Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, December 11, 2008
2 egg whites (room temp.)
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar
Red colored sugar (sprinkles)
Beat whites until soft peaks form. Beating whites, add cream of tartar, vanilla. Then slowly add white sugar.
Beat until peaks stiffen. Spoon meringue into plastic bag. Snip corner.
Pipe 2 dozen 1 1/2" tall Santa hat triangles onto parchment lined baking sheet. (1/4 meringue should be left.)
Sprinkle triangles with red sugar. Add pompom and trim at base of hat.
Bake hats until hard but not brown at 200 degrees--approx. 1 hour and 20 min.
Turn off oven--leave hats in it for an hour to crisp before moving.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Dangerous Chocolate Cake-In-A-Mug
1 coffee mug
4 Tbs. flour (cake or all-purpose)
4 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. cocoa
3 Tbs. milk
3 Tbs. oil
Small splash of vanilla
3 Tbs. chocolate chips
Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well with a fork. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Add in milk, oil and vanilla and mix well. Add chocolate chips. Put mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes for a 1,000 watt oven. Cake will rise over the top of the mug - It's OK! Allow to cool a little: tip onto a plate if desired. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Here is a great snack for the kiddos!
I can believe Jr. ate it.......he's my picky eater.
Teddy Grahams Chocolate Chip
Cut your apple into wedges
Spread some peanut butter onto the wedges
Place around 3 Teddy Grahams onto the peanut butter
Friday, August 29, 2008
2 tablespoons sugar, plus additional for sprinkling
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 pound cold unsalted butter, diced
4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cold heavy cream
3/4 cup small-diced dried strawberries
1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water or milk, for egg wash
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine 4 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the cold butter at the lowest speed and mix until the butter is in pea-sized pieces. Combine the eggs and heavy cream and quickly add them to the flour and butter mixture. Combine until just blended. Toss the strawberries with 1 tablespoon of flour, add them to the dough, and mix quickly. The dough may be a bit sticky.
Dump the dough out onto a well-floured surface and be sure it is well combined. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. You should see lumps of butter in the dough. Cut into squares with a 4-inch plain or fluted cutter, and then cut them in half diagonally to make triangles. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush the tops with egg wash.