Wednesday, April 04, 2007

This recipe is for Cairogal - who asked for the recipe for Boiled Raisin Cookies:

2 cups raisins
1 cup water

1 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs

3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 chopped nuts

Bring raisins and water to a boil in small saucepan. Boil 5 minutes. Cool.

Cream butter and both sugars together. Beat in eggs 1 at a time.

Stir remaining ingredients together and add to creamed mixture. Pour in raisins and juice. Mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven for 12 - 15 minutes. Makes 6 dozen.

Today Sharon and I went to see Dream Girls - but it was no longer being shown in the theater that we went to - so we went to Charlotte's Web - really good movie - there were only three people in the theater - so it was nice - not noisy and roudy. Although I must admit - I was quite roudy - I do laugh quite loudly - used to embarrass Miles all the time - Sharon did not seem to mind - although maybe she was just being nice as I had the keys to the car - LOL. Got home and Aymn came over for a few hours - he misses me - I must admit I enjoy seeing him - but I feel badly that he comes over when his family is around - when he comes over in the morning after everyone has left for work or school I do not mind as much - must try to talk to him - but he does get offended quite easily - he takes it to mean that I do not want to see him - which is not the case - but I do not feel it is fair to his family for him to spend time with me when he should be with them. Although most of the time they are sleeping after lunch - but still - they are there - and I think he should be there - if they choose to spend their time sleeping - that is their choice.

I am going to go now and make some pastry - am planning on making a brocolli, mushroom quiche for breakfast tomorrow - got some really nice brocolli from a vendor outside of club on Monday - so need to eat it now. Last night I made up some of the salad dressing that I asked my mom to send to me - dill dressing - I get tired of oil and vinegar dressing all the time - do not mind it on a tomato and cucumber salad - but when you put lettuce in it I much prefer a creamy dressing - so made it up - called for buttermilk and mayo - I substituted yogurt for the buttermilk - made lots of it - 2 cups of yogurt and 2 cups of mayo - so now I need to make lots of salads and eat them. So will have salad as well - that is the norm here for breakfast, lunch and supper to have salads - Aymn likes to eat salad - and so do I. Must admit I do better when I am feeding someone else besides me.

So I best be off and get that pastry made before my get up and go deserts me once again.



Cairogal said...

Any recipe that makes 6 dozen sounds FABULOUS to me-thanks!

Lynn said...

Hmmmm! Yum! All this talk of delicious food is making me hungry. THanks for the recipe for all of us. Can't wait to try it.

Safa said...

Now you KNOW I'm gonna bug you for the salad dressing recipe!! How come you used yoghurt instead of buttermilk? Any particular reason? There is buttermilk here in Egypt....VERY COMMON!

6 dozen cookies? OH MY! I'm looking for a good bran muffin recipe....I wanna do one of those huge batches that you use a bit from every day....I'm so craving bran muffins!

So funny about 3 ppl in the theater.....NEVER find that back home, eh?

Cairogal said...

I'm making these today, Egianqueen. Will the 'quick oats' produce as good of a cookie real oats? I think I know the answer...will have to run to the supermarket.

egianqueen said...

Yes Cairogal quick oats work just as well - that is all I have ever used - I think the slow cook oats would not work as well actually as they take a lot more moisture and time to cook. Good luck.