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Decadant Coconut Cupcake

6 Jul

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PureWow is a website I follow often. This recipe was on their website and I just adjusted it to my liking. 3 egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut One cup sliced almonds One cup chocolate morsels Line a cup cake baking pan with paper or foil wrappers. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Whip the egg whites and sugar on medium till the sugar is dissolved. Add the vanilla, almond extract and salt. Mix well. Stir in the coconut and pour into each cupcake paper. Press into the cup to make it even. About  two to three tablespoons for every cup. Sprinkle the sliced almonds on top and press down. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Place 8 to 10 chips on each cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. The chocolate will melt and you can spread it easily. Store in a airtight container. I served this with plain delicious chocolate and vanilla ice cream. The original recipe called for making a nine inch pan and then cutting them but it was too messy.

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Strawberry, Blueberry Muffins

25 Jun

Blueberry Muffin

I had a box of strawberries, about three cups and a cup of blueberries leftover.

Nothing ever goes to waste.

I washed and dried the fruit.

Cut the strawberries up into 1/2 inch pieces.

Sprinkled with sugar and set them aside.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Line 12 large muffin cups with  pretty muffin liners.

Whisk together

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Set aside

Beat together till the butter and sugar are mixed well

Add the vanilla and almond extract

1/2 cup unsalted soft butter

One cup white sugar

One teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Add the flour mixture and sour cream

One cup sour cream

Take out half a cup of the strawberry mixture and all the blueberries and set aside

Mix the remaining berries with two teaspoons of flour and add to the batter.

Spoon the batter into the muffin tins.

Fill at least 3/4 the way up.

Spoon the remaining berries on top

Bake for 30 minutes

Make sure they are cooked because the berries make them very moist.

 

 

Date-Nut Bread

16 Feb

Date Nut Bread

This is the closest recipe I’ve found to make me think of  my childhood.

My Mom used to make date-nut and cream cheese sandwiches for a special treat.

I have never been able to duplicate the dense bread but this is a close second.

It is the King Arthur Flour recipe and it is so easy.

2 cups chopped dates

4 tablespoons softened butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup hot coffee

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon vodka, brandy or amaretto

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 3/4 cups all purpose unbleached King Arthur flour

1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Lightly grease a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan

Mix dates, butter, baking soda, salt and brown sugar together.

Pour in the hot coffee and mix to combine.

Let cool for 15 minutes

Add the egg, vanilla, liquor, baking powder and flour.

Beat till smooth.

Stir in the walnuts

Pour the batter in the pan and gently tap the pan to settle the batter.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, tent the loaf gently with foil after 30 minutes to prevent over browning.

Remove the bread from the oven and test with a toothpick to see if the center is clean.

After ten minutes, turn the bread out onto a cooling rack

Cool completely before slicing

Wrap airtight and store at room temperature or freeze.

I slice it thin and put cream cheese on each side and make a fabulous sandwich.

This is great for a brunch, lunch or a very fattening treat.

These sandwiches are irrestible.

I will regret finding this recipe in June when I look like a big fat sandwich on the beach.

But I to am irrestible. Ha Ha.