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Two Yummy Plantain Recipes- Perfect Treats

August 31st, 2014

Plantains are a traditional classic treat in many areas of the world, make and serve up these two recipes on charming small bamboo plates today and you will understand why they are a big part of many cultures.

small bamboo plates

Charming small bamboo plates are fantastic for serving plantains and other culinary treats.

Easy Oven Baked Sweet Plantains

Ingredients:

8 very ripe plantains (you should use plantains that are yellow and have black spots on the skin)

cooking spray

Directions: Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Spray cooking spray on a baking sheet, then cut off the ends of each plantain and peel each one. Now, cut each plantain into 1/2 inch diagonal slices or rounds, then place the slices on a baking sheet, making sure to put them in a single layer.

Bake for about 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown, then Serve up on a durable small bamboo plate and enjoy a delicious culinary treat.

Yummy Sauteed Sweet Plantain Treat

Ingredients:

1 Cup of Peanut Oil

4 teaspoons of Butter

6 plantains, very ripe, peeled and cut int0 1 inch rounds

6 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar 1/2 teaspoon of Salt

Directions:

Heat peanut oil and butter in a big sauce pan, using a medium heat, then toss plantain rounds in brown sugar and put them in the heated oil. Now, fry until plantains are a golden color, then flip them over until the other side is a golden color (this should take about two minutes or three minutes per side).

After plantains fry, put them on a paper towel or brown paper bag so the oil can drain off of them. Now, serve these delicious plantains on a lovely small bamboo plate and feature them as a dessert in any type of food setting.

Orange Macaron Recipe – That Anyone Can Make

August 29th, 2014

As you probably have heard, many people say it is very hard to make macarons, but with this orange macaron recipe anyone can bake up a batch of these delectable goodies. These tasty treats are great to serve as a dessert. Plus, you can even turn them into centerpieces at weddings or other special occasion just by putting a few of them in a classy mini Terracotta Flower Pot.

mini terracotta pot

Mini Terracotta Pots make great centerpieces.

Orange Macaron Recipe Ingredients: 500 Grams icing sugar 500 Grams ground almonds Orange food coloring 440 Grams castor sugar 320 Grams of egg whites 4 Tablespoons of water Zest of four or five medium sized oranges Directions: Place ground almonds into a food processor and pulse until there are no clumps, then add icing sugar, food coloring and orange zest. Now, add half of your egg whites and beat until you have a smooth consistency. Now, whisk in the rest of your egg whites, until small peaks form in the mixture. Put castor sugar and water into a saucepan and on a low heat melt the sugar, once it is melted turn heat up a little and cook until this becomes it reaches a syrupy consistency. Now, whisk the egg mixture slightly, just enough to bring it back to life, then slowly add in the sugar syrupy mixture. Now, keep mixing until the mixture becomes glossy and stiff peaks form. Put mixture into a pastry bag and drop small mounds onto a parchment covered baking sheet, then let the mounds dry slightly (this usually takes about 30 minutes), once they dry – put in a 160 degree C. oven and bake with oven door slightly open for about 10 minutes. Now, cool macarons, then use your favorite frosting, jelly or filling to sandwich to macarons together. Serve in a charming mini terracotta flower pot and create an unforgettable centerpiece that everyone will enjoy.

Mini Macaroon Recipe – A Heavenly Treat

August 29th, 2014

This mini macaroon recipe is a heavenly treat that you are sure to love and enjoy. These macaroons have a crispy outside and a delicious chewy inside, great for parties, restaurants and any food gathering, just make sure you prepare enough of them because they always get devoured quickly.

white shooting star plate

Two Mini Macaroons have found a heavenly home on a beautiful angelic white shooting star plate.

Heavenly Mini Macaroon Recipe

Ingredients:

11 ounces of ground almonds

18 ounces of sifted icing sugar

seeds of four split vanilla pods

4 large egg whites green food coloring

Ingredients for cream filling:

10 ounce of softened butter

20 ounces of sifted icing sugar

2-3 Tablespoons of milk

4 drops of vanilla extract

Directions:

Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Place parchment paper on several baking sheets.

