Skeleton Gingerbread Men Cookies Who says gingerbread men are just for Christmas? (Really, who does say that? I’m assuming someone does) It’s time to rip off the lederhosen and get ready for a Halloween edition. First we’ll need our little cookie people. I’m calling these gingerbread men because that seems appropriate, but they are not gingerbread at at all. This is what I started making when I whipped up the cookie dough I posted on Monday. You certainly could use our Gingerbread Cookie recipe, but I’m going for Chocolate. With one little twist. Cinnamon and Orange give these chocolate cookies a warm, spiciness that seems fitting for spooky little Halloweeny people. I’m also using royal icing. You want to start with your icing at a nice piping consistency. I switched to a larger tip for my bones (a #5) so I just started using that one for my faces as well. I know that after looking at these cookies you will all be shocked to know that I am not an expert in human anatomy. I know; I’m getting too attached. Royal Icing
Baklava My style of baklava is nut-heavy, as you can see. I like it that way, though it does produce a baklava that isn’t easy to eat according to formal Turkish baklava etiquette. If you’re a stickler for formality, cut down the nuts. The result will be pieces of baklava that are easier to spear with a fork and pop into your mouth. Start with the nuts. Pulse them in your food processor until they’re finely chopped by not ground down to a paste. Add your brown sugar and spices… …and stir. ..and trim them down to size using a ruler. Since filo will get brittle with only a few minutes’ exposure to the air, you’ll want to cover it with a kitchen towel… …spritzed lightly with water. Now for the fun part. Apply butter to the bottom of your pan. Drop in a filo layer and butter it liberally. Spread on half your nut mixture… …and pat it down gently. Now start layering on more buttered sheets of filo. …then the remaining half of your nuts… …then eight more buttered layers. Now then.
Gooey Chocolate Chip Sandwich Bars Gooey Chocolate Chip Sandwich Bars… Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Cookbook September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and today I’m sharing some Gooey Chocolate Chip Sandwich Bars. What do these goodies have to do with cancer? The Gooey Chocolate Chip Sandwich Bars come from the “Cookies For Kids Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook.” The Cookies for Kids’ Cancer cookbook provides directions on how to hold a bake sale, signage, and lots of recipes and photos. These are slab cookies. They’re a little chocolatey. So let’s talk about the makeup of these bars. I love the sort of natural, rustic crackle look on the tops of the bars. And there they are… my “neatly” cut Gooey Chocolate Chip Sandwich Bars. I’m giving away three copies of the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer cookbook, courtesy of Wiley Publishing and three OXO Good Grips Good Cookie Spatulas, courtesy of OXO.
Web’s Best: Desserts for Dudes For some inexplicable reason, dessert has never been seen as a man’s game. Yeah, we’ll eat it, but baking never seemed to be nearly as manly as tossing a steak on the grill. If you’re ready to put your ego aside (at least partially) here are some desserts you could whip up that have a bit of macho in them. Chocolate-Dipped Beer Marshmallows “Back the truck up, did you say, ‘Beer marshmallows?’” Coconut Cornflake Fried Ice Cream Using a deep fryer or a pan filled with hot oil is something we have quite a bit of experience with. The Lebowski Shake When you want to finish a meal off with a beverage and a dessert, you could do no better than The Lebowski Shake. Bourbon Marshmallow Bacon S’mores S’mores take us back to Cub Scouts and gathering fire wood to cook up our first ever outdoor meals. Scotch, Espresso & Vanilla Affogato An affogato (vanilla ice cream with espresso poured over it) is delicious enough on its own, but this is the supercharged version. Coffee-Coconut Agar Dessert Beeramisu
Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies I procrastinate from my homework the best when I’m baking. Seriously. Were these cookies worth it? Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies Ingredients 1 stick softened butter 6 Tablespoons sugar 6 Tablespoons brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ¼ cup flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 11 broken pieces Oreo Cookies 1 cup chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Cream butter, and sugars until well combined.Add egg and vanilla until mixed well. Ask an Expert: Food Preparation Regulations Expert: York Region Health Department Alice asked: My question is what are the government regulations regarding food preparation in home, for retail consumption? York Region Health Department answered: Thank you for submitting your question to us. In reply to your question the York Region Health Department wrote: "For any kind of in-home food preparation, you must follow Ontario Food Regulations. There are also regulations for the premises you're preparing it in. If you do decide to prepare food in you house, and build a separate kitchen, you have to have a floor plan; this must be approved by the food inspector and the building department. For a copy of the Ontario Food Regulations, you can call your local health department, and talk to a food inspector. The Ontario Publications Bookstore in Toronto, located at 880 Bay Street will also have a copy." You can access the Ontario Ministry of Health online at www.gov.on.ca/health/index.html. About the author
