Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pie


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Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pie
Prep Time 45
Cook Time 45
Passive Time 15
Servings
8
Ingredients
Macaroon Pie Crust
Chocolate Pie
Prep Time 45
Cook Time 45
Passive Time 15
Servings
8
Ingredients
Macaroon Pie Crust
Chocolate Pie
Instructions
  1. Macaroon Crust: Mix all ingredients in a standing mixer on medium speed for 5-7 minutes until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Preheat oven to 400. Press the majority of the mixture into a greased tart pan. (There should be extra to make 7 cookies) Pressing gently up the sides to create a crust while keeping a thin layer on the bottom. Freeze this part for about 30 minutes until set before baking.
  3. Place the tart on a sheet pan covered in foil. This will prevent leaks directly on the bottom of your oven. Bake mixture for about 8 minutes making sure it doesn’t burn. Toasty brown is fine.
  4. Once done, drop the temperature down to 350.
  5. Melt butter and chocolate over a bain marie. (bowl over a saucepan with simmering water)
  6. Whisk in salt, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, evaporated milk and vanilla. Pour mixture into crust and bake for 30 minutes. The center should have a slight giggle. Cool then serve or you can refrigerate.

The Best Cookies Ever!

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The Best Cookies Ever!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9-1'
Passive Time 35 minutes
Servings
15
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9-1'
Passive Time 35 minutes
Servings
15
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 410 degrees.
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream together cold cubed butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 4 minutes or until creamy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time, mixing well after each one.
  4. Sift all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl: flours, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined to avoid over mixing. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Scoop dough onto cookie sheet with a 2.66 oz scoop. Put in freezer for at least 30 minutes or until frozen.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes on the middle rack of your oven.
Recipe Notes

For best results, use 2.66oz scoop (volrath green scoop)

Banana Cream Pie

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Banana Cream Pie
Servings
Ingredients
Pastry Cream
Whipped Cream
Servings
Ingredients
Pastry Cream
Whipped Cream
Instructions
Pastry Cream
  1. Boil milk with vanilla bean (or paste). In a separate bowl, mix sugar and cornstarch to avoid lumps.
  2. Add eggs and salt to sugar mixture until combined. Once the milk has come to a boil, temper the milk into the egg sugar mixture.
  3. Then return all liquid to heat and whisk continuously, be sure not to scorch the bottom!
  4. The mixture will start to thicken. When the first bubble hits the top, strain the mixture into a container.
  5. Let cool slightly then add the cold butter and thoroughly mix.
  6. Put in fridge until it gets cold. This recipe can be made a day ahead.
Assembly
  1. A little whipped cream on the bottom
  2. Bananas
  3. pastry cream mixture
  4. Nilla wafers
  5. Whipped cream
  6. Crumbled nilla wafers

:: Pretzel Balls & Bacon Jam ::

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:: Pretzel Balls & Bacon Jam ::
Pretzel Balls Adapated from Paula Deen and Bacon Jam adapted from Martha Stewart
Servings
Ingredients
Bacon Jam
Pretzel Balls
Servings
Ingredients
Bacon Jam
Pretzel Balls
Instructions
Bacon Jam
  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use); add onions and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent, about 7 minutes. Add vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and coffee and bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up browned bits from skillet with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes. Add bacon and stir to combine.
  2. Transfer mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker and cook on high, uncovered, until liquid is syrupy, 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Transfer to a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Let cool, then refrigerate in airtight containers, up to 4 weeks.
Pretzel Balls
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water and yeast. When the yeast dissolves/activates, add half of the flour, the butter, salt, and sugar and mix for about 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining flour. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until the dough is no longer sticky. Let the dough rise in a greased, covered bowl until it doubles in size, about 45 to 50 minutes. Punch down the dough and divide into 12 pieces. Roll each piece of dough into 18-inch long ropes. On a greased cookie sheet, shape each rope into a pretzel shape. Let rise again until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  3. In a large non-aluminum dutch oven over high heat, bring 4 cups of water and baking soda to a boil. Using a large spoon, gently lower pretzels into water a few at a time and boil until they float. Return the pretzels the sheet pan and brush with an egg wash then sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake until browned, about 12 minutes.

{Blueberry Lemon Cardamom Donuts}

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{Blueberry Lemon Cardamom Donuts}
Servings
12
Ingredients
Doughnuts
Blueberry Jam
Glaze
Servings
12
Ingredients
Doughnuts
Blueberry Jam
Glaze
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425F.

  2. In small saucepan over medium high heat, add blueberries, sugar and lemon juice. Mash blueberries until only a few remain whole. Heat and stir until boiling. Remove from heat and allow to cool and thicken. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
 Beat in greek yogurt, eggs, vanilla, milk and melted butter until fully incorporated.
  4. Spray doughnut pan with non-stick spray, filling each cavity with ¼-1/3 cup doughnut batter. Dollop two to three tsp of blueberry jam on top doughnut batter in each doughnut pan cavity. Using a knife swirl the jam into the doughnut batter. Bake in oven for 9 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  5. In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, lemon zest, milk and vanilla bean caviar until sugar is dissolved and mixture is runny.
 Dunk tops of doughnuts into glaze and turn right side up to set. Serve while still slightly warm.

Cinnamon Toast Cupcake

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Cinnamon Toast Cupcake
Servings
12
Ingredients
Cream Cheese Icing
Servings
12
Ingredients
Cream Cheese Icing
Instructions
  1. Mix eggs and sugar in standing mixer.
  2. Add buttermilk, sour cream, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Then add dry ingredients sifted in: ap flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon
  4. For the icing: Mix cream cheese and butter then add sifted powdered sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Sprinkle crushed cereal on top.

Polenta Al Forno

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Polenta Al Forno
Gluten Free, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
6-8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
6-8
Instructions
  1. Blanch spinach briefly in large pot of boiling water. 1 to 2 minutes. Drain and cool. Squeeze all excess moisture from spinach and roughly chop.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chopped spinach and ricotta. Season with salt and pepper, then add cayenne, lemon zest, half the Parmesan and all but 2 T of the fontina and stir well.
  3. Butter a 9x12 casserole dish. Ladle in half the warm, soft polenta and spread with a spatula to make a thin layer. Spoon spinach mixture evenly over it. Top with remaining soft polenta and spread to smooth surface. (may be made ahead up to this point, then covered and refrigerated. Bring to room temperate before baking.)
  4. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and fontina. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 30-40 minutes, until nicely browned. Remove from over and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from the NY Times recipe