Happy Thanksgiving to you all….
I am grateful for all the wonderful responses I get in return from all my posts….. Thank You!!!!
I have to say that I have realized since blogging, that I love to write. I find that I am most inclined to write after I have created something delicious in my kitchen.
I just finished baking a Simple Buttermilk Cake. My husband actually thought it came from a bakery!
It is not too sweet and is made with a fraction of the butter and sugar you’ll find in most cakes.
2 1/2 cups of Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup fine grain natural cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled a little
Grated zest of 3 lemons
12 pitted and quartered Medjool dates
1 cup lightly toasted walnuts
1 tablespoon of large grain raw sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Spray tart pan: you may also use a 9 by 13 inch rectangular baking dish
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, fine grain sugar, salt and dates in a large bowl
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk
Whisk in melted butter and lemon zest
Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined
Spoon the batter in the prepared pan, pushing it out towards the edges.
Scatter the toasted walnuts on top, and sprinkle with the large-grain sugar.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. To check if the cake is finished insert a toothpick to the center, it should come out clean
Cakes keep baking even after they come out of the oven, if you over bake this cake your end result will be a scone…
Each year before Thanksgiving I do a lot of thinking about Gratitude. Although I am so grateful for a delicious meal, Thanksgiving brings me so much more than food. The smell of a delicious meal cooking, spending downtime with family, sitting around a table with friends and family is what I am most grateful for. A few years ago we started a tradition of taking turns around the table (even the little ones) stating what we are thankful for.
Its amazing to watch the smiles as each person gets a moment in the “Gratitude Spotlight.”
This practice of speaking your gratitude actually sets the tone for a beautiful, warm, and yummy evening.
Thanksgiving is an opportunity to drop all your emotional baggage and leave it outside the front door.
Give thanks for Just Being!!!!!
I would love to hear what your families practice of gratitude is….and if you don’t have one…..no worries…..
Mark this year as the first….
Wishing you much gratitude, love and laughter,
Certified Holistic Health Counselor