Quite Possibly The Best Buttercream Frosting Ever Welcome to Unsophisticook! I'm always cooking up something new, so be sure to subscribe to the blog to receive FREE updates sent right to your inbox. Call me crazy, but I've never been much of a fan of frosting. More often than not, I scrape as much of it off my slice of cake as possible -- kids LOVE to sit next to me at parties! But this buttercream frosting? Now I realize that there are really only so many ways to make buttercream frosting, but a truly delicious buttercream frosting is as much about the technique as it is about the ingredients. And yes, I did specify salted butter -- I prefer to use salted butter in my buttercream. Also, I stay away from adding shortening. How To Make the Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe They key to what I consider the best buttercream frosting recipe ever starts with softened butter, not necessarily room temperature, but you should be able to leave an impression in it fairly easily. Follow these four simple steps to produce a delicious buttercream.
31 Fun Treats To Make In A Muffin Tin Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel Have you ever baked something and felt like the recipe was missing a step? That’s what happened to me with these muffins. They’re moist. Now, I know why. The cream cheese filling needs to be chilled so that it stays in the center of the muffin. Just shape the filling into a log, wrap it, and pop it into the freezer for about an hour. Huzzah! This recipe will give you a fairly subtle cream cheese center, so if you want something more like a pumpkin-flavored Hostess Cup Cake, double the cream cheese filling, and send me one. Ham & cheese pretzel bites I had been stalking this particular recipe on Pinterest for quite some time (source: penniesonaplatter.com). We had some people over a while back, so it was the perfect opportunity to finally make them! I had never made soft pretzels before, but I do have deliciously wonderful memories of them. Back in my poor, single years (as opposed to my current poor, married years), I was a waitron at Timberwolves games. I don't think I have bitten into a soft pretzel since my waitron days, which seems like a lifetime ago. In a small bowl, combine: 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 cup warm milk (110-115 degrees F) Stir until the sugar is dissolved. In a large bowl, combine: 2 1/2 cups flour Warm milk mixture 1 package (1/4 oz.) instant dry yeast Stir until a soft dough forms. Brush the inside of a large clean bowl with olive oil. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. With the long sides facing you, place the following ingredients onto the bottom third of each piece of dough: Serve warm!
Nutella and Banana French Toast Breakfast foods is one of my favorite categories. I always look for easy recipes that I can make for brunch and yet are still easy enough to make in the mornings when everyone is in a rush to get to school or work. French toast is easy to make and this nutella and banana French toast is a winner with the kids. What I like about this French toast is that the nutella and banana have enough sweetness so no syrup is needed. I you are having a brunch, you can make these just before everyone arrives keeping them warm in the oven until you are ready to serve. Nutella and Banana French Toast Author: WineLady : Breakfast Ingredients 8 slices whole wheat or multigrain bread1 lg. or 2 med/sm. bananasNutella spread2 eggs1 TBLS. vanilla extract3 TBLS. milk (you can use almond, coconut or soy milk)3-4 TBLS. butter (I use Smart Balance) Instructions In a shallow dish mix the eggs, milk and vanilla.Lay out the 8 slices of bread. I’ve shared this with:
Avocado Fries with Spicy Roast Garlic Dip After seeing a few of these Avocado Fries on Foodgawker, I just so happened to have an avocado in my fridge and knew I had to try this intriguing combination. So here is my take on these curiously delicious Avocado Fries! Avocado Fries 1 Avocado3/4 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs2-3 tbsp Flour1 EggParmesan CheeseSalt & PepperCanola Oil I haven’t tried this recipe with any other type of Avocado, but I would recommend using one that isn’t quite ripe yet, and still stiff when squeezing it. Take two plates and a bowl, put your panko and flour on the plates and scramble an egg into your bowl. While you are breading everything, get a pan ready on medium-high heat, with enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Spicy Roast Garlic Dip 2 Cloves Roasted Garlic1 tbsp Butter3 Tbsp Sour CreamChili PasteLemon Juice (Optional) In a small frying pan on low heat, add one tablespoon of butter and two cloves of chopped garlic, cooking until browned. And there you have it! Enjoy! Bob
