Sunday, June 18, 2017

Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake / #SundaySupper

Every Dad has a favorite dessert. My husbands favorite is Strawberry Shortcake. It has been his favorite for most of his life. His mom made her shortcake with sweet biscuits and then covered them with sliced strawberries and a scoop of whipped cream. It was delicious and a wonderful summer treat!
Today I made Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake, another of my husband favorites. I baked a single chocolate sponge cake, which is light and airy, and compliments the strawberries perfectly. I drizzled milk chocolate ganache over the cake and berries, sort of a nod to chocolate covered strawberries, and topped it off with a dollop of homemade whipped cream. I think you are going to like this!  Happy Father's Day to all you Dads!
 Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake
(printable recipe at bottom of page)

6 Egg Yolks
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Flour
1/3 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
6 Egg Whites 
1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1/2 cup Sugar
5 ounces Milk Chocolate, melted
12-15 Fresh Strawberries, sliced into thin slices
1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream (learn to make it here)
 

Mix the egg yolks on high speed for 5 minutes. The mix should become thick and have a lemon color.
Add in the orange juice and vanilla. Beat on low speed to combine.
Using low speed, beat in the cup of sugar. Increase the speed to medium and mix until the mix is thick and doubles in volume.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour and the cocoa powder.
Start mixing the flour into the egg yolk mix by sprinkling a 1/4 cup of flour on the top of the egg yolk mix, and then folding the flour into the egg yolk liquid. Repeat adding the flour, 1/4 cup at a time. Set mix aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add the 1/2 cup of sugar a little at a time, mixing on high until stiff peaks form.
Fold a cup of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mix. Then fold the entire bowl of egg yolk mixture into the egg white mix. 
Flour and spray the pan you want to use for the cakes. Fill with the batter. Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes. 
While cakes are baking, melt chocolate in a double boiler on low.
Once cakes are done, cool for ten minutes, then remove from pan.
Once chocolate is melted, heat the whipping cream in a microwave. It should be warm, but not hot. Adding just a little at a time, start mixing the whipping cream and melted chocolate together, making a ganache. When you are happy with the consistency, stop adding cream. The chocolate should be drippy ( yes, that is a technical term) like in the picture.
Start building the shortcake. Place a cake on the bottom of the glass. Top with sliced strawberries. Drizzle with chocolate. You will have cake mix left over. The number on the toppings is for 2-3 servings.
Top with another cake, more strawberries, and chocolate. Add a spoonful of whipped cream, and garnish side of glass with a fresh strawberry!  

Thank you for stopping by today and letting me share this special Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake! I hope you enjoyed it! For more special Father's Day meals, keep scrolling down the page to see some tasty dishes from the Sunday Supper family!  


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Devil's Food Strawberry Shortcake

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 6 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 5 ounces Milk Chocolate, melted
  • 12-15 Fresh Strawberries, sliced into thin slices
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Mix the egg yolks on high speed for 5 minutes. The mix should become thick and have a lemon color.
  2. Add in the orange juice and vanilla. Beat on low speed to combine. Using low speed, beat in the cup of sugar. Increase the speed to medium and mix until the mix is thick and doubles in volume.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and the cocoa powder.
  4. Start mixing the flour into the egg yolk mix by sprinkling a 1/4 cup of flour on the top of the egg yolk mix, and then folding the flour into the egg yolk liquid. Repeat adding the flour, 1/4 cup at a time. Set mix aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, mix together the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add the 1/2 cup of sugar a little at a time, mixing on high until stiff peaks form.
  6. Fold a cup of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mix. Then fold the entire bowl of egg yolk mixture into the egg white mix.
  7. Flour and spray the pan you want to use for the cakes. Fill with the batter. Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
  8. While cakes are baking, melt chocolate in a double boiler on low.
  9. Once cakes are done, cool for ten minutes, then remove from pan.
  10. Once chocolate is melted, heat the whipping cream in a microwave. It should be warm, but not hot. Adding just a little at a time, start mixing the whipping cream and melted chocolate together, making a ganache. When you are happy with the consistency, stop adding cream. The chocolate should be drippy ( yes, that is a technical term) like in the picture.
  11. Start building the shortcake. Place a cake on the bottom of the glass. Top with sliced strawberries. Drizzle with chocolate. You will have cake mix left over. The number on the toppings is for 2-3 servings.
  12. Top with another cake, more strawberries, and chocolate. Add a spoonful of whipped cream, and garnish side of glass with a fresh strawberry!
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Marshmallow Flags! / #15 Minute Friday

I am always excited for the 4th of July! It's one of my favorite holidays! I love what it stands for, and I love celebrating it with family and friends! 
Today's 15 Minute Friday is a quick and simple Marshmallow flag that would be fun to create with little ones. They also make cute decor for your festivities, and the perfect thank you gift for your guests!
Marshmallow Flags 
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 bag Bright White Candy Melts
Square Marshmallows
Red, White and Blue Straws
Assortment of red, white and blue sprinkles, jimmies, and shapes


Melt candy melts according to package directions. They melt great in the microwave, and are perfect every time.
Insert a straw into a marshmallow so it resembles a flag. Using a paintbrush that you only use for candy and cookie decorating, paint a small square in the corner, and attach the stars. Paint two stripes across the flag.
Sprinkle the holiday sprinkles across the flag. Let dry. Then turn over to remove the excess sprinkles.
Do the same thing for this flag, using one star and the hearts. Just go crazy with your imagination! There are so many ideas that are simple and quick!
Here are some different stripe ideas.
Some stars and a bunch of sprinkles.
Squares and hearts.
Thanks for joining me today for 15 Minute Friday! 

