Sunday, March 29, 2009
2 1/4 C. very warm water
2 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 yellow or white cake mix
5 C. flour
Mix water and yeast together with a wire whisk in a large bowl. Whisk cake mix into yeast water. Stir in flour one cup at a time. Let stand in bowl in a draft-free place for 45 minutes. Knead enough to punch down and roll to approx. 18" X 10". Add a small amount of flour if needed for kneading.
1/2 C. butter or margarine softened
1 C. brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 C. chopped nuts (Optional)
1/4 C. raisins (Optional)
Mix butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Heat in microwave for 15 seconds. Spread over rolled out dough. Sprinkle nuts and raisins over dough. Starting with the widest end, roll dough into a tight log. Cut with dental floss into 1/2" to 1" slices. Place in a greased 9x13 inch pan and an 8x8 inch pan. Allow rolls to rise 25-35 minutes. Bake at 350º for 17-23 minutes, watching carefully.
1 (3-4oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 C. butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
1 bay leaf
1 C. Water
1 3 oz. package instant pudding (your favorite flavor -- lemon is excellent) made according to package and set until firm
Combine after pudding is chilled and fill puffs. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate frosting. Enjoy with fresh berries.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
In large mixing bowl combine cake flour, salt, powder sugar. With pastry blender or fork mix in butter. Press into a 9x13 pan and bake for 15- 20 minutes at 350º until golden brown. While crust is cooking in medium bowl lightly beat eggs then add sugar, lemon & lime juice, lemon & lime zest, heavy cream and 3 tablespoons of flour. Whisk together. Pour over hot crust when crust is finished. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350º until the middle is set-up. Sift powdered sugar over the top. Makes about 24 bars.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
A man in our neighborhood made these the other night for a church function and I am not a chocolate lover but I did love these!
1 stick butter, room temperature
8 oz brick of cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
18 oz box of moist chocolate cake mix
Mix butter and cream cheese until blended. Add egg and vanilla. Next add cake mix. Refrigerate for 2 hours then make Tablespoon sized balls and roll in confection sugar and bake at 350º for 12-13 minutes.
Friday, March 6, 2009
½ C. Feta Cheese, crumbled
1 (11 oz.) Can Mandarin Oranges, drained
½ C. Dried Cranberries or Cherries
1 Small Red Onion, chopped
½ C. Toasted Pecans or Almonds
Combine ingredients in large salad bowl and toss with Brianna's Vinaigrette Dressing just before serving.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
These make a GREAT St. Patrick's Day treat!