strawberry, blueberry, cobbler, recipe — Eating Out Loud Berry season is upon us and I couldn’t be more happy. Whether you’re looking for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or boysenberries, the fruits are becoming readily available and at affordable prices. This berry cobbler is versatile and a great use of any type of berry or soft and juicy fruit. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been wrangling with our excess of strawberries. I made strawberry cornmeal muffins, jam and froze a bunch for later use, but I still had quite a few in the fridge. Myrnie from I Wonder Woman suggested Magic Cobbler, which I hadn’t heard of before. The recipe is simple and perfect for those afraid of baking. I’ve played around with the recipe a little bit, adding some cinnamon and nuts, both of which are optional. Strawberry-Blueberry Magic Cobbler inspired by Grandma Mary’s Magic Cobbler and Southern Peach Cobbler Preheat oven to 375F (190C). In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, milk, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Cinnamon Roll Waffles Cinnamon Roll Waffles I’ve had a tough time forgetting about those Cinnamon Roll Pancakes that I posted a few weeks ago. So much so that I started wondering what else I could do to replicate the Cinnamon Roll. “Why not waffles, too?” I thought. I went with a buttermilk waffle… plain, with no cinnamon filling added. I drizzled the cinnamon-sugar filling on top. I figured… why not? My ideal cinnamon roll always has cream cheese icing, so a cream cheese icing drizzle was in order too. Lots of cream cheese icing, please. I could hardly wait to take a bite… to see if this whole Cinnamon Roll Waffle thing worked out. That’s about all I could eat. Print Recipe Save Recipe Cinnamon Roll Waffles Yield: About 12 (4-inch) wafflesPrep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 20 min Completely decadent breakfast treat- like a deconstructed cinnamon roll, turned into a waffle.
|Feistycook| SELF-FROSTING NUTELLA CUPCAKES When I bought the jar of Nutella last weekend I made a vow (yes I did) that part of the Nutella will be made into cupcakes. I’ve always planned to do that whenever I buy one but it never gets that far. Darn those nutella sandwiches and occasional spoon licking. Well, I finally made self-frosting nutella cupcakes and golly they were so beautiful and delicious. This self-frosting nutella cupcakes recipe was adapted from Connie of Pinoycook which she got from Baking Bites. 10 tbsp butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 3 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 1/3 cup Nutella Preheat the oven to 325°. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar together Do this until light and creamy. Add one egg at a time. Beat the mixture after each egg. Add vanilla, then the flour, baking powder and salt. The mixture would be sort of lumpy like it would be hard to pour. Use an ice cream scooper to fill up the cups with the batter. Serve cool or a slightly warm. .
~Apple Pie Fries! When it comes to desserts, it just doesn’t get much better in life than a nice slice of good old, all-American Apple Pie! Unless of course you can grab that Apple Pie and take it wherever you’d like to go. ~Perfectly flaky, pretty little, sweet sticks of portable Apple Pie! And this Pie is in ‘French Fry’ form…another all American favorite snack delight! Sweet Apple Pie Filling is the glue that lovingly holds the two flaky layers of Pie Crust together, all baked into tons of perfectly puffed, ”Fries” of happiness! Kids and kid’s at heart will just love this fun and easy way to enjoy Apple Pie! What you’ll need for 25-30 Apple Pie Fries: 1 Package of Pillsbury Refrigerated pie Crust (2 ct.) Approx. 1.5 cups of Apple Pie Filling 1 Egg Sparkle Sugar for sprinkling..a.k.a. Caramel Sauce and/or Ice Cream for dipping A food processor..optional! A decorative edge roll-cutter..optional! Directions: Chop up the Apple Pie Filling as best as you can. Make an egg wash by mixing the egg with a splash of water.
Roy G. Biv Smoothies I’ve had a few requests over the last few weeks for some smoothie recipes because I let it slip that Betsy and I generally just have a big smoothie for breakfast everyday. Turns out our daily smoothie recipe is a mix between yellow, red, and indigo, but that’ll make more sense to you later. Smoothies can be so varied I really struggled for awhile on how to present a wide spectrum of recipes in one post. That was, of course, until I saw a guy riding a bike last weekend with a rainbow sticker on his backpack. When I saw the rainbow I thought, now those would be some awesome smoothies! Anytime I think of a rainbow, I can’t help but think of the mnemonic device for remembering the order of the colors: ROY G. After some tinkering, I present to you, the ROY G. Pretty. Each of the recipes I used are below, but before that, there are a few quick notes on smoothies that I think are important. First, smoothies are all about balance. So let’s take a trip through Roy G. The Red Smoothie. Delicious.
Brownie Peanut Butter Cups For a while now, I’ve been wanting to use muffin pans to make brownies. I found several recipes, but none I could really get excited about. Then, I found this one that features one of my favorite combinations: chocolate and peanut butter. The brownies are prepared in traditional brownie fashion, but scooped into muffin tins like cupcake batter. I really love the dollop of peanut butter in the center. We found these to be best served warm. Brownie Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon water 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup peanut butter chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter Instructions Preheat oven to 350°. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, butter, and water. Notes
Spring Battenburg Cake This was my first time making Battenburg cake, and it certainly will not be my last. I'm smitten! I love the bright almond flavor the cake imparts, and I can't help but smile at the colorful two-by-two checked pattern. Traditionally the cuboid cakes are pink and yellow, but I've always thought pink and green conveyed the feeling of spring more perfectly. I had a difficult time finding good step-by-step instructions for this recipe, so I am including my own in this post. I didn't have the two 7" square pans called for in the original recipe, so I had to work around that. I ended up using a 10 x7 stoneware dish with the parchment divider and it worked great. As a final touch, I dressed the cake in white fondant and added pearl dragees. Spring Battenburg Cake [click to print] Serves 6-8 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the pan: Fold a piece of parchment paper in half, then, while folded, trim the edges to fit the length of the pan. Store in an airtight container or wrap in cling film.
Easy As 1, 2, 3 | Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce » toasty biscuit The other day my friend sent me a text and asked, “I want to try making doughnuts and want to make churros but they look difficult. Are they tricky to get right?!” I replied, “Nope! In fact, churros are the easiest doughnuts of all to make. There are only basic three steps!” She was so surprised that it only took me about twenty minutes to prepare a fresh batch of these delicious crispy doughnuts. For the doughnuts, I have a recipe that I’ve been using for years, and it never fails me. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce 2 cups plain flour 1 tablespoon baking powder pinch of salt 500ml of boiling water 2 tablespoons of olive oil vegetable oil, to fry cinnamon sugar, to dust (just combine caster sugar with ground cinnamon) Chocolate Dipping Sauce 150g milk chocolate, chopped 100g dark chocolate, chopped 300ml of cream For the sauce: 1. For the doughnuts, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3: 1. 2. 3. Serve warm with the sauce. [Print recipe]
Mini Peanut Butter-Finger Cheesecakes Well, I survived yesterday. It turns out my throat massage ended up being a scalp massage. At 5:51 AM my little guy came to my bed and said, “Good morning Mommy, Happy Mother’s Day (yes, he was shrieking it)! Anyways, here is a little treat I made for myself for Mother’s Day. If you don’t have a mini cheesecake pan, I highly suggest getting one. Anyway, I know you’ll love it. Let’s make it… Here’s what you will need: Vanilla wafers, granulated sugar, butter, salt, cream cheese, peanut butter, an egg, heavy cream, Butterfinger and chocolate chips. Combine 1 cup ground vanilla wafers, 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, 2 Tablespoons melted butter and 1/8 teaspoon table salt. Beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter until smooth. Evenly pour batter over baked crust. After cooling, your cheesecakes will depress a bit, creating a perfect well for the chocolate sauce. Melt one cup chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second intervals. It wouldn’t be hard to eat all four.
Cinnamon Streusel Baked Donuts So here’s the thing. Wes is apparently not ever in the mood to sleep these days. Not at night, not during naptimes, nothing. I love my little dude so stinking much, but how do you tell a 4-month-old that mama needs sleep to be able to play all day long, make up silly songs, snuggle and read? Yes, tried to reason with a baby. So on the eve of our first flight together I’ve decided to share my favorite donut recipe to date – because if there’s anything that I like to eat when I’m having to prop my eyelids open with toothpicks it’s soft warm donuts with mounds of buttery-cinnamony-salty goodness baked on top. For the donuts: 1 cup flour1 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1/3 cup sugar2 eggs1/4 cup vegetable oil2 Tbsp plain yogurt1/2 tsp vanilla extract For the streusel: 1/4 cup brown sugar2 Tbsp oatmeal1 Tbsp butter1/2 tsp cinnamon1/8 tsp salt Preheat your oven to 375. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to talk to Wes about the chances of him sleeping and eating well on the plane tomorrow.
Better-Than-Crack-Brownies I’m sorry for doing this to you. I really am. But see, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz. Liz, I love you. I was tortured by this recipe for a full 8 days before I could make it. So it was the first thing I made when I returned home. These are an absolute sin. I really don’t have any words, other than you must try them. They may also change your waistline too. But that’s okay. It’s all in the name of chocolate. Better-Than-Crack Brownies 1 batch brownies (boxed mix or oooey gooey brownies) 1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt) 1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal Mix brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Mr.
Pumpkin Pie Bites I’ve been in a mini-mood lately when it comes to baking and these bite-sized pies met my big craving. They are really, really easy. Let me show ya. Of course, it didn’t hurt that I used ready to roll refrigerated pie crust. It comes two to a box and if you roll each round pie crust a little bit thinner with a rolling pin, you can get 24 mini pumpkin-shaped pie crusts out of them. Make sure you use all the dough scraps and re-roll to maximize quantities. Then, stuff each one in a mini muffin baking pan. Press the dough down, in and around the edge of each muffin cup. Fill each pie crust with pumpkin filling all the way to the top. When they come out of the oven, they’ll be puffed up like this. But no, after they cool for a few, they’ll fall and be flush with the pie crust. See… easy mini pumpkin pie bites. You can even drizzle them with melted chocolate to jazz them up a bit. But wait… you say you don’t want to wait until Thanksgiving. I don’t blame you. Cute! And I’ll say it again… easy! Enjoy!
Lemon-Lime Bars From now on whenever I think of lemon bars I’ll be reminded of the time that I first met a group of cousins I never knew I had. We all convened at my parents’ house (it turns out they don’t live that far away) for dinner the day after Christmas, just ten days ago. Their great-great-great-grandfather was my great-great-grandfather. One of my “new” cousins, about my same age, brought over lemon bars that day. This little reunion prompted me to share a recipe for Creamy Lemon-Lime Bars today. Creamy Lemon-Lime Bars Adapted slightly from the Luscious Lemon Squares recipe on the side of the Safeway Sweetened Condensed Milk can. Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 45 minutes | Total time: 60 minutes (plus cooling time) Yield: 16 squares 6 tablespoons unsalted butter1 cup all-purpose flour1 tablespoon granulated sugarDash salt1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk2 large eggsPowdered sugar for sprinkling on top (I omitted this)
10 Totally Adorable Thanksgiving Cupcakes, Cookies and Baking Ideas Looking for some adorable baking ideas for Thanksgiving? Here are a ten absolute gems that I found. They like lots of fun to make with kids or, heck, have fun making them all by yourself! 1. Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes In my mind these are winners of most ingenious use of nutter butters cookies. 2. Not to be outdone by this clever use nutter butters cookies, we have turkey pops! 3. OK, let's just come right out and say it... 4. I love how devilishly simple and yet very cute these candy-corn-encrusted cupcakes are. 5. And if the idea of packing away en entire cupcake after your Thanksgiving meal is just too daunting, these sugar cookies are just as sweet. 6. Single serving pies in a jar. 7. Just to throw your Thanksgiving guests for a loop, confuse them with some cupcakes that look like miniature cherry pies. 8. How can you go wrong with a dessert made from oreos and peanut butter cups? 9. This cute cupcake requires you to use fondant icing but it looks well worth it. 10.