Homemade Organic Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Streusel

For the Muffins:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 7 Tbsp. [1 stick minus 1 Tbsp.] organic pasture butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 large organic pasture eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups organic unbleached white flour, PLUS 2 Tbsp. for dusting shredded apple
  • 4 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Homemade Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded organic tart apples (such as organic Granny Smith)
  • 1-2 tsp. organic 100% lemon juice

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Core each apple, then shred and combine with lemon juice; Set aside.
  4. Once the butter and sugar are creamed, add each egg into the electric mixer separately and mix well in between.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, stir the flour, salt and baking powder together.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two segments, alternating with the milk and vanilla.
  7. Stir until just evenly moistened.  The batter will be slightly lumpy.
  8. Combine the shredded apple and 2 Tbsp. flour until well coated.
  9. Using a large spatula, fold in the shredded apples until just evenly distributed, no more than a few strokes.  Take care not to break up the fruit.  Do not overmix.
  10. Spoon the batter into each muffin cup, filling it level with the cup.
  11. Bake for about 12 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven.
  13. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel.
  14. Place back into the oven and bake until golden, dry and springy to the touch, approximately an additional 8 – 13 minutes.  A toothpick inserted to the center of the muffin should come out clean.
  15. Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature.
  16. Enjoy!

For the Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 Tbsp. organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. organic pastured butter, cut into small pieces

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, light brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the mixture just until coarse crumbs form.
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Homemade Organic Vegetarian Flour Tortillas

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups organic unbleached white flour
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup warm unchlorinated and unfluoridated water (110°)

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  3. Add 1/2 cup warm water and mix until dough can be gathered into a ball.  (If needed, add more water, 1 Tbsp. at a time.)
  4. Let dough rest 15 minutes, covered with a clean kitchen towel.
  5. Divide dough into 12 portions.
  6. Shape each portion into a ball.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, flatten each ball with a small luncheon plate.
  8. Roll each flattened ball into a 7-inch round.
  9. Trim uneven edges to make round tortillas, if necessary.
  10. Cook in an ungreased skillet over medium-high heat until each tortilla is lightly browned on both sides.
  11. Yields 12 tortillas.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Self-Rising Flour

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Place the salt and baking powder into a 1-cup measure.
  2. Fill the measuring cup with flour and flatten it by scraping with a dinner knife.
  3. Repeat as necessary to make desired amount of flour; Making 10 cups at once will save time later and can be stored in the pantry like regular flour.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Confetti Casserole Topping

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 cup shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2 organic pasture eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped organic green bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped organic red bell pepper

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add the cheese, eggs, milk green pepper, red pepper and mix until well blended.
  3. Use as a topping for casseroles.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Mocha Yule Log Cake with Mini Meringue Mushrooms

This is a wonderful cake to make during the winter holiday season.  The cake is chocolate and the filling is coffee.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Make the Homemade Organic Mini Meringue Mushrooms, if using.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat the organic eggs.
  3. Add sugar and beat until the mixture is thick; Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, sift all of the dry ingredients.
  5. Into the egg mixture, fold in the sifted dry ingredients.
  6. Grease a heavy stainless steel 15x10x1″ baking pan with butter.
  7. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 25 minutes, or until top springs back when lightly pressed.
  8. Sprinkle a clean kitchen towel with cane sugar.
  9. When the cake is done, turn it onto the sugar lined towel.
  10. Roll the towel and the cake together making a layer of cake and a layer of towel.
  11. Wrap the towel tightly and place on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  12. Make Homemade Organic Coffee Cream Frosting.
  13. Once the frosting is finished and the cake is cooled, unroll the cake carefully.
  14. Use half of the cream to evenly frost the cake where the towel once was; Reroll the cake.
  15. Frost the outside of the cake with the remaining frosting.
  16. Attach the Homemade Organic Mini Meringue Mushrooms, if using, to the outside of the cake.
  17. Sprinkle with chocolate curls and top with crushed pistachios (to look like moss), if desired.
  18. Chill for at least one hour, or until serving time.
  19. Slice crosswise into 1″ thick slices.
  20. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Flour Tortilla Mix

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 10 cups organic unbleached white flour
  • 5 tsp. Real Salt
  • 5 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1/3 cup home rendered lard

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a very large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Cut in the lard until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  3. Store in a covered air-tight container at room temperature for up to six weeks.  Freeze this mix If you intend to keep the mix longer than six weeks.

To make tortillas:

  • 2-1/2 cups tortilla mix
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup warm water (110° Fahrenheit)

Here’s  How I do it:

  1. Add 1/2 cup warm water and mix until dough can be gathered into a ball.  (If needed, add more water, 1 Tbsp. at a time.)
  2. Let dough rest 15 minutes, covered with a clean kitchen towel.
  3. Divide dough into 12 portions.
  4. Shape each portion into a ball.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, flatten each ball with a small luncheon plate.
  6. Roll each flattened ball into a 7-inch round.
  7. Trim uneven edges to make round tortillas, if necessary.
  8. Cook in an ungreased skillet over medium-high heat until each tortilla is lightly browned on both sides.
  9. Yields 12 tortillas.
  10. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Whole Wheat Tortilla Mix

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 5 cups organic unbleached white flour
  • 5 cups organic whole wheat flour
  • 5 tsp. Real Salt
  • 5 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1/3 cup home rendered lard

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a very large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Cut in the lard until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  3. Store in a covered air-tight container at room temperature for up to six weeks.  Freeze this mix If you intend to keep the mix longer than six weeks.

To make tortillas:

  • 2-1/2 cups tortilla mix
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup warm water (110° Fahrenheit)

Here’s  How I do it:

  1. Add 1/2 cup warm water and mix until dough can be gathered into a ball.  (If needed, add more water, 1 Tbsp. at a time.)
  2. Let dough rest 15 minutes, covered with a clean kitchen towel.
  3. Divide dough into 12 portions.
  4. Shape each portion into a ball.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, flatten each ball with a small luncheon plate.
  6. Roll each flattened ball into a 7-inch round.
  7. Trim uneven edges to make round tortillas, if necessary.
  8. Cook in an ungreased skillet over medium-high heat until each tortilla is lightly browned on both sides.
  9. Yields 12 tortillas.
  10. Enjoy!