Starbucks Frozen Frappuccino

STARBUCK'S FROZEN FRAPPUCCINOYield: Two 16 oz. servings

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup double-strength coffee, cold
  • One-cup low-fat milk
  • Three-tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Two-cups ice

Directions:

  1. Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker. That should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee. Chill before using.
  2. To make the drink, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, and serve with a straw.
Caramel
For this, add Three tablespoons of caramel topping to the original recipe above and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the whipped cream.
Mocha
For this version, add Three tablespoons Hershey’s chocolate syrup to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream if desired.
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Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

french toastYield: 4 – 6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread
  • 4-oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry jam or jelly
  • 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • maple syrup, for serving

Directions:

  1. Place diced strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with the sugar to allow the juices to come out. Set aside for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Slice bread into 2-inch thick slices. (You should get between 6 and 8 slices.)
  3. Cut a slit in each of the thick slices, making a pocket in which to put the filling.
  4. For the filling, combine softened cream cheese with strawberry jam and sugared strawberries.
  5. Place a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture into each bread pocket, spreading it to the corners.
  6. For the coating, combine eggs, milk, almond/vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  7. Coat each side of the bread for about 5-10 seconds, until it has soaked up some of the egg mixture.
  8. Preheat a griddle to medium-high heat, and coat it with butter.
  9. Cook French toast 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  10. Serve immediately with maple syrup. **Leftovers taste great heated in a 400*F oven for 10-15 minutes.

Originally posted by Sara over at http://chiefmarkets.com/blog/2012/04/16/strawberry-cream-cheese-stuffed-french-toast/

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

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Yield: 1 nine inch pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  • Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

Copy Cat Cinnabon Rolls

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*Note:  these rolls take approx. 2 hours to complete when including prep, dough rising, and cooking.

Yield:  12 Huge Rolls (or divide into two pans to make smaller rolls)

Ingredients:

DOUGH

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbls. ground cinnamon
  • (2) .25 oz. pks. active dry yeast (I use 2 TB instant yeast)
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar (only if needing to proof the active dry yeast. If using instant yeast, disregard this)
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup melted butter OR margarine
  • 1 cup 110 degree water (approximately)
  • 1 cup warm milk (must be warm)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs – slightly beaten
  • Up to 8 cups all-purpose flour

COATING

  • 1/2 cup melted butter OR margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, pecans or raisins – (optional, but so good)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or brown sugar – your preference)

Directions:

  1. Mix together 1 1/2 cups sugar and the cinnamon; set aside (this will be used later to spread on dough)
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tsp. sugar in warm water; set aside (if using instant yeast, you can skip this step)
  3. In a large bowl, mix together milk, 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup melted butter, salt, and eggs; add yeast mixture and 4 cups of flour to mixture; beat until smooth; stir in enough flour to form a slightly stiff dough.
  4. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead for 8 minutes. I always know when my dough is finished kneading (either by hand or machine) when it can stretch quite well. It must be elastic enough.
  5. Place dough into a large greased bowl, cover, and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  6. Punch down dough and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Roll dough out onto a floured surface into a 15″ X 20″ rectangle.
  8. Brush 1/2 cup melted butter over dough; sprinkle cinnamon sugar liberally over dough; sprinkle nuts evenly over dough, if desired.
  9. Tightly roll up dough and pinch edges together to seal; cut the roll into 12 – 15 slices using dental floss or thread.
  10. Coat the bottom of a 13″ X 9″ X 2″ baking pan with 1/2 cup melted butter; sprinkle 1/3 cup sugar evenly in the bottom of the pan. (When attempting to make these a little bit of a lower fat version, I do not do this. If I do, then make sure after they are done baking, that you flip the pan over so that all the delicious drippings go onto the rolls.) Typically, I prefer more “doughy” rolls and like them as HUGE cinnabon sized rolls, but some have mentioned that they prefer an additional 8×8 pan for the extra dough.
  11. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the prepared pan; cover pan and allow to rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes or just eye ball them until nearly doubled in size.
  12. Bake rolls in a 350 degree oven for 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Originally posted by Jenn over at http://beautyandbedlam.com/homemade-cinnamon-rolls-copy-cat-cinnabon-recipe/

Fleur de Sel Caramels

 

