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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Recipe for Raisin Puff


Raisin Puff Recipe


Hello everyone ~ How is winter treating you? Up until last week, things weren't too bad here on the Island but since last week, we've had four snow storms/blizzards. Tuesday's storm dumped two feet of snow on us and we're going to get quite a bit more today with this present storm we're having. Or so they say.

I took this picture of a chickadee getting some seeds from the feeder after the storm died down on Tuesday. From the bottom of the feeder to the top of the snow is two feet. The feeder hangs in the maple tree on our front lawn. As you can see snow is filling the bottom half of the feeder. That's a lot of white stuff! I know my little feathered friends are happy to have food these cold winter days. 



Speaking of food, I spend much more time in the kitchen preparing meals and baking this time of year. Today I am sharing my recipe for Raisin Puff. It's an old recipe that was popular many years ago in Granny's kitchen. 

Raisin Puff
First make the raisin filling.

Raisin filling

1 large TBSP butter
1 lb of sultana raisins
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP flour
1 cap of lemon juice


Cook mixture on stove top stirring constantly so it doesn't scorch. It is done when it has thickened and coats the spoon. Let cool completely. 

Cookie Crust for Puff

Cream together:
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening

Add: 
1 egg
1/2 cup milk plus a little bit more if needed
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
Beat together.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a thick rectangle. Cut the dough in half. 



Roll out half the cookie dough on to a sheet of lightly floured waxed paper about 18 inches in length. I use the size of the 13X9 inch pan to determine the size of each layer for the puff. Using the waxed paper, flip the cookie dough over into the bottom of the greased pan. Spread with cooled raisin filling. 



Then roll out the other half of the cookie dough and again, using the waxed paper, flip the crust over to cover the filling.



Sprinkle with white sugar. With Valentines day coming up next week, I cut out a heart cookie from left over dough and placed it on top of the crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.


NOTE: Sometimes I cheat when I'm in a hurry and I use a large can of raisin pie filling although the home made raisin filling really is better. 



This is a delicious treat for dessert, tea time, or a snack. Everyone loves it and I hope you will try it. Thanks for your visit and have a lovely day everyone.

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14 comments :

  1. The raisin puff looks and sounds wonderful! ! Hope the storms are not too bad, I would love the snow!

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  2. Wow Sandi, you did get a lot of snow! Send some my way! :) Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to give it a try.
    Happy Thursday!
    Gina

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  3. Yum! Wow, does that ever look and sound delicious Sandi! You have received a lot of snow. Enough already, right? We ended up with 12" from two storms and now it has turned bitterly cold. Things are looking up as we are expecting warmer days beginning tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'll definitely be trying it!

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  4. That does look good and thanks for posting the recipe. Have a great day!

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  5. I'll be sending your recipe to a friend whose father likes raisin pie - I'm sure he'd love your raisin puff.

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  6. My husband would love this! I am always taken aback abit when you speak of the Island, for that is the same way we speak of our Island on the other side of the country. But we have had no snow. Too bad it couldn't be evenly divided between the Islands!

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  7. Oh, I love anything baked with raisins. pinning and trying this. Thank you!

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  8. I'd want to make this for the name alone, but my dad loves raisin pie and I know he'd love this. Sunday lunch dessert is planned!
    We watch the weather reports every evening and know about the harsh winter that has arrived at your end of the country. I wish I could send you some of the warm-ish Island breezes we've been having on our Island.

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  9. Dearest Sandi, this raisin puff looks amazing! I am definitely putting this recipe on my "Must Try" list :) Thank you, sweet lady, for sharing. Happy weekend to you! Hugs!

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  10. This looks delicious, and it would be very festive for a Valentine's Day tea. Please come share your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/05/home-matters-linky-party-23/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  11. this looks amazing. My youngest has been experimenting in the kitchen, baking, and cooking. And love the little bird in the feeder. Wishing you a great weekend Sandi...hope it doesn't snow too much over the weekend. I think you guys got hit pretty bad. Stay warm and cozy. :)

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  12. Oh, I like raisins a lot. Your Raisin Puff sounds and looks wonderful Sandi. In Arizona we have been enjoying days in the 80's.

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  13. I love that chickadee pic and I have been waiting for this recipe. lol! Thanks for sharing it with SYC. Pinned.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Can't wait to try this! It looks perfect for today, our first chilly day. Our winter is strange this year - way too hot. I love a little snow.

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