csa noms: sweet potato pound cake

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i don’t feel like i have to explain much about this post. sweet potato. pound cake. it’s a thing, and i made it. and it was delicious! a friend of mine sent me the recipe from countryliving.com. CHOMP!

ingredients

1 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1/8 teaspoon(s) salt
1 stick(s) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
1/4 cup(s) light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1 cup(s) leftover mashed sweet potatoes
2 large eggs, at room temperature

directions

preheat oven to 325 degrees f. in a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.

in a large bowl and using an electric mixer on medium, cream butter, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. blend in sweet potatoes and then eggs, one at time. with mixer on low, add flour mixture in thirds. blend just enough to combine.

spoon batter into a greased 9-inch loaf pan.bake until cake tests clean when a skewer is inserted into center, 65 to 75 minutes.transfer pan to a wire rack to cool, about 15 minutes. release cake from pan to cool completely.

csa noms: spinach and carmelized onion quiche

in recent months, i have discovered that i love quiche. it’s delicious, full of cheese and involves 45 minutes of me not having to do anything. perfect. thanks to my csa delivery today, i had plenty of spring onions and spinach. this is my first make-it-up-as-you-go quiche. it turned out great!

quiche

ingredients

salt and pepper
2 spring onion
2 cups of spinach
6 ounces of cheese, shredded (i used norwegian goat cheese)
6 eggs
1/4 cup of heavy cream (you can also use half and half. i just happened to have heavy cream on hand)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 prepared pie crust

directions

preheat over to 375 degrees f.

slice the onions. heat olive oil in a  pan over medium high heat. add onions, and cook until brown.

layer spinach and onions in a 9 inch uncooked pie crust. whisk together eggs, heavy cream, cheese, salt and pepper. pour over spinach and onions. make sure that the mixture gets underneath the spinach leaves.

bake for 35 to 45 minutes. let rest 10 minutes before serving.