Three Cheese Garlic Rolls

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Dough~

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp sugar

2 Tbsp yeast

Filling~

1 Tbsp Olive oil

1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1/4 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Extra~

1 egg for egg wash

In your bowl of your electric mixer place all of your dough ingredients. With Dough hook attachment mix all the ingredients until elastic and smooth. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel and let rise for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.

Once doubled in size punch dough down and then roll out into a rectangle. You are now ready to start your filling. Brush olive oil on dough and then sprinkle with your cheeses.

  
Roll and cut your dough into pieces (I got 8 pieces) and place in a greased loaf pan. Let Rise again about 30 minutes in loaf pan covered with damp towel.

  
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush tops of rolls with beaten 1 egg. Bake rolls at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until rolls are brown. ENJOY:)

Warm Chocolate Molten Cakes

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Adapted from Carnival Cruise Line’s Chocolate melting Cake

Grease and dust with cocoa powder 5 (1/2 cup) ramekins and set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

6 ounces (3/4 cup) good dark chocolate at least 60% cocoa, rough chopped

6 ounces (3/4cup) butter

3/4 cups sugar

2 whole eggs, room temperature

2 egg yolks, room temperature

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup flour

In a sauce pan place chocolate and butter of medium heat melt butter and chocolate until smooth. Once melted and smooth set aside and let cool for about 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl add sugar, whole eggs and egg yolks, whisk until blended. Next whisk in vanilla and flour until combined well. After your chocolate and butter have cooled for 10 minutes whisk chocolate mixture into eggs and sugar mixture until combined.

Fill ramekins about 3/4 of the way full with batter and place on prepared baking sheet place in the fridge for at least an hour but no longer than 3 hours.

  
Remove from fridge, Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake at 425 degrees 12-15 minutes (mine took 15). The cake will spongy and the middle should still be slightly gooey. Let cool for about 3 minutes invert on to your dish top with vanilla ice cream and ENJOY the ooey gooey chocolate molten goodness.

  

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 1 loaf pan.

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, room temperature

1/3 cup veggie oil

3 ripe bananas, mashed about 1-1/4 cups of mashed bananas

1 tsp vanilla

1-1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

In bowl of stand mixer add sugar, eggs and oil, beat until combined. Add mashed banana and vanilla continue to beat until combined. In a medium bowl add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips, stir until combined. Add to your wet ingredients in your mixing bowl. On lowest speed blend your wet and dry ingredients, just until combined. pour into your already prepared loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes or until baked completely. The top should be cracked and when touched springs back up. Remove from oven and let cool on rack for 10 minutes, remove from pan and let cool completely. ENJOY!!:)

 

Warm Butter Cakes

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Butter the inside of 10 1/2 cup ramekins and set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 1 baking sheet with parchment paper and set prepared ramekins on top.

Cake~

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1-1/3 cups sugar

2 whole eggs

2 egg yolks

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp Grand marnier

1-1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

In bowl of mixer cream butter and sugar for about 1 minute on high speed. Add whole eggs, egg yolks, vanilla and Grand Marnier and mix for another minute or so. In a small bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder. Pour your dry mixture into the mixing bowl and beat all together for about another minute until combined well. Place about 1/4 cup of mixture into your already prepared ramekins, set aside while you make the cream cheese layer.

Cream Cheese Layer~

1 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1 Tbsp flour

1 /2 tsp Grand Marnier

1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix together cream cheese, sugar, egg, flour, grand marnier and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth. Place 1 Tbsp of cream cheese mixture on top of your batter that is already placed in your ramekins.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until your tops have browned, cool in ramekins for about 1 hour and then tip out of ramekins, now if you are ready to serve here comes the fun part the TORCHING!! Remember please please be careful!!­čśë

Torching~

1 cup raw sugar, for dipping tops and torching

1 kitchen torch

Once your cakes are cooled and removed from ramekins dip what used to be the bottom but now is the tops in raw sugar ( after heating each cake in the microwave about 30seconds) in raw sugar and brulee with the kitchen torch

Garnish~

1 basket of berries of your choice (if using strawberries, slice)

1 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp orange juice

1 Tbsp grand marnier

In a small bowl slice berries if needed add sugar, orange juice and liquor, cover and let macerate for about 30 minutes.

Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 Tbsp sugar

in bowl of mixer with whisk attachment add whipping cream, vanilla and sugar whisk until stiff peaks form.

