Monday, February 28, 2011


I made the two recipes below this weekend, one just because and one for an Oscar Martini party I went to with some girlfriends. The cookies were a new recipe and were a hit!

My BFF EG keeps me stocked in body wash from Philosophy. My favorite is Grace - smells so good! The bottles have recipes on the front and I have always thought about trying. The Martini party seemed like a excellent place to try them out. Have fun baking!!

Olive Cake from Bon Appetit

1 ½ cups unbleached white flour

1 cup organic sugar

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon coarse kosher salt

2 large eggs

¾ cup milk

½ cup mild-flavored good olive oil

2 teaspoon finely grated orange peel – optional

Preheat oven to 325F.

Oil and flour 9x5x3” metal loaf pan.

Whisk first five ingredients in large bowl.

Whisk eggs, milk, olive oil, and orange peel in medium bowl to blend.

Gradually which egg mixture into dry ingredients. Transfer to prepared pan.

Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean- 60 to 65 minutes.

Cool in pan on rack 20minutes. Invert pan to remove cake. Cool completely, top side up.

I used small muffin pans and adjusted the cooking time to 30 minutes. It is easy and very tasty!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Philosophy shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath bottle

1 cup brown sugar

1 stick butter – soften

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon milk

1 ¼ cup flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup uncooked rolled oats

1 cup raisins – soaked in hot water for 10minutes and drained

½ teaspoon cinnamon

In large bowl, cream together brown sugar and butter.

Mix in egg, vanilla, and milk.

Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until well combined.

Stir in oats and raisins.

Bake at 350F on greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

I cooked them on silpat pads and when storing cookies add a slice of bread to your storage container. The bread will get dried out and the cookies will stay moist.



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