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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Playing Dress-Up

Janet Groene's
Beach Sand and Pebbles

Make this easy sprinkle at home or on the go. Use  it to dress up sundaes, pudding, frosted cookies, fresh fruit, yogurt. It adds sweetness and texture to any plain dessert. Try it on plain cereal or sweet potatoes too.

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup cake flour OR
3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
2/3 cup white sugar or coarse sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter
1 cup finely chopped nuts such as pecan meal 

Set the oven to 275 degrees. Line a 9 X 13-inch baking pan with nonstick foil and mix crumbs, flour, sugar and salt on it. Drizzle with melted butter and mix well. Bake 10 minutes, mix again, and bake 8-10 minutes more until the "sand" is toasty. Stir nuts into the warm mixture, then cool completely and keep in the refrigerator up to 10 days.  Makes about 3 cups. Sprinkle on foods by the tablespoon. 

See Janet Groene's road-ready recipes at http://www.CampAndRVCook.blogspot.com. Her books Living Aboard Your RV, 4th Ed. and Cooking Aboard Your RV, 2nd Ed. are available from the RV Book Store (800)274-9738.

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