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Cupcake Christmas Tree | teaspoon My brother threw a holiday potluck for a bunch of friends and on the invite he presumptuously assigned me to dessert, pending I could attend of course. He assumed correctly on what I would be bringing, but now that I have claimed myself a “baker” on this lil blog of mine, I have a lot to live up to ! I’ve done my fair share of cookie baking this holiday season, so I wanted to try something a little different.
I made tiny gingerbread houses that are meant to be perched on the edge of a mug of hot chocolate. I had been thinking about those sugar cubes that hook on the rim of a teacup earlier this month, and I was also thinking about 3-D cookies and how they fit together and figured it would be pretty neat to make cookies that hang on the edge of a mug. I thought I was being so brilliant but it only took a few seconds to discover that a flat cookie on the edge of a mug has already been done . So I started wondering what else I could do.
Inside Out Chocolate Caramel Apples make great teacher's gifts. You've eaten apples, right? You've probably even eaten an apple covered in rich and creamy caramel. If you are lucky, you've enjoyed a chocolate covered caramel apple. But, I am positive you've never had an inside out chocolate caramel apple, but you really should try one! The idea for this recipe came to me in stages. Last week as I was making the little modeling chocolate apple that I used to decorate one of my chocolate chalkboards, I made a full size apple thinking it would also make a great teacher's gift.
Ingredients 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1/4 cup brandy 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder, finely chopped nuts, and/or toasted coconut, for coating truffles 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine Directions Place the 10 ounces of chocolate and butter in a medium size glass mixing bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds.
Red Velvet Whoopie pies
Tuesday is my thirty-something birthday and I wanted to make something fun for myself. A little happiness in a jar for my happy day please! These are great because I know that in no way during the week could I make a cake for myself.
Delicious and QUICK Holiday Treat….Yum! I was browsing around online, looking for Christmas treat ideas . And ack, I found so many delicious ones. Such a dangerous thing to google…… beware .
Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe : Ina Garten Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. To make the crust, combine the graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter until moistened. Pour into a 9-inch springform pan. With your hands, press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan and about 1-inch up the sides. Bake for 8 minutes.
Make-a-Cake Series: Cranberry Cake with Warm Vanilla Butter Sauce Thanksgiving is coming. Do you feel it? I have the perfect holiday dessert for your guests.