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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!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Focaccia Topped with Sauted Onions & Mushrooms

Different from Pizza but in a GOOD WAY!  Haven't tried FRESH MADE Focaccia? You have missed out!

1 Cup WARM water ( NOT HOT) !
1 Package Yeast
1/2 TSP Honey
2 & 1/2 Cups Flour ( use bread flour if you have some )
1/2 Cup Olive Oil ( you will divide this later)  
1 TSP Sea Salt or regular but I prefer Sea Salt
2 Onions sliced
6 Large White Mushrooms sliced    
1 Large Tomato sliced THIN      
1 Cup Fresh Spinach      
2 TSP Crushed Garlic in Olive Oil or crush the garlic & drizzle with a little oil
1 & 1/2  Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese       
3 TSP Italian Seasonings        
In bowl mix water, honey & yeast. Let sit 5 minutes. Stir to make sure yeast is dissolved. In a large bowl mix flour & sea salt. Add the yeast liquid & 1/4 of the olive oil. Stir until you have a nice stretchy dough. knead smooth. Place back in your large bowl, cover with a clean towel & let rise 1 hour.  After the hour is up, Pat & press dough into an oiled 9x13 pan with an edge. I used my Pampered Chef shown above & it worked fine.  The size is larger than I should have used so for thicker Focaccia use the 9x13 otherwise go ahead & use your Pampered chef pan ! The dough needs to rise for 20 minutes so while that is going on move on to your saute work. Place almost all of the 1/4 cup of remaining olive oil in a large skillet & heat on medium high. Add the sliced onions & mushrooms. Saute about 15 minutes or until onion is soft. Turn off heat & by now dough should be ready to layer with toppings. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. First press dimples down into the dough with your finger tips. Now take your garlic & the olive oil & smear it all over the surface of your bread. Next lay tomato over that. Now spread your onions & shrooms evenly over the bread surface.  Sprinkle the fresh spinach over the top & then the cheese over this. The last step is to sprinkle the Italian seasoning over the cheese. Bake for 20 minutes! Serve piping hot. All you need is a nice salad & a glass of wine you will feel like you are in Italy !    NOTE: any & all toppings are your personnel choice use or leave out or substitute anything you would like, MAKE IT & OWN IT !  

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