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Marshmallow Flags

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 bag Bright White Candy Melts
  • Square Marshmallows
  • Red, White and Blue Straws
  • Assortment of red, white and blue sprinkles, jimmies, and shapes

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Melt candy melts according to package directions. They melt great in the microwave, and are perfect every time.
  2. Insert a straw into a marshmallow so it resembles a flag. Using a paintbrush that you only use for candy and cookie decorating, paint a small square in the corner, and attach the stars. Paint two stripes across the flag.
  3. Sprinkle the holiday sprinkles across the flag. Let dry. Then turn over to remove the excess sprinkles.
  4. Just go crazy with your imagination! There are so many ideas that are simple and quick!
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies / #SundaySupper

Do you sometimes have a difficult time convincing your kids or grand kids to eat their veggies? These 3 Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies might be able to help. All 3 different smoothies have one common denominator~frozen spinach! But all three have distinctly different tastes! These smoothies are so easy to make. Just put the ingredients in the blender and push "blend". 
Don't think that these smoothies are just for the kids! Adults love them too! I know I can always use some extra veggies!

Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies
(printable recipe at end of post)

Cherry Banana Smoothie
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Orange Juice
1cup pitted Cherries (approx. 25)
1/2 Fresh Orange
1 cup frozen Peaches
1 peeled fresh Banana
1/4 cup frozen Spinach 


Berry Blast Smoothie
1 cup Diet Berry Blend V8 Splash Juice
1 cup Crushed Ice
8 ounce fresh Strawberries
1 cup fresh Blueberries
1/4 cup frozen Spinach 

Pineapple Mango Smoothie 
1 cup Orange Juice
1 cup frozen Pineapple Chunks
3/4 cup frozen Mango Chunks
1 peeled fresh Banana
1/4 cup frozen Spinach




To make the Cherry Banana Smoothie make sure you pit the cherries, and cut the bananas into chunks. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Put the Berry Blast Smoothie together by placing all the ingredients in the blender. Using the crushed ice put the "smooth" in smoothie and it tastes rich and delicious.
The Pineapple Mango Smoothie is very quick to make. The only prep you need to do is to peel and chop the banana into chunks. Mix everything together and blend. 
I hope you enjoy these simple~to~make smoothies! Thank you for stopping by today!

Looking for more recipes for hiding veggies? Scroll down to check out the list from Sunday Supper members!
Thank you to our host today, Anne from Simple and Savory

                                                                                  

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For even more kid friendly vegetables check out these Vegetable Recipes for Picky Eaters by The Sunday Supper Movement Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement. Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

print recipe

Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies

INGREDIENTS:

Cherry Banana Smoothie
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1cup pitted Cherries (approx. 25)
  • 1/2 Fresh Orange
  • 1 cup frozen Peaches
  • 1 peeled fresh Banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen Spinach
Berry Blast Smoothie
  • 1 cup Diet Berry Blend V8 Splash Juice
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice
  • 8 ounce fresh Strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen Spinach
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 3/4 cup frozen Mango Chunks
  • 1 peeled fresh Banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen Spinach

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To make the Cherry Banana Smoothie make sure you pit the cherries, and cut the bananas into chunks. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Put the Berry Blast Smoothie together by placing all the ingredients in the blender. Using the crushed ice put the "smooth" in smoothie and it tastes rich and delicious.
  3. The Pineapple Mango Smoothie is very quick to make. The only prep you need to do is to peel and chop the banana into chunks. Mix everything together and blend.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Chocolate Cherry Crescents / #15 Minute Friday

It is 15 Minute Friday, and today we have some Chocolate Cherry Crescents to share. Made with fresh cherries and semi sweet chocolate, these are sure to become a favorite treat!
 Chocolate Cherry Crescents
(makes 8 crescents)
(printable recipe at end of post)
1 package regular Crescent Rolls
1 cup fresh Cherries
1/4 cup semi sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
1 tablespoon Milk


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

 Pit cherries and then chop the cherries in to quarters.
Unwrap the crescents and cut apart from each other. Add 1 tablespoon cherries across the bottom section of the crescent. Add a small amount of chocolate, like above, depending on your preference for chocolate.
Turn in both sides, and roll the crescent. All sides should be closed so nothing can leak out. Place crescents on baking sheet, bake according to package directions.
While crescents are baking, make glaze by adding milk to confectioners sugar. You can also use water instead of the milk.
Mix together until glaze is smooth.
Remove crescents from oven, let them cool. Drizzle with glaze.  
Let glaze set up. 
 



I tried to keep this to 15 minutes, but it may go over a little. You could use canned cherries and it would be quicker.  

Thank you for dropping by today! Enjoy!


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yield: 8 Crescentsprint recipe

Chocolate Cherry Crescents

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 package regular Crescent Rolls
  • 1 cup fresh Cherries
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pit cherries and then chop the cherries in to quarters.
  3. Unwrap the crescents and cut apart from each other. Add 1 tablespoon cherries across the bottom section of the crescent. Add a small amount of chocolate, like above, depending on your preference for chocolate.
  4. Turn in both sides, and roll the crescent. All sides should be closed so nothing can leak out. Place crescents on baking sheet, bake according to package directions.
  5. While crescents are baking, make glaze by adding milk to confectioners sugar. You can also use water instead of the milk. Mix together until glaze is smooth.
  6. Remove crescents from oven, let them cool. Drizzle with glaze. Let glaze set up. Enjoy!
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

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