Green Tea Chocolate Balls It's a simple recipe to make green tea flavored chocolate balls, using white chocolate. The sweetness of white chocolate is well-balanced by the bitterness of green tea powder. Yield: Makes 12 balls Ingredients: 1/2 lb white chocolate, finely chopped2 tsp Matcha (green tea powder)1 Tbsp milk 1/4 cup heavy creammatcha green tea powder for coating Preparation: Put finely chopped white chocolate in a medium bowl and set aside.
A brownie by any other name… | King Arthur Flour – Baking Banter - StumbleUpon 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.
Death By Oreo Cupcakes - StumbleUpon They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried. A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor. Ingredients 1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size 1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional) 1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cupcake liners Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese. foodsnots.com
Green Tomato Chocolate Cake If you don’t have a garden, this post may send you running to a neighbor’s just to snatch a few green tomatoes. Green tomatoes in chocolate cake? Yes, quite odd I know, but no less strange than the beer that’s also part of the recipe. You won’t taste the flavor from either, but you will get a moist cake with a light, spongy texture that’s perfect for layering or for cupcakes. You can bake this recipe in a large 9 x 13-inch pan, or in 8-inch cake pans, or as cupcakes, or a combination of them. These are the remaining vestiges of this year’s tomato harvest. For this recipe, cut up the green tomatoes and put in your food processor: Then pulse until you have a smooth puree: Follow the rest of the recipe as follows, which is adapted from “The Tomato Festival Cookbook," by Lawrence Davis-Hollander Green Tomato Chocolate Cake Printable Recipe Here 1 T. instant espresso 1 cup beer 1 cup pureed green tomatoes 1/4- 1/2 cup water (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350. Coffee Ricotta Filling:
Rose Bouquet Cupcakes Tutorial on Cake Central on Cakecentral Posted by Dayyi This is a 13 cupcake rose bouquet cupcake tutorial. Very Simple to make. glue gun4oz plastic cupsstaplercake board,13 cupcakesbuttercream icingwrapping paper Step one - five Step six - nine Step ten - 12 Coca-Cola Cupcakes - StumbleUpon I don’t drink coca-cola. But I do eat it. Weird. It’s way better eaten. There’s some dark and white sugar cooked with dark dutch processed cocoa powder…and a can of coke! There’s some the ol’ that pouring into this and this pouring into that. There’s some mixing. Take a little PAM and spray the liners–this is a sticky cupcake batter. UPDATED TIP ALERT: A few of you tried this recipe and sprayed them and the cupcake still stuck. These cupcakes are chocolately, decadent, rich and kind of amaze. This frosting isn’t frosting–it’s just whipped cream. And guess what? Next, cherries on top! P.S. Coca-Cola Cupcakes Recipe adapted from Baked: The New Frontier Yields 15 cupcakes Print this recipe! Cupcakes: 2 cups Coca-cola (do not use diet!) Whipped Cream Frosting: 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Maraschino cherries (for topping) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Design Crush & Popsicles! - StumbleUpon Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted. Cheeky Kitchen & Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Cake - StumbleUpon I’m meeting a new friend for lunch today. And an old friend for line-dancing tonight. And I’m feeling rather spoiled about it all. I mean, moms shouldn’t have TWO social events on the calendar for the same day, should we? Which brings me to the point of what moms should be doing anyway. For a long time, I measured myself by what I remember of my own mom. The odd thing is, I’ve now reached the age in my life where I am exactly as old as she was. Such is the fate of all moms. And I realized then that everyday is really a bit like living in an imaginary world. Because, ancient people don’t do lunch with new friends. And they definitely don’t join in a on rousing night session of line-dancing with old friends. They don’t make oatmeal in the morning in bare feet and spandex shorts. And ancient people DEFINITELY do not fill their day’s with a slew of other snappy, bodacious activities. See? I’m crazy hip. Whatever are my kids thinking? Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup cocoa powder
Nutella-Mallow Pillow Pockets | Picky Palate - StumbleUpon When I tell you this, take me very seriously…..run, don’t walk to your nearest grocery store and make these today! I knew I wanted to make a Nutella treat the other day and when this simple idea came to mind I had no idea how crazy good it would be! The pastry with the gooey disappearing marshmallow and nutella make for a treat that you just must try for yourself! Enjoy! Can you handle this line up?! Um….this stuff should be illegal. Ok, easy easy. Take a little fork and crimp those edges, nice and firm. Next, you’ll brush with an egg white wash and sprinkle with sugar, mmmmm! Get a load of this! I sprinkled mine with a little powdered sugar Oooey, gooey and delish! Nutella-Mallow Pillow Pockets 1 package puff pastry, 2 pastry sheets thawed 1 Cup Nutella spread 1 Cup mini marshmallows Egg white wash: 1 egg white whisked with 1 Tablespoon water Powdered sugar for dusting 1. 8 pockets Have a great new week! Other recipes you may enjoy...
