Thursday, March 12, 2015

Green Velvet Cupcakes Recipe



Green Velvet Cupcakes Recipe!

I know you have heard of the Red Velvet Cupcakes, this is a recipe for Green Velvet Cupcakes. It is moist and delicious top with a cream cheese frosting. Would be great for St. Patrick's Day or around the Christmas holidays. You could also make a cake or whoppie pies with this recipe.

Check to make sure you have all these ingredients before starting.

2 ½ cups flour
2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk (if do not have this, see note below)
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ounce green food coloring ( I know some folks do like using this much food coloring but if you want it green you must)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Measure in a large mixing bowl; sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking soda
Grease your muffin tins, cake pans or whoopie pie pans, whichever you are using.
In a medium bowl, add eggs and whisk; add oil, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract, and green food coloring.
Add liquids into dry ingredients.
Beat for 2 minutes at medium-high speed.
Bake at 350 degree for about 16 minutes for cupcakes, for 8-inch cake pans about 22 minutes and whoopie pie pans about 13 minutes.
Let cupcake cool in pan 15 minutes.
When completely cool frost with canned or homemade cream cheese frosting.

Note:
To make your own buttermilk, take one scant cup milk and add either 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Stir; wait 5-10 minutes it will be slightly thicken, but not as thick as the buttermilk you buy in the store.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1-8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
¼ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2-pound bag powdered sugar
Milk as needed

Beat with electric mixer cream cheese, butter and vanilla; slowly add powdered sugar.
Add milk until it reaches the thickness you like.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe

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Bread Pudding has been around a long time, most recipes are made with raisins, but I do not like them so I leave them out, but if you do, just throw a handful of them in. A great way to use bread that is not so fresh any more. Bread Pudding can be serve warm or cold, any sauce you like lemon, chocolate or just eat plain. Hope you enjoy this old fashioned dessert.

You will need:

4 cups milk, scalded
3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup sugar
8-10 slices of bread or biscuits (homemade bread is really yummy if slightly toasted)
½ cup raisins (If you like them)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt

Okay now let get it together and get it in the oven.

Preheat oven to 350 degree.
Break bread apart into pieces and soak in milk.
Add eggs, sugar, raisins, vanilla extract and salt; mix well.
Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degree for 40 to 45 minutes.
Put a pan of water on the lower shelf to keep pudding moist.

Note: You may add two tart apple, chopped, peeled if you like.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Pistachio Marshmallow Salad Recipe

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This Pistachio Salad is so easy and yummy. Yes, I love easy, need something for that pot luck supper, throw this together and you will get rave reviews. You only need four ingredients to have a quick salad. The kids will love this with the cool whip and miniature marshmallows, let them help you make it. Enjoy.

Get these items:

16 ounce Cool Whip
1 small box pistachio instant pudding
1-20 ounce can crushed pineapple
2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions:

In a large bowl mix Cool Whip and pistachio instant pudding.
Fold in pineapple and marshmallows.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap
Chill for 2 hours.