>> Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Generally speaking, most items stored in a deep freezer stay fresh for about 12 months. (New to freezing? Here's how to do it.) When I found this guy -- a batch of 15-minute Applesauce -- hanging out behind some chili I made last October, I remembered it was nearing it's 1-year birthday.
What to do?
I love applesauce, but my favorite texture is smooth. This jar was extra chunky, likely made for Stephen. Not that I couldn't deal. However, we also had a guy over doing some routine maintenance on our furnace. When he told us we'd need to buy a new one before the chilly temps set in, I needed a distraction.
So, I mixed together these delicious biscuits. The house smelled "like breakfast" (words of the heating/cooling tech, not mine) in no time at all.
SPICED APPLESAUCE BISCUITS
What you'll need . . .
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch tsp salt
- 3/4 cup chunky applesauce
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk or water
Method . . .
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Spritz olive oil onto a baking sheet and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Add all the wet ingredients into that bowl, then mix with a spoon or spatula until just combined.
- Scoop onto baking sheet in heaping 1/4-cup-fuls.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Inhale the spices as they fill your kitchen. Biscuits done when they're lightly browned.
- Let cool before serving with Earth Balance or extra applesauce . . . or just on their own.
Yeah. Baking is my coping mechanism. This batch did the trick. (Though, I think Stephen ate most of them already.) And on the bright side, a new furnace means a toasty winter. Right?
Check out today's post on Writing Chapter Three. Some tips on saving where we can on baby (toddler?!) clothes.
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