Car Bomb Cake!

Sunday, April 11th, 2010 09:07 am
forchancookie: (Brainsplosion)
You know, I have lots to write about, but I am lazy. So I'll just share a recipe instead. I stumbled across the recipe a while ago and I thought it was something Brian should make for a contest he had a work. He didn't. Loser.

Well, his birthday is coming up and he was having a not-bachelor party thing, so I decided it was the perfect time to make this manly recipe. What manly recipe? A Car Bomb Cake! An Irish Car Bomb is not an act of terrorism, but it is a terrifying combination of Baileys Irish Cream, Irish Whiskey, and Guinness that you mix together and chug before it curdles. Ew. The cake however, sounds intriguing! A Guinness chocolate cake with a whiskey chocolate ganache and Baileys frosting. Mmm. The recipe is taken the Smitten Kitchen and the only change I made was that I didn't make them into time consuming cupcakes, I just made a round two layer cake. So let's talk manly alcoholic cake!

Car Bomb Cake! BOOM! )
forchancookie: (Join Us...We have Cookie!)
I have a giant Christmas post, but I keep stalling. Instead, I'm going to post my brand new Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Sure, the Tollhouse recipe is the standard, and a very yummy standard at that, but this one makes a few tweaks that make all the difference. My grandmother clipped it from the newspaper and sent it along with its attached article. I'll post that too, because it's an interesting read. So without further ado, let the great cookie post begin.

Yummy Cookie Article )

And with all that in mind, here's the recipe:

'Divine' Chocolate Chip Cookies )

For-Chan's Notes: )
forchancookie: (Snack Time)
Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Pot Pie

INGREDIENTS:

* pie crust for 2 crust pie
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1/4 cup flour
* 1/4 tsp. pepper
* 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
* 1/2 cup chicken broth
* 3/4 cup milk
* 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* 2 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
* 2 cups cooked broccoli florets

PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 9" pie pan with one of the pie crusts and set aside.

Melt butter in medium saucepan and add flour and pepper. Cook until this roux is bubbly, stirring constantly.

Add broth and milk, stirring constantly until mixture boils and thickens. Add poultry seasoning, cheese and stir until combined. Remove from heat and add chicken and broccoli. Pour into bottom crust. Top with second crust, cutting slits in top crust for steam to escape.

Bake at 425 degrees F for 30-40 minutes until crust is golden brown and filling bubbles. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Notes:
This pie is delicious! Don't count on leftovers, whatever you do. After four people were served, there's only one big slice left. I used a really flavorful cheddar and a really salty broth (I added chicken bullion to the water I boiled my chicken in) so it would lend flavor to the chicken and broccoli. It was sooo sooo gooood! Mmm! Everyone went back for seconds. I'm super happy with how this one turned out. Though, I think next time I might make a little more roux so it's a bit saucier. Either way, if you love chicken and broccoli and cheese, make this! You won't regret it.
forchancookie: (Angel Cookie)
I'm baking baking baking, so many cookies! O_O Yesterday we did some peanut butter cup cookies. I also made some sour cream almond cookies that sounded delicious. What a disaster those were! A cup of butter, 3 oz of sour cream, sugar, almond extract and...ready? 3/4 of a cup of flour. That's it. It's supposed to make 50 cookies *snorts* I had more of that damn dough melting off onto my hands while trying to roll it into balls than anything else! Decorating them before hand was useless cause they melt into cookie puddles. They don't come off the parchment paper at all. For all the butter that's in them they stick like limpets! And one bite is alternately delicious and horrifying because you feel like you just bite into a almond flavored stick of butter. Ugh. Cookbook is full of LIES! x_x

I also made some mincemeat turnovers and gingerbread dough. I just finished the sugar cookie dough and am about to start on spritz cookies before going on to fig cookies. Yes, I am being an overachiever =P If I don't feel like death after all that, I might make some mouse shaped cookies. As it is, I still have to make royal icing for the sugar cookies. Fun times! Fun times!

Happy Holidays folks!

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