Place icing sugar, almonds and vanilla into a mixing bowl, using a different bowl whisk together egg whites until small peaks form. Now, fold the egg whites into the sugar mixture, add green food coloring, (you can use any color of food coloring, I just really like green).

Put mixture into a piping bag and drop small mounds of mixture onto baking sheets, try to make your mounds about 1 inch in diameter and keep the mounds about 1 inch apart. Let mounds sit on baking sheet until they are somewhat dry, then bake for about 20-25 minutes. Once they are cooked let them rest and cool on a cooling rack.

Directions for cream filling:

Place butter in a mixing bowl and beat until softened, then add half the icing sugar and beat until mixture becomes smooth. Now, add remaining icing sugar, 2 Tablespoons of milk and the vanilla extract. (If filling looks to thick, add remaining milk, if it looks to thin add more icing sugar.)

Take one cookie and top with filling, then place another cookie on top of the frosted cookie. Serve on a beautiful angelic looking white shooting star plate.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With This Chocolate Fudge Recipe

August 29th, 2014

Do you have a sweet tooth? Are you craving some chocolaty goodness? If so, try serving up this delectable chocolate fudge recipe in a lovely white Le Fleur cup, it is sure to please your palette and satisfy your sweet tooth.

white mini lefleur cup

Satisfy your sweet tooth by serving your favorite fudge in a lovely white mini Le Fleur cup.

Chocolatey Good Fudge – Great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. (Recipe has been doubled so you can use it for a big crowd, but if you are only trying to satisfy your own sweet tooth just cut recipe in half and make one batch)

Ingredients:

4 Cups of White Sugar

1 Cup of Cocoa

2 Cups of Milk

8 Tablespoons of Butter

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Directions:

Grease 2 8/8 inch baking dishes, set aside.

Place milk, sugar and cocoa in a saucepan, over medium heat, stir, bring to boil, stirring constantly. Now, reduce heat and simmer. (Once it begins to boil, do not stir again.)

Place a candy thermometer in pan, fudge is done when temperature reaches 238 degrees F. (If you do not have a thermometer, put cold water into a cup and drop a small amount of fudge into the water, if the fudge turns into a soft ball than it is done.) Now, take fudge off the stove.

Add in vanilla extract and butter, using a wooden spoon mix fudge until it loses it sheen, don’t over mix. Pour into your greased pans and cool for about 1 hour.

It is now time to serve up your delectable fudge in Restaurantware’s white mini Le Fleur Cups and Enjoy.

Steps For Making Delicious Cake Pops

August 29th, 2014

Cake pops seem to scare some people, but there is no reason that you should feel scared to make cake pops since all you need to do is follow these tried and true steps for making cake pops.

seagreen lefleur cup

Go ahead, serve up some elegant cake pops in exquisite Le Fleur cups today.

Steps for Making Delicious Cake Pops

Ingredients:

14 ounces of sponge cake crumbs

Rind of 2 lemons, finely grated. (Make sure to use an unwaxed lemon)

14 ounces of white chocolate

7 ounces of butter, unsalted

24 lollipop sticks 7 ounces of milk chocolate

Step 1. Make a sponge cake or buy one from your favorite bakery. (Remember to either make one or buy one that doesn’t have icing or frosting)

Step 2. Crumble up cake and put 14 ounces of crumbles in a bowl, then add lemon rind to crumbles.

Step 3. Place half of the white chocolate and the butter in a heat proof bowl, then place bowl over a simmering pot of water, stir chocolate as it melts. Now, take chocolate off heat and let cool. (You can also use a double boiler or a microwave)

Step 4. Add chocolate to crumb mixture, then using your hands stir together crumb mixture until all ingredients are well blended.

Step 5: Roll mixture into balls, then place on parchment covered baking sheet and cool for about one hour.

Step 6: Melt remaining chocolate as you did in step 3.

Step 7: Once balls are firm, poke a lollipop into each ball, then dip them into the chocolate that you melted in step 6.

Step 8: After dipping balls in chocolate, place back on baking sheet and freeze until they are set.

