I tried two new recipes this weekend.
As I was assembling my bread-making ingredients on Sunday, I realized that I forgot to buy yeast. After consulting the LLL cookbook, ‘Whole Foods for the Whole Family,” I found a batter bread recipe that looked promising.
2 C. whole wheat flour, 2 C. oatmeal, 1/4 C. wheat germ (I used flax seed), 1 tsp. baking powder, 1tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt.
Mix together and then add to dry ingredients:
1/2 C. molasses or honey, 2 Tbsp. melted butter, coconut oil, or any other oil, 1 2/3C. buttermilk.
Pour batter in a well-greased loaf pan, let rest for 20 minutes, and bake in 350 degree oven for about 1 hr.
Next recipe, chocolate cookies:
Cream together: 1 C. butter, 1 C. sugar, 1/2 C. brown sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla. Add and mix well, 2 eggs.
To the creamed mixture, add: 2 C. flour, 1 tsp. soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 C. cocoa.
Chill (or not) dough. Form into balls, roll in sugar, and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
I omitted a large amount of the sugar, increased the cocoa to around 2/3 C., and used all whole wheat flour. Tasted fine to everyone.