Friday, March 28, 2014

Dark Chocolate Oreo Truffles



                                 - 1 pack of Oreos 

                                 - 1 pack of Cream Cheese 
                                 - 2 cups (dark) melting Chocolate 

1   Crush Oreos into little pieces (make sure they are crushed finely)

2   Microwave cream cheese for 30 seconds, then mix with crushed Oreos.

3   Roll the mixture into 1 inch dimeter balls, then place on a baking sheet and place into the freezer.

4   After balls are frozen ( about a hour ) melt the chocolate and dip the balls using a fork.

5   Keep the truffle no the fork until the chocolate until the chocolate cools.

6   Then using another fork slowly take it off the fork and place on a baking sheet.

7   Freeze them until ready to serve or eat.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

7 Tips For Fail Proof Macarons


1   Always sift almond flour and powdered sugar, Two times. First separately then mix and   sift again. 

2   Make sure egg whites are at room temperature (if you didn't put the egg whites
 out earlier, just put them into warm water).

3   To be sure the egg whites (Meringue) are mixed just right, pick up the whisk attachment  and look if it holds up in a stiff peak. If not keep mixing and checking every 30 seconds.

4   Don't over mix or under mix, the macaron batter. You will know it's mixed perfectly

when it flows like lava off the spoon.

5   After your macaron batter is on the pan. Drop your the pan against the counter repeatedly (about 15 times). To bring all air bubbles in the macron to the top,and to shape the macaron the right way. (holding and hitting the pan will make ovule not perfect round macarons.)

6  Always bake using parchment paper, and only one pan at a time.

7   Bake the macarons at 325 F after preheating at 380 F  for
(about 12 mins, don't open the oven door during baking to
 insure the best quality of macrons) then heat again at 380 F
for 10 mins between every batch to keep oven at the right temp.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Caprese Salad Appetizer


- Balsamic  vinegar
- olive oil
- tooth picks
- grape tomatoes
- basil
- mozzarella pearls