Praline Candy

Today we made Praline Candy!

1 C brown sugar, 1/2C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2T butter, 3/4C sliced almonds, 4T corn syrup, 1C chocolate chips, another 1C chocolate chips– melted

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in saucepan over medium heat.

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Cook, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches 235F.

Praline Candy

Remove from heat. Spread 1C chocolate chips on foil-lined cookie sheet. Spread praline on top of chips.

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Melt chocolate chips and spread on praline. Chill. Break into pieces.

Praline Candy

Strawberry Milk Bread

Today we made Strawberry Milk Bread!

1 1/4C skim milk, 4T butter, 2T sugar, 4-5C flour, 2t salt, 2 envelopes (4 1/2t) yeast, 1/4C water, 1/2C strawberry fruit spread, 3/4C powdered sugar.

In large bowl, pour warm water (105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) on yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Add 1/2C flour.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Heat butter with milk, salt and sugar. Stir until butter is melted. Blend well. Cool 10 minutes.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Stir into yeast mixture.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Add enough flour to form a dough. Knead 5 minutes.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Place in greased bowl.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Turn over once. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Let stand until room temperature. Punch down dough. Place on floured surface. Knead a couple of minutes. Divide dough in two. Take one half and roll or stretch out into a rectangle. Add more flour if very sticky.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Smear strawberry fruit spread on top, leaving an inch margin on all sides.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Sprinkle on powdered sugar.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Roll into a log and place in a greased loaf pan. Seal the edge. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Preheat oven to 350F. Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Please Note: There might be liquid in the loaf pan after baking. It will get absorbed in the bread as it cools. This is a crusty, flaky bread. For a chewier bread, work 2 eggs into dough after milk mixture and flour have been added to yeast mixture.

Drunken Apple Cake

Today we made Drunken Apple Cake!

1/2C butter, 3/4C sugar, 2 eggs, 2 extra large apples, peeled, cored and shredded, 1 1/4C flour, 3/4t baking soda, 1 1/2C blackberry brandy

Place apples in shallow, wide ceramic or glass dish or bowl.

Drunken Apple Cake

Pour in blackberry brandy.

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Soak covered in plastic wrap at least 3 hours, up to overnight.

Drunken Apple Cake

Preheat oven to 350F.

Drunken Apple Cake

Drain apples. Retain brandy for another recipe.

Drunken Apple Cake

Cream butter with sugar until smooth.

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Stir in eggs.

Drunken Apple Cake

Blend well. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to wet until just blended.

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Stir in apples.

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Turn into 9″ greased round cake pan.

Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

Drunken Apple Cake

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pudding

Today we made Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pudding!

scant 1/4C cornstarch, 1/3C creamy peanut butter, 1/4C sugar, 1C skim milk, 1 heaping C mini marshmallows

Stir together cornstarch, milk and sugar.

PB Marsh Pudding

PB Marsh Pudding

PB Marsh Pudding

PB Marsh Pudding

PB Marsh Pudding

PB Marsh Pudding

Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, 5-7 minutes. Stir in marshmallows to melt. Blend well.

PB Marsh Pudding

PB Marsh Pudding

PB Marsh Pudding

Stir in peanut butter.

PB Marsh Pudding

PB Marsh Pudding

Serve warm topped with chocolate syrup.

PB Marsh Pudding