Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Chocolate Sherry Cream Bars
This may not be a "simple recipe for everyday baking," but it isn't complicated either. Just more time-consuming because of the layers. It is well worth the time invested! I'm not sure where this recipe came from. It's just in my recipe box and I've been making them for a long time. Make sure you have unsweetened chocolate and some Cream Sherry on hand.
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate (the bars, not the powder)
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325-F. Grease and flour (use the PAM baking spray) a 13x9" pan. In a medium bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Let cool slightly. Beat eggs til light. Gradually add sugar. Add the chocolate mixture and vanilla. Add flour and salt. Pour batter into pan and bake 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Don't over-bake! Cool completely.
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cream
4 TB Cream Sherry
1 box powdered sugar
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together with an electric mixer, adding cream and sherry gradually. Stir in walnuts. Spread over the brownie base and chill til firm.
6 oz. (1/2 pkg) semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 TB butter
3 TB water
In a small bowl, melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Mix well and spread over the filling. Let topping harden in the fridge before cutting into bars or squares. Store covered in the fridge.