Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Banana Bread

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 ripe bananas, mashed

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar; mix well. Add the salt, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking soda, baking powder and bananas. Mix well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes.

Adapted from: Sweetnicks (Paula Dean)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Toffee Squares

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup KELLOGG'S* RICE KRISPIES* cereal
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/4 cups KELLOGG'S* RICE KRISPIES* cereal
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

In mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the first six ingredients. Press into greased 2L (8-inch) square baking pan.

Bake at 180 C (350F) for about 10 minutes or until just starting to brown.
In heavy saucepan, combine condensed milk, 125ml (1/2 cup) butter, 125ml (1/2 cup) brown sugar.

Over medium-low heat, bring to boil and boil for five minutes, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and pour over baked crust.

In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips. Stir in remaining cereal until well coated. Using two forks, spread over caramel layer. Chill several hours until set. Cut into squares.