Hershey's Kisses Skillet Cookie This skillet cookie is loaded with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and caramel for an irresistible family treat that is made right in one skillet for easy clean up! No mixer required! I’m back with another blog hop featuring Hershey’s Kisses chocolates and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups! So many fun holiday treats to share! You can find links to all of the goodies below my recipe for this ooey, gooey, chocolate caramel skillet cookie! Mom confession: I know that, as a parent, I’m supposed to be really good about letting my kids help in the kitchen. The truth, though? They’re in my way and they’re slow and they constantly ask to lick things. Now, don’t get me wrong, I let them help. So, I psyche myself up for baking with the kids as often as possible, because I know they love it. The best part? I used three kinds of Hershey’s Kisses chocolates for this recipe. for easy clean up, too! Print Save Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Total Time: 22 minutes Ingredients:
baked homemade pizza rolls If you ever find yourself in a Southern Indiana grocery store and see a young couple standing in the frozen novelties section shouting, “I LOVE TOTINO’S PIZZA ROLLS” at one another, stop and introduce yourself because that would be me and my handsome husband. *waves* Hi, we’re dorks. It all comes from this commercial, which is all kinds of ridiculous and hilarious. The scary part about it is that we actually do love Totino’s Pizza Rolls. But damn, they are delicious and junkfooderific. I knew it was only a matter of time before I tried to make my own. Wonton wrappers are typically used when frying, but they also bake up beautifully. For the filling, I went sans-meat—green peppers, onions and garlic, but really, you can use whatever fillings make your heart go pitter-patter. And yes, we definitely started shouting, “I LOVE JOHNSTON’S PIZZA ROLLS” while consuming these. Baked Homemade Pizza Rolls by Cassie Johnston Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Makes: 48 rolls
Chocolate Malted & Toasted-Marshmallow Layer Cake 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. Heavenly moist chocolate cake. Thus was my Saturday. 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:
Garlic Cheese Wontons By Brooke McLay | Looking for the newest appetizers worth craving? These garlic & mozzarella are to.die.for. Like, grab yourself a vat of awesome and dunk yourself in there for permanent. They are absolutely incredible. Better yet, they are absolutely as easy as can be to whip up in your kitchen. nggallery id=’119940′ Step 1 Place small pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese onto wonton wrappers. Step 2 Sprinkle a small amount of minced garlic and a bit of cracked pepper over the cheese. Step 3 Moisten the edges of each wonton wrapper with a bit of water. Step 4 Gently transfer the wontons into a pan of coconut oil heated to medium heat. Step 5 Cook wontons on both sides, until golden brown. Step 6 Remove from heat and serve immediately with your favorite marinara sauce. Garlic & Mozzarella Wontons 4 ounces fresh mozzarella2 teaspoons minced garlic (fresh or the sort in the jar)fresh ground pepper12 wonton wrappers1 cup of your favorite marinara sauce
The Café Sucré Farine: Ridiculously Easy Caramel Sauce You’ll NEVER do it again. You’ll NEVER have to do it again. In fact, you’ll probably NEVER want to to it again. This has been a favorite Café recipe for years and though I shared it in the early days of the blog, it was as a sauce for these Cider Poached Apples w/ Cinnamon Pastry Stems, so it’s difficult, if not impossible to find in the deep, dark archives of The Café. I felt like the delicious, unadulterated sauce needed a page of it’s own, so here it is! And guess what? P.S. Ridiculously Easy Caramel Sauce Ingredients: 1 stick butter, 4 ounces ¾ cup dark brown sugar (you can use light brown sugar also but sauce will be a bit lighter) ½ cup whipping or heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla bean paste a pinch of sea salt Instructions: 1. 2.