Archive | February 2013

Fresh Fruit Tart Pizza Cookie

 

Fresh Fruit Tart Pizza Cookie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Fresh Fruit Tart Pizza Cookie

This is a traditional tart with a little creative twist. This takes about one hour to make from start to finish and is an easy way to impress your family or guests with a beautiful dessert.

Ingredients

    Tart Dough
  • 1 Cup + 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup Soft Butter or Margarine
  • Round Tart Quiche Pan
    Cream Cheese Filling
  • 1 8oz Container Whipped Topping
  • 1 80z Box of Cream Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °. To mix the dough first add the flour and baking powder together. Thoroughly mix the two together and add sugar, egg, vanilla, and melted butter together. When it is mixed enough it should still be soft, but not sticky.
  2. Tart Tray
  3. Grease the Round Tart Quiche Pan and add the dough to it. Make sure to add it to the bowl side like shown in the picture. Pound the dough flat with your hand. When this is done baking you will flip the tart pan upside down after its cooked and you should have a depression in the center where we will add the tart filling.
  4. After the dough is pounded flat poke a few holes in it with a fork or else it may have air bubbles formed when it bakes. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until nice golden shape.
  5. You can use either a whipped topping cream cheese filling or a danish dessert filling. If you choose the whipped cream cheese topping just beat the two together until smooth. If you choose the danish dessert just follow the instructions on the package and bring to a boil. Once it is thickened let it stand for 15 minutes or until cool.
  6. Pull tart out of the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes and then flip it over. Take your filling and spread it evenly inside the cookie tart.
  7. Cut whatever fruit you would like and arrange it on the top. I prefer to use fresh fruit that is in season. Strawberries and Kiwi are always a nice selection. I also like to drizzle a little bit of fruit syrup on the top. Either the Danish Dessert or fruit juice mixed with corn starch and brought to a boil.
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Light and Fluffy, Krispy Kreme Like Doughnuts

Homemade Doughnuts

Description

Krispy Kreme has some of the most amazing doughnuts and now you can make similar doughnuts at home. The longer you let the dough raise the fluffier the doughnuts will be.

Ingredients

    Doughnuts

  • 2 Tbsp Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup of Warm Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Warm Milk
  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Tsp of Salt
  • 2 Eggs (Room Temperature)
  • 1/3 Cup of Shortening
  • 5 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Quart of Cooking Oil for Frying
  • Donut Cutter
  • Bosch Kitchen Machine or KitchenAid
  • Deep Fryer

    Glaze

  • 1/3 Cup of Melted Butter
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 4+ Tbsp of Hot Water

Ingredients

Instructions

Step 1: Place yeast into your Bosch Kitchen Machine or KitchenAid. Mix in your sugar, water, milk, salt, eggs, and shortening. You will want to make sure your machine has the bread beaters and not the cookie beaters.

doughnuts03

Step 2: Add only half of the flour (about 3 cups) and knead the dough for about 10 minutes. This helps the gluten in the dough stick together better. You will begin to see the dough go from a runny start to a nice grouped consistency. Once the dough is kneaded shut the machine off and let the dough raise for about 30 minutes.

Step 3: After the dough has risen turn your Bosch Kitchen Machine or KitchenAid back on and add the rest of the flour. You may need to add more or less depending on the dough. The end result is the dough should clump completely together and not leave a sticky residue on your finger when you touch it. You will know it’s done when you don’t see dough sticking to the side of your machine.

doughnuts-cutting

Step 4: Sprinkle a thin layer of flour on your counter. Take the dough out of the machine and set it on the sprinkled flour. Go ahead and sprinkle a little more flour on the dough and begin to roll it out. I generally roll the dough until it’s about 1/4 an inch thick. You can roll the dough thinner or thicker depending on your preference.

Step 5: After dough is rolled begin cutting the doughnuts out using a Donut Cutter. Set the doughnuts aside, roll the dough again, and keep cutting out doughnuts until all the dough is used up.

dougnuts-raising

Step 6: Set the cut doughnuts somewhere to raise – like a cookie sheet. You can let the doughnuts raise as much as you like. Krispy Kreme makes their famous doughnuts raise in a warm place all day. I tend to let them raise for another 30 minutes to two hours depending.

Step 7: When you feel the doughnuts have raised enough turn your Deep Fryer on. If you don’t have a deep frier then you can heat the oil in a pan on the stove. You will want medium heat (oil temperature should be between 350° to 375° F. While the oil is heating mix together the ingredients for the glaze. You may want to add more than 4 Tbsp of hot water depending on how thick you want your glaze. If you don’t like the glaze you can also put sugar inside of a paper bag and when the doughnuts are done shake them inside the bag for a simple sugar coating.

doughnuts-drying

Step 8: Fry the doughnuts to a nice golden color on both sides. Remove from oil and set on a plate with a paper towel on top of it. Let the doughnuts cool a little bit (about one minute or less) and then dip them in the glaze you prepared. Pull them out of the glaze, set them on a tray to finish cooling, and eat as many as you can.

Notes

You can mix by hand if you wish, it is just a lot harder and takes longer to knead your dough. One thing I like to do is right after I roll the dough and cut the doughnuts is place them in a container with the doughnuts separated by wax paper. Once my container is full I place it in the freezer and can then just take the doughnuts out when I want to eat them. Let the doughnuts warm to room temperature and then they will be ready to fry.

Thick, Creamy, Delicious Flan

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