Sunday, June 13, 2010

Peach Crunch Cake with Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise

Peach Crunch Cake with Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise
I have made this before, but not as a COW. It is one of my easiest and favorite recipes! Five ingredients total, and you make it right in the pan. This recipe is given in a previous post, which you can find here. This time I made Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise to drizzle over the top. I used a cake mix (Bettty Crocker) that had pudding in the mix, and I think I prefer the mix without pudding (Duncan Hines) for this recipe. It seems like this one didn't rise as much.
I love using little plastic cups to package these in. SO easy! Here they are, packaged and ready to eat . . .

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tarts & Tassies

Lime Tarts & Lemon Tassies
Its a citrus extravaganza! Sorta easy and sorta not. I will make the Lemon Tassies again, for sure. The lime tarts - probably not. Just because I think I would do a larger chessecake type tart. These sunk in the center, and you really didn't get a lot of lime-ness. The Tassies filled with lemon curd were delicious! And much more filling per bite. They are a winner!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Easy Cheese Danish

Easy Cheese Danish
These were tasty! "Easy Cheese Danish", courtesy of Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. In half of them I added rasperry jam to the cheese filling, and the other half I added lemon curd. Hard to choose which I liked better - they were both good! They are not sweet, sticky Danish, so I think the addition of the fruit made them a little tastier than if I had follwed her original recipe, which you can find here. And, unlike a lot of the reviewers of this recipe, I had no problems with the cheese filling being too loose, and running out. Be sure you read through the reviewers comments, because you will pick up some good tips. There are a least 2 recipes for icing, if you would like to drizzle that on at the end.

This would be a fun recipe to make with kids - it is super simple. Think about sprinkling some raw surgar crystals on top the egg wash before baking, too. I meant to do that, I even had the sugar out, and then forgot! Another nice thing is you can prepare these the night before, and then bake them off in the morning if you are making these for company, or as a holiday breakfast. Give yourself that extre time to squeeze some fresh OJ!

Whoopie Pies - but just for ME!

Whoopie Pies by Guest Baker, Laila
These were just so cute, I had to share! They were delicious bites of goodness with a sweet cream filling.
(I am saying “were” since they no longer exist – yum!)
She even cut them out with a heart shaped cookie cutter before filling them. I think they are absolutely gorgeous!   She can bake for Edible Delectables anytime.

It’s not very often someone bakes for me . . .so I was really happy to see these coming to my desk. (She really made them for a school project but I am pretending they were just for me!)

Thanks, Laila!
Now, what are you making next week???