Tag: baking

Vanilla Sherry Bundt Cake


Bundt cake, a little interesting dessert that you can customize anyway you want. Well while I was in the kitchen, i experimented and created an amazingly rich and perfect texture bundt cake and now I’m going to share it with you to keep in your own fridge for those perfect late night indulgences.

Ingredients:

● 2 cups of flour 

● 1 tablespoon of baking powder

● 1 tablespoon of baking soda

● 1 cup of brown sugar 

● 2 teaspoons of salt

● 3 eggs

● 1/3 cup of milk

● 1/3 cup of sherry cooking wine

● 3 tablespoons of melted butter

● 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract 

Maple icing Ingredients:

● 1 1/2 cup of powdered sugar 

● 4 tablespoons of maple syrup 

● 1 teaspoon of vanilla 

Instructions: 

Combine the dry ingredients in one large bowl and the wet ingredients in a medium size bowl and once whisked together, combine in the large bowl and mix thoroughly with a mixer on medium for about 5 minutes then add another 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract and mix on high for 1 minute. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the bundt pan with non stick spray and place in the oven for 25 to 35 minutes. 

Let the cake cool for 15 minutes and drizzle the icing on the cake then place in the fridge. After chilling for 30 minutes, slice and enjoy. 

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Classic Homemade Red Velvet Cake

One homestead in our collection of amazing desserts is without a shadow of a doubt…… RED VELVET CAKE. Red velvet is undoubtedly one of my most favorite desserts and a favorite of mine to baking once I started cooking. In this recipe, you’ll be able to make your own amazing tasty homemade red velvet cake in under an hour that you, your friends and family will absolutely enjoy.

Instructions for cake mix

• 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 tablespoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 1/2 bottle red food color
• 3 eggs

Instructions for cream cheese icing

• 1 package ( 8 oz ) of softened cream cheese
• 1 container of heavy whipping cream
• 1/2 bag of powdered sugar ( 2 to 3 ) cups
• 1 tablespoon vanilla

Steps:

For the cake mix, add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, sugar, baking powder and soda together in a large bowl and mix in your eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, vegetable oil and food coloring together and pour into a greased cake pan and cook for 30 to 40 minutes on 400° F, checking the cake with a toothpick after 25 to 30 minutes.

Mix the ingredients for the icing together and chill in the freezer for 5 to 8 minutes then set aside.

Take your fully cooked cake and lay it on a wire rack for about 15 minutes in the fridge or out on the counter then frost it. Once the cake is fully iced, take some crumbled up pistachio nuts and sprinkle along the top.

Fork & enjoy!

Quick & Easy Chicken And Tuna Cheese Casserole

20170711_205201On days where we are busy, getting off work or just feel like doing nothing, one word pops in our head to make for dinner… Casserole, but some of us, myself included, used to think that a casserole requires a whole lot of work but in reality, it can be done quick, it can be easy and it can still be fresh and great tasty. Today I will be sharing  my recipe for a delicious duo of chicken and tuna inside of a cheesy herb casserole.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cans of tuna
  • 1 2/3 cups of water
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 chicken breasts ( chopped and cooked )
  • 2 1/2 cups of fresh peas
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of sea salt
  • 1 bag of egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

On a medium sized pan, season your two chicken breasts with black pepper and sea salt and place it in the oven for twenty minutes or until fully cooked at an internal temperature of 165 degrees or higher. Once out of the oven, chop them into medium sized cubes and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix your tuna, chopped chicken, peas, green onions, cooked egg noodles, water, milk, butter, black pepper, sea salt, cheddar and parmesan cheese and pour into a large casserole pan and have the oven preheated at 400 degrees. Top with a little cheese and fresh basil and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown slightly. Let your casserole cool and dig in!

 

Delicious Lemon Bars!

20170626_201945When it comes to desserts, even the healthiest of us can be appealed by something small and something with a tarty citrus flare to it, for me that is lemon bars, a tasty treat that I always enjoy in the middle of the winter or the dead of summer and they are completely easy to make, even if your baking skills aren’t what you would like them to be!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup white cane sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose non bleached sifted flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup white cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose non bleached sifted flour
  • 2 juiced lemons ( roughly 1 cup )

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

In a small bowl, mix the butter, two cups of flour and 1/2 cup of sugar together until it’s crumbly and dry to which you will then press into the bottom of an 8X8 or 9X13 pan and bake for 10-15 minutes or until it is firm and golden brown.

In a larger bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of flour, eggs and lemon juice until there are no longer any lumps and runny, then you will pour over the baked crust and bake for 20 minutes to 25 minutes or until the top begins to brown slightly. Once the top begins to brown slightly, remove from the oven, let them cool and sprinkle them with powdered sugar. Cut into squares and enjoy!