Gentle Friends, over the weekend I finalized some baking I;'ll be doing for Rico's work this week. They are having their annual Fall Bake Sale - to raise money for the Foundation at his Company. I also wanted to send him to work with a baked treat for Monday Morning. I have gotten into the habit and they have come to expect a little something. So, I found an easy recipe at AllRecipes for "Applesauce Bars."
These come together easily and really baked up quick - in about 23 minutes - with a sweet vanilla glaze - you can click HERE to get the recipe. The only change I made, and you knew there would be one, was I doubled the PPSpice amount to 2 teaspoons - I thought 1 teas. wouldn't be enough and after trying the bars I'm glad I put in two, but they are on the gingerbread side all full of spice. I like that - but others might not so 1 1/2 teaspoons might fit the bill.
When I went to the spice cabinet I found I was out of Pumpkin Pie Spice - I like to make my own blend - for a few of reasons......1) it is super easy to make.....2) you can tweak it to your taste..... and 3) most PPS Blends that are ready made consist of mostly cinnamon - and a PPS Blend should have real depth of flavour and be "spicy!!!"
... so I gathered up the spices and set to work....... the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend I make consists of:
2 Tbls. Cinnamon
2 teas Ginger
1 teas Allspice
1 teas Clove
1 1/2 teas Nutmeg (I grate my own)
... put all the above spices into a small bowl.....
.... and stir until everything is WELL blended - it takes a few minutes to get it all blended....
... I bake quite a bit so I already had a few of the little empty plastic "jars", the amount of PPS this recipe makes will fill one of the small "jars." I like this blend, but there are lots of variations out there so try your hand at making your very own PPS Blend!!
That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!