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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!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New York Style Bagels as per The Sophisticated Gourmet

Large Crusty Chewy Bagels! They have always been a favorite of mine! There is nothing better than a bagel split & then toasted spread with butter & homemade jam, or peanut butter, or turned into a Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich. I have always bought my bagels but wanted to try making them myself! This is the result! HURRAY!

1 Packet of Active Dry Yeast
1 & 1/2 TBS Sugar
1 & 1/4 Cups Warm Water, more or less
3 & 1/2 Cups Bread Flour
1 & 1/2 TSP Sugar

Take 1/2 Cup of the warm water & in a bowl, add the yeast & sugar & do NOT mix just let it sit for 5 minutes & then stir. 
In a large deep bowl mix bread flour & the salt, make a well in the middle & pour in your yeast mixture + the rest of the warm water about 3/4 cup or so & mix this all into your dough. Turn your stiff but moist dough out onto a floured surface & knead for 10 minutes until dough is elastic & smooth. Spray a bowl with cooking spray, place dough in the bottom & turn in over one time. Cover with a damp kitchen towel & let it sit in a warm place until dough is double in size about 1 hour. Once dough is double punch it down & let it sit for 10 minutes. Now divide the dough into 8 equal balls. Roll the balls one at a time in your hand until uniform. Gently but firmly press your thumb through the middle to make the hole, shape into a bagel form about 1/2 the size it will be after it is baked . Place on  cookie sheet & do this with each dough ball. Cover with your damp towel & let sit for 10 more minutes. Now preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Take a large deep pot of water & bring it to the boil. Once the resting period is over for your shaped bagels take 2 or 3 at a time & drop them into the boiling water. Simmer for 2 minutes & then flip them over & simmer for 2 more minutes. Remove from the pot with a slotted spoon or spatula. Place onto a lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Do all 8 bagels. Once that step is done beat up 1 egg white with 1 TBS water. Wash the top of each boiled bagel & sprinkle with any topping you choose. I used coarse Sea Salt. You may use Fresh Chopped Onion, Poppy Seeds, Fresh Chopped Garlic, Sesame Seeds, or Cinnamon & Sugar, Now bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown! Cool on wire racks. Once cooled I like to slice mine & toast them then spread with my favorite spread or make into  a sandwich!

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