Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Today I made Chocolate Carrot Rolls!

1/2 oz (2 envelopes) dry yeast, 1/2C warm water, 7-8C flour, 1C sugar, 1/2C butter, 12 oz reduced fat sour cream, 2 1/2 – 3C bittersweet chocolate discs, 8 oz baby carrots, chopped into discs

Place yeast in bowl. Pour warm (105 degrees F – 115 degrees F) water over yeast. Stir to dissolve. Wait a couple of minutes. Mixture should look murky.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Stir in sugar.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Add 2C flour.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Add egg.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Add more flour.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Work in sour cream.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Break up the butter into small pieces. Work into batter.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Add enough flour to form dough into an elastic ball that is still slightly sticky.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Place in a greased bowl. Turn ball over once. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove from fridge. Let stand 20 minutes to soften.

Punch down dough. Knead a few times on lightly floured board. Roll out into a flat, rectanglar shape, 1/4″ thick. Cut or stretch into rectangles approximately 2″ X 3″ (rolls will expand while baking).

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Spread about 2T carrot discs evenly on top of dough rectangle.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Sprinkle chocolate on top.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Roll up. Pinch ends.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Place on greased cookie sheets. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Remove plastic wrap. Bake on greased cookie sheets 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Strawberry Chocolate Ice Milk

Today I made Strawberry Chocolate Ice Milk!

2 pints strawberries, rinsed and hulled, 1 1/2C skim milk, 14 oz fat-free sweetened condensed milk, 1 1/2C bittersweet chocolate chips

Sieve strawberries. Save liquid; use pulp for another recipe. Stir in sweetened condensed milk.

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Stir in skim milk.

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Add chocolate chips. If you don’t want them to sink to the bottom, use mini-chips.

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Freeze.

Straw Choc Ice Milk

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Brown Sugar Cranberry Chip Cake

Today I made Brown Sugar Cranberry Chip Cake!

9T butter, 1C brown sugar, 2 eggs, lightly beaten, 1 3/4C flour, 1t baking powder, 1t vanilla extract, 1C cranberries, coarsely chopped, 2C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Cream together butter and brown sugar.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Stir in eggs.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Stir in vanilla.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Add to wet. Stir until just blended.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Fold in cranberries.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Spoon into 8″ greased round cake pan.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Bake 40-45 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Let cool in pan.

Brown Sugar Cran Chip Cake

Potato Brownies

Today I made Potato Brownies!

1/2C butter, 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, 2 eggs, 1 1/2C sugar, 2 medium potatoes, baked, peeled and mashed, 1C flour

Melt butter with chocolate.

Potato Brownies

Add sugar.

Potato Brownies

Cool 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F.

Potato Brownies

Add eggs.

Potato Brownies

Stir in flour. Blend well.

Potato Brownies

Add potatoes. Blend well.

Potato Brownies

Potato Brownies

Turn into 13″ X 9″ greased pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don’t overbake.

Potato Brownies