Chocolate Peanut Butter


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Chocolate Peanut Butter
The Foodie Chef Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
6-7 6oz jars filled
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
6-7 6oz jars filled
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put peanuts in a food processor and grind them for about 5 minutes until they're more liquified opposed to a paste.
  2. Add the cocoa, sugar and salt then blend.
  3. Add oil a tablespoon at a time while the machine is running until you get to your desired consistency.
  4. add salt if needed.
Recipe Notes

I used a piping bag to fill the containers. This makes for easy filling. Make sure you clean the containers before filling them!

 

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)

Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow Cake

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Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow Cake
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Instructions
Rich and Dark Chocolate Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare 3 x 8" cake pans with parchment paper. In bowl of standing mixer, sift all dry ingredients. Add all remaining ingredients to bowl with the dry ingredients and with paddle attachment on mixer, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed and pour into prepared pans. Batter will be liquidy. Bake for 20 minutes and rotate pans in oven (if not cooked in convection oven). Cakes are done when toothpick or skewer comes clean, approximately 35 minutes.
Toasted-Marshmallow Frosting
  1. Place marshmallows on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the oven, and broil marshmallows until nice and brown. Keep an eye on them as they burn very quickly. Combine butter and icing sugar in standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment, on low until blended (about 1 minute). Add vanilla and mix on high for about 3 minutes. Add marshmallow cream and toasted marshmallows, and mix on lowest setting for about 1 minute.
Malted Belgian Chocolate Frosting
  1. In a bowl of a standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine the powdered sugar and butter and beat on low speed for about 1 minute. Add vanilla and malt powder, and beat on low until well combined. Add the melted chocolate and beat on medium speed until smooth (about 2 minutes). Add whipping cream and beat on med-high speed for another minute. Best used right away. *The malted chocolate frosting isn't my favorite, It isn't bad though. I'm a lover of freshly made Swiss meringue or French butter cream, nothing compares to those two!

Banana Cream Pie

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Banana Cream Pie
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Pastry Cream
Whipped Cream
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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
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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.

Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever

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Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever
Servings
4
Ingredients
Cream Cheese Icing
Servings
4
Ingredients
Cream Cheese Icing
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. In a small bowl, combine water and yeast. Stir until dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  3. After, mix pudding according to the packaged instructions with milk.
  4. Then add sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, egg, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Gradually add flour and mix with dough hook. After, knead by hand into a ball.
  6. Place the dough into a large greased bowl. Then cover and let rise in a warm place until it doubles in size.
  7. Punch down and let rise again for a second time.
  8. Roll dough on a very large floured surface.
  9. Dough should roll out to a long rectangle, about 34 x 21"
  10. Take 1 cup of melted butter and spread over entire dough surface using a pastry brush.
  11. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.
  12. Sprinkle mixture over top of buttered dough. Roll dough up like a jelly roll.
  13. Measure dough every 2 inches and cut with a knife.
  14. Place each roll in a buttered baking pan and allow to rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes.
  15. Bake in a preheated oven and bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  16. Once out of the oven, slather the cream cheese mixture on top.
Recipe Notes
Enjoy these warm 🙂

Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna

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Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 82 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
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Ingredients
Best Marinara Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 82 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Ingredients
Best Marinara Sauce
Instructions
Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna
  1. Preheat oven to 400 and roast butternut squash for about 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. Mix ricotta, ¾ c mozzarella, ¼ c parmesan, salt, pepper and oregano in bowl and set aside.
  3. Reduce heat to 350 and coat 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  4. Spread 1/2 c tomato sauce (recipe below) on bottom and top with 3 noodles to cover (or 1 if using fresh). Top the noodles with half butternut squash and half spinach. Dollop half ricotta mixture on top then add 1 cup tomato sauce on top. Repeat this layer one more time, pressing down on the filling as you add the layer. Put the remaining sheet(s) on top. Spread the remaining sauce on top then add ¾ c mozzarella and ¼ c parmesan. Cover with foil with cooking spray on the inside.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake 7 more minutes so the cheese browns. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Best Marinara Sauce
  1. Sauté onion, garlic and shallot in olive oil until fragrant. Add celery and carrots. Cook until veggies are brown and soft. A few pinches of salt and pepper along the way to help relieve moisture. Deglaze pan with red wine, scraping the bottom of the pan. Once the liquid has evaporated, add the bay leaf, thyme, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Stir then cover and simmer for 20 or so minutes. Taste and add salt or pepper. Now, add heavy cream or milk. This will make the sauce less acidic and extra delicious. Stir and cook on low for 5 minutes.
  2. Adaptation: put onion garlic, shallot, carrot, and celery in food processor and grind until there are no visible pieces. Brown this in olive oil for less chunky sauce. Add water if you like it less thick.