Friday, August 28, 2015

Sweet Shortcuts - Easy Puff Pastry Shells

My friend has been telling me for years how easy frozen puff pastry is to work with, and how you can dock the dough (poke holes in it) to let part of it puff and part of it stay flat.  I was always too nervous to try, but today, I'm happy to say that I made puff pastry shells, and they were so easy!

This recipe yields nine shells, and here's how you do it (make sure to read the note at the end regarding how long they stay fresh):

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mocha Pots de Crème

I'm back!  Sorry that I haven't posted in SO long - life got hectic, and this blog fell by the wayside.

I've wanted to make pots de crème (pronounced po de crem) for a long time, but was intimidated by recipes with a lot of complicated steps.  Then I saw The Pioneer Woman's pots de crème, done in a blender!  I saw that the comments were a mixed bag, with some saying that they were amazing, and some complaining that they didn't set up right.

I thought that the addition of heavy cream would help them set up properly, and I wanted to keep the coffee element, so here's my riff on her recipe:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Simple cake recipe for people with dairy and egg allergies

We had houseguests this weekend, and their son is allergic to dairy and eggs.  I wanted to make him something sweet that he could eat, so I scoured the Internet and found that you could add a can of soda to any cake mix and end up with a great cake!  So I used a box vanilla cake mix by Duncan Hines (egg and dairy free) and added a 10 ounce bottle of club soda...just mix them together, pour the batter into the pan, and bake for the time listed on the cake mix box.

The resulting cake was so good!  It was light and airy from the club soda, and sweet from the mix.  I left half of the cake plain and frosted half with cinnamon frosting.

(This is also a great recipe if you find you have no eggs in your fridge!)

If you're looking for a recipe for friends/relatives with allergies, or simply want a light and airy vanilla cake, I hope you try this!!!

- Sugar Baby