Sunday, July 19, 2009
I found THIS recipe some time ago and I was craving for it since the first moment I saw it. I'm so glad I tried the recipe, because it tasted heavenly!
Definitely will do it again, sooooon!!!!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup sesame seeds
- 6 tbsp apricot jam
In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine flour, salt and baking powder, gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Roll into 1-in balls, roll into sesame seeds. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Using the end of a wooden spoon handle make an indentation in the center of each ball, fill with jam.As you can see it in the pictures, I mixed half of the dough with 1 tbsp cocoa. Tasted just as great. I rolled some in coconut flakes. Delicious too.
Bake them at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until lightly brown.
Believe it or not, there's only 5 pieces left of it... It's easy to make and they really melt in your mouth!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
One of these days I noticed on someone's blog the making of bagels and got me curious, so I started looking for more recipes. For some reason I decidedto try this one, and made my bagels more or less according to this recipe.
They tasted just like the ones from the bagelshops. The only difference was that the next day these were just as soft as after baking them, while the bought ones get harder even packed in ziplock bags...
Resting the dough before shaping:
After shaping resting again for 20 minutes:
Monday, July 6, 2009
I followed this recipe.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I liked this type of cake and plan to make is sometime again using different cutting shapes and fruit.
For the biscuits:
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 8 oz cold cream cheese cut into 2-inch pieces
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, plus mor for brushing
- raw sugar for sprinkling
For the filling:
- 2 pints blueberries
- 2 pints strawberries, hulled
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Make the biscuits: in a food processor pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined. Add butter and pulse until the largest pieces are the size of peas. Add cream cheese, pulse again until large pieces are the size of peas. Add buttermilk, pulse until dough comes together. Transfer to bowl, knead into ball. cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
Divide dough into half. On a lightly floured work surface roll into a 10-inch round. Transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush biscuits lightly with buttermilk, sprinkle generously with sugar. Bake until dough has risen and golden brown, for 12-15 minutes in 400 degrees preheated oven. Bottoms will brown sooner, that's why I placed another empty baking pan underneath.
Repeat with other biscuit. Using a 2 1/2 inch cutter cut out, but do not remove shapes, while it's still warm. Let cool.
Make filling: combine strawberries and bluebberries and 2 Tbsp sugar, let macerate until juicy, for 10 minutes.
Just before serving beat cream to medium peaks with remaining sugar and vanilla. Assemble cake: spoon half the berries over uncut biscuit, spread the whipped cream, top with remaining berries, reserve a few for decoration. Place cutout biscuit on top, fill out stars with reserved berries. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 3 hours.