Monday, July 12, 2010

mystery monday project

Couldn't decide what to do for mystery monday so I thought I'd give you a family favorite recipe and something to stitch.  I have requests all the time for these, because two of those girls of mine who don't like to sew don't really like to bake either and love these, lol!  These are a spice bar chocked full of raisins!

Raisin Bars – 350 deg / 20 min

Pour 1 1/2 C hot water over 1 1/2 C raisins, let soak and COOL OFF while mixing other ingredients. In a bowl, mix 2 eggs, 1 1/2 C sugar, 1/4 C applesauce, and 1/4 C oil. Add just the water off the raisins and blend. Mix in1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Blend in 1 3/4 C flour. Add the rest of the water/raisin mix and mix well. Batter is thin. Pour into greased and floured jelly roll pan. Bake till done 350 for 20 min, insert a toothpick to test for doneness. Let cool. Then dust with powdered sugar OR frost them the way we like them…………frost with: 2 C powdered sugar mixed with 3 T melted butter or margarine, 1 tsp vanilla, a pinch salt (yes) and enough strong coffee hot or cold doesn’t matter adding a little at a time, to make a good spreadable icing. (about 2T or 3T) Now I don’t drink coffee, so I buy those singles of instant coffee for this and put a little less water in the cup than usual.

Below here is another little something to stitch, maybe it could go in the corner of a tea towel???........................... ENJOY the raisin bars and the stitching. 
and don't forget to enter the mystery monday giveaway from last week!!


  1. I'm not sure how I missed this post - it sure is cute, you're right, the corner of a tea towel would be a nice spot for it, or as part of a notebook cover or... Many thanks!!


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