Posts Tagged ‘Vanilla extract

11
Sep
22

EASY AND QUICK (FOOD PROCESSOR) CAKE BITES

NOT EXACTLY THE BEST LOOKING DESSERT ON THE TABLE BUT GOOD FOR AFTER DINNER, SNACKING AND GREAT WITH A COFFEE OR TEA. USUALLY MADE FOR THE HOUSE BUT ALSO CAN BE A GREAT TREAT TO BRING TO DINNER . THE PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT PERSON IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO EAT.

THE MEASUREMENTS NEED TO BE ADJUSTED FOR THE PAN SIZE BUT I’M NOT FUSSY AND QUICK AND EASY ALSO MEANS IT’S BAKED IN THE VORTEX OVEN, QUICK TO HEAT UP INSTEAD OF THE LARGER OVENS.

175 GRAMS OF ALL PURPOSE FLOUR

1 1/2 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER

GINGER PASTE TO TASTE (OMIT OR SUBSTITUTE)

1/4 TEASPOON SALT

1 1/4 STICK BUTTER

175 GRAMS SUGAR

3 EGGS

VANILLA EXTRACT TO TASTE

CREAM THE BUTTER AND SUGAR IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR TILL FLUFFY ADD THE DRY INGREDIENTS, MIX AND THEN THE EGGS PULSED IN ONE BY ONE. ADD THE GINGER PASTE TO TASTE SAME WITH THE VANILLA.

PREP A CAKE PAN, I USED AN 8X8 PAN, PARCHMENT ON THE BOTTOM AND SPRAYED.

BAKE AT 340 DEGREES, THE VORTEX OVEN CAN BE FINICKY , RECOMMENDED TEMP FOR THE CAKE SHOULD BE AROUND 200 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT INTERNAL. TEMP AND TIME NEED SOME TWEAKING.

YOU CAN END UP WITH A LAVA CAKE CENTER .

COOL, TRIM THE TOP (THE COOKS SAMPLE) IF NECESSARY, FLIP REMOVE FROM PAN, CUT INTO BITES AND GLAZE WITH OPTIONAL GINGER PASTE ADDED TO THE GLAZE. (MILK AND 10X SUGAR)

DONE.

31
Mar
21

vanilla yogurt pound cake

This is a modified recipe from all recipes.com. Since I did not have lemon flavored yogurt I used what was in the fridge, vanilla flavored yogurt and substituted lemon extract with vanilla extract. A nice crumb, lighter texture than a usual pound cake. Sweet enough for a dessert or a side, toasted/grilled with coffee., serve with fresh fruit, ice cream as you desire,

mise en place

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) container of vanilla flavored yogurt

bring all ingredients to room temperature

oven @ 325 degrees farenheit

grease and flour your pan of choice

a typical cake mix procedure

cream the sugar and the butter till light and fluffy

beat in one egg at a time

add vanilla extract

sift the dry ingredients

to the the butter sugar blend, mix in the dry ingredients, wet ingredients, alternately ending with the dry.

mix just until incorporated.

place in pan , bake, test with toothpick or thermometer.

remove from oven and cool 1O minutes or so.

carefully turn out to a wire rack.

cool completely, enjoy

09
Jan
20

Apple chocolate chip muffins

I believe this is from Bake or Break website , recipe modified

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added some fresh ground spices not listed of course !

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ground spices added

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my new grated i was gifted for Christmas

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not exactly a light muffin, the apples have a lot of moisture , but I needed some chocolate and fruit for dessert.

 

 

 

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OK …..i made dough also, bread and rolls BC you can live on muffins alone !

 

 

18
Aug
18

Cookie bars (chocolate)

The actual title is Black Bottom Cookie Bars denoting that the cookie is half chocolate and half plain. Not a big cookie and brownie fan, but other household members are.

Cocoa, vanilla, sugars, coconut oil,eggs, chopped chocolate, flour/salt mixture. 8 inch by 8 inch pan is prepped with baking paper.

