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Golden Butter Cake with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

6 egg yolks
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons butter
3 cup flour

Mix yolks, 1/4 cup of the milk & vanilla. Put all dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat in butter till like crumbs. Beat in remaining milk. Now slowly beat in egg yolk mixture. Beat till smooth. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan & bake 350 degrees 25 -35 minutes. Poke holes in cake with an object about the diameter of a drinking straw. Pour Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting over warm cake. Smooth for an even finish.

Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag marshmallows
1teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 to 1 cup of light cream
2 cups powdered sugar
Microwave chocolate chips on 50% power till melted about 2 minutes. Stir 1/2 thru and again when melted to smooth. Add marshmallows & microwave full power till melted about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir till smooth. Now beat in cream & sugar till texture is frosting consistancy. Add more or less as you prefer. Frost warm cake. Frosting will pool down in holes and smooth over the top. Delicious!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Apple Fritters Version #2

                                                                         
Crispy on the outside light on the inside & loaded with tender apple!This is a version of Naomi Robinson's Kitchn recipe!
FIRST:
Peel Core & chop into small pieces 4 medium apples, Saute the apple in 3 Tablespoons of butter, 1/4 Cup Sugar, 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon & 1 teaspoon vanilla add a dash of salt. Cook & saute until apples are tender about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool while you mix up the dough!

DOUGH:
1 Packet Rapid Rise Yeast
3 & 1/4 Cup Flour
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
MIX all together & combine well.
In your mixer & use a dough hook if you have one add to the dry ingredients, 
1/2 Cup Warm Milk
2 Eggs beaten
Mix until dough starts to come together, then add in small pieces 1/3 Cup butter softened adding a little at a time, work into a sticky dough. Lightly oil a deep bowl put dough in the bowl cover & let rise in a warm place until doubled. I turn my oven onto warm, let it heat up, put the covered bowl in close the door & turn off the oven. Dough will take about 1 hour up to 2 hours to rise, depends a lot on the weather! Once doubled, turn out onto a floured surface & roll out into 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Cover with 2/3 of the apple mixture. Fold dough in 1/2 & add the rest of the apple mixture spreading it out evenly. Roll up like a jelly roll, pat down & roll out to an oblong shape. Now cut into 12 even pieces, with floured hands shape each piece folding dough into itself in needed to make slightly oval donut shapes. This is MESSY & looks like it won't work but it does! Place each fritter far enough apart on a cookie sheet & when all are shaped, cover with towel & place back into that warm oven, reheat the oven if needed! Let rise until puffy about 1/2 an hour or so! Puffy then READY TO FRY! Take a large black iron skillet or heavy frying pan & heat shortening until melted, you want 2 inches of oil! Drop a small piece of dough into the hot oil, if it sizzles you are ready, you want hot oil but not smoking! If oil is not hot enough you will get heavy grease sodden fritters! I use medium high setting on my stove! Drop in 2 fritters at time & have a large surface lined heavily with paper towels to lay the fried fritters on to blot up the extra oil! Fry each fritter until a very dark crispy brown & then flip each one over until the bottom side is done! Remove the fritter with slotted spoon or slotted spatula & lay them on the paper towel! Repeat until all 12 are fried! NEXT STEP GLAZE!
GLAZE:
In a large glass bowl, melt 3 Tablespoons of butter, I melt mine in the microwave, 45 seconds on high. Add 3 Cups Powdered Sugar, 2 Teaspoons Vanilla, Dash of Salt & mix well. Now add enough milk to get a runny glaze! I heat mine in the microwave again about 1 minute & whisk when done, just to blend everything nicely! Now dip each still warm fritter into the glaze & then sit them back on the paper towel to let the drip. Let them sit until cool & glaze has hardened! A LOT OF WORK? YES! WORTH IT? YES! HAPPY MUNCHING!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Butterscotch Apple Bars

                                                                     
Delicious cookie bars loaded with apple, raisins, oatmeal, & butterscotch morsels! This pan makes 4 dozen yummy cookies!
1/2 Cup Shortening
1&1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
3 Medium Apples peeled, cored, & diced small
3/4 Cup Raisins
1/2 Cup Oatmeal
Beat shortening until fluffy. Add brown sugar & beat again. Add eggs & vanilla & beat again. Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, & spices together. Add 1/3 of the mixture & beat repeat until all is blended nicely. Now stir in the apple, oats, raisins, & butterscotch morsels. Stir well. Spray  a 10x16 pan that has edges, with cooking spray. Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool & drizzle with the following glaze.
GLAZE:
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
Milk, enough to get the consistency of Elmers Glue! Stir everything together until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Let glaze harden & then cut into squares!
          

