Sunday, June 17, 2007

Easy Southern Sweet Tea

My dad used this method for unsweetened tea, but my method involves sugar. :)

(made in a gallon jug)

  • 1 gallon water (I used storebought, but any gallon of water should be fine)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar (use however much sugar you want)
  • 6 tea bags
  • Funnel (I keep a funnel for cooking only)
  • small sauce pan
  • gallon jug that the water comes in
Pour some of the water (from the gallon jug) into a small saucepan. Boil the water.

While the water is trying to boil, get the tea bags ready and put the funnel on top of the jug. Pour sugar in through the funnel.

When the water is boiling (rolling boil), turn off the burner (important!). Put the tea bags in the water and let them relax in the hot spa. Set the timer for 10 minutes.

When the time is up, take the tea bags out and pour the tea water through the funnel. Close the lid on the jug and shake it well (holding the lid shut as you're shaking it). Make sure the sugar and tea is blended well.

Ready to drink!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Coconut Pecan Bread

Coconut Pecan Bread

Adapted a little from this recipe: Coconut Bread

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons melted shortening
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup pecans (more or less to your liking)
  1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt & sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add melted shortening & milk.
  3. Next add beaten egg, pecans and coconut.
  4. Bake in greased loaf pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

I made this (prep time was less than 10 minutes!) just tonight. I cut one slice to taste it (and to let my hubby have half a slice, as you see in the pictures). I baked this to bring to work (I had promised a co-worker I'd try to make her a coconut nut bread, since she loves coconuts and pecans (as I do!). It's a little chewy (but the good kind of chewy) but very moist and yummy.

Very easy beginner quick bread recipe.