A substitute for the butter is coconut oil, which due the current weather had to measured and refrigerated to a solid consistency. (lower left)

 

I also did not have bits, so I had to go to the reserves

 

Blend coconut oil and sugars. Whisk attachment.

Once mixed, add flour gradually.

Finish adding the flour, mix till just moistened.

 

Divide the dough in half, weighed it out but note: the chocolate 1/2 should be a bit less than half because the chocolate bits will take up some volume. (just being picky)

Mix in the cocoa and bits to 1/2 of the plain dough mixture

Spread the chocolate dough, then the plain dough in the pan. Happily

Off to the oven

In the convection oven , still warm weather so no running the gas oven for now.

Chillin out till cool !

cooled finished bars, some of the chips still oozy.

I could have probably left out the chocolate chips, deep chocolate flavor. No comment from the the brownie expert so all is good. I just have about 1/2 of one of the squares, enough for me. Would be good tempered with vanilla ice cream.

27
Jul
17

Blueberry Sour Cream Pound Cake

Here’s a recipe that Diane made, a rich sweet pound cake. A small slice suffices even without coffee.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/70828/blueberry-sour-cream-coffee-cake/

 

21
Mar
15

marble cake

A cake doesn’t have to be just for special occasions, a cake can serve as a simple dessert and a lot more cost effective than buying store bought cakes and pastries.

This is just a modification of a previous recipe, reserve a portion of the batter usually 1/3 to 1/2 , and mix in chocolate, usually melted, to the reserved batter.

(https://pmetro.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/favorite-yellow-cake)

Now spoon or layer in the chocolate batter over layers of the plain batter. Swirl the batter now, in the cake pan, with a knife.

Bake as usual.The cake along with bread recently baked.

IMG_7701Done. Not frosted, makes a convenient snack. Good for lunches.

13
Feb
15

Favorite yellow cake

From the Good Housekeeping Cookbook

An exercise in baking a cake. A simple recipe for a yellow cake other than using a box mix. Recently worked on oven, checking temperature settings.

Oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit

2 and 1/4 cups cake flour (I used all purpose flour)
1 and 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 and 1/2 teaspoons double acting baking powder
3/4 cup of shortening

3/4 cup milk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

I split the wet and dry ingredients……

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The original recipe has you put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix.

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Using a fluted pan here instead of two layer or cupcakes.

greased and floured

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Batter mixed for 5 minutes… Do you taste your batter ?    I do .

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Into the pan..

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Into the oven… About 35 minutes later….

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cooling off….

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It did stick a bit, but a decent cake for a short amount of work.

The 3 eggs give this cake a medium body, not like the killer pound cake recipe Diane bakes.

Plain for the lunchbox or served with fresh, frozen or canned fruit this cake makes a good base for a dessert creation.

28
Apr
13

grainola cookies, light and dark

two cookie recipes, both made with https://pmetro.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/another-granola-cereal-recipe/.

One made with white flour the other with spent grains.

this is a modified oatmeal cookie recipe. scaled in half

1/2 cup butter (original recipe calls for shortening)

1/2 cup white granulated

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup all purpose flour (alternate dark recipe with stout spent grains from brewing)

1 teaspoon baking soda

about 1 and 1/2 cups granola mix from https://pmetro.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/another-granola-cereal-recipe/

preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit

grease or use parchment paper on cookie sheets.

typical cookie assembly,

beat the butter and sugars

add egg and vanilla

combine flour (or spent grains) baking soda and salt.

add to the butter mixture

stir in the granola

put on cookie sheets, rounded tablespoons, two inches apart

(is it two inches from the edge of the dough or two inch on centers?)

bake 10 to 12 at 350 degrees, mine flattened quite a bit into crunchy cookies

very tasty, the spent grain cookies have a molasses/ chocolaty taste.

 

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recipe using spent  grains

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comparison of cookies

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