Twix Caramel Brownies Twix Caramel Brownies Last week we hosted a barbeque for our good family friends. I couldn’t decide what dessert to make, so I made three:) I wanted to make sure there was something for everyone to enjoy, plus, you all know I love an excuse to bake:) I decided to make brownies, because brownies are always a hit at parties. Josh and I both love Twix candy bars. I stirred the Twix candy bar chunks into the rich, chocolaty brownie batter. I poured the batter into the pan and drizzled caramel ice cream topping evenly over the brownies. After I impatiently let the brownies cool, I cut them into squares and placed them on a platter for the barbeque. If you are looking for a simple and fun way to jazz up the traditional brownie, try this Twix Caramel Brownie recipe. If you like these Twix Caramel Brownies, you might also like:
Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes – Cook just once, and you get a delicious breakfast for the entire month! Thank you to everyone who has been asking over the years… The official Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook is finally available – and based on your feedback, every single recipe in the book comes with complete nutrition facts including calories, total fat, carbohydrates, protein, and Weight Watchers points plus! The breakfast cupcakes are: Quick to makePortable and non-messyEasy to eat at a desk… or pack in a lunchbox! Just throw a couple into your bag, perhaps along with a container of peanut butter and some fresh fruit, and you’re good to go with a balanced breakfast. Never skip breakfast again. Cook once, and you don’t have to worry about breakfast for a month! These customizable “breakfast” baked oatmeal cupcakes are great on-the-go fuel for those days when you have zero time in the morning to prepare a big meal. Print This Recipe 4.95/5 Ingredients Total Time: 25m Yield: 24-25 Instructions
Calzone! Uh-oh…this calzone shouldn’t be a calzone. Nope. It totally should be a picture of a pizza…topped with layers of ricotta, melted mozzarella, cubes of roasted butternut squash and broccoli rabe. That was the plan. This pizza was supposed to convince me that broccoli rabe isn’t this gross, bitter leaf situation…well that failed. I was gonna post it anyway, thinking some of you lunatics actually might like it…but I dunno…looking at the pictures of the pizza bummed me out, so I decided to turn the leftover ingredients (from the pizza) into something more awesome!! Meet this calzone… Have you ever noticed that Taco Bell works with, like, 10 ingredients. And then they just re-invent different burrito crunches, XXL chalupas, etc. with those same ingredients–it’s pretty genius. Their chefs kinda remind me of those people that you can hire to come over and look in your closet and pair your already existing clothes together, creating brand-new outfits. Calzones remind me of those taco bell inventions.
supernatural brownies « one cake two cake November 7, 2010 § It seems like every baker has that one perfect recipe for chocolate chip cookies, that they’re so confident in that they need never try another. I’m not generally capable of doing that, since I have a neurotic need to test a bazillion recipes – what if the next one is better? This recipe hits all my brownie requirements: dense and fudgy, but not because the batter is underbaked and gooey. So here are my favourite brownies: not compared against all other possible recipes, because once I found them, I made them exactly again and again. Supernatural Brownies – adapted from Chocolate: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, plus more for buttering pan 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I use around 65-70%) 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup dark brown sugar, such as muscovado 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup flour Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking pan and line with buttered parchment paper or foil. Like this:
Raspberry White Chocolate Scones As adventurous as I've tried to become in the kitchen, I've only very recently made scones for the first time. It was an extra-special occasion, a brunchy baby shower for my friend Shelby (she gave birth to her beautiful little guy last week...yay!). I'm not going to lie, these scones were a little high maintenance. I think I used every bowl and utensil in my kitchen, and every square foot of our house was dusted in flour by the time I was done. But offsetting the effort was the fact that these were the most delicious scones I've ever had. I hate to waste calories on rock-hard, dry excuses for scones, and these were the complete opposite. Raspberry White Chocolate SconesAdapted from Picky CookMakes 8 sconesPrintable Recipe 16 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks), frozen whole (you'll only wind up using 10 tbsp, but need all 16 for this to work. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. To Make Ahead:After placing the scones on the baking sheet, either refrigerate them overnight or freeze.
