Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

1 18oz triple chocolate cake mix
1 1/3 cup water
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs

1 bottle herseys hot fudge topping
smuckers magic shell chocolate fudge topping
vanilla ice cream

1. Make cake batter 'following directions on the box

2. pour 1/2-3/4 cup of batter into the greased cups of a large (Texas size, muffin pan. If your pan has six cups, bake the cakes in two batches of 4 cakes each. Turn all of the cakes out of the pan and let them cool.

3. The cakes will be served upside down, so you may have to slice a bit of the domed top off the cakes to help them lay flat when inverted.A serrated sandwich knife works best for this.

4.After you've flipped over all of the cooled cakes, use a sharp paring knife to cut out a hole in the center of the bottom (now the top) of each cake. The hole should be about 1 1/2-inches deep.

5.After slicing straight down into the cake in a circle, scoop out the chunk of cake with a teaspoon and discard the piece. Now you have a secret compartment to conceal the hot fudge.
6. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of fudge into each of the holes you've made in the cakes, then store the cakes in a sealed container in the freezer at least 2 hours. But the longer in the freezer the better.

7. When you are ready to serve, heat one cake at a time in the microwave for 40 to 45 seconds on high, or until you see the fudge begin to bubble.

8.Remove the cake from the microwave and let it rest for 30 seconds or so, then place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the cake. Pour a coating of Magic Shell chocolate topping over the ice cream and serve.

Cake Cones

1 box favorite cake mix
1/2 cup cold water
2 eggs
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cooking oil
24 flat-bottomed ice cream cones

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.Combine cake mix and 1/2 cup cold water. Beat 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, water, vanilla and oil. Mix well. 3.Place ice cream cones in muffin tins and fill each 1/2 full with batter.

4. Bake 20 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch. When cooled pop off any batter that spilled over the cones if any.

5. Frost and decorate when cooled, if desired.

Sloppy Joes

1 pound ground beef
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp white vinegar

1.In a saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no longer pink drain.

2.Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder chili powder,white vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil.

3.Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

4.Serve on buns.

Amazing apple pie

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 T cornstarch
1/4 cup minus 1T water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
6-7 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1T Vanilla
1 egg white-optional

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Melt the butter in a saucepan.

2.Stir in flour and cornstarch to form a paste. Add water, white sugar, brown sugar vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

3.Place the bottom crust in your pan. Brush with egg white to keep crust from going soggy.

4.Pour 3/4 the syrup over the apples in a large bowl and mix well.

5.Fill the bottom crust with the apples, mounded slightly.Slowly pour the remaining syrup over the apples in the pan. Cover with top crust and slice a steam vent in the top.

6.Bake for 50 min and brush top of crust with a little milk and cinnamon sugar and bake an additional 10-15 min until apples are soft.

Pastry Crust.

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
8 tablespoons ice cold water
1T sugar

1.In a bowl, combine flour sugar and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly.

2.Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.

3.Chill dough for 20-30 min so that it is easier to work with. (You don't have to do this but I think that it helps) Divide dough in half so one ball is slightly larger than the other.

2.Roll out the larger ball to fit a 9-in. or 10-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry with even with edge of plate. Pour desired filling into crust.

3.Roll out second ball; cut slits in pastry. Position over filling. Trim pastry to 1 in. beyond edge of pie plate. Fold top crust over bottom crust. Flute edges. Bake according to recipe directions.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Caramel apple crisp

6-7 cups sliced peeled apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 T flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 cups caramel ice cream topping

1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oats
3/4 cup butter softened
1 tsp cinnamon

1. Peel and thinly slice apples toss with sugar,flour and cinnamon from filling ingredients.

2. Pour into a 9x13 pan that is well greased. (I only did half the recipe thats why mine is in a 8x8 pan)

3. Pour 1 cup caramel over the apples

4. Combine all the topping ingredients until crumbly and spread evenly over apples and caramel.

5. Top with remaining 1/2 cup caramel

6. Bake at 350 degrees about 45 min or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender.

* Eat with vanilla ice cream optional.

Pizza Crust

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1.In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.

2.Stir the salt and oil Italian season,onion powder and garlic powder into the yeast solution. Mix in 3 cups of the flour.

3.Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky.

4.Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour.

5.Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza recipe.

6.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F  If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.

7.Bake crust for 11 min before adding the sauce and toppings

8.Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 18 to 20 minutes.