Saturday, December 28, 2013

recipe: Classic Tiramisu

Classic Tiramisu


6 egg yolks
1 1/4 C mascarpone cheese
1 1/4 C white sugar
1 3/4 C heavy whipping cream
2 (12 oz) pkgs lady fingers (or make your own, using the previously posted recipe)
1/3 C coffee flavoured liquor...(kahlua is perfect for this)
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (for dusting)
1 1oz square semisweet chocolate

Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon coloured.

Add mascarpone to whipped yolks. Beat until combined. in a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.

Split the lady fingers in half, and line the bottom and sides of a large glass bowl(a trifle bowl works lovely for this) Brush with coffee liquor. Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat ladyfingers, coffee liquor, and filling layers.  Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls.  Refrigerate several hours or over night.

To make the cocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate square.

recipe: ladyfingers

Lady fingers

4 eggs separated
2/3 c white sugar
7/8 c all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

preheat oven to 400degrees f.  Line two 17"x12" baking sheets with baking parchment (or silpats). Fit large pastry bag with a plain 1/2" round tube.

Place egg whites in bowl and beat on high until soft peaks start to form.  Slowly add 2 tbsp of sugar and continue beating until stiff and glossy. In another bowl beat egg yolks and remaining sugar.  Whip until thick and very pale in colour. 

Sift flour and baking powder together on a sheet of wax paper.  Fold half the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.  Fold in flour, and then add remaining egg whites.  Transfer mixture to pastry bag and pipe out onto prepared baking sheet.  Bake 8 minutes.

recipe: cinnamon crisps

Cinnamon Crisps

1/2 C sugar
1tbsp ground cinnamon
6 flour tortillas
1/4 C melted butter/margarine

Preheat your oven to 350degrees f.  Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.  Cut your tortillas into small wedges.  Brush both sides of the tortilla wedges with melted butter and then dip both sides into the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Put the dipped wedges onto a cookie sheet or baking pan and put into a preheated oven. Bake until golden brown, between 12-15 minutes.  Serve with ice cream, applesauce or just eat them as is!  I suggest you double or triple this recipe, they won't last long!

Friday, December 27, 2013

I am so sorry folks, with the holidays upon us and with my whole family sick, with making toys for gifts and volunteering at the school, i just havent had the time to post anything in a few weeks.  But I will make good on my promise and starting today i will be posting the recipes I used during the holidays, and beyond...There are so many new recipes I have tried, I am sure you will love them all, of course my family absolutely loved them, and I cant wait to share them with you, everything from snacks, dips, and desserts, right on up to full meals...

Love you all!!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Breathing a sigh of relief...

Well, Thanksgiving or thanksgivvukah is over, and we move on, yes, I will be posting more tried and true recipes.  I have been sick since Wednesday, being as we went to the hearing with Social Security.  It was a major disappointment.  I do not qualify to receive benefits.  Had i filed before 2005, I probably would have gotten it, but I never thought to do so before, not till we moved here, and now it is far too late.

But I won't get depressed over this because I have always felt that I was going to get denied, but the group of lawyers, that I had retained, assured me that I had a strong case...that was a mistake that I will not make again. 

Anyway, I am going to rest today, well, my idea of resting, anyway.  We will be going to breakfast, and then grocery shopping.  That will take the better part of the day.  Right now I am making Christmas presents. I prefer to make, rather than buy, and people appreciate them more.  I may post what I make, here.  I do post my creations over on Facebook as well.

So, I will get some recipes together and I will post them this weekend..they will come in handy for the upcoming holidays.

Have a great day, and don't forget to tell your friends and family how much you really love them, you may not get a second chance to do so...