Saturday, September 23, 2006

Kitchen toys

Thursday was our errand day and me and mom spent all day shopping and running errands. While we were out we bought a round pizza stone that we actually will mainly use as a cookie sheet. We also bought new stackable cooling racks and a cookie press. At first the cookie press was difficul to use, but once we got used to it it was very simple. We died the cookie dough orange and made pumkin cookies. Here are some pictures.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

3/4 cup butter, softened1
1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
3 cups unbleached flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8oz.) sour cream

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Glaze: 1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 to 3 Tablespoons milk

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Spoon a third of the batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan. Combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; sprinkle half over the batter. Top with half of the berries. Repeat layers. Top with remaining batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cake.
Yields: 10-12 servings.Note:
If using frozen berries, do not thaw.



Saturday, September 16, 2006

Chocolate chip cookies

Our chocolate chip cookie recipe is probably the most used dessert recipe, so I thought that it would be good for our first post. Here is our YUMMY chocolate chip cookie recipe:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

From: Heather and Elissa

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 oz of chocolate chips ( half milk chocolate, half semi-sweet chocolate)

Cream together butter and both sugars. Beat in eggs, add vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients and then stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes.
This also makes yummy cookie dough for ice cream