Monday, May 31, 2010

Got Dog Treats?

Dog treats are actually pretty easy to make, and my dogs really do like them better than store bought. Plus it's nice knowing what is in them.

Rosie's Peanut Butter Treats
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours and baking powder.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the peanut butter and milk until smooth.
Add half of the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix until combined. Add the rest of the flour mixture and knead on a floured surface for a few minutes.
Roll dough between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on a silpat lined baking sheet (or parchment paper) about 6 minutes. Depending on size of treats, mine were pretty small. If making larger treats may need to leave in oven up to 15 minutes. Watch carefully. Cool on a rack and store in sealed plastic bags in the refrigerator.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes

Mini Key Lime Cheesecake
for the crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 T sugar
pinch of salt
3 T unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat 12 cup mini cheesecake pan with cooking spray. In a medium size bowl, stir graham cracker crumbs, sugar and salt. Add the melted butter and stir until combined. Press equal amounts into bottom of cups and press with a tart tamper Bake 10 min and then cool completely.
for the filling:
16 ounces cream cheese, at room temp.
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
4 ounces Nellie and Joe's key west lime juice
pinch of salt
Pour condensed milk into blender. Add cream cheese gradually, in small portions and mix until smooth. Add egg yolks and blend well. Add salt and key west lime juice. Continue blending until mixture is smooth. Pour into mini cheesecake pan and bake for 15 to 17 min. Let stand for 10 minutes before refrigerating. Refrigerate overnight. Top with freshly whipped cream, and garnish with fresh lime zest.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cocoa-Buttermilk Cupcakes with Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting

This morning I made cupcakes using Dorie Greenspan's recipe from Baking from my home to yours, for Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake and Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting. The frosting was amazing!!! All I was missing was Charlotte's Apron...much to my surprise the cupcakes turned out without it ha!