Sunday, July 4, 2010
Frozen Hot Chocolate:
4-5 oz chocolate (we like Marabou from Ikea and/or a few different kinds of Ghiradelli)
2 tsp. store-bought hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 c. milk
3 c. ice
*Whipped cream (see below)
Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt chocolate in a small heavy saucepan or in the microwave. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until blended. Remove from heat, slowly add half a cup of the milk, and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. In a blender, place the remaining cup of milk, the chocolate mixture, and the ice (a little at a time). Blend on high speed until smooth (don't overdo it though.. you don't want it to be too runny). Pour into cup or mug and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
1 c. heavy cream, very cold
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbsp light corn syrup
Combine the cream and vanilla and mix well. With an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, start whipping the cream on medium speed. Add the corn syrup slowly while beating. Whip until the cream holds soft peaks.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Flaming Turtle Fondue
1 c Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 c Caramel
1/3 c Chopped Pecans
1/2 tsp water
For double broiler cooking, place 1 cup chocolate chips in top bowl let it melt down and stir constantly for 30 to 45 seconds. Then add in caramel and blend or swirl. Finally add pecans on top for garnish or stir through. Bring your heat down to med-low after it has all been mixed well.
White Chocolate Raspberry FondueIngredients:
1 c White Chocolate Chips
1/2 c Pureed Raspberries (fresh or thawed frozen)
For double broiler cooking, place 1 cup chocolate chips in top bowl let it melt down and stir constantly for 30 to 45 seconds. Then add in puree raspberries, blend.
Dippers for Chocolate Fondue
Angel Food Cake
And the list goes on...
Recipes Courtesy of the Melting Pot and Studio 5
Also, click here for Cheese Fondue Recipes
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Straight from that lovely lady: The Pioneer Woman.ingredients
2 whole Eggs
1 cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
2 Tablespoons Flour
½ cups Butter, Melted
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 300 to 325 degrees.
Beat eggs until light in color. Beat in sugar until just combined. Add cocoa, flour, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix gently until well combined.
Pour batter into four large ramekins or one 8-inch square baking dish. Set ramekins or pan into a larger pan halfway full of water.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until upper crust is crispy and the rest of the batter is firm but not set. Toothpick should come out…not clean, but mixture should not be overly runny. If you pull it out of the oven and have second thoughts, stick it back in for ten more minutes.
Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream; whatever makes your skirt fly up.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
16 ounce container Sour Cream or Sour Cream substitute
8 ounce container cool whip, optional
Dissolve each package of Jello separately and hour apart.
Top with cool whip if desired
Tips for the Jello Foodie:
Because I am impaitent at times and don't want to dissolve jello by slowly stirring with a spoon I whisk Jello instead. This makes bubbles...and when the Jello cools so do the bubbles and they can be kind of unsightly since they tend to gather at the edges of the bowl. So what I do is "mop up" the bubbles with a paper towel before I put the jello in the fridge to set.
Also this jello will set on it's own if left on the counter, so if you want to add another layer don't wait longer than a 1/2 hour because the Jello left out on the counter will set. It's a good thing I bought extra Berry Blue...
**Flavors that are not good to use in this recipe: peach and grape (they over power the other flavors)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Studio 5 Gourmet Contributor Amy Richardson has been tracking down the trend.
Part of the appeal is the ability to customize flavors with whoopie pies. Amy's top 5 flavor combinations are:
White Chocolate whoopie pies with Stawberry Creme
Banana whoopie pies with Chocolate Hazelnut Creme
Carrot Cake whoopie pies with Pineapple Creme
Boston Cream whoopie pies
Orange whoopie pies with Vanilla Creme
Although you can find mixes for whoopie pies, you can also make them from a basic cake mix:
Recipe for easy whoopie pie cake mix
1 box cake mix
1 tablespoon oil
3/4 cup water
Pre-heat oven to 375
Place two teaspoons in a small circle on to a baking sheet. Six cakes per baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes
Remove to cooling rack until ready to fill.
You can find supplies and mixes for whoopie pies online:
Sur La Table:
Mix chocolate $10.00
Pan coming in March
Mix Red Velvet $14.00
3 16oz containers for $17.00
Cranberry Island Whoopie Pies
$28.70 for six
$52.40 for twelve
$76.10 for eighteen