Saturday, July 11, 2009

Maple Coffee Frosting

So I decided to try out TPW's Maple coffee frosting, and OMG. OMMMMGGG.

Just wow. On the cinnamon rolls, that is. INSANE.

Now I will say that I didn't make this whole recipe, b/c her cinnamon roll recipe has like 8C of flour, ie makes a TON, lol, and my bitty bread machine didn't make that many.

I was going to halve it, but I was unsure on the whole "bag of powdered sugar" thing, 16oz (half my bag) seemed like a LOT of powdered sugar, so I just halved everything else, and added powdered sugar til I got a thick but pourable consistancy and it tasted good ;) Sorry, I didn't measure, just poured. You really can't mess it up though.

TPW's Maple Coffee Frosting

1 bag of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons maple flavoring (didn't have this, just used maple syrup)
1/2 cup milk (i used cream)
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup of brewed coffee (i used espresso)
Also add 1/8 teaspoon (a generous pinch) salt.

mix it up and pour it all over cinnamon rolls that are still warm. or cake, cookies, or just pour it in your mouth. whatever ;)

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Mairi is a crazy fool for anything like squash, pumpkin, etc. LOVES it.

So I decided to make her some pumpkin ice cream, I mean ice cream with a vegetable? Win win for everyone, no? LOL

I am not a huge pumpkin fan (like pie, but that's it) but Mairi LOVED it, no surprise. It does taste exactly like pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

14 oz can of pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup milk
2 cups whipping cream

Method of Preparing
Mix ingrediants and freeze in ice cream maker.

*** my usual tweaks-I made only half this recipe, fits perfectly in my ice cream maker. Made pumpkin muffins with the other half of the can of pumpkin ;) Also used 1/2 & 1/2 not milk. And I had no ginger so didn't use it.

Thanks to Suzzanna for the recipe

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mexican Wedding cake

Now, I will say this first and foremost.

I hate this cake. I think it's disgusting.

So does my BIL. He refers to it as the Mexican Funeral Cake, bwahaha.

Now my other BIL loves it. Keith LOVES it. My gram makes this all the time, it's her recipe, and my other cousins adore it too.

Me, not so much. The frosting is delish though.

So take that for what it's worth, if you make it, lmk if you think it's more fit for a wedding or a funeral ;)

Mexican Wedding Cake

2C flour
2C sugar
1t baking soda
1t baking powder
1/2C chopped nuts
2 eggs
1 can crushed pineapple with juice (20oz i think?)

preheat oven 350
grease 13x9 pan
mix all together
bake ~35m


8oz cream cheese
1t vanilla
1/2C butter
2C powdered sugar
1C coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans

CSI Bars

This recipe was given to me by a teenage male coworker of Keith's back when he worked at RockVentures. He said he would eat these and watch CSI, LOL, and WOW they are good, esp when watching CSI ;)

CSI Bars

2 1/3C flour
2/3C packed brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
2C chocolate chips
1C coarsely chopped nuts
14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 3/4C crushed up toffee bar (skor, heath, etc)
some coconut (sorry, that's what the recipe says LOL)

preheat oven to 350
grease 13x9 pan, line with parchment paper
in large bowl, sift together flour & brown sugar
cut in butter with 2 knives or pastry blender
mix in egg
stir in half the choc. chips
reserve 1 1/2C of this mixture
press rest of the mix in the pan and pat it down
bake for ten minutes
remove from oven
pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the hot crust
top with about 1 1/2C toffee bar
add reserved crumb mixture, remaining choc chips and tofee bar over the top (and coconute too if you want)
bake for 25-30m