When ready to serve your butter cakes heat each cake in the microwave about 30 seconds or until warm, dip tops in raw sugar and brulee with kitchen torch, top with whipping cream and berries and ENJOY!!:)

  
I topped ours with a little gelato and fresh raspberries!!:)

 

Chocolate Banana Cream Puffs

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

4 eggs

In a sauce pan bring the butter, milk, water and vanilla to a boil. Add flour stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until dough leaves side of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat and let cool.

Beat in eggs one at a time until pastry dough is smooth. Transfer batter into piping bag fitted with large open star tip.  Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and then pipe pastry dough into 1-1/2 inch circles. You should get about 14 cream puffs.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and gently piece a tiny hole into the bottom of each cream puff to remove the steam and then let cool completely.

Filling

1 banana sliced (to keep banana’s from turning brown gently dip the slices in lemon-lime soda)

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/3 cup milk

1 (3.4 ounce) instant banana cream pudding

slice and dip banana and set aside. In bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment place heavy cream, milk and instant pudding, whisk until stiff and pipeable. Should be the consistency of well whisked whipped cream.

Slice cream puff shells in half, pipe with filling and then place a few slices of banana’s on each cream puff and place tops back on. Now you are ready to drizzle some chocolate.

Ganache

2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 Tbsp butter

Place chocolate in a heat save bowl, in a small sauce pan add cream and butter and bring to a boil, pour over chocolate and gently stir until it becomes a smooth chocolate, let cool to room temperature. Once cooled using the tines of a fork drizzle chocolate over the tops of the cream puffs. ENJOY!!:) Keep in fridge till ready to serve or to store.

 

Almost Sara Lee Pound Cake

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Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease and flour one loaf pan.

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup cake flour

2 Tbsp dry powdered milk

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp light corn syrup

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

 

In bowl of mixer cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Add in flour, powdered milk, baking powder and corn syrup, beat until combined well. Add lemon juice, salt, vanilla and nutmeg, beat making sure everything is blended well.  Pour into already prepared loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick removes clean from center of pound cake.

ENJOY by it self , with a cup of coffee or tea or with fresh berries and whipped cream on top!:)

Chocolate Strawberry Tart

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Once again we are back with a fun group post ” Spring has Sprung”. I don’t know about you but I am more than ready for spring and we are hoping these fun recipes will help you to get into the spring spirit.


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CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY TART

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 1 removable bottom tart pan with nonstick spray.

Chocolate Silk Filling~

2/3 cups sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt

4 egg yolks

3 cups whole milk

5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

2 Tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla

In a heavy bottom sauce pot place sugar, cornstarch and salt stir till combined. In a bowl whisk egg yolks and milk. In a slow stream slowly pour egg yolk mixture into sauce pot, whisking together egg mixture and sugar mixture. Over medium heat whisking constantly bring your mixture to a slow bubble, the mixture will begin to thicken (6-8) minutes and then continue to simmer another 2 minutes. Remove from heat whisk in chocolate, butter and vanilla. Continue to whisk until chocolate and butter are melted and combined.  Place chocolate into a glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pushing down plastic wrap until it touches the top of your chocolate silk, place in fridge and cool completely about 1-2 hours. While your chocolate is chilling it is a perfect time to get your crust made and cooling.

Crust~

10 Chocolate graham cracker cookie sheets

2 Tbsp sugar

4 Tbsp butter, melted

In a food processor place graham crackers and pulse till you have fine crumbs, add sugar and melted butter and pulse a couple times until combined. Pour into prepared tart pan and push crumbs up the sides of the pan and onto the bottom. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, let cool completely. Once both crust and chocolate silk are cooled, with a rubber spatula fill your cookie crust with chocolate silk and place in the fridge while you make the strawberry topping.

Strawberry Topping~

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

1/8 cup plus 1 Tbsp cornstarch

1 (3oz) package strawberry jello

24 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced

In a pot place water, sugar and cornstarch, bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Continue to stir until mixture becomes thick. Add in jello and stir until jello is dissolved and combined. Remove from heat, place in a bowl and let cool to room temperature. Fold strawberries in to cooled mixture and then place on top of chocolate silk layer and place back in fridge to chill overnight.

When ready to serve “pop”out of tart pan and slice!! ENJOY!!:)

 

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