chocolate cupcakes

Feb 7, 2011 by

hi, my name is jess and i am a chocoholic.  (hi, jess)  i’ll take chocolate pretty much anyway that i can get it.  i made up a batch of these cupcakes for a superbowl party this weekend.  with all of the junkfood available for consumption, these would just be another log on the fire.  🙂  i’d highly recommend making a batch of them for your valentine. the cupcakes are from martha stewart’s recipe for one bowl chocolate cupcakes and it is true, they really are.  the frosting recipe is a swiss meringue buttercream (swbc), my second attempt at this type of frosting.  if you’ll recall, the first one that i used had too much butter.  i found a very helpful tutorial on howtoeatacupcake.net.  i am much happier with the results, but i still want...

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ebelskiver

Jan 17, 2011 by

ebelskiver, how do i love thee?  let me count the ways: sausage, peanut butter, nutella, cinnamon bun…. bran gave me an ebelskiver pan for Christmas this year.  ebelskiver is basically a filled pancake.  what you decide to fill it with is what really makes it great.  you can go the hearty route, with sausage, eggs, bacon… or you can go the sweet route with pb, nutella, or cinnamon.  there is no wrong way to fill an ebelskiver.  williams-sonoma’s website has 20 different ebelskiver recipes, and i plan on trying all of them.  their cinnamon bun ebelskiver recipe is included below. for the pancakes:  (half this recipe for two) 2 c flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 4 eggs, separated 2 c buttermilk 4 tbsp butter, melted fillings: peanut butter nutella jelly mini...

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mountain dew cupcakes

Jun 21, 2010 by

so this guy named paul often comes over to our apartment and more times than not, raids the mountain dew in the fridge.  it was paul’s birthday last week and to celebrate, i made up a batch of mountain dew cupcakes.  i thought it was the only appropriate way to celebrate such a cool guy. 🙂 happy birthday, paul! 🙂 adapted slightly from slush cupcakes (makes 1 dozen) 1 stick butter 1 c sugar 2 eggs 1/2 c mountain dew juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separated into two piles) 3/4 tsp orange extract 1 1/3 c flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt beat butter on medium for 30 seconds. add sugar and zests.  beat on medium-high until light and fluffy. add eggs one...

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apple turnovers

Apr 16, 2010 by

this recipe would qualify as “semi-homemade”.  however, when you’re hungry for breakfast in the morning, i think the quicker the prep time, the better.  🙂 1 tube reduced fat croissant rolls apple pie filling or fried apples from cracker barrel or chopped apples with brown sugar and cinnamon cinnamon frosting (see blog: sugar cookies and frosting) preheat oven to temperature indicated on croissant packaging. chop apples in apple filling down to small pieces. spoon 1 tbsp of apples onto the wide end of the croissant. sprinkle with cinnamon. roll up to the small end. place on a non-stick baking sheet. bake as the croissant packing calls for, or until golden brown on the edges. while croissants are baking, prepare a small serving of frosting. when croissants are finished baking, remove from oven and place...

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sugar cookies and frosting

Dec 28, 2009 by

thanks to an early Christmas present to myself, i can make festive sugar cookies all year round!  the cookies pictured above were decorated at my sister-in-law’s house Christmas eve.  it was a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit!  here are the recipes that you will need: rolled sugar cookie recipe 1 1/2 c butter, softened 2 c white sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 c all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt in a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.  beat in eggs and vanilla.  stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.  cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight). preheat oven to 400°.  roll out dough on floured surface 1/4-1/2″ thick.  cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.  place cookies...

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