Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tiramisu II

• 6 egg yolks
• 3/4 cup white sugar
• 2/3 cup milk
• 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 pound mascarpone cheese
• 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature
• 2 tablespoons rum
• 2 (3 ounce) packages ladyfinger cookies
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well
blended. Whisk in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly,
until mixture boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and
allow to cool slightly. Cover tightly and chill in refrigerator 1
2. In a medium bowl, beat cream with vanilla until stiff peaks form.
Whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth.
3. In a small bowl, combine coffee and rum. Split ladyfingers in half
lengthwise and drizzle with coffee mixture.
4. Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 7x11 inch dish.
Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half of
whipped cream over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa. Cover
and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.

Really good, and easy recipe - make the night before to let it set.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


These are surprisingly good and easy to make.
I used almond butter and light Karo syrup the 1st time and they were
really good.


1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. Karo dark syrup
1 c. peanut butter
2 1/2 c. Cheerios

Mix sugar and syrup in saucepan and bring to a boil until it
bubbles. Add peanut butter and stir. Stir in Cheerios. Drop
by teaspoon onto cookie sheet. Do not bake. Makes
approximately 35 cookies.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fwd: bacon pancake

Bookclub really liked this

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Mark Voigts" <>
Date: Apr 16, 2010 2:58 PM
Subject: bacon pancake
To: <>

Cut 6oz/170gm bacon into small chunks cook till crisp in a frying pan or hot oven.

Heat oven to 220C/425F.

Take a shallow ovenproof dish or roasting pan at least 30 cm/12 inches square, or 3 US quarts capacity, and heat half a stick, 60 gms, of butter in it.

Whisk together:

·         4 eggs

·         1 US cup, or 125 gm of flour

·         2 US cups, nearly half a litre of milk – use less milk if you prefer a thicker batter

·         Pinch salt if wanted

Making the batter in advance and 'resting' it for an hour or two is recommended by perfectionists.

Pour batter into the hot fat, sprinkle the bacon cubes on top, and bake for 20-30 mins until it looks puffy and well-browned. Time will vary according to depth of batter in dish etc.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Fwd: Quick Banana Spice Cake

Really is quick and easy. Would add nuts if Amy didn't hate them.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Mark Voigts" <>
Date: Mar 25, 2010 8:13 PM
Subject: Quick Banana Spice Cake
To: "Mark -gmail" <>

This banana cake is just the right size for a small family. Serve this banana cake as a snack cake or as a dessert.


  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 to 3 bananas, mashed, about 3/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scant teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
      • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Preparation:

    Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour an 8- or 9-inch square pan. In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg, milk, vanilla, and mashed banana until blended. Combine remaining dry ingredients and spices. Stir the dry ingredients into the first mixture until moistened. Spread in prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched with finger. 
    Frost with a cream cheese frosting or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010