The Brownie That Will Change Your Life - StumbleUpon Let me start off by saying that viewer discretion is advised for today’s post. OK now with the story that preludes possibly the greatest brownie I have ever sunk my teeth in thus far in my life. Last Saturday Mrs. Zesty had a baby shower to attend and she was designated for a dessert/sweet treat for the girls. Last week was a bit of a zoo and I think I forgot about prepping this dessert until Friday afternoon at work. I knew time was tight and I didn’t want to spend all night Friday night to prep a dessert. This recipe, I cannot take any credit for and nor will I try as it is compliments of Nestle Toll House and as you can see from the reviews…. Ingredients 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix1 cup chopped nuts ( Optional )1 cup Evaporated Milk1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted35 (10-oz. pkg.) caramels, unwrapped2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Method Preheat oven to 350° F.Combine cake mix and nuts in large bowl. Drop remaining batter by heaping teaspoon over caramel mixture. Thanks zesty
Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting | The Stir - StumbleUpon I couldn't believe my eyes this week when I saw the ad for Pumpkin Spice Lattes in my local Starbucks. Pumpkin Spice already? But there's still a little more summer to be had, isn't there? Of course, it was impossible to stay upset for too long; after all, this is lovely pumpkin -- one of my favorite flavors of all time -- that we're talking about! Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting from AllRecipes Ingredients For cupcakes 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup butter, softened1 cup white sugar1/3 cup brown sugar2 eggs3/4 cup milk1 cup pumpkin puree For frosting 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened1/4 cup butter, softened3 cups confectioners' sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Image via shimelle/Flickr
Red Azuki Bean Filled Mochi Cupcakes with Matcha Green Tea Frosting This week, my neighbor Jamie invited me to a Real Housewives-style lunch (sans crazy drama and plastic surgery) at her house with a couple other ladies from the block. Our other neighbor Cathy offered to whip up some of her delicious egg rolls and noodles, Jamie supplied her precious Lupicia tea, and since Jamie has her hands full chasing around her adorable 10-month-old daughter, I figured I would chip in with dessert. But what do bring that would be tasty next to Cathy's delicious Chinese delectables and Jamie's wonderful tea? One of my favorite Japanese treats is daifuku manju: sweetened mochi (rice cake) filled with an (sweet bean paste) that is intended to be eaten with tea. I used to love to stop at Benkyo-do in Japantown for a manju sampler: white mochi with red koshi-an (smooth bean paste), pink mochi with white koshi-an, green tea mochi with red tsubushi-an (chunky bean paste). Azuki Red Bean Paste (An) Mochi Cupcakes Matcha Green Tea Frosting P.S.
Butternut Squash Cupcakes with Matcha Green Tea Ganache Butternut Squash Cupcakes with Matcha GanacheMade with whole grain flour and maple syrup Everyone loves cupcakes. The ganache is also good on a chocolate cake. Butternut Squash Cupcakes Preheat oven to 350˚. Put cupcake papers into a muffin tin. 1 1/4 cup whole grain flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon celtic sea salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup melted clarified butter 1 cup squash puree In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt. Spoon the batter into the paper cups, dividing evenly, and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into one comes out clean. Matcha Green Tea Ganache 3.5 oz best quality white chocolate, finely chopped (I use Green & Black’s) 1 cup cream 2 teaspoons Matcha powder Start out by chilling the mixing bowl and the beaters. Melt the white chocolate and 1/4 cup of the cream over low heat, stirring continually.
Crafts: Nutella Ice Cream This simple recipe isn't really ice cream, but you'll think it is when you're eating it. Actually you'll just think it's the best thing you've ever eaten. Pay attention to the health bits, Portion control or you'll eat the whole batch. Nutrition Now the recipe- Ingredients 1 cup of Nutella 6 Bananas That's it. If making with almond butter follow recipe exactly just swap nutella for almond butter. Reasons for Ice Cream Pops Easy Portion Control Practical & Freezer Friendly It's Nutella on a stick, that's awesome I'm sure someone will find a way to deep fry this, then we can eat deep fried Nutella bananas at the fair. For a banana alternative try my Nutella Pudding Pops! ***Update*** I got a great question emailed in -"I repined your Nutella Banana ice cream and stressed the 140 calories for a 1/3 cup serving and a lot of my health conscious friends questioned the 140 calories. I use to calculate the nutrition facts for my recipes.