Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I made the crust from scratch, but you could buy pre made pie crust dough in the box. Roll it out, cut out circles about 1" wider than the muffin tin hole. I only made 7 of these because I only had 2 apples. I cut the apples into little pieces, put them in a bowl with 1/3 c. sugar, 1 tbs cinnamon, and 2 tbs flour. Mix together. Put the pie crusts in a muffin tin sprayed with Pam and gently push down to cover the inside of the muffin cup. Fill with the apples so they are mounded up a little above the top. Take a small piece of butter...about 1/4 TBS and put it on top of the little pie, then I took the leftover pie crust and cut out the hearts. Put that on top of the butter. Put in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 14 to 18 minutes. Start checking about 12 minutes in and go until its golden and the crust is cooked. I adapted this recipe from http://www.littlebitfunky.com/2011/10/what-i-made-for-monday.html to suit what I had on hand :)
Friday, November 4, 2011
You may find the recipe at the link below.
I used Pumpkin Spice Eggnog and did not use any of the currants/cranberries. I also made my own glaze of 1 cup confectioners sugar, 2 TBS. milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
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Thursday, August 4, 2011
Today I experimented a little bit with brownie mix. I'd seen this recipe used on cake (www.skinnytaste.com), and figured - why not brownies?
I am SO pleased with how these turned out, and will definitely be making them in the future!
1 box brownie mix (I used Ghiardelli)
10 oz. DIET POP (I used diet cheerwine, it gives the chocolate brownies a SLIGHT cherry taste - YUM!)
2 egg whites*
Follow baking instructions on brownie box depending on temperature and size of pan. I used a 9x9 pyrex and baked it for 45 minutes in a 325 degree oven.
*you could probably use only 1 egg white for a possibly less fluffy brownie. Mine is leaning towards cake....and I'm totally fine with that :)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 package 4-serving size vanilla instand pudding mix
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used m&ms)
1. preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and baking soda; set aside.
2. in a large mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, pudding mix, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons about 2" apart onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Transfer to wire rack; let cool. Makes about 50 cookies. (I made them bigger than a rounded teaspoonful - really who does that??- and got 36 cookies).
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1/2 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix (I used a whole package)
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a bread machine pan, place the milk, beaten egg, melted butter, water, vanilla pudding mix, bread flour, sugar, salt and yeast in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle.
- When cycle is finished, remove the dough, and knead for 3 to 5 minutes. Roll out to a large rectangle.
- Mix together the softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread over dough. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and raisins, if desired. Starting with the widest end, roll the dough into a log. Pinch to seal seams. Cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch slices, and place in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Place in a draft-free space, and allow to rise until doubled.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. To make frosting, mix the milk, confectioners sugar, softened butter and vanilla in a small bowl. Spread over warm cinnamon rolls.