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Chocolate Mousse. This is a serious dessert mousse, friends.

Chocolate Mousse

A chocolate experience so rich, velvety and decadent, a few tablespoons is really all that any one person needs. I usually chuckle when I watch Mrs. Pastry eat chocolate bars, because she nibbles them like a mouse, savoring every tiny morsel. However even I — a man known to wolf chocolate bars down by the handful — eat this only incrementally, off the tip of a spoon. With a little pâte à bombe on hand, chocolate mousse is a ridiculously easy thing to make. 4 ounces pâte à bombe 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate 8 ounces (1 cup) heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks Begin by whipping the cream just about to the soft peak stage (or less), you want it a little loose and runny. Stir it until it’s uniform… The mixture will firm up here and look a little rough.

No matter, I just add in about a third of the whipped cream… …and whisk it in until it’s all smooth: I then do the same with the remaining cream… …and that’s pretty much it! How To Make Cake Flour. How To Make Cake Flour Cake flour.

How To Make Cake Flour

Let’s face facts: I never have cake flour on hand when I need it. Luckily, there’s a super easy way to turn good old all-purpose flour into cake flour, lightening your cake crumb, making it super soft and delicious. Maybe you already know this trick. It’s a good one. Here’s a step by step. How to Turn All-Purpose Flour into Cake Flour Print this Recipe! Step One: Measure out the all-purpose flour that you’ll need for your recipe. Step Two: For every cup of flour you use, take out two tablespoons of flour and return it to the flour bin. Step Three: Replace the two tablespoons of flour that your removed with two tablespoons of cornstarch. Step Four: Sift the flour and cornstarch together. Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole. I LOVE Fall cooking and baking, so much delicious comfort food right?!

Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Wait until you try this fabulous Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole. It is comfort food at it’s best and the kids LOVED it. Despite my 2 stinkers being nervous about the “black looking” rice, they took one bite and gobbled it down in no time. With the kids back to school, it’s nice to have some hearty weeknight dinners….this one is delish! I will say, go find yourself some wild rice like the one I found at Trader Joes. Here’s your line up Dice your veggi’s Get them ready to saute…

Birthday Boy Peanut Butter Hidden Chocolate Cupcakes. I can hardly believe my baby turned 4 this week!

Birthday Boy Peanut Butter Hidden Chocolate Cupcakes

He is such a little sweetheart. For his birthday I took him and his brother to Disneyland, they had so much fun despite the crazy crowds. Since we have annual passes, Brady was given a $60.00 gift card courtesy of Disney to buy anything he wanted. He had so much fun picking out all of his birthday gifts! Older brother is already counting down the days that he gets to do the same. Birthday night I made these killer cupcakes with a surprise center that will not disappoint! Birthday Boy Peanut Butter Hidden Chocolate Cupcakes 1 devils food cake mix 4 eggs 1/2 Cup water 1/2 Cup canola oil 8 oz sour cream 1 small package chocolate pudding mix (4 serving size) 2 Cups creamy peanut butter 1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar 8 oz softened cream cheese 1 stick softened butter 3 Cups powdered sugar white non perils for top 1. 2. 24 cupcakes _________________________Birthday Pictures Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Other recipes you may enjoy... Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine. July is National Ice Cream month, and I’m so excited to show you how making your own homemade ice cream is easier than you may think! No ice cream maker? No problem. Picky Palate.