Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chocolate cake with chocolate dipped stawberries/cinnamon Rolls

I made a this by mixing
16 oz of cream cheese with a
1/2 cup of powder sugar, then I added
8oz sour cream and
melted white chocolate and mixed it in.
I poured this mixture over the crust I baked and just added fresh fruit and heated some apricot preserve to brush on the top.

Paula Dean
Cinnamon Bun Dough:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Idaho potato flakes
1 teaspoon dry active yeast
1 1/2 cups warm-hot tap water
Cinnamon Buns:
Nonstick oil spray
1 cup starter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cups vegetable oil (recommended: Mazola)
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 cups hot tap water
1 (1 tablespoon) package active dry yeast
6 cups all-purpose flour (recommended: Pillsbury)
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, plus more if needed
1/2 cup ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins
Starter: One day before you plan on baking the cinnamon buns combine the starter ingredients. Stir this mixture occasionally with a rubber spatula and your starter should soon start bubbling within 12 hours.
Cook's Note: You will know this because you will see bubbles along the side of the glass container and you may possibly see bubbling on the top of the mixture as well. Let this mixture sit bubbling, uncovered, until you are ready to make bread the next day. You might want to stir it occasionally. Remember this is a living culture and you will need to take care of it in order to keep it alive.
Buns: When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 170 degrees F. Prepare 2 (9 by 12-inch) rectangular baking dishes by spraying with nonstick oil spray.
In a mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix together starter, granulated sugar, vegetable oil, salt, water, yeast and flour.
After mixing the dough for about 2 minutes, remove the dough to a bowl sprayed with nonstick oil.
Cook's Note: If the dough mix is too loose, add more flour.
Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size. The rising process will take 1 to 4 hours, depending on the altitude and weather at the time and place you are making the buns.
When doubled, dump the whole pile of dough onto a well-floured surface and with a rolling pin manipulate the dough to make a rectangle about 1/4-inch thick.
Filling: Melt 2 sticks of butter to where it is creamy and spreadable. Spread the butter onto the dough triangle making sure you spread thoroughly to all corners. Sprinkle brown sugar and then cinnamon over the butter making sure that the whole triangle is covered, corner to corner. Top with chopped pecans and raisins.

Spicy Chicken Sandwich

I have been wanting a good Chicken sandwich for a few weeks now, so I broke down and made my own.
Boneless Chicken Breast
chili powder
garlic powder
Cheese, I used a spicy one with chili in it.
Kaiser Roll
Red Onion
I mixed all the seasoning together and rubbed it on my chicken. I would had BQ the chicken if it was not cold outside, so I heated up my grill on the stove and added a little oil and cooked them inside.
I added just Mayo to the rolls and then the chicken, cheese on top and then the bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and red onion. I have to say I though it was really good. I was worried it was going to be too hot but everything else helped calm the heat and it was a really good chicken sandwich.