Showing posts with label Brunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brunch. Show all posts

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Grasshopper Bars and Club Baked!

It's that time again! Time for Club Baked! This time around we made a delicious dessert called Grasshopper Bars! So tasty, and just perfect for spring! You can get the recipe from our hostess this round, Kirsten. You can also find the recipe in the book we are using, Baked Explorations, written by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.
This recipe took some time to make, but it was so worth it. 
I did make one change to the recipe. The center cream is
 actually green, but it is hard to tell in the picture. I should have made
it darker, but when I was mixing in the color, it looked so pretty! 
I mixed it because I did not use the creme de menthe.
I used 3 tablespoons of additional whipping cream,
1/2 teaspoon of mint flavoring, and 2 drops of  liquid 
green food color. It was wonderful!

This recipe would be great for a luncheon or a brunch.
It's perfect because you can make it ahead of time,
which is always a big help!

Thanks for joining me today!

Next Club Baked~Baked Cheese Grits!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Say Good Morning to Red Velvet Pancakes!

Here is one last Valentine's Day post, although this certainly does not have to be eaten only on Valentines Day! These are wonderfully delicious any and every day of the year.
Red Velvet Pancakes
(adapted from about.com)
Pancakes
1 1/2 cups Flour
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Milk
1 cup Buttermilk
4 tablespoons Butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon White Vinegar
2 teaspoon Red Liquid Food Coloring
Butter or non stick Cooking Spray

Cream Cheese Glaze
4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Confectioners Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon Milk, if needed
Preheat a griddle to medium high heat. In a bowl whisk together
the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt.
Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, then add milk, buttermilk,
butter, vanilla extract, white vinegar, and food coloring,
whisking to combine completely.
Add the dry mix into the wet mix bowl. Stir just until
combined. Don't overmix.
Brush butter or pan spray on your griddle or frying pan.
Spoon batter onto pan. 
Cook until done.
Make the glaze by mixing the ingredients. Only add milk as 
needed. Just mix together with a fork. For best results,
make sure your cream cheese is really soft! That helps
it mix better.
Place pancakes on a plate and drizzle with glaze!

Happy Valentine's Day 
from The Freshman Cook!

Share the Day with Someone You Love!