"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

Matthew 25:35

Saturday, March 29, 2008

chocolate chip sour cream banana bread

i made choc. chip banana bread yesterday- it's wicked good- i'm too lazy to post pictures though.

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Banana Bread

5 Tbsp. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla1
1 1/2 c. mashed bananas (about 3-4; the blacker the better!)
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9X5 loaf pan, making sure to cover each corner with the butter then flour, so the bread comes out easily after baking.
Cream butter and sugars together with mixer on about a medium speed. Let mixer run for a minute or two to whip the mixture.
While that mixture whips together, combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Lower speed of butter mixture and add egg, egg whites, and vanilla. Mix to incorporate.
Add dry mixture and sour cream to butter mixture, alternating a small amount of each at a time, starting and ending with the dry mixture. Blend for a minute to whip and incorporate.
Slowly add mashed bananas to the mix and blend quickly to incorporate.
Evenly pour mixture into pre-greased loaf pan.

Bake for approximately 1hr 10 mins. at 350° degrees.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

b-day cake

i made a birthday cake for one of my co-workers: it tasted wonderful! i was quite pleased:

it was a 2 layer white cake with cream cheese frosting & strawberry puree- fabulous!

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Sunday, March 16, 2008


i made snickerdoodles today- i just love them:


1 cup
1 1/2 cups
2 large
2 3/4 cups
2 teaspoons
cream of tartar
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1/4 teaspoon
3 tablespoons
3 teaspoons


1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2.Mix butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs thoroughly in a large bowl.
3.Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
4. Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture.
5. Chill dough, and chill an ungreased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
6. Meanwhile, mix 3 tablespoons sugar, and 3 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.
7. Scoop 1 inch globs of dough into the sugar/ cinnamon mixture.
8. Coat by gently rolling balls of dough in the sugar mixture.
9. Place on chilled ungreased cookie sheet, and bake 10 minutes.
10. Remove from pan immediatley and cool on wire rack
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grown up brownies

Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies

1 cup unsalted butter
3 ounces best-quality semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup mascarpone cheese, softened
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp Salt

6 ounces best-quality semi-sweet chocolate, finelychopped
6 Tbs whipping cream
3 Tbs unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter an 8-inch square pyrex pan.Place chopped chocolate in a mixing bowl; set aside. In a small glass bowl, melt butter in microwave (take it out before it starts bubbling.) Pour butter over the chocolate and let stand for 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Sift in sugar and cocoa powder.
With a wooden spoon, beat in mascarpone, eggs and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Gently fold in flour and salt.
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Place into preheated oven and bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
Place pan on cooling rack and let brownies cool 10 to 15 minutes while you make the ganache.
Place chopped chocolate in a mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream and butter to just below boiling point, over medium heat. Pour this hot mixture over the chocolate and let stand for 30 seconds, then stir until smooth. Pour ganache over brownies while still warm, and spread to cover evenly.
Let ganache firm up before cutting. It's best to refrigerate them until quite firm. Once the ganache is firm and the brownies have been cut, they do not need to be kept in the refrigerator.
Yield: About 16 brownies
i found this recipe & picture on recipegirl.com- it is AMAZING! i made two pans & brought one to dinner at my parent's in law's house & the whole pan was almost gone. it's very rich & fudgy & awesome. good times.
God bless
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