Step 9: Place cake pops into an exquisite Seagreen Le Fleur Cup and serve to all your family, friends and party guests.

Easy Peasy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

August 29th, 2014

This easy peasy shortbread cookie recipe can be made in any shape, size or design. They are a classic in many homes and restaurants so why not try making this recipe tonight? Your loved ones will be so happy to see these tasty treats sitting in front of them on an elegant black rotundo plate. Hope you all enjoy these cookies.

black rotundo plate

Black Rotundo Plates adds a special element to any type of cookie treat.

Easy Peasy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

4 Cups of Sifted Flour

1/2 teaspoons of Baking Powder

1 Cup of Powdered Sugar

2 Cups of softened Butter

1 Cup of Walnuts (these are optional)

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together flour and baking powder, then in another bowl cream together butter and sugar until they become fluffy. Now, slowly add the flour to the butter mixture, then if you are adding walnuts do it now.

Roll out dough and cut into any shape you desire, place cookies on a parchment covered baking sheet, then bake for about 12-14 minutes. The cookies should be slightly brown around the edges. Once baked, cool cookies on a cooling rack.

This is a really easy recipe, plus, everyone I know loves these cookies.

This Cake Pop Recipe Isn’t Just For The Holidays.

August 28th, 2014

Many people only make cake pops for holidays or special occasion, but the truth be told cake pops make great snacks or desserts any time of the year. They fit incredibly into any casual or upscale setting, plus, kids and adults just seem to love eating anything on a stick. Hope you like this easy and delicious cake pop recipe.

incline shot glass

Cake Pops aren’t just for the holidays.

Delectable Cake Pops

Ingredients:

2 packages of your favorite cake mix (personally, I love chocolate, but you can use whatever kind you desire, just make sure you get a two-layer cake mix.)

2 cups of your favorite frosting

24 ounces of milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips (you can also use chopped peanuts or sprinkles)

68 lollipop sticks

Directions:

Mix up the cake mix accordingly to the directions on the box. Now, bake the cake mix just like it says on the box, then cool cake in pan. Now, put parchment paper on baking sheets and set aside.

Take cake out of pan after it has cooled and crumble it up into tiny pieces, then put the pieces in a large mixing bowl. Now, put frosting in with the cake pieces, then use a mixer and beat until cake pieces and frosting are well combined.

Now, scoop or spoon and place small mounds of the mixture onto the parchment covered baking sheet. Roll each mound into small balls, then place each ball back onto the baking sheet and freeze the balls for about thirty minutes.

Now, melt chocolate chips in a microwave until it is completely melted. (Note: when melting chocolate in microwave, do it by 10 second intervals and stir after each interval), then dip the end of a lollipop stick into the chocolate  Now, freeze the sticks for about thirty minutes. This step helps the balls stay onto the sticks.

Once balls are frozen, re-melt the chocolate chips and dip balls into the chocolate, then push a lollipop stick into each ball. You can now dip the balls into peanuts or sprinkles. Now, place two or three cake pops into a gorgeous Restaurantware Incline Shot glass.  

Delicious No Bake Chocolate Cookie Pop Recipe

August 28th, 2014

Don’t feel like baking today, but need a delicious dessert to serve for dinner or in your restaurant, then this delicious no bake chocolate cookie pop recipe is just what you need, make it today. It is sure to be a hit at any kind of food function, party event or restaurant setting.

cannello cocktail glass

Cookie Pops look absolutely fabulous in Seagreen Cannello Glasses.

Delicious No Bake Chocolate Cookie Pops – This recipe makes approximately 28 pops.

Ingredients:

36 chocolate sandwich cookies, with creme in the center of the them.

8 ounces of cream cheese

3 cups of milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil chocolate sprinkles

Directions:

Put cookies in a food processor bowl, then pulse them until they are roughly chopped. Now, add cream cheese and pulse until cookies and cream cheese are well combined. Make sure that all your cookies are chopped nicely and you don’t have any big cookie pieces.

Put parchment paper on a baking sheet, then use your hands and form 1 inch balls out of your cookie mixture. Now, place a lollipop stick into one end of each ball, then place sticks on parchment covered baking sheet. Now, put pans into a freezer for about thirty minutes.

