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Strawberry Whoopie Pies with a luscious strawberry meringue filling sandwiched in between. These incredible whoopie pies come from Matt Lewis and Renato Lewis, the authors of two of my favorite cookbooks Baked Explorations and Baked: New Frontiers in Baking . They are also the owners of one of my favorite Bakery’s in New York City, Baked .
~ Katy ~ Ah, the Million Dollar Brownies. As a kid, I couldn’t get enough sugar, and sugar in chocolate form was (and still usually is) my sugar-high of choice. This recipe was in one of Mom’s favorite cookbooks, so I gave it a go and never stopped making them. In fact, the frosting was so delicious that I would secretly make batches of it and hide in the bathroom (the only rooms with locks on them) to eat it by myself–a major feat with 8 people in the house.
Salty and sweet. Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Dangerous and delicious (you know what I mean). One little bite, so much to experience. Why did I wait so long to give these a try??
Banana Split Bites ~ A classic ice cream dessert gets mini for some bite size fun. And yes, there is actually a tiny scoop of ice cream tucked inside and underneath the whip cream of those little darlings. Banana Split Mini Bites
Today’s post comes from Tracy at Sugarcrafter . Tracy lives in upstate NY with her husband, kitty, and brand new puppy. Her blog, Sugarcrafter, is a baking and cooking blog that features from-scratch recipes using wholesome ingredients with step-by-step directions to give you the confidence you need to conquer any recipe. She also enjoys canning, hiking, camping, and quilting. You can follow Tracy on Twitter @sugarcrafter and become a fan on Facebook . Recipe, text and photos from Tracy.
*** Dough *** 2 packages active dry yeast 1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees F) 2/3 cup sugar , PLUS "PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warmed milk 2/3 cup butter 2 teaspoons salt 2 eggs , slightly beaten 7 cups flour , or more if needed *** Filling *** 1 cup melted butter , divided 1 3/4 cup sugar , divided 3 tablespoons cinnamon 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts , optional 1 1/2 cup raisins , optional *** Creamy Glaze *** 2/3 cup melted butter 4 cups powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 6 tablespoons hot water , more as needed Dough: In a small bowl mix together warm water, yeast and sugar and set aside. In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining 2/3 Cup sugar, melted butter, salt and eggs; stir well and add yeast mixture.
Goldfish crackers seem to be present wherever toddlers are found. The little goldfish crackers seem to be the perfect mate for little fingers. Myles is not quite toddling yet, but just as I've done advance reading to know what to expect, I also thought some advanced baking might be in order to learn the secret behind the goldfish goldmine. Are goldfish crackers something that I could easily make myself using a cheddar of my choosing? YES! The hardest part of making goldfish crackers, as it turns out, is the time it takes to cut them out.
Well, yesterday I had a horrible time thinking of new and innovative recipes. After deliberating for the whole morning and most of the afternoon, I finally decided on a caramel sauce I had been wanting to try. I thought how nice and simple that would be—apple slices and caramel.
Are you all ready for some junk food yet? I know everyone is still doing well on their New Year’s diets, so don’t worry, I’ll break you in slowly. I used evaporated cane juice to make these, so they’re . . . you know, healthy. When I first tried making homemade marshmallows, I felt so cool. It was as though I had created some sort of scientific miracle in my own kitchen. Even though I had only a small hand mixer at the time, they worked beautifully.
Only 5 days before Christmas! Woohoo, is everyone ready? What a great time of year.
I was having a weak spot last week and needed something really yummy. I started looking through a cook book that one of my students gave me called Magic of Christmas by Gooseberry Patch. You know the ones that have a bunch of random wonderful recipes from ladies all over the states. Anyway this recipe came from a woman named Patti from PA. I have tweaked the recipe in just one way, but I LOVE how it turned out.
It remains to be seen if whoopie pies will take the crown from cupcakes as queen of the portable sugary snacking device, but these guys might give them a run for their money. The cakes are dense and moist, and the filing, ohhh the filling! Food trends are slightly different than clothing trends, in that most of them last longer than that Day-Glo outfit you couldn’t live without in the 80s, and most have legit reasons for finding their way into our cultural gastronomical stream of consciousness. Bacon, food trucks, farm fresh, Sriracha, these things have staying power, because they are fantastic!
Some girls like chocolate. Me? I need salt. From chips to crackers to nuts to popcorn, I’m a snacker, through and through.