Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/suntimes.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ CHEESY POPCORN BREAD ]]>

MAKES 9 SQUARES 4 cups plain popped popcorn1 cup yellow cornmeal 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup 2 percent milk ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 cup shredded jack or pepper jack cheese 1 (4-ounce) can mild, diced green chiles, drained (optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. Process popcorn in blender or food processor until finely ground. Pour ground popcorn into large bowl; stir in cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt until blended. In small bowl, beat egg, milk and vegetable oil; stir … ]]> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:02:45 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/17497046-509/cheesy-popcorn-bread.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/17497046-509/cheesy-popcorn-bread.html <![CDATA[ BANANA-PEANUT BUTTER SCONES ]]>

MAKES 16 SERVINGS 3 cups all-purpose flour½ cup sugar 5 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup (8 tablespoons) butter or margarine ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup seedless raisins 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted¼ cup dried apple or pear 1 cup milk 2 ripe bananas, well-mashed 1 egg beaten Ginger cream cheese: 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger For scones: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper; lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. In food processor bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Pulse in butter and … ]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:44:00 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/16252816-509/banana-peanut-butter-scones.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/16252816-509/banana-peanut-butter-scones.html <![CDATA[ sweet potato buttermilk muffins ]]>

MAKES 12 SERVINGS Start to finish: 1 hour (30 minutes active) 3/4 to 1 pound sweet potatoes (2 small or 1 medium)1 1/2 cups buttermilk1 cup white whole wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, preferably freshly ground 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter, room  temperature 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper cupcake liners or … ]]> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 06:01:23 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/15560065-509/sweet-potato-buttermilk-muffins.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/15560065-509/sweet-potato-buttermilk-muffins.html <![CDATA[ MORNING GLORY MUFFINS ]]>

MAKES 12 SERVINGS 2¼ cups flour1¼ cups sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups grated carrots 1 baking apple (peeled, cored and shredded) ½ cup shredded coconut ½ cup raisins ½ cup walnuts or pecans 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained 3 eggs 2/3 cup vegetable oil1 teaspoon pure vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, sift flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in carrots, apple, coconut, raisins, nuts and pineapple. In separate bowl, whisk eggs together with oil and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into bowl containing dry ingredients; blend … ]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 06:05:37 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/16053997-509/morning-glory-muffins.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/16053997-509/morning-glory-muffins.html <![CDATA[ SWEET POTATO BISCUITS ]]>

MAKES 8 SERVINGS 12 ounces Garnet sweet potatoes (about 1 large or 2 small), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes2 teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt, divided 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and divided, plus 6 tablespoons ice-cold, cut into small pieces 1¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed 2½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda Pinch cayenne pepper ⅓ cup buttermilk Honey for serving I n medium saucepan, combine sweet potatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and water to cover potatoes by 1 inch. Cover with lid partially and bring to boil … ]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:02:00 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/15982040-509/sweet-potato-biscuits.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/15982040-509/sweet-potato-biscuits.html <![CDATA[ GINGERBREAD PUMPKIN MUFFINS ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 36 SMALL OR 18 LARGE MUFFINS 1 1/4 cups sugar¼ cup molasses ½ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1/3 cup orange juice or water1 cup pumpkin puree, canned or fresh roasted (see Note) 1¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground all spice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly use cooking spray on mini muffin tins (or large tins if making standard-sized muffins). In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, molasses, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth. Add liquid … ]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 06:03:15 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/15905705-509/gingerbread-pumpkin-muffins.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/15905705-509/gingerbread-pumpkin-muffins.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Sweet Quick Bread ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 1 LOAF or 12 MUFFINS 1/2 cup vegetable oil1 1/4 cups sugar2 eggs 1 cup applesauce (or see cinnamon-pumpkin note in mix-ins below) 1/2 cup water1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Mix-ins (see below) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat loaf or muffin pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, eggs, applesauce, water and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and mix-ins of your choice. Gently stir flour mixture into applesauce mixture just until combined. For loaf, spread … ]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2011 08:05:36 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/8346707-509/recipe-sweet-quick-bread.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/8346707-509/recipe-sweet-quick-bread.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Savory Quick Bread ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 1 LOAF  OR 12 MUFFINS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cornmeal2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons melted butter 2 eggs1 cup cooked, mashed potatoes (unseasoned) Mix-ins (see below) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat loaf or muffin pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl, mix together sour cream, butter, eggs, mashed potatoes and mix-ins of your choice. Add potato-sour cream mixture to flour mixture and mix just until combined. For loaf, spread batter (it will be … ]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2011 08:05:34 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/8346600-509/recipe-savory-quick-bread.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/8346600-509/recipe-savory-quick-bread.html <![CDATA[ Cheesy Popcorn Bread ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 9 SERVINGS 4 cups popped popcorn1 cup yellow cornmeal 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup 2 percent milk ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 cup shredded Jack or Pepperjack cheese 1 (4-ounce) can mild, diced green chilies, drained (optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray (8-inch) square pan with cooking spray. In blender or food processor, process popped popcorn until finely ground. Pour into large bowl; stir in cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt until blended. In small bowl, beat egg, milk and oil together; stir into popcorn mixture just until blended. Scatter cheese and chilies (if using) over and stir until just … ]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:03:42 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/3202811-509/cheesy-popcorn-bread.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/bread/3202811-509/cheesy-popcorn-bread.html