Sunday, November 22, 2015

Baked: Chocolate Pop Tarts With Peanut Butter And Jam Filling

Well,  what can I say.  Homemade pop tarts. ..never would I have thought of making these!  They took a bit of work,  but they were pretty good.  Something that I would make for myself?  No.  Something to impress guests?  Yes!

I liked them without the frosting as they weren't too sweet.  We tried putting them in the toaster. ..but they got a bit mushy.  Best when eaten at room temp! 

52.  18!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Baked: Milk Chocolate Malted Brownies With Chocolate Ganache

There is a lot of chocolate going on in these brownies! I did not have time to make the little decorations on top,  but they certainly didn't need them.  These are great for a party where people want a little brownie bite and not a huge brownie.  The malted milk gives an unexpected but good taste to them.

The husband was to take these with and get rid of them at deer camp.  They went to deer camp,  stayed in the truck,  and arrived back home today uneaten. much for not over indulging myself on chocolate!

51!  ONLY 19 to go! 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Baked: Brown Butter Apple Cranberry Galette

Why can one never find fresh or frozen cranberries when one needs them?  I used canned cranberries instead. ..partially whole. did turn out well though.  I brought it to a pie contest, and left before voting ended. .and also forgot my pizza cutter. ..can't win them all. ..

50!!!!!!  20!

Baked: Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

Oh. My.  This might be the best recipe so far in this book.  Yum!   It came together easily with no crazy kitchen utensils,  and the result?  Pure goodness!

49.  21!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Baked: Chocolate Rice Crispy Cake With Homemade Marshmallow Icing

This one will haunt me for awhile!  First off, I could not find light corn syrup - I used agave syrup instead.  Secondly, I could not find gelatin sheets so I used powdered gelatin.  I think the agave syrup is what made things not turn out so well....I could not reach the soft ball stage as it was going to boil over the pot.  So the marshmallows did turn white and sticky but they never really sat.  My "cutting them into squares" turned into me slowly pouring it into the pot instead.

That said, the recipe was not a complete ruin.  It still tastes ok, but the agave syrup makes it unbearably sweet.  Too much effort for this cake than what it is worth..

Note, the "icing" is supposed to be solid.

48.  22!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Baked: Peanut Butter And Jelly Crumb Morning Muffins

After so many complicated recipes in this book I was excited to have one that I didn't have to use a single a appliance for! No tabletop mixers or hand blenders just a bowl and a spoon and a whisk and it was beautiful.

We've been eating these for breakfast every morning and while they're not as healthy as what I usually make they do taste quite good.

47. 23!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Baked: Frozen Swiss Chocolate Pie

I made this dessert to bring to a friend's house on Friday.  Mid way through assembling, I realized it has uncooked egg whites and alcohol....which doesn't bode well for a pregnant friend!  I still brought the dessert...and we ate while she watched..whoops.  I did bring biscotti as well - and those were pregnant person friendly.  :)

Mine doesn't look as deep of a chocolate color as the book's photo.  I also noticed that the recipe instructs to add toasted walnuts to the top, but their photo does not have said walnuts!  Since the crust is made entirely of walnuts, I kept them off the top.  The crust tasted a bit too buttery.  The filling tastes great, but is very rich.  Someone needs to come over and eat the rest of this from our freezer! ;)

One more recipe to go till I have caught up to October!

46.  24 remain.