October, 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Trick or Treat?

Oct 20, 2017

Dark Chocolate Loaf Cake

Whole Wheat Chocolate Loaf CakeHere’s a simple chocolate cake recipe that works equally well using whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour. In fact, it’s hard to tell the difference so I prefer making it whole wheat. It’s like a chocolate pound cake but healthier because it’s 100% whole grain but you can make it with all purpose flour if you like. And instead of butter I use extra light olive oil. What sends it over the moon is adding dark chocolate chips and toasted nuts.

The only cocoa I use for my baking is Dutch process because it’s never bitter and the result is a beautiful, dark chocolate cake. I can always find it (Droste brand) at World Market. Pound cakes tend to be heavy and dense but by beating the egg whites separately, it makes the cake lighter and taller. My loaf pan measures 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.

If you’re a chocolate lover like I am, I hope you like this moist and delicious, easy chocolate loaf cake. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

Oct 1, 2017

Thanks for Your Photos (October)

My thanks to everyone who takes time to send in a photo of one of my recipes. I love it and also people can see that everyone’s recipe turns out a little differently. I hope you’ll share where you are from and please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

“Made these today. My husband and I loved them… What a treat!  Oh! I did make a dozen. But, haven’t the life of me where they all dissappeared to…lol ? ~ Holly (Tucson, Arizona) “

~ I have the same problem – disappearing doughnuts! Thanks for your photo. ~ jenny

“Thank you for the  delicious chocolate loaf cake recipe. Made it today. Is it ok to put the rest of the walnut on top.”

“p.s. You were absolutely right. Few extra walnut on top could weight it down. I made another loaf and it was one inch higher. You were so gracious in your correction and advice. Love ALL you recipes Jenny.”

~ Too many walnuts could weight it down but it looks like yours turned out great. Thank you. ~ jenny

“Your fabulous bread! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Dear Jenny, Unfortunately I cannot find the different photos I have from the many times I’ve made your fantastic bread. Ive got several Le Crueset casseroles and overtime the bread comes out marvellous. Here´s one of the photos of my bread. Thank you and please keep those recipes coming!!! Warm regards, Angela Grimaldi-Roodenburg. (ps. I’ve made it both with organic white flour and other times with 100% spelt organic flour as in the photo.)”

~ That crust looks beautiful. And thank you for sharing your alternate flours with us. ~ jenny

“I just stumbled on your blog while looking for butter-free brownies. I read the recipe here and was hmmm IDK but the video on YT was most convincing! Anyhoo, I made two substitutions to the recipe:1) I used coconut oil instead of regular oil bc I find it never leaves oily taste in baked goods and 2) I used gluten-free flour*, same amount as all-purpose. They came out great! So chocolatey and fudgey! *(I use a mix of 3 parts rice flour, 3 parts manioc starch, 4 parts corn starch, and for baking I add 1/2 tsp xantan gum per flour cup) Also, I used the same paper on which I sifted the dry ingredients to line the baking pan! (mine is about 15×25 cm – ~6×10”) Will be checking for more recipes! Thanks!”

~ It’s nice that you shared all your details for anyone else wanting to make changes. Thank you. ~ jenny

“Jenny!  Loved your Buns!  Your Cinnamon Buns!  Delish.  Thank you.”

~ Hey! Where’s the rest of it? 🙂 Thanks for the great photo. ~ jenny

“Hey Jenny! I had a project on a book in school and one of the available projects was to make a Polish food/dessert, so I looked up some Polish desserts. As I was looking on YouTube, your video looked the best, and I don’t know how many times I watched your video on how to make them. Hahaha!  I decided to make the Polish Chrusciki, and all of my other class mates loved them. They were so delicious, easy, and fun to make. 🙂 I am now hoping to make your Cinnamon Rolls for my next project!”

~ They turned out perfectly. I can’t wait to make mine at Christmas time. ~ jennyBest Polish Chrusciki Recipe

“For the moment I’m living in Thailand and couldn’t find  Salmon in the Carrefour so I took Tuna and OK too.”

~ It’s good to know that this recipe works with tuna. Thank you for your photo. ~ jenny

Oct 1, 2017

What I Cooked in October

Most people know that my favorite place to be is in the kitchen and to show you how much I enjoy “playing” there, I thought I would share what I cooked all this month. On the days I didn’t cook, we usually had leftovers as I prefer to eat at home than go to a restaurant. I hope my joy of cooking and baking will spark a similar passion in others to cook more at home.  And now, here’s what I cooked this month…

Oct. 31 – Tortillas, salad, baked ziti, tapioca pudding with chocolate swirl. (photo below)

Chocolate Tapioca PuddingOct. 30 – Asian salad, vegetable chicken soup

Oct. 29 – Granola, Greek salad, salmon patties, Greek spinach rice, dark chocolate almond clusters

Oct. 28 – No knead whole wheat bread, chicken noodle soup, my butter mix

Oct. 27 – Tuna salad, chicken stock, two bean turkey chili (photo below), whole wheat blondies

Two Bean Turkey Chili

Oct. 26 – Granola bars, sesame seed breadsticks

Oct. 25 – Deviled eggs, tortillas, vegetable soup, pork fried rice

Oct. 24 – Pork loin with roasted vegetables

Oct. 22 – Multi grain no knead bread, Caesar salad, fast rice & beans, tapioca pudding

Oct. 21 – Eggs & hash browns, no knead raisin walnut bread

Oct. 20 – Granola, salad, pesto pasta with chicken

Oct. 19 – Egg salad, marinated beets, stuffed grape leaves (photo below)

Oct. 18 – Tortillas, chicken noodle soup, chocolate loaf cake

Oct. 16 – Beet & cabbage borscht, salad, skinless chicken drumsticks

Oct. 14 – Chocolate loaf cake (photo below), vegetable-bean soup

Dark Chocolate Loaf Cake

Oct. 13 – Wound healing soup, faster whole wheat no knead bread, biscotti (for a gift)

Oct. 12 – Granola bars, deviled eggs

Oct. 11 – Chicken and mushrooms with steamed broccollini

Oct. 10 – Granola, vegetable-bean soup

Oct. 9 – Chewy chocolate clusters, tuna salad

Oct. 8 – Deviled eggs, caesar salad, leftover turkey chili

Oct. 6 – Multi grain no knead bread (photo below) It’s one I make the most.

Whole Grain No Knead BreadOct. 5 – Whole wheat french toast, chicken soup, spicy cabbage salad, turkey chili, double chocolate biscotti

Oct. 4 – Hard boiled eggs, granola bars (photo below), tomato salad, cabbage soup, tortillas, leftover baked ziti

How To Make Granola BarsOct. 3 – Simple whole wheat bread (photo below), whole wheat french toast, croutons, salad, leftover chicken pot pie, crispy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Best Whole Wheat Bread RecipeOct. 2 – No knead bread, salad, baked ziti, chocolate loaf cake

Oct. 1 – Sesame seed breadsticks, salad, chicken pot pie, dark chocolate fudge brownies.