Thursday, September 30, 2010

Caramel, Marshmallow and Chocolate . . .Oh My!

Decided to make up a little homemade caramel and add some extras to it. Covered them in marshmallow and milk chocolate. The result . . . delicious!

Caramel Apples

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Haupia Hand Pie Update!

Decided to try my Haupia Hand Pies with some yummy toppings . . . A bit of Haagen Dazs Coconut Pineapple ice cream with some pineapple topping. Now that was really delicious!

Haupia Hand Pies

Decided to try making something different today . . . maybe I am holding onto summer with the tropical sounding dessert. Haupia is a traditional dessert served at luauas and weddings in Hawaii. It's basically like a coconut pudding.
I made a homemade filling and a homemade pie crust and topped mine with an egg wash and some granulated sugar. They were good . . . maybe not a favorite. Though I am anxious to try them when they are totally cooled and see. I couldn't wait that long, had to taste!


Grew up eating Mummus delicious Apple Squares. Last week I had a request for "Applejack". It was something new that I'd never had before. Similar to an Apple Square, yet not a true pie crust, and topped with a yummy glaze. They were very good!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cookies for a Crowd

110 bags of cookies for Heritage Christian School Golf Tournament? Coming Right Up! Thanks for your help, Gisele!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I Know It Sounds Odd . . . . . . But Hear Me Through!

Today I finally took the time to bake something different. Something I've wanted to try for a long time. Something that I wasn't sure sounded good at all. I have seen these on many shows and blogs over the last year or two, and finally decided I must try it. So I looked at a few ideas, and came up with my own recipe.

Some of the elements needed:

Some pure New Hampshire Maple Syrup. This just happens to be some that my husband boiled up himself. Delicious!

A good homemade cupcake batter. I decided to use a yellow cupcake as the base for this recipe.

Mini muffin wrappers.

A homemade maple butter cream icing. Smooth, creamy and sweet!

And the magic ingredient . . . . drum roll please . . . . . bacon! Wait, don't leave me now! I know, it sounds nuts, but seriously, who wouldn't want to incorporate bacon into every single course? I chose a homemade maple bacon.

And the result? A delicious cupcake topped with a decadent maple icing and jeweled with a delicious blend of the sweet and salty for your taste buds. Maple bacon. I think I have finally found a way to make one of my favorite foods into a dessert. Taste bud heaven:) Seriously!