lime yogurt cake with blackberry sauce Seeing as I can’t get enough of those I Don’t Need A Special Occasion To Make Cake Cakes and also those Of Course You Can Stop By At The Last Minute (psst, ’cause I’d already made some cake) Cakes, I am clearly long overdue to make a classic French yogurt cake. I first learned about yogurt cakes nearly five years ago from Clotilde; they’re perfect anytime-of-day cakes (bless the French for understanding the utmost importance of this), not too sweet, fluffy and perfect just from the oven or wrapped in plastic for a day or two, as the corners soften. Most people don’t measure them — the math is based on the volume of your yogurt cups (they use two), to which you add an equal amount of sugar, a double amount of flour, a little less than one of oil, two eggs and some leavener and flavors. Those flavors are usually gentle things, like a bit of lemon zest, or vanilla, a splash of rum or maybe a handful of berries. Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls A few weeks ago I shared my recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pulls, a sweet pull apart bread. In the post I mentioned a savory cheesy version. I had several requests for the cheesy bread recipe. Well, you asked for it, you got it! I went with a cheddar bacon ranch bread. I knew these flavors would work well together since they are in my favorite dip, Crack Dip. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls (a.k.a. 1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread 8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced 3 oz bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions.
Wallaby Darned So while I’ve been sipping on Melon Agua Fresca, Mango Lassi, Watermelon Frosties, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca and Mint Lassi, Eammon has had a different drink on his mind and in his hand. A couple of weeks ago we had dinner at Outback and Eammon enjoyed a couple of drinks called Wallaby Darned and he loved them so much he asked if I could make them at home. It didn’t take much searching as the recipe was all over the internet. So a quick trip to the store for ingredients and Eammon had his drink in hand. The drink is truly delicious but I have absolutely zero alcohol tolerance so I generally taste two little teaspoons full, adore the taste and get tipsy right away. Think I’ll stick to my sippy drinks and let Eammon enjoy his. Wallaby Darned (A copycat recipe of Outback Steak House’s Wallaby Darned) Put all the ingredients in the blender and process until very smooth. Enjoy!
Cottage Country Style Chelsea Buns There are two kinds of chelsea buns. There’s the traditional British style, which are sweet rolls with a sticky glaze and studded with currants. I’m sure they’re very good, but these aren’t those kind of chelsea buns. These are the kind of chelsea buns that you’ll find in small bakeries and Farmer’s Markets all over cottage country in the central Ontario regions of Muskoka, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes (and probably beyond, but I can only speak with confidence about this area). For some reason, they’re almost always made loaf shaped. I’m not sure why, but I suspect it may be for practical reasons as bakeries have a lot of loaf pans and loaf-sized plastic bags. This recipe comes from a friend of my Mom. The best part of chelsea buns for me, is to eat them by unrolling them! Summary: These are the chelsea buns that are a staple in cottage areas of central Ontario. Ingredients Instructions Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 35 min | Total time: 2 hours
Nutella Pound Cake So, I posted a healthy recipe yesterday and it is against everything I believe in to post 2 healthy recipes in a row. That would just be wrong. And Healthy. Yuck. Boring. We made this Nutella pound cake a couple weeks ago. By the way has anyone tried this? Here is what you’ll need Combine the eggs and vanilla In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt Cream the butter and sugar Add the eggs Add the flour in three batches Spread 1/3 of the batter and top with 1/2 of the nutella Repeat above step Top with remaining batter and swirl with a butter knife Resist all temptations and let it cool before devouring Pound cake is a breakfast food, right? Nutella Pound Cake Ingredients 1 ½ cups flour, plus more for dusting 4 large eggs, at room temperature 2 tsp. vanilla paste ¾ tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 ¼ cups sugar 1 13-ounce jar Nutella Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Adapted from Food & Wine livelovepasta
10 Healthy Mexican Recipes Craving a mouthwatering Mexican-inspired meal that won’t derail your diet? We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite fiesta-inspiring dishes that are each slimmed down to under 300 calories per serving. From a juicy Fajita Burger to savory Next-Mex Tostadas and cheesy Bean, Spinach & Corn Quesadillas, these recipes will have you saying “Olé!” 300-Calorie Mexican Recipes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Caramel Macchiato (Starbuck's Copycat) When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a coffee shop in my hometown, and while I was at college in Panama City going through my first degree program, we only had local coffee shops. There were two in town, and were the perfect little hometown type coffee shops where local musicians came to play, and people congregated inside and shared delicious homemade desserts while playing cards or old board games. When we came to Orlando to go to the University of Central Florida (now the second biggest college in the nation for enrollment), we couldn’t find a little coffee shop anywhere. On every street corner were the popular Starbuck’s, but since my husband and I are both so anti-corporate, when it comes to food anyway, we resisted. However, a former coworker kept raving about how wonderful Caramel Macchiatos from Starbucks were, and how I just had to try one. I have had a deep love for Caramel Macchiatos ever since, but hate the calories and the high price tag. Ingredients Method 1.