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Fresh Apple & Spice Cake

                                                                             

This is a very good spice cake with fresh apple to make it moist & tasty! The frosting is a nice touch that adds the right amount of creamy sweetness!
CAKE:
3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Ginger
2 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Milk
2 Tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Peeled, Cored,  & Shredded Granny Smith Apples
1 TBS Lemon Juice
Grease & Flour a 10 inch tube pan. Preheat oven to 325. Prepare apples, Place the lemon juice in your food processor & then the quartered apples. Shred by using the pulse button you want fine but not mushy apple pieces! Set aside. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Now add all the wet except the apples. Mix until everything is combined! Then stir in the apples! Spoon into the prepared pan. Bake 1 & 1/2 hours! Once baked let cool 10 minutes then loosen the side & the middle by running a knife down the edges. Turn over & dump out on your plate. Let cool. Frost with the following frosting.
FROSTING:
4 TBS Softened Butter
1/2 Cup Shortening
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
Dash of Salt
2 Tsp Vanilla
Milk
Beat butter & shortening, Add sugar salt & vanilla. Beat in enough milk to get the spreading consistency you desire! Spread on the sides, top & down in the center of your cake! DELICIOUS! 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

I am baking!

What am I doing at 10:15 PM on a Saturday night? BAKING OF COURSE! I am baking my Mom a beautiful Apple Spice Cake to take to her tomorrow on Mothers Day! My Mom got me started all those many years ago with my love for baking, so of course I have to bake her a special treat! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all you Moms out there & to everyone who has a Mom!  This is me with my Mom who will smile when she sees her Mothers Day Cake!
                                                   

                                         
                                                  

Apple Bread Salad my HEALTHY lunch for One!This

                                                                           
This is my alternative for lunch when I am eating Macrobiotic! Even when I am not for that matter! It is satisfying, quick to make & just tastes good!
1 Granny Smith Apple cored & cut into chunks
1 Heaping Table spoon of my Homemade Peanut Butter, found at the 6/12 2011 archive on this blog
1/4 Raisins
1 to 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 Slice of Ezekiel Bread ripped into small pieces. You may use any good healthy bread you choose! Just throw everything into a plastic container with a lid, stir it well & chill until you are ready to eat!  

The Big Beef & Cheese Casserole

                                                                         
Lots of Beef, Veggies & Cheese in this scrumptious dinner!

2 Lbs of Lean Ground Beef or use Ground Turkey, or Ground Chicken
1 Lb Frozen Mixed Vegetables
1 Onion Sliced into thin rings
4 Large Potatoes Peeled & Sliced thin
2 Cans 10.5 oz.  of Campbells Cheese Soup, I used 1 Can Cheese & 1 Can Cheesy Broccoli Soup
1 Cup Sour Cream 
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Parsley Flakes
In a large deep 9x13 pan place the frozen vegetables in the bottom spread out evenly. Next spread 1 pound of the ground meat over the vegetable layer. Next spread 1/2 of the sliced potatoes over the meat, then 1/2 of the onion. Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Now spread the other pound of ground meat, then the rest of the potatoes & top with the onion. Mix the cans of soup together stir in the sour cream. Spread this over the top, Now cover with foil & bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 2 hours. Once baked peel off the foil & top with 2 cups of shredded cheese, I used Cheddar! Use your families favorite. Return pan into the oven & bake another 15 minutes! DELICIOUS, CREAMY, BEEFY, & CHEESY GOODNESS! Serve with a salad & some crusty bread or hot rolls! Serves 6 easily!
                                                                    

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Taco Pizza

                                                                             
This is a FUN & DELICIOUS PIZZA! If you LOVE TACOS you will LOVE this pizza! Great for kids parties or just pizza night! 

This recipe makes 2 15 inch round pizzas! Just cut recipe in 1/2 to make one pizza, but I suggest making the 2 pizzas because it is delicious!

CRUST:
3 Cups Bread Flour, MUST BE BREAD FLOUR!
2 Teaspoons Sugar
1 Packet Yeast
1 & 1/3 Cup Cold Water
Stir this all together & let sit 10 minutes then stir in ,
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Teaspoon Salt
Mix well, cover & let rise until double, place in a nice warm spot to get good yeast action!  as dough is doubling I start the meat topping.When doubled divide dough in half. I just flour my cookie sheets that I am going to bake the pizza on & roll out my crust right on the sheet! Roll out to a 15 inch round. Pinch the edges of the crust to get a nice pizza crust edge! 

Meat Filling:
2 pounds of lean ground Beef
2 Packets of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning the 1 OZ Size. Brown the beef, add the seasoning & the water cook as directed! I use the Mild Seasoning but use what suits you best. Once cooked turn off the heat & just wait for that crust to double in size! Once the dough has doubled roll out like I mentioned & spread the following out on the unbaked crust.

Dough Topping:
3 Jars Old El Paso Taco Sauce 
1 Can Refried Beans
Spread one jar of sauce over each crust. Divide the can of beans between the 2 crust. Now divide your meat mixture between the 2 crust. Spread meat out evenly. 
Top each pizza with 2 cups each shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese or use your favorite cheese you use for tacos!
Bake each pizza for 20 minutes at 450 degrees, pull pizzas out of the oven & spread crushed tortilla chips over the tops, return to the oven until crust is nicely brown & cheese is bubbling another 3 to 5 minutes should do it!
                                                                      
This is how each Pizza should look after they are finished baking! Now slice & dish up! Top each pizza slice with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, & more Taco Sauce, dollops of sour cream & DIG IN! REALLY GOOD & FUN! Add as much heat as you like to this recipe, We have mild taste buds so we do not add jalapenos or hot sauce but if that is what you love then please add what you like!