Baked Apples

Abbey Cooks
At the monastery we have a lot of apples this time of year. We used to get most of our apples from our own orchards - but recently we have had a little competition from the turkey, deer, and bear. Luckily our neighbors generously keep us supplied with their surplus harvest.

Core apples and cut in half or leave whole. Put a little hot water in a low baking dish and place the apples in the dish uncovered. Bake in a 350° oven for about 15 minutes or until done. let cool slightly and put a dollop of
December 10, 2009 Read More

Honey Squash

Abbey Cooks
This is an easy idea for squash that came from Debbie, a friend and neighbor of the monastery.

Cook one large buttternut squash or any other kind of equivalent size, remove skin, and mash it in a large bowl. Mix with about 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup butter. You could also top with pecans.

Experiment with cinnamon flavored honey or
November 27, 2009 Read More

Oatmeal Delights (Cookies)

Abbey Cooks
These cookies are substantial and even good for you. I used Original Flavor Honey - but you could experiment with Orange Flavored for a more fruity flavor.

1 ½ cups shortening
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup Monastery Creamed Honey
2 eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons
November 19, 2009 Read More

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Abbey Cooks
Here is a recipe for pancakes that is simple and nutritious. The key is to get the grill hot enough, but not too hot. Also generously grease the grill. Avoid making really big pancakes. These are great topped with butter and a little honey - orange flavored creamed honey is my choice.

1 container cottage cheese (12oz)
6 Tablespoons flour
6 Tablespoons melted butter or oil. (I used butter/half canola oil)
6 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
November 15, 2009 Read More

Belgium Whole Wheat Bread

Abbey Cooks
When the Sisters came to California in 1962 from the monastery of Nazareth in Belgium they brought with them the recipe for Whole Wheat Bread. This bread has become a trademark of Redwoods Monastery ever since. Because it is so simple, it is the perfect bread to eat topped with any flavor of Monastery Creamed Honey. Sister Veronique was the first bread baker at Redwoods. Now Fr Maurice, our Chaplain, carries on the tradition. We use no mixer. All kneading is by hand. We us
November 14, 2009 Read More
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