Tuesday, May 13

Jeweled Black Forest Fruitcake



Ingredients
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup Chocolate Chips
2 cups Almond Slices 
20 ounces (by weight)  red and green whole candied cherries
Light corn syrup, if desired

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 300°F. Line loaf pan, 9x5x3 or 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 inches, with parchment; grease parchment. Mix all the ingredients from flour to eggs in a large mixing bowl
2. Stir in Chocolate Chips, Almonds, and Cherries.
3. Spread in pan.
4. Bake about 1 hour 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean (the melted chocolate chips might make it tricky).
5. Remove fruitcake from pan (with parchment) to wire rack. For a glossy top, immediately brush with corn syrup. Cool completely before cutting, about 6 hours. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator no longer than 2 months.

 

Wednesday, June 27

Candied Bacon Sundaes - Recipe


OK So It's time to finally share the recipe Candied Bacon Sundaes 

  

These are very easy, and very addicting 

You will need:
  • 2 Strips of Bacon/Person
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Course Ground Black Pepper
  • Vanilla Ice cream
  • Thin Caramel Sauce (Like Hershey's)
  • Whipping Cream

First you make the bacon:
  1. Lay the bacon out on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet.
  2. sprinkle brown sugar and black pepper generously

I borrowed this picture, it is so well photographed

      3. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes, sugar will caramelize


At this point you have already made something which will cause angels to weep with joy

But we aren't done yet!

Next chop the bacon into 1/2 inch strips and layer 1 slice worth under and 1 over a big scoop of vanilla ice cream

lightly drizzle caramel sauce and top with whipped cream and a large piece of the bacon



Yeah it's pretty awesome

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