Black Raspberry Pastry Cream Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups whole milk 3 egg yolks 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 cup strained black raspberry puree 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 teaspoons Chambord Preparation: In a small saucepan, warm the milk over low heat until it is just hot enough to steam. While the milk is warming, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, flour, and cornstarch until the mixture is completely smooth. Once the milk is steaming, add half of it, whisking constantly, to the egg mixture.…
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Bavarian Cream

Ingredients 1 vanilla bean 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin 3 tablespoons milk 1/4 cup sugar 5 egg yolks 1 1/4 cups whipped cream 6 sliced strawberries Directions Put the split vanilla bean in cream and slowly bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let sit for 1 hour. Remove bean and scrape out seeds, add them to the cream and discard the pod. Sprinkle the gelatin nto the milk and set aside. Whisk the sugar and egg yolks together. Warm the cream mixture back up and slowly whisk into eggs. Place mixture over simmering water and…
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Almond Pastry Cream Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutesYield: Fills a standard pastry recipe. Ingredients:•    1 ¼ cups whole milk•    3 egg yolks•    ¼ cup granulated sugar•    1/8 cup all-purpose flour•    2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch•    1 teaspoon almond extract Preparation:In a small saucepan, warm the milk over low heat until it is just hot enough to steam. While the milk is warming, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, flour, and cornstarch until the mixture is completely smooth. Once the milk is steaming, add half of it, whisking constantly, to the egg mixture. Add the milk and eggs back into the hot…
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Perfect Pie Crust (nice and flaky)

Makes two 9-inch pie crusts Ingredients:2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, chilled and diced 1/2 cup ice water ;   Combine the flour and salt in a large ;    Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse ;   Stir in the ice water, a Tablespoon at a time, until the crust mixture forms a ;   Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or ; Do not over work the dough or it will become tough and ;;   Sprinkle flour onto rolling surface. Roll dough out, then divide in half. Roll each half to fit…
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Amazing Apple Pie

Ingredients: 8 cups sliced, peeled assorted baking apples - about 3 ; (Granny Smith, Cortland, Jonathan) 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 Tablespoons butter 1 egg yolk 1 Tablespoon milk Directions:  (use the pastry shell from the Perfect Pie Crust recipe);   In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples with lemon ;   Combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apples and toss well to ;    Fill pastry lined 9 inch pie pan with apple mixture. Dot with ;   …
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe with a Molasses Cookie Crust

•    1/4 recipe of Soft Molasses Cookie dough (see below)•    1 pound 8 ounces (three 8 ounces packages) cream cheese, room temperature•    1 cup sugar•    1/4 cup brown sugar•    2 Tablespoons cornstarch•    2 large eggs•    1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)•    1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon•    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg•    2/3 cup evaporated milk Sour Cream Topping•    1 pound (2 cups) sour cream•    1/3 cup sugar•    1 teaspoon vanilla How to Make a Perfect Pumpkin ;   Preheat oven to 350 degrees ;   Take a 9 inch springform pan apart, line the bottom plate with aluminum foil, then reassemble…
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Cherry Cheesecake Recipe with Graham Cracker Crust

Graham Cracker Crust Recipe 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, finely ground 1 Tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted Cherry Cheesecake Filling 2 pounds (four - 8 ounce packages) cream cheese, room temperature 1 2/3 cups sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 Tablespoon lemon zest 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 3/4 cup heavy cream Sour cream topping (optional, see below) 1 can Comstock Cherry Pie Filling Directions: How To Make a Cherry Cheesecake Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take a 9 inch springform pan apart, line the bottom plate with aluminum foil, then reassemble the pan. Pull the…
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Cherry Cheesecake Recipe with Graham Cracker Crust

Graham Cracker Crust Recipe 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, finely ground 1 Tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted Cherry Cheesecake Filling 2 pounds (four - 8 ounce packages) cream cheese, room temperature 1 2/3 cups sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 Tablespoon lemon zest 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 3/4 cup heavy cream Sour cream topping (optional, see below) 1 can Comstock Cherry Pie Filling Directions: How To Make a Cherry Cheesecake Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take a 9 inch springform pan apart, line the bottom plate with aluminum foil, then reassemble the pan. Pull the…
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Banana Cream Cheesecake

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed1/2 cup melted butter2 lbs. cream cheese, softened2/3 cup sugar2 Tablespoons cornstarch3 eggs3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas3/4 cup heavy whipping cream2 teaspoons vanilla extract   Banana Cream Cheesecake Directions: 1. Combine butter and cookie crumbs; press evenly into the bottom of a greased springform pan, chill. 2. Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. 3. Beat in sugar and cornstarch. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. 4. Add the bananas, whipping cream, and vanilla. Pour mixture over prepared crust. 5. Bake in a…
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Bistro Mousse au Chocolat

Serves 6 (1/2 cup per person) Ingredients: •    5 ounces of dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa)•    1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar•    3 egg yolks•    5 egg whites ;   Melt chocolate in a double broiler (or pan set over another pan of simmering water) on medium ;   Remove chocolate from heat and add sugar. Stir ;   Add egg yolks one at a ;   Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Slowly fold whites into the chocolate mixture. Blend ;   Pour the mousse into parfait or champagne glasses and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight
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Misc. Recipes

Pumpkin Beer Bread

Happy November!!! {I can't believe I just said that.}You know what November needs?  More pumpkin.  Kinda like more cowbell.  I mean, you have too much?If you've never made beer bread, now is the time.  It's about the easiest thing you'll ever make.  Click here for my mom's recipe and a few variations. This (more…)
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Chocolate Souffle

serves 6 (1 individual soufflé per person) Ingredients:•    5 ounces dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa)•    1/3 cup granulated sugar•    3 egg yolks•    6 egg whites•    salt•    2 tablespoons strong espresso coffee (brewed)•    powdered cocoa Method:1.    Preheat oven to 375. Butter 6soufflé     Melt chocolate in double broiler set over pan of simmering water on medium     In separate bowl, whisk egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft, glossy peaks form. Continue beating egg whites on high speed gradually adding the sugar until stiff glossy peaks form. Set     Stir egg yolks into melted chocolate; stir in coffee. Gently…
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