20 Make-You-Drool Bacon Recipes Bacon goes with EVERYTHING. See for yourself. source: HowTo-Simplify.com source: Pink-Apron.com source: HowSweetTreats.com source: MikeyLikesFood.blogspot.com source: Babble.com source: CherryTeaCakes.com source: Unsophisticook.com source: BrianBoitano.com source: Creative-Culinary.com source: MamaBBlog.com source: MomSpark.net source: TheVillageCook.com source: MomSpark.net source: TheKitchn.com source: DessertsForBreakfast.com source: Doughmesstic.net source: SusiKochenundBacken.blogspot.com source: 80breakfasts.blogspot.com source: SeriousEats.com source: CookingLight.com [ad#large-rectangle-adsense] Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies Brownies are sort of like cheesecake, aren’t they? There’s nothing better than the perfect dense, fudgy brownie, just like not much can beat a classic piece of creamy cheesecake. Yet with both of these desserts we’re always fiddling around with different versions, swirling things in and layering things on the top and the bottom (incidentally, peanut butter goes well with both!). It’s an endless merry go round of dessert experimentation, where there really can never be a bad result. When I first saw these over on RecipeGirl I stopped in my tracks. You know how milk and cookies go well together? Back to the merry-go-round to do more kitchen experiments! One year ago: Homemade Pop-TartsTwo years ago: Chunky Pecan Pie BarsThree years ago: Pasta Fagioli
~Apple Pie Cookies! You know when you bake an Apple Pie, or any fruit pie for that matter, and you get those oozy baked sugar, chewy-ish bits of leaked fruit that gets all caramelized to the crust? They’re kind of hard to explain..I think they need a name, I’m open to suggestions! Watch them being made right >>HERE! Anyway, that’s my absolute favorite part of a fruit pie! Now I can maintain a pretense of manners, since I have my very own caramelly, fruity, chewy & sticky Apple Pie Cookie all to myself! These Apple Pie-like Cookies are made of real Pie Crust layered with sticky Caramel, and a slathering of Apple Pie Filling, topped with a flaky and adorable Cinnamon & Nutmeg lattice crust..HELLO Fall! Each and every bite offers the very best part of an actual Apple Pie, with all of the convenience of a Cookie! Seriously the best cookie I’ve ever had! To. What you’ll need for 6-8 good sized Pie Cookies: 1 Box of frozen Pillsbury Pie Crust (2 sheets per box) 1 Egg..for egg-wash 2 tbsp. 1 tbsp. Directions:
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gouda Cheese Sauce This morning I was looking at my home page and I realized that there is a lot of orange sweet potato and pumpkin going on. Considering the time of year I think it is very fitting. Maybe I should go red and green when Christmas comes around? Got any green and red recipes that I can try out for Christmas? In keeping with the autumn orange theme I got the idea to try a sweet potato gnocchi covered in gouda cheese sauce. The idea was to do it in a stovetop mac and cheese kind of style. I have never made a potato gnocchi before. First and most important you need 1 pound of sweet potato. In the photos I as preparing a double recipe so that is why you see so many potatoes. Pierce the potatoes with a fork. Microwave the potato for 5-6 minutes on each side, until tender. Slice the potatoes in half and let cool. Scoop out the flesh of the potatoes and mash, you need 1 1/2 cups of mashed potato. Add Parmesan cheese, brown sugar, 1 teaspoons salt, and nutmeg; mash to blend. You have made a roux! Gnocchi
Homemade Hostess Cupcakes - What Megan's Making Cupcakes 1 1/4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 large eggs, lightly beaten Filling 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla exrtact 3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 cup marshmallow creme Ganache 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract Icing 1 stick unsalted butter 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons milk 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla Place oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350. Cupcakes Place sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Beat the eggs into the chocolate with a mixer, then stir in the dry ingredients. Store cupcakes in the refrigerator.
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.
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.
A brownie by any other name… Love brownies. Love their shiny, flaky top that shatters into micro-thin shards that shower onto your fingers as you eat. Love their dark, gooey center. Their “chocolate nirvana” flavor. Sometimes can’t deal with the bake, wait to cool, cutting into squares messiness and fuss of brownies. Every time I make these cookies (which, truth be told, is quite often), I think of a former colleague, Ana, who left King Arthur last year in order to be a full-time mom to her 2-year-old twins. The test kitchen bakers loved Ana. Ana still visits occasionally, 2-year-olds in tow. And when she does, she’ll invariably nose out any chocolate, and treat us to her classic reaction: “Perfect! These cookies are basically brownies: flat, round, 2 ½” brownies. First task: Combine the chocolate and butter. Melt in the microwave till softened… …then stir till smooth. Stir the chocolate into eggs and sugar, which you’ve beaten together. Refrigerate the batter for an hour; it’ll stiffen up nicely. Buy vs.