Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Raspberry Cream Roll

Raspberry Cream Roll

6 tablespoons confectioners sugar, divided
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 pint fresh raspberries
1 tablespoon cherry flavoring extract
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/3 cup heavy cream

Preparation: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 15 1/2x 10 1/2 x 1 inch pan. Line with wax paper; grease paper. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar over surface of clean kitchen towel; set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl,with electric mixer on high speed, beat eggs 5 minutes. Add sugar; beat 3 minutes. Beat in milk & vanilla. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until just smooth. Spread evenly into pan. bake 12-15 minutes. Cool 2 minutes. Invert pan onto sugared towel. Carefully peel off wax paper. Trim any uneven edges. Starting with narrow end, roll up cake and towel together to form 10 inch long roll. Place seam-side down on rack; cool completely.

Reserve 1/4 cup raspberries for garnish. To prepare filling, in container of blender, puree 1/2 cup raspberries. In small saucepan, combine puree, cherry extract and 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar. Stir in cornstarch. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to boil, cool completely. Beat cream with 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in raspberry puree and any reamaining raspberries not reserved for garnish. Unroll cake. Spread cream mixture on cake, leaving 1/2 inch border around edges. Roll up cake, gently removing towel. Place seam side down on serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar. garnish with reserved raspberries. Refrodgerate until serving time. Makes 10 servings.

Deep Fried Mushrooms


1 lb. First Choice mushrooms
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. club soda
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
Cooking oil for deep frying

Wash mushrooms and dry thoroughly on towel. Small mushrooms may be left whole; large ones should be cut into 1/4 inch slices. Stir flour, club soda and garlic salt together until smooth.
Dip mushrooms in batter and fry in 400 degree oil for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Oil should be deep enough for mushrooms to float freely. Drain on paper towels.

Pumpkin Buns

1 envelope active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 15 oz. solid packed pumpkin
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt

Filling: 1/2 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Glaze: 2 cups confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons milk

Sprinkle yeast over warm water in karge bowl. Add 1 teaspoon sugar; let stand til foamy, about 5 minutes. Beat in remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, the eggs, butter and pumpkin.

Gradually add 5 cups of the flour and the salt, scraping side of bowl, until soft dough forms. Turn out onto floured surface and knead remaining 1/2 cup flour onto dough. Dough will be soft.

Grease a bowl; add dough. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot until doubled, about 1 1/4 hours.

Coat 2 13x10 inch baking pans with nonstick cooking spray. Make filling: Mix butter, sugar and brown sugars, cinnamon in a bowl.

Punch down dough. Roll out half onto lightly floured surface to form a 16x10 inch rectangle. Spread with half of filling. Starting on one long side, roll up jelly roll fashion. Pinch seam to close. Repeat with second half of dough and filling.

Cut each log crooswise into 12 generous 1 inch pieces. Arrange 12 pieces, cut side down, in each prepared pan. Cover with plastic; let sit in a warm spot until buns double in size, about 30-45 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover pans and bake buns until they are golden brown and bubbly, 28-33 minutes. Tranfer to wire rack; let cool 10 minutes.

Glaze: Blend confectioners sugar and milk. Drizzle over buns. Serve warm.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bridal Shower Idea!


Have someone read the letter out loud,while the bride unwraps gifts in basket. She must look for the present marked number one to start and fill in the blank with the name of the gift as you go.

Letter for Bride

Dear (Bride Name),

We have all gathered here today to wish you much love and happiness.

We know that your futire will be 1) BRITE and full of nothing but 2) JOY.

on your wedding day we will all join you & (groom name)as you 3) PLEDGE your love to

each other.

Remember this 4) BRAWNY guy is not always 5) MR. CLEAN. At those times when you want

to 6) SHOUT or 7) VANISH just 8) DIAL or send out an 9) S.O.S.

We are cofident that you will 10) BOUNCE back and remember 11) ALL the joy you bring

each other.

Awake each 12)DAWN with a hug & Kiss and gentle 13) CARESS.

Just remember behind every 14) PUFF of clouds is a glorous rainbow.