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Yield:  60-70 pcs.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream (I use 40% minimum milk fat)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel (Or gray/smoked sea salt if that is your preference)

Instructions:

  1. Line a 9 x 9 cake pan with lightly buttered parchment and set aside.
  2. In a heavy sauce pan (I use nonstick for this) over medium heat combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and one cup of the heavy cream. Stirring constantly with a silicon spatula or wooden spoon, bring the mixture to a boil. This will take some time. Don’t be tempted to turn up the heat, this recipe requires patience.
  3. Once the mixture boils add the remaining cup of cream in a slow trickle so that you do not cool your caramel mixture and it continues to boil uninterrupted.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to boil for 5-6 minutes without stirring.
  5. Add butter one tablespoon at a time, stirring after each melts. Clip on your candy thermometer and allow to boil over medium-low heat until the mixture just hits 250°F (Firm Ball stage) stirring occasionally. This should take about 30-40 minutes, if your temperature is climbing too quickly you might need to reduce heat all the way to low.  By the same token, if you’re not hitting 250°F by 40 minutes you might want to increase the heat a  bit.
  6. Once you’ve hit the right temperature, quickly remove from heat. Stir in the teaspoon of vanilla and pour into your prepared pan. To prevent any crystallization, don’t scrape the pan as you pour, just allow what clings to the pan to remain in it.  Set your dish of molten caramel carefully on a wire rack and allow to cool to room temperature.
  7. Using the parchment, remove the cool caramel sheet from the pan and cut into pieces using a sharp buttered knife. Lightly press each piece onto a plate sprinkled with fleur de sel and wrap in cellophane, parchment or waxed paper.
  8. These should keep for roughly a week or two, if wrapped and in an air tight container.

*Originally posted by Ms. Humble over at http://notsohumblepie.blogspot.com/2009/11/fleur-de-sel-caramels.html

Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Cream Cheese Cupcakes!

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with 12 paper baking cups.
  2. COMBINE cookie crumbs, melted butter and Nesquik in small bowl; mix well. Divide crumbs between 12 muffin cups and gently pat down to form a crust.
  3. BEAT cream cheese and peanut butter in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in extract and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in half of chopped candy bars. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over the cookie crust in each cup.
  4. BAKE for 40 minutes or until just set. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. REMOVE papers from cheesecakes and place on a large serving tray or individual dessert plates. Prepare the ganache.
  6. BRING whipping cream to a gentle boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in morsels. Use a wire whisk to whisk until completely combined and smooth. Let the ganache cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. SPOON ganache over the cheesecakes. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts. Top each with a piece of the remaining chopped candy bar. Return cheesecakes to the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes or until the ganache is firm. Remove and serve.

Originally posted by Liz over at http://nestleusa.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/guaranteed-chocolate-craving-oh-henry-baby-cakes/

Red Velvet Truffles

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Ingredients

  • 1 Duncan Hines box Red Velvet cake mix
  • 1/2  cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package Jell-O insant white chocolate pudding (3.3 ounces)
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 package Oreos
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/2 package (1/2lb) chocolate bark (CandiQuick) (or about 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips)
  • mini chocolate chips for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs, pudding mix, vegetable oil and mix well until thoroughly combined (2-3 minutes on medium of electric mixer).
  2. Spray a 9×13 with nonstick cooking spray. I like the baking variety that has flour in it. Then spread the red velvet brownie layer into the pan. It will be VERY thick, use the back of a spoon (or clean hands) to help spread it into all edges of the pan.
  3. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (ovens vary so watch closely). Let cool completely before flipping out.
  4. Crush package of Oreos in a food processor (or in a large plastic bag and rolling pin).
  5. Melt cream cheese for 15 seconds in a microwave to soften.
  6. Stir together crushed Oreos and cream cheese until blended smooth.
  7. Carefully spread out Oreo truffle mixture on top of baked red velvet brownies. Use your hands to help press it down instead of spreading to avoid tearing the brownies.
  8. Melt chocolate candy bark (or chocolate chips) and pour over top Oreo truffle layer.
  9. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips while still warm.
  10. Let cool competely before cutting into squares.

*Originally posted by Courtney over at http://pizzazzerie.com/recipes/valentines-day-red-velvet-oreo-truffle-brownie-bars