Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Iced White Chocolate Terrine

Whenever Emily comes to town I pretty much make her whip up this deliciousness. At least I did until she shared the recipe, and now I'm passing on the goodness!

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp sugar

5 Tbsp water

10 1/2 white chocolate

3 eggs, seperated

1 1/4 cups heavy cream


  • Line loaf pan w/ foil or plastic wrap, pressing out as many creases as possible
  • Gently heat sugar and water in heavy-based pan until sugar dissolves, bring to a boil for 1-2 min. until syrupy, remove from heat
  • Stir in white chocolate, let mixture cool slightly
  • Beat in egg yolks, let cool completely
  • Lightly whip cream until just holding its shape, fold into chocolate mixture
  • Whisk eggs whites until holding soft peaks, fold into mixture
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan and freeze overnight
Remove terrine from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Slice and serve w/ fresh berries and chocolate drizzle. Bon Appetite

Monday, July 28, 2008

Cookies n' Cream Torte

I tend to leave the cake MAKING to the experts, I just do the BAKING. It's so hard to make a cake from scratch and make it taste moist.(If you've got a secret, please share). As for me and Betty Crocker, we have our own secret. I was in a jam about what to make for a dessert to bring to a friends house for dinner. I scanned the Betty Crocker website and found a winner.

1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist devil's food cake mix
8 Oreo's crushed
1 container Betty Crocker Whipped fluffy white frosting
8 Oreo's cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and lightly flour or spray. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour into pan.
2. Bake 30 min. or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. I stuck it in the freezer to speed it up and make it more firm.
3. Fold crushed cookies into frosting. Put a cookie sheet on top of your cake pan and flip the cake out. Cut the cake crosswise in half. Gently place the other half aside. Spread cake with half of the frosting mixture.
4. Put the other half on and spread the remaining frosting. Spread the Oreo's on top as a garnish before you serve it.
This comes out really moist and is just as good two days later, just keep it in the fridge.
I apologize to all of you faithful 'stick a fork in it' readers out there. Thanks for tuning back in to our little abandoned blog here. It's not that we havn't been cookin' just not sharin'!