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Friday, February 8, 2008

 

addendum :: tips for making the best granola

as a follow-up to a recent post on granola, i give you some good tips on making GREAT granola. it took me a while to get it "down" and i think i've these tips will help you if you are experimenting in the kitchen.

* spread the granola as evenly as possible on your baking sheet
* always add vanilla--it's just the right thing to do for maximum tastiness
* always add dried fruit AFTER baking (seems obvious, but just in case)
* take it out of the oven before it's too brown and crispy--take it out when it is still soft and it will crisp up as it cools
* store it in air-tight container and you're granola will last about a month

if you come up with any great combinations, do let me know.

happy baking!

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2 Comments:

Blogger slush said...

Good tips. I have never made it from scratch, so the granola for dummies tutorial is necessary.

February 8, 2008 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger steph- whisk/spoon said...

you are right--vanilla is great in granola! and once i did add dried cherries before putting it in the oven. bad mistake...they got kinda caramelized and burned...had to pick them all out!

June 29, 2008 at 10:06 PM  

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