Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tip of the Day April 17

Some of my cookbooks sit on my shelf for months or even years before I really get the chance to go through them. Whole Food for the Whole Family is one of those. After spending time looking at the recipes I decided we needed to start cooking with it because they are all so healthy and delicious. There is also a large section in the middle for cooking with your children. Some recipes are very easy and others take some skill. Audrey and I made a Wacky Carob Cake using cocoa powder since we did not have carob. It was a little messy but fun. For some reason I cannot find the pictures. I will keep looking and post when they are found. Here is the recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (pastry flour preferred)
  • 1/3 cup honey or 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup carob powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine dry ingredients in ungreased  8 inch square baking pan. Add vanilla, vinegar, oil, honey and water. Blend well with fork, scraping sides to be sure that all the flour is mixed in. Stir in raisins and nuts, if you like. Put in oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center come out clean. Remove from oven using potholders or oven mitts, to cooling rack. Let it cool before you cut it.
Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Help measure and add ingredients to pan
  2. Stir
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Help measure, add and stir
  3. Place cake in oven
A very simple recipe. We like that it is made all in one pan.

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