Just yum! Go make a couple of these! Made a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. Baked most of them as these: Then I did this: Baked these two guys for 15 minutes, next time I'll only do about 12 minutes. Plenty of chocolaty deliciousness hidden inside. But that's just not quite enough, so I did this: And that, my friends, is what I call Molten Lava Chocolate Chip Cookie heaven! Any cookie dough will work, but here's the recipe I used: The Ultimate Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies INGREDIENTS 1 cup unsalted butter at room temp 1 cup tightly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 tsps. pure vanilla extract 3 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 16 oz. flavorful bitter or semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used a 1 oz square of bitter sweet chocolate, a 4 oz bar of bitter sweet chocolate and about 10 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips) INSTRUCTIONS 1.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. I’m sorry.
I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs. I am too… and I already ate half of this warm bread. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning.
I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. This dough can be made and left to rise , then refrigerated overnight for use in the morning. This is the dough just before it’s left to rise. After the dough has rested and risen for an hour, I knead it in a few tablespoons of flour. This is the part in the bread process where you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge to rest overnight. Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes Recipe.
As I mentioned on Friday, I have been doing some experimentation with the beer and chocolate combination.
The Guinness-chocolate ice cream that I made totally kicked butt, so I couldn’t wait to see how I liked beer and chocolate in my cake. The answer? I like it, a whole heck of a lot. This was my first time doing Guinness-chocolate cakes, and I was totally optimistic that I would love it, and I was definitely right. These cupcakes are fashioned after the popular drink that consists of a shot of Baileys Irish Cream and Irish whiskey dropped into a pint of Guinness. These cupcakes consist of a Guinness-chocolate cake base, which has a wonderful depth of flavor and is also supremely moist. While you can’t really taste the beer in the cupcakes (it serves as more of a flavor enhancer for the chocolate), you can definitely taste the alcohol in the filling and the frosting.
I think I need to start converting more drinks into baked goods, this was too much fun (and way delicious!). How to Make Marshmallow Fondant. This time I decided to make it with those mini fruit flavored marshmallows.
I had to sort them by colour first. I figured they would add a little bit of flavor to the fondant so I wouldn't have to add much flavoring oil. I use gel colours to dye my fondant but regular food colouring will work too. You won't be able to get really dark colours without making your fondant sticky, but for lighter colours you can just even it out with more icing sugar. I also had lemon oil and coconut flavoring on hand.. oh la la the value brand (which still works fine). Step One: Take a couple of handfuls of marshmallows and put them in a microwave safe bowl. I like to make smaller batches because its easier to add the colour to the melted marshmallow than it is to work the colour into the fondant later.
Step Two: Stick the marshmallows in the microwave for ten seconds at a time until the are puffed up and easily stir into a goo with a wooden spoon. Step Three: Step Four: Fondant with the icing sugar kneaded in.