Now, melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave at ten second intervals, remember to stir chocolate after each interval. After the cookie balls that you put on the sticks have frozen and your chocolate chips have melted, dip the balls into your melted chocolate chips. Now, dip them into your chocolate sprinkles. Place back on baking sheets and place in refrigerator for about one hour.

Serve in beautiful Cannello Cocktail Glasses. Enjoy.

Add More Elegance To Your Dessert Menu, Use This White Cupcake Recipe.

August 27th, 2014

Every now and then, chefs, bakers, home cooks, party hosts and caterers have the desire to add a little more elegance to their dessert line, which is why you should try out this delicious white cupcake recipe. It is tasty and looks fabulous served up on a white appetizer spoon. In addition, you can use it in upscale settings or casual gatherings, just put a simple powder sugar dust or a simple chocolate frosting on it for casual gatherings or amp it up by using some pretty fresh fruit as your cupcake garnish in upscale settings.

white appetizer spoon

Delicious White Cupcakes can become more elegant by serving them on exquisite white appetizer spoons.

Elegant White Cupcake Recipe:

Ingredients:

6 Cups of Cake Flour (sifted)

2 Tablespoons of Baking Powder

2 Sticks of Butter (Margarine)- Softened

3 Cups of Sugar

1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 Cups of Milk

10 Egg Whites

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 Degrees F. Put cupcake papers in a cupcake pan.

Using a large mixing bowl, mix together flour and baking powder, then using a different bowl, beat together butter and sugar (beat these two ingredients until they are light and fluffy).

Now, add flour mixture and milk, remember to alternate the milk and flour (add a little of one than a little of the other one), mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

In a different bowl, beat egg whites until they start to become slightly stiff, then fold egg whites into the other (flour/sugar) mixture.

Now, fill cupcake papers and bake in oven for about 15-17 minutes. You can test to see if your cupcakes are done by gently poking a toothpick or skewer into the middle of one, if the toothpick comes out dry than your cupcakes are done. Cool cupcakes either in pan or place them on a drying rack to cool.

Serve by placing a cupcake on a exquisite white appetizer spoon, then add the cupcake garnish of your choosing, I love just topping the cupcake with pretty berries or frosting them with yummy cream cheese frosting and a little bit of lemon zest.

Create The Perfect Cake By Making This White Cake Recipe

August 27th, 2014

Looking for a way to amp up your dessert buffet line? Why not, create this white cake recipe and serve it in spectacular looking white hexagon glasses. The great thing about this cake recipe is that you can easily give a twist by topping it with a variety of fruits, edible flowers or your favorite cake garnish.

white hexgon glass

Doesn’t this delicious cake topped with blackberries look heavenly?

The Perfect White Cake Recipe – This recipe has been doubled, great for big crowds. If you want to make it for only a few people just cut the recipe in half.

Ingredients:

1 Cup of Softened Butter

1 Cup of Shortening

4 Cups of Sugar

6 Cups of Cake Flour

8 teaspoons of Baking Powder

1 teaspoon of Salt

1 1/3 Cups of Milk

1 1/3 Cups of Water

4 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 teaspoons of Almond Extract

12 Egg Whites

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Use an electric mixer, on a medium speed, beat shortening and butter, then slowly add sugar, beat until everything is thoroughly combined. Using a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, then add small amounts of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing the two mixtures together.

Now, add milk and water, alternating these two ingredients (one and than the other, until everything has been added to the butter mixture). Remember to beat everything together as you are adding each ingredient, now, add the extracts.

Using another mixing bowl, beat egg whites until they form small peaks, then gently fold them into the butter mixture. Now, place mixture into a sprayed or greased cake pan, then bake for about 30-40 minutes. You can use a toothpick or skewer to test the cake to see if it is done, just gently poke your toothpick in the center of the cake and if it comes out clean than the cake is baked, cool cake on cooling rack.

Now, slice cake into small bite-sized pieces, then place a few pieces in a white hexagon glass (that you can get from Restaurantware). Now, top the cake with blackberries or other cake garnish.