Ciasto kruche z rabarbarem i kruszonką Jedno z tych ciast, które zaczynamy piec wiosną i pieczemy do końca jesieni, wymieniając tylko owoce. Bardzo smaczne, bardzo też kruche (warto je nakładać na talerzyki łopatką, by się nie kruszyło). Nie za słodkie. Mi najbardziej smakuje z kwaśnymi dżemami (czarna porzeczka, borówka, żurawina), choć oryginalny w przepisie truskawkowy również pasuje :-). Napiszę jeszcze koniecznie, iż przepis pochodzi ze zbiorów Bajaderki, a przed Wami przetestowała je masa piekących i większości bardzo, ale to bardzo smakuje ;-). Składniki: 2 szklanki mąki pszennej 1/2 łyżeczki proszku do pieczenia 1/2 szklanki cukru pudru 185 g masła 3 duże żółtka 1 łyżka gęstej kwaśnej śmietany 1 kg rabarbaru 6 łyżek cukru 1/2 szklanki dżemu truskawkowego (użyłam dżemu z borówki, do dostania w Ikea) Kruszonka: 185 g mąki pszennej 100 g cukru 125 g masła cukier waniliowy (1 opakowanie) Makę przesiać z cukrem i proszkiem do pieczenia, dodać pokrojone na kawałki masło i dokładnie posiekać. Smacznego :)
Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts Muffins, please accept our apologies in advance. We did something bad. You're going to hate us. You're going to rue the day you stumbled upon this little corner of the blogging universe. So we're going to try to make this a little easier on you. First, go put on your comfy pants. The ones that your boyfriend/husband/girlfriend/wife/sister/brother/mailman hate, but you love because they allow you to eat cookies/cupcakes/scones/muffins/DONUTS without that terrible tightening waist band feeling. You've got them on? Second, make these pumpkin spice donuts. We know, we're sorry. And by bad we of course mean shut the front door good. Glad you have those pants on now huh? Petite Pumpkin Spice DonutsMakes 24 mini donuts Print Recipe For Coating: 1/2 cup butter, melted 2/3 cup sugar1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (more if you're a cinnamon lover) Preheat oven 350 F. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and spices together and set aside.
How To Make Croissants [Chocolate Croissants, Pumpkin Spice Croissants, and Cinnamon Sugar Croissants] I hope you’re ready to see a billion underexposed photos of the same exact dough over and over and over again. Please say yes, because you will be rewarded with this. This was a… project. To say the least. I have been dying to try homemade croissants for ages, but after mention of them when I made almond joy scones, I could hardly wait. I have a very nostalgic reason for loving croissants: since I was young, each summer my grandma would always pick up a croissant from the Bread Box Bakery in Boyne City. But I also have a superficial reason for loving croissants: It’s Complicated. Too bad they don’t mention that it takes like 14 hours to really make croissants. I’m not about to tell you “oh! Oh… and I made four flavors of croissants: traditional, chocolate, cinnamon sugar and pumpkin spice. Easy enough… it all starts with some yeast and flour. I know you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen, which means you should probably start right now. No. Then you fold it up like a letter. 1. 2.
Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top. If you are a fan of s’mores, watch out! These are incredible! I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for summer. Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top. Ingredients: 1 package graham crackers, broken into squares 2 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 (12 ounce) bag semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cup mini marshmallows 2 – 3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Leave a Comment
7 Restaurant Favorites: The Secret Recipes Revealed! Going out to eat is awesome. Paying the bill is oftentimes not. While I believe you need to treat yourself to a meal out occasionally, if you find yourself wistfully driving by KFC just to see if they're giving away hot wing samples, you may want to figure out how to satisfy those urges at home. While you may be tempted to remove some of the sodium and fat from these winners, realize you may be saving your life, but you won't be fulfilling your chain restaurant jones. From Applebee's to Olive Garden, I've got the recipes you want. T.G.I. Not surprisingly, this recipe is as dairy-rific as I assumed. What you'll need: 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese in small chunks 1 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic, or garlic powder 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, chopped Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chili's Baby Back Ribs Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion Romano's Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica