Chocolate Malted & Toasted-Marshmallow Layer Cake - Semisweetie, A geeky baking and recipe blog Recipe: Sweetapolita's Campfire Delight Total time: 4 hours Ease: Intermediate Unusual ingredients: malted milk powder, whipping cream, marshmallows, marshmallow fluff, unsweetened cocoa powder, coffee Marshmallows. Malt. I knew this was going to be a time investment. The cakes themselves were perfect. Toasting the marshmallows was easy in the oven, but when I added them to the mixture of fluff, butter and icing sugar, things got quite a bit messy! The chocolate malted frosting is absolutely delightful. Related Posts:
Baked Eggs in Bacon Baskets This is such a nice idea for breakfast/brunch for a crowd.It is so simple, makes 12 at a time and the baskets stays warm, unlike scrambled eggs which always seem to get cold when left on the plate. There are many variations of this recipe on the blogosphere. I've tried it 2 weekends in a row, and I find that this method worked best. I made them 2 ways, some scrambled with cheese, and others just baked with a soft center.We couldn't decide which way we liked them best. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with PAM spray. Lightly cook 12 strips of bacon (or how ever many baskets you are making).Do NOT cook the bacon till crisp, but just enough to get rid of some of the grease. Coil your bacon slices around the wells of the muffin tin. Crack an egg and pour into the well.Sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can also whisk your eggs together and add some cheese, like a quiche, and pour this mixture into the bacon baskets. Use a spoon to remove the baskets and serve!
sweet saturday: one minute peanut butter cake Picture this scene: it’s 8:30 in the evening. The sky is just starting to get dark outside your living room window. You ate a delicious, healthy and veggie-filled dinner a few hours ago and now you are ready to sit down to the most recent episode of So You Think You Can Dance and dive into a decadent plate of dessert. Oh wait, you have no dessert. No chocolate, no cookies, no ice cream, no cake, no pie, not even a Jordan almond. Well she’s to go to her microwave. You can make a delicious, fluffy, moist peanut butter cake in your microwave in about one minute (30 seconds mixing, 30 seconds zapping). The options are also pretty endless. One Minute Peanut Butter Cake Print This Recipe Serves One Like my peanut butter microwave cake? Ingredients: 1 egg, beaten1 tablespoon brown sugar1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 heaping tablespoon flour2 tablespoons peanut butter1 teaspoon milk1 tablespoon powdered sugar (give or take) Directions:
Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry Poaching fruit is one of my favorite things to do when cold weather arrives. It's so warming to stand over a boiling pot of fragrant spices and lose yourself in thought. When I made these, I couldn't help but daydream as I stirred; if I were a pear... I wouldn't want to spend my days on the shelf of a cold produce department. I'd want to be taken to a warm home and placed in a jacuzzi of honey and spices. That sounds a little silly, but that's what I'd want... if I were a pear. The idea for these came from the Pepperidge Farm website. On a personal note, our Christmas tree is already up courtesy of Mr. Since poaching is a relatively easy task, I'll skip to some helpful tips for wrapping the pears in puff pastry. The poaching liquid has a high concentration of sugar, so your pears will be sticky. When you reach the top, tuck in the end piece of pastry behind the last spiral. 4 small pears 1 sheet of ready made puff pastry dough, thawed 4 cups water 2 cups sugar 1 cup honey 1/2 lemon
best banana bread The reason I say “be transformed” is because this banana bread will transform you, or at least, it transformed me. It is literally the best I have ever tasted. Moist. Let me tell you the story. It was a little over a month ago, and I was dutifully following the hCG diet. I was in perfect control as they mixed up a banana bread, too. “Just have a little taste,” my thin friends said with imploring smiles as the scented steam from the freshly cut loaves nearly over powered me. Really? And that’s when I succumbed. I tried hanging on to that diet for a few more days, but then alas, other great food got the best of me. I am a food blogger. Julie’s Banana Bread (This recipe in in Julie’s words, cut and pasted from her email. 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter (i usually use salted, because that’s what I usually have in stock) Cream together. Add: 1 c. apple sauce (unsweetened) 2 cups mashed bananas (about 5 or 6 ripe bananas) 3 eggs, lightly beaten Mix just until incorporated. sift together and add:
Grilled Potatoes with Smoked Paprika Recipe, Plus Get Grillin' Side Dishes Scroll all the way to the bottom to enter your side dish recipes. Click on the button that says, “Add your link”. Be sure to read the rules halfway down. It’s okay to use a post that’s already on your blog – no need to re-invent the wheel. Thanks so much to all of you who shared your wonderful recipes during the appetizer round of our Get Grillin’ event. If you are looking for new summer appetizer recipes, be sure to check out the entries for some inspiring ideas. Next week’s theme will be entrees, so put on your thinking caps. The recipe: Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices. Lay the potatoes slices straight on the grill. If you do not serve immediately, cover potatoes with foil. Entering Get Grillin’: This week’s theme is side dishes. 1) Get busy grilling and post your recipe on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay. The giveaway: For a chance to win the Emile Henry giveaway, enter your recipe using the recipe link widget. