

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. kosher salt
  • 1 handful of fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbs. black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 gallon of water

Bring all the ingredients to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in 1 quart of ice or more to cool the brine down quickly. Strain the brine into a large pot and soak quartered raccoon for 24 hrs.

Followup: Wrap in foil and put in crockpot on low for 6-8 hrs. After cooked, debone and mix with barbecue pizza sauce recipe, then freeze in batches.

Carob walnut brownies

19 Oct

Carob walnut brownies (adapted from J.J. Waters recipe at allrecipes.com)

  • 1/4 c. butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 Tbs. carob powder
  • 3/4 c. coconut sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 c. flour (used einkorn)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch pan and set aside.

Melt the butter and set aside to cool. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until everything is wet (do not overstir). Bake about 30 to 45 min. (until toothpick comes out clean). Let cool 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.