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Land of Milk and Honey

Cooking with Honey by Laurie Dotson

The Lord came down tonight and took my soul back to heaven, when I bit into this bread pudding.  haha!  Holy Moly, what a great recipe. Tonight is my husband’s birthday. He does not like any hype to this event.  I ask him every year what he would like to do for his big day.  And every year, for 28 years, I hear the same thing.  ” A roast dinner at home with the kids”. Done!  But this year, I just had to change it up a bit. We will finish off our dinners with a amazing bread pudding for dessert.   A special thanks to a friend of ours, Bev Haun. She FaceBook’d me this recipe.  It’s a Redneck Recipe! I’ve never considered myself a redneck, but a hilljack, that I might be:)  So this HillJack, she done, changed up the rec’pe just a tater and it, is, scrumptious!  I would invite ole’ Bev and her husband over, but they live way, down in Cincinnati.:)  i’ll eat extra for you.. Hugs!   So Happy Birthday Petie!

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HillJack Bread Pudding with a Honey Vanilla Sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • • 4 cups (8 slices) cubed white bread• 1/2 cup raisins

    • 2 cups milk

    • 1/4 cup butter

    • 1/3 cup Hive & Honey BEEpothecary Honey

    • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

    • 1 tablespoon vanilla

    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Sauce Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup butter

    • 1/4 cup honey

    • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

    • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

    • 1 tablespoon vanilla

    Directions for Pudding:

    Heat oven to 350°F. Combine bread and raisins in large bowl. Combine milk and 1/4 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted (4 to 7 minutes). Pour milk mixture over bread; let stand 10 minutes.

    Stir in all remaining pudding ingredients. Pour into greased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until set in center.

    Directions for Sauce:

    Combine all sauce ingredients except vanilla in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil (5 to 8 minutes). Stir in vanilla.

    To serve, spoon warm pudding into individual dessert dishes; serve with sauce. Store refrigerated -Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

    Happy Eating !

Romans 5:2-5 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
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Honey Zucchini Butter Bread

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Land of Milk and Honey

Cooking with Honey by Laurie Dotson

This spring, here in Ohio, the weather was wet and cold for at less 5 weeks. Our bees had a rough start. We had to feed them a high protein sugar water.  When it rains, bees don’t leave the hive.  In addition to that, the flowers from plants and trees emerged later then in previous springs. When the flowers did emerge, they came all at once. We were not given a long continuous nectar and pollen season. So our bees, were not able to produce a large production of honey for a  early summer extraction.  We have had to wait and care for our bees with a gentle hand this summer.  Good news though, we are looking forward to extracting honey in the next few days.  Crossing our fingers and hoping for a large production.

With the wet long spring,  my garden could not be tilled by Budd the old farmer, until the ground had dried out. So my garden went in almost a month late.  I was not able to put in spring lettuces, broccoli and other cool weather plants and seeds.  My good friend and one of the partners in Hive & Honey BEEpothecary, Steve Saum,  had planted indoors, tomato plants, early this spring for transplant.  He had given me 35 plants and then I had another 20 plant reseed themselves from last year.  My zucchini, summer and winter squash, melons, beans, and corn are just now reaching their peak  production of fruit.  So I have an abundance of gardening and fruits that need a home.  I have been giving away veggies to people in need, here in my community.  God is good and knew when this garden needed to be planted.  I had my ideas of when but, God’s timing and plans are always far better than mine.    Thank you God!  If you know someone in need, I have gifts!   Let me know!

So with an abundance of squash, I have made this recipes multiple times and finally revised it, to where I love it.

Honey zucchini butter bread

Honey Zucchini Butter Bread

Recipe makes 2 – 9×5 inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-rising flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups grated unpeeled zucchini

  • 1 cup chopped walnut

  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9×5 inch loaf pans.

  2. Stir together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl until blended. Set aside.

  3. Whisk eggs, sugar, oil, butter, honey, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Stir in zucchini, walnuts, and coconut. Add the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Divide the batter between the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool completely. Store loaves overnight in plastic bags for best flavor.

Happy Eating and Harvesting!

Numbers 11:5

“We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic