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Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
Per the requests I got after my last cinnamon roll post, here is the recipe for my tried-and-true vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting. The vanilla pudding is simply added to the dough to make it extremely soft and pliable – and oh, does it ever. (No surprise, this recipe comes direct from my Aunt Marilyn whose recipes have made a great showing on this blog already.) I made these last week and it confirmed my feelings: I am in love with these cinnamon rolls. The dough is so extremely tender and soft, it will blow your mind, and the cream cheese goodness of the frosting is beyond delicious. Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting Note: to use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast, decrease the yeast amount to 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast. Ingredients Rolls: ½ cup warm water 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar 3 ½ ounce package instant vanilla pudding ½ cup butter, melted 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 6+ cups flour Filling: Frosting: Notes

2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time.We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess.And you know what? This impressive cookie not only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, it tastes really delicious. Just like a good chocolate chip cookie.The preparation is beyond easy… just have a look… First you need this stuff. 1. 2. 3. 4. Save a few for the top, if you wish to.5. Ta-dah! 6. S'more Cookie Bars | The Crepes of Wrath These were a huge hit! Keith, Andrew, and Kramer all ate at least two of these the other night. I brought some into work, too, and they quickly disappeared. They seriously tasted just like a s’more, and they should, considering that all of the same ingredients are used, just kicked up a notch! What you’ll need. Pulse about 8 graham crackers in a blender or food processor to get your graham cracker crumbs. Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and graham cracker crumbs. Cream together the butter and sugars, until light and fluffy (at least 3-5 minutes), then beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Press half of the dough down into the greased and/or lined 8×8 pan (I doubled it and did a 9×13). Lay the chocolate bars over the dough. Then spread the Fluff over the chocolate. Press the remaining into sheet with your palms and lay the sheets over the marshmallow (as shown). Enjoy! S’more Cookie Bars Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 25-30 bars

Chocolate French Toast with Panera Bread I'm back (already?!) with another post for Panera Bread! I know, two posts in one day - try not to faint. It's a rare occurrence, but my schedule has been a little crazy lately and it just worked out as such. Whenever I'm out and about I like to stop by Panera Bread for a couple of artisan loaves; usually the Asiago Cheese and Three Seed Sour Dough. One variety that I had not tried before was Country White French Miche (a Panera employee kindly corrected me). What could be better than Chocolate French Toast? Before I close, I'd like to take a moment to point you in the direction of some great resources. Me? Find more about Panera Bread on Facebook and Twitter. Chocolate French Toast Serves 4-6 [click to print] 10 slices Panera Bread Country Miche 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup hot water 5 large eggs 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup milk 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chopped, or semisweet chocolate chips Prepared butter flavored pancake syrup

Orange Sweet Rolls Herein lies my recent, much-loved version of the almighty orange sweet roll, using this divine sweet roll base and a deliciously orange, sweet and buttery filling, taken from a I posted in the past. I’ve included my how-to-twist-the-rolls below the recipe. You can definitely make them in the classic cinnamon roll spiral shape, but I swear, they taste better twisted. Or maybe that’s just me that’s twisted. Who knows. One Year Ago: Steak Hoagies with Mushrooms, Onions and PeppersTwo Years Ago: Meatballs with Cream Sauce Note: as with all yeast doughs, I never use the flour amount called for in the recipe as a hard fast rule (unless a weight measure is given and then I pull out my kitchen scale). Ingredients Dough: ¾ cup buttermilk, warm (I pour the buttermilk in a glass liquid measuring cup and microwave for 1 minute on 50% power)6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled 3 large eggs 4 ¼ cups (21 ¼ ounces) flour ¼ cup (1 ¾ ounces) sugar 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast 1 ¼ teaspoons salt Directions

60 Second Chocolate Chip Cookie A la Mode I had so much fun developing this recipe. Talk about kinda dangerous though. This baby is baked in 60 seconds, no lie!! The cookie dough recipe is prepared right in your ramekin, so we are also talking about minimal dishes. Win win, right? You know those fabulous pizzookie’s you order at certain restaurants? In any case, Enjoy my friends!! Start by creaming your butter and sugars right in your ramekin. Just like so, light and fluffy. You’ll add a couple tablespoons of beaten egg next. A splash of vanilla please. Give another good stir of the spoon until combined. Once combined, add your dry ingredients right to the ramekin. Flour, salt and baking soda all set! Give a few stirs then…. Time for some fabulous chips! Oh yah! Top with a lovely scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with my homemade magic shell! Mmmmm. To share or not to share? 60 Second Chocolate Chip Cookie A la Mode Ingredients Directions Place butter and sugars into a 2-cup ramekin, beat with spoon until well combined.

The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies Now, I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear by. I love it, I think it is incredible, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that’s why they call him Mr. Chocolate! These are a chocolate chip cookie of another color, that’s for sure. Either way, I made these and everyone that tried them went nuts. Edit: For more Jacques Torres deliciousness, check out my Jacques Torres Chocolate Mudslide Cookies! Your ingredients. Whisk together the cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat together the butter and sugars, until light and fluffy, at least 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Add in the flour mixture, very gradually, until just moistened. Fold in your chocolate. Author: The Crepes of Wrath Prep time: Cook time:

Make-Ahead Muffin Melts This is another recipe from my mother’s recipe collection. It’s a make-ahead concoction meant to be spread on English muffins and broiled. And it’s just…it’s just… It’s divine. And here’s what you need. Sorry about the excessive bokeh. Start by peeling all the eggs… Then give ‘em a rough chop. Throw the bacon on a cutting board, trying not to eat it all in the process… Then chop it up into bits…trying not to eat it all in the process. Throw the eggs in a bowl… Then throw in the shredded cheddar. I’ve been grating cheese in my food processor lately and I have to say, I’ve never been happier in my life. Then comes the bacon and a cup of mayo. Now hear this! A good, heaping tablespoon of Dijon. Do not skip this ingredient or your life will spiral downward into a series of unfortunate events. I’m not even kidding. Next comes some garlic powder. You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. Finally, two or three good dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Again, don’t skip. You can make this the night before. *Burp*

Stirring the Pot - Lemon Fudge Wild tang and white chocolate melt-aways. The Sun King. Lemon Fudge – From the About.com recipeIngredients2 ¼ cups granulated sugar¾ cup evaporated milk (not condensed, sweetened milk)9 ounces white chocolate, cut into small pieces1 stick of cold butter (4 ounces), cut into small pieces1 ½ tablespoons lemon extractZest of one lemon, finely mincedA few drops yellow food coloring (I used an all-natural, turmeric-based tincture)MethodHave ready an 8-inch square non-stick cake pan. Coat pan with vegetable spray if not using a non-stick pan.In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the sugar with the evaporated milk, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until it reaches a boil. Perfect with a cup of very strong, unsweetened tea. This post is being submitted to Fudge Swap, hosted by Joelen of Joelen's Culinary Adventures.In addition, by gracious allowance for tardiness, I am submitting to Helen of Tartelette, hostingSugar High Friday #43 - Citrus! Been There, Done That ~

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies If you know me, you know that I absolutely, positively love cheesecake. Cheesecake anything. Cheesecake everything. Truth be told, I was pretty darn tempted to totally ditch the actual cookies and just eat the cookie dough straight up out of the bowl. If you love cheesecake and/or Oreos, you will totally adore these cookies! One year ago: Irish Soda Bread SconesThree years ago: Golden Brioche Loaf Yield: About 1 dozen cookiesPrep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 12 to 15 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Ingredients:½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup mini chocolate chips 1 cup Oreo cookie crumbsDirections:1.

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