These cappuccino muffin are packed with coffee and chocolate flavor and nice and moist that will keep a great flavor for a few days. For most people, these muffins a great and easy way to start your day along side a cup of coffee or milk.
While I was on a vacation to Washington DC, I had an amazing chocolate pecan pie that has stuck with me for the past week. the richness and sweetness of the pie was fantastic. For my Mini Chocolate Pecan Pie Cookies, I added the richness of the shortbread cookie in place of the pie crust and they are packed with a rich chocolate flavor that mixes with the nutty flavor of the pecans makes these an amazing addition to your normal holiday cookies, or anytime of the year. Check out the recipe below.
As we are in the holiday season, deserts are a big part of the season. Poach pear tarts are quite simple to make and is a real wow factor with the colors of the red wine leaching into the light color of the pears and the whole how would be filled with a great smell from the cinnamon and orange. The Light and flaky tart with the rich and creamy mascarpone cheese topped with the soft, tender poached pears do make a great tasting tart that will please any group.
Cranberries tend to be a great staple for the fall season especially around thanksgiving. The great tart flavor and the vibrate red color makes it very appealing to the eyes. This Cranberry Streusel Cake is a great addition to your thanksgiving table for a dessert option, it even makes a great breakfast cake option too. It has a great combination of sweet and tart from the cranberries and orange in the cake.
The first thing is you make the base cake, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and soda and salt. Cut in the butter to the flour mixture until a course meal like texture. Using a hand held mixer on low speed is an easy easy of doing this, you can also use a pastry blender or two knives.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sour cream and vanilla extract together until smooth.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients just until all dry is moist. Scrap the batter into the prepared cake pan.
In a medium bowl, Stir the cranberries, orange juice and zest, granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Top the cake batter with the cranberry mixture until evenly covered.
In another bowl, mix the flour, oats, brown sugar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. add the butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or two knives until well incorporated and small chunks are formed. Add the streusel topping onto of the cranberries. Cook for about 1-1/2 hours until a knife comes out clean and cranberries are bubbling. Let cool completely and remove from pan.
One of my favorite flavors is lemon, in my mind lemon can go with pretty much anything and can be used even to replace salt in recipes too. This easy lemon pudding cake offer a soft moist lemon cake onto of a rich lemon custard on the bottom. I am not a huge dessert fan to be honest, but i can eat one of these in mere minutes!!
Start off by preheating the oven to 350F and heat some water in a sauce pan or tea kettle until it is simmering and hot. Grease 6-6ounce ramekins with oil spray and set aside.
Combine the sugar and flour together and set aside. In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks and the softened butter until combine. Add the milk, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract.
Pour the lemon-egg mixture into the sugar-flour mixture and mix until smooth.
In a bowl whisk the egg whites and salt until white and can form stiff peaks with the egg whites.
Carefully fold the egg whites into the lemon mixture.
Fill each of the ramekins ¾ the way full and place each ramekin in a baking pan filled with water half way up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and puffy on top. Remove from the water bath and let cool for 20minutes.
Its again that time of year where the leaves are changing and the air is getting cooler. These cranberry pumpkin scones are perfect for that morning that has a great tart flavor of the cranberry with the sweetness of the cinnamon glaze that coats the moist pumpkin flavored scones. They are best when they are still warm from the oven but still have great flavor for days to follow.
You want to start with ice cold butter, I tend to cut the butter into small bits and place in the freezer while I get all of the dry ingredients measured and sifted into a bowl. you want to use a pastry blender or two knives to make the butter and flour mixture look like a course panko bread crumb texture.
Once you have the butter mixed in you want to add the cranberries, milk and pumpkin and mix into a soft dough. You want to roll the dough out on the counter top to a 1" thick circle.
Cut the dough into 12 equal size pieces, I like to use a 3 inch biscuit cutter to make nice circle shaped scones. then bake in a 350F oven for 20-25 minutes.
While the scones are baking, prepare the glaze by mixing the powder sugar, melted butter, milk and cinnamon. Mix until smooth. When the scones are done remove and let cool for 5 minutes then drizzle about 1 tablespoon of the glaze over each scone. And serve warm.
As fall comes in with the cool air and the leaves starting to change everyone starts to love the smell of fall desserts baking in the kitchen. The wonderful taste of pumpkin desserts from pies to this great tasting pumpkin-cherry upside-down cake makes fall so much better especially after doing all of the fall activities like going to apple orchard or finding that perfect pumpkin in the patch.
One of the best parts of the recipe is the cherry sauce that goes on the bottom that carmelizes as it bakes in the oven. It is super easy to make as all you do is add all of the ingredients for the cherry sauce in a sauce pan and let it come to a boil stirring frequently. Let simmer for 2-3 mins and pour into the bottom of the cake pan. let cool as you make the batter.
For the best part, the pumpkin cake. This recipe makes a cake that comes out super moist and has the classic taste that everyone loves.
You start by combining the butter and the sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the vanilla, beat until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, spices, and baking soda. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.
Carefully spread batter over preserve mixture in pan.Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Carefully invert onto a large serving platter. Spoon any of the cherry mixture back onto of the cake. Serve warm.
This blueberry coffee cake is moist and buttery with a great crunchy topping that makes this a great breakfast or dessert that is quick to prepare and your family will love and tastes better a day or two later only if it will last that long. Please share this and make for your family, they will love it!!
Start by adding the butter and sugar in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Start to cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes and is about doubled in volume.
Add the eggs, sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
With the mixer running on low speed, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the batter and mix until just combined. The batter will be thick! add to the well prepared spring form pan and spread over evenly. Add the blueberry evenly over the batter evenly.
For the crumble topping, combine flour, sugar, chopped pecans, oatmeal, cinnamon and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or if you feel like a kid like me, mix with your hands. Mix for about 2 minutes until all the flour is incorporated. Spread the streusel evenly over the blueberries with your hands. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-60minutes or until the wooden toothpick or skewer comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes then remove the outer ring off the pan and let cool completely. After that cut yourself a piece before your family comes and eats it all. Recipe is below and please share and let me know if you make it.
One of my favorite breakfast items is homemade cinnamon roll, but sometimes you don't have the time to proof the dough and so on for the time consuming task of making them. This cinnamon pecan pound cake has the taste of a fresh cinnamon roll within half the time.It is also has light and airy texture like pound cake is known for.
Start off by preheating the oven to 325 degrees. Spray the baking pan with non stick spray.
The first thing you need to do is let 3 sticks of butter come to room temperature . Add the butter to the bowl of a mixer with a whisk attachment. beat the butter for a minute at high speed.
Slowly start adding the sugar slowly stopping to scrap sides when you are about half way through. Cream the butter and sugar for about 5 minutes until the mixture is a light yellow and fluffy appearance.
Start adding the eggs one at a time, combining well before adding the next. Scrap the sides and bottom as needed.
Sift the four, Baking Soda and Salt together. making sure the mixture is fine with not clumps.
With the mixer on low setting, start adding the flour mixture to the wet mixture adding in 2-3 batches. Scrap the sides and mix until just combined.
Add the Apple Sauce, Vanilla Extract and Oil. Mix until combined, be careful not to over mix!!
Add the ingredients for the cinnamon swirl in a small bowl. mix until well combined.
Pour a of the mixture in the prepared baking pan, drizzle 1/2 of the cinnamon mixture ontop of the batter. Using a skewer, swirl the mixture into the batter. Repeat until all of the batter and cinnamon mixture is used. Bake for 1 hour and half until a knife or skewer comes out clean. Let the rest for 10-15mins before flipping it out of the pan. Drizzle the frosting over the cake once cooled for awhile.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!