Caramel Sauce

December 6
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Caramel Sauce
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Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Caramel Sauce
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Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: 1 cup
Instructions
  1. In a heavy pan add the water. Pour the sugar evenly over the top and place pan over medium heat swirling gently by the handle until the sugar dissolves and syrup is clear. Avoid letting the syrup boil until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. When sugar is dissolved, increase the heat, cover tightly and boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Uncover and continue to boil until it begins to darken around the edges. Gently swirl until the syrup turns deep amber.
  4. Remove from heat and add the butter. Gently beat with a whisk until butter is incorporated.
  5. Stir in heavy cream. If caramel sauce becomes lumpy set pan over low heat and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and pinch of salt.
  6. Cover and refrigerate up to one month. (When re-heating you can add some water if it is too thick.)

Easy Mini Blinis

May 24
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mini blinis
Easy Mini Blinis
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Servings Prep Time
40-44 mini blinis 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
40-44 mini blinis 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
mini blinis
Easy Mini Blinis
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Servings Prep Time
40-44 mini blinis 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
40-44 mini blinis 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: mini blinis
Instructions
  1. Flatten the slices of bread with crusts removed with a rolling pin and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar, and egg until smooth. Spread a thin layer on each slice of bread and roll it up jelly role style.
  3. Pour melted butter in a baking dish and roll each blini in the butter and line them up in the pan. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Can be frozen before baking. You can bake directly from the freezer, but may need to increase time slightly.

Breakfast Shortcakes & Creme Fraiche

March 19
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berry shortcake
Breakfast Shortcakes & Creme Fraiche
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Servings Prep Time
12-14 2" biscuits 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
14-16 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-14 2" biscuits 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
14-16 minutes 45 minutes
berry shortcake
Breakfast Shortcakes & Creme Fraiche
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Servings Prep Time
12-14 2" biscuits 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
14-16 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-14 2" biscuits 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
14-16 minutes 45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: 2" biscuits
Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in the butter with a pastry knife until crumbly. Stir in the milk with a fork and stir until a soft dough forms. You may need to add more milk. Once it resembles dough, you can use your hands to mix it together, then turn out on a floured surface and pat or roll out to 3/4" thick and cut out rounds with a 2" cutter.
  2. Place the biscuit rounds on an un-greased baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the beaten egg. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until slightly golden.
  4. Split and serve with fresh fruit and creme Fraiche
  5. Creme Fraiche: in a glass jar combine 2 cups heavy cream, 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice. Let this stand at room temperature for 8-12 hours in the loosely covered jar. Once it has begun to thicken, tightly cover the jar and refrigerate until ready to serve. Can add 2 tablespoons mild honey before serving, optional. (mason jars with screw lids make a nice container to make the creme)
  6. Optional additions to the berry shortcakes can be fruit curds, jams or jellies, ice cream or whipped toppings.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

October 25
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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
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Servings Prep Time
1 layer cake 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 layer cake 10 minutes
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
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Servings Prep Time
1 layer cake 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 layer cake 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: layer cake
Instructions
  1. cream together the cream cheese and butter. add the vanilla. Mix 4 cups of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk, adding more sugar to stiffen the icing to the needed consistency. Add more milk if mixture gets too thick. Then add the cinnamon to taste. Frost the cakes or cupcakes and store the remaining icing in an airtight container.