white chocolate chai creme brulee
Thai Iced Coffee Recipe (3 ingredients only)
did u kno that cats do this while you’re asleep to check if you’re breathing?
and if you’re not alive they will start eating you at that very moment
Cats are Satan.
This is part of the reason why I am not a cat person…
(Rogue) Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Baileys Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting :)
1 cup chocolate stout, or use a good quality unflavored stout
1 cup (8 ounces) butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
***Irish Cream Frosting***
1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 to 6 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
Line 18 muffin cups with cupcake papers.
In a small saucepan, combine the stout and butter. Heat, stirring, until butter has melted. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
In a bowl, combine the flour, granulated and brown sugars, baking soda, and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients until well combined; set aside.
Heat oven to 375°.
In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat eggs and buttermilk until blended. Beat in the cooled cocoa mixture until well combined. Stir in the flour mixture; beat just until smooth and well blended.
Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full.
Bake for 16 to 19 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn the cupcakes out onto racks to cool completely before frosting.
Makes 18 cupcakes.
In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat the butter and vanilla until light. Slowly beat in confectioners’ sugar and about 3 tablespoons of the Irish cream. Continue beating on medium speed, adding more Irish cream, a teaspoon or two at a time, enough to make the frosting a good consistency for frosting or piping.
Pina Colada Cupcake Recipe
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups canned crushed pineapple (drained slightly)
1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the eggs and sugar until slightly thickened and a light cream color (about 2 minutes).
3. On low speed, mix in the oil and vanilla until blended.
4. Add in the pineapple and sour cream and mix until fully incorporated.
5. Add the flour mixture and blend until just combined and smooth.
6. Line a cupcake pan with 12 paper liners and fill about 2/3 full.
7. Bake cupcakes in a pre-heated 350*F oven for about 22 minutes.
8. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
9. Frost with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)
Recipe yields 24-28 cupcakes.
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
½ cup (1 stick/8 Tablespoons) butter (cool)
8 oz. cream cheese (directly from fridge)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (always use pure vanilla extract if possible)
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract (you may want to start with just 1 teaspoon of coconut extract, you can always add more, but you can’t take it out!)
4 cups powdered confectioners sugar
1 Tablespoon heavy cream, heavy whipping cream or milk
1 Tablespoon Dark Rum
*Place butter in a large mixing bowl and blend until smooth. Add cream cheese and blend until well combined, about 30 seconds.
*Add vanilla extract, coconut extract and powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) and blend on low speed until combined. Increase to medium speed and beat until it begins to get fluffy.
*Slowly add the heavy cream or rum.
*Beat until fluffy, about 1 minute.
*Use at once or keep refrigerated. (This frosting will keep well in the refrigerator for several days, but you may need to re-beat it for the best texture.)
For added flavor and texture, top frosted cupcakes with toasted coconut.
(To toast coconut- lay about 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 375*F about 4-5 minutes).
Hmm. I wonder what this could be….
Spicy Avocado Chicken Enchiladas
Yield: serves 4
Recipe Note: To make these as Spicy as their name, leave in the seeds in the Serrano Pepper and use a “medium” Salsa Verde. For those without the love of heat, seed the Serrano Pepper and use a “mild” Salsa Verde.
for the sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 Serrano pepper, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup medium salsa verde
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
for the enchiladas:
3 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
8 oz Cabot Monterrey Jack Cheese, shredded & divided
1 small yellow onion, chopped
3 avocados, peeled and chopped
8-10 flour tortillas
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Saute serrano pepper and garlic, for 1 minute. Stir in flour, constantly stirring, and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in the chicken broth, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to a low boil. Once boiling, whisk in the sour cream, salsa verde and cilantro. Remove from heat.
Spray/grease a 9×13 baking dish. Add 3/4 cup sauce to the bottom of the pan. Add chicken, Cabot Monterrey Jack Cheese, onion and avocado to the center of each tortilla and roll, placing seam-side down in the dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas. Top with leftover cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes or until bubbling. Serve immediately.
***recipe from: http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2012/05/spicy-avocado-chicken-enchiladas-giveaway/