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe - Cupcakes and Cutlery Yeah. You read that right. This is called a dump cake. Here is a delicious Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake recipe. You literally just dump things in a baking dish and pop it in the oven. And it is insanely good. It only take a few ingredients to make a cherry pineapple dump cake. Are you ready for the amazing dump cake recipe? Pour a can of crushed pineapple in your baking dish. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the whole thing. It will look like this when you are done. The hardest part of this recipe is melting the butter. You bake it for an hour and it gets all goldeny brown and bubbly. To serve, spoon a heaping portion in to a bowl. Ingredients: 1 can Crushed Pineapple (normal sized can, not a small one – do not drain) 1 can Cherry Pie Filling (Comstock brand is always a good choice. 1 box Cake Mix (Yellow or White) 1 cup butter (margarine only if you have to for allergy reasons – otherwise only use butter!) Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with Pam or other spray oil. You will not be disappointed!!
2 Ingredient Flourless Nutella Cake I am so so so excited to share this recipe with you today that I created. Yes, it’s only 2 ingredients. And I mean really two ingredients. Not one of those recipes that say two or three ingredients and then one of the ingredients is something like “pre-made dough” or “cake mix.” All you need is Nutella and eggs. With only two ingredients, it’s so simple to make. And the taste? Here are some updated photos from a recent version where I did 1 1/2 times the recipe to get a taller cake. I haven’t been this excited about a recipe since I made my bacon fried eggs or my nutella lava cookies. For more Nutella recipes, you can check out my collection here. Notes: So there’s been a lot of comments on this post and while many people have made it successfully, there have been a few people who complain their cake tastes “eggy” or it didn’t work. * The key to the texture of the cake and to not end up with something “eggy” is the whipped eggs which are whipped until triple the volume. Print Recipe 1.
Louisiana-Style Jambalaya Recipe from the New Orleans School of Cooking ¼ C. oil 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic 1 cooked chicken, cut up or boned 4 C. long grain rice 1½ lbs. sausage 5 C. stock or flavored water 2 heaping tsp. 2 C. chopped green onions or tomatoes 4 C. chopped onions 2 C. chopped celery (optional) 2 C. chopped green pepper Part One: Season and brown chicken in oil (lard, bacon drippings) over medium heat. Part Two: For brown Jambalaya, either add heaping Tbsp. brown sugar to hot oil and caramelize, make a roux, or use Kitchen Bouquet. Part Three: Sauté (in vegetable oil) onions, celery, green pepper and garlic to the tenderness that you desire. If using Kitchen Bouquet for brown Jambalaya, add 1 to 2 tablespoons. Then add rice and return to boil. If using an electric stove, reduce cooking time by three to four minutes. SERVINGS: Makes 12
Homemade Bubble Gum Recipe My daughter asked me the other day if she could have some gum, but after a look, I realized we were all out. Her response was, “Let’s make some then.” Typically, when we are out of something, we can make it ourselves like bread, crackers, and even hot dog buns, but I had no clue if you could make gum. I’ll warn you. Before you get started, set the mood with some music! Homemade Bubble Gum Recipe You will need: Things you probably have on hand: 2 tsp corn syrupPowdered SugarApronRolling PinMeasuring SpoonMixing Bowl (small works fine!) Harder to find items: You can find the following ingredients at stores that sell cake and candy making supplies, such as Michael’s, Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, or Walmart. 1 TBSP Gum BaseFlavoring (powdered)Food Coloring Gel (optional) How you make it: Are you ready? Place your gum base into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Next, add the corn syrup and powdered flavoring, then stir into a gooey ball. Recipe Type: Desserts & Candy Serves: 12