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Strawberry Champagne Ruffle Cake for a Virtual Baby Shower – Cook Like a Champion Without a doubt, one of the most rewarding things about food blogging is all the amazing friends I’ve made along the way. Even though we’ve never met in person, I am so thankful to have made such wonderful friends, and I hope we’ll all have the chance to meet someday. I hate that we’re spread all over the country because I know we would all have a fabulous time together. There are some things that simply have to be celebrated with friends, no matter the distance between them. That’s why I decided to host a virtual baby shower for Annie . I am so grateful to have a friend like her, and I just couldn’t let her pregnancy go by without celebrating it in a special way. Ashely from Delish made mock champagne punch . Shawnda from Confections of a Foodie Bride made pink/blue corn blinis with crab and avocado crema . Nikki from Pennies on a Platter made baby hummus sandwiches . Elly from Elly Says Opa made stuffed mushrooms . This shower has quite the dessert lineup, too.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries | Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are the perfect dessert treat! Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven. Cheesecake stuffed strawberries….how have I not made these before?! I’m serious. They are amazing! Making up the filling was a breeze too. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Yield: 10 - 12 strawberries (depending on size) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound large strawberries 8 ounce block cream cheese – softened 3 – 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (depends on how sweet you want the filling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or use almond, lemon, etc. ) Graham cracker crumbs Source: Inspired by pictures seen on Pinterest Directions: Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a mixer or by hand. You could also drizzle or dip strawberries in chocolate if desired. Enjoy!!!
The Moistest Banana Bread You Will Ever Have Recipe | Life With Lisa I was originally going to post my lasagna recipe, but it is too much work. Instead, I chose my Moist Banana Bread recipe for the following reasons: it is easy and everyone has bananas that have started to turn. I make mine low fat and no one has ever been disappointed. I assure you – if you want to put smiles on your families face, this is the recipe for you! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sour cream (fat-free) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 2 medium bananas, mashed Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F (I turned my oven down to 325 degrees after 15 minutes) for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Did you like this post? inShare3 digg
baby smores | The Domestic Mama & The Village Cook Is it just me or s’mores everywhere these days? I know that they are a quintessential summer snack, but this year they seem to be in your face everywhere. What’s a girl to do when there are s’mores everywhere? Make them. Now, these really are easy, and- if you don’t have ganache, you could easily use a bit of chocolate instead. The crust was a basic graham cracker crust: Now, I took this pic on purpose of my hand… why? I need to do more film-work- just for the manicures. So, I baked up my baby crusts, topped em with some chocolate: and…. Now- when you go to toast em. See? baby s’mores Author: Michelle Keith @ The Village Cook Recipe type: dessert 1 c graham cracker crumbs, fine¼ c melted butter¼ c sugar½ tsp vanilla1 c chocolate filling* (either chocolate chips or cream)24 marshmallows Enjoy!
Hi Hat Cupcakes I did it. I finally made them. Hi Hat Cupcakes have consumed my cupcake thoughts since I first saw their tall chocolate dipped tops online after I started blogging. But, I have to tell you, I’ve been nervous to make them. But this weekend, I tried them. So I decided to use the only recipe I remembered seeing. > Update: I just realized this recipe is also from the book, Cupcakes! Chopped chocolate. But even better with the frosting. If I had paid attention to the directions beforehand I don’t know if I would have been as eager to get started. 12 minutes later and a candy thermometer in check to make sure the frosting formed stiff peaks at the right temperature. Actually, it never made it to just the right temp, but after 12 minutes… I was over holding the hand mixer. So I took a leap of faith it would work and piped it on the cupcakes… as tall as I could get it. The cupcakes went in the freezer while I prepared for the scary part. One bag of semi-sweet chocolate. Tasty. Okay, here goes…
Charlotte Russe | Never Enough Thyme - Recipes and food photographs featurning southern cooking. Do y’all remember me saying how sometimes I get a recipe in my head and I just can’t forget it until I make it? Even if it’s not the right time of year? Even if it’s a family tradition for Christmas and it’s the middle of August? Yeah. When I asked Mama to email me her recipe she also sent me some notes about the preparation. “You cannot be in a hurry when you make this. My grandmother used to make this every Christmas and Thanksgiving. So, summoning up all the gentleness I could muster, I set out to make Mama’s recipe for Charlotte Russe. You start out by stirring together milk and gelatin and letting it sit a few minutes to soften. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. In another large bowl, beat the whipping cream and then set that aside as well. In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks, gradually adding the sugar, until you have a fluffy, pale yellow mixture. Very gradually stir the whiskey into the egg yolk mixture. Line a bowl with ladyfingers. Enjoy! Ingredients