Strawberry Fool

This is a great summer dessert.  It calls for strawberries but you can make a similar dessert with raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries.  Peaches work too.  Alter the flavors in the filling along with the fruit. 5 cups sliced strawberries plus a few whole strawberries for garnish (about two pounds) 1 tablespoon Instant Clearjel 1/3 cup granulated sugar 11/3 cup whipping cream 1 teaspoon orange flavoring or to taste 2/3 cup yogurt 4 tablespoons granulated sugar 3/4 cup Bavarian cream (see notes) whipped cream from a spray can. Mix the Instant Clearjel and sugar together in a medium bowl.  Add the …

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Lemon Crêpes

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups milk 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pinch salt Lemon Pastry Filling Directions Sift the flour into a medium bowl. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, and salt. Add to the flour and whip to a smooth batter. Refrigerate the batter for two hours. Heat a nine-inch crêpe pan on medium high heat. Brush with butter. Measure batter into the hot pan. Immediately tilt and rotate the pan so that the batter covers the …

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Strawberries and Cream Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is a wonderful flourless chocolate cake to serve in the spring when the strawberries are in season.  It is topped Bavarian cream and fresh strawberries, then drizzled with strawberry sauce, and topped with whipped cream. One flourless chocolate cake, cooled 1 cups Bavarian pastry filling (see notes) fresh strawberries sliced strawberry sauce (recipe follows) whipped cream Top the chocolate cake with Bavarian filling. To serve, cut the cake into slices and place on dessert plates.  Top each slice with strawberries.  Drizzle with the strawberry sauce.  Top with whipped cream and serve immediately. Baker’s note:  If you do not have …

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Key Lime Cream

This is a great pastry cream to use as a topping on shortcake-type desserts, in trifles, or simply mixed with fruit.  The mild lime complements mixed fruit, peaches, melons and other fruits very well. This recipe makes about three cups of topping—perfect for a dessert topping.  To make the large key lime trifle, double the recipe. Ingredients 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon lime zest 3 large egg whites 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (.25 ounces) 2 tablespoons water Directions With your handheld electric mixer, beat the cream cheese …

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Cherry Cream Cheese Skillet Cobbler

We love these skillet cobblers and up to this point, had made them with only fruit and jam.  Here we added a cream cheese filling.  This is another very good skillet cobbler. We used frozen cherries, dark cherries, but if we had pie cherries, we think this would have been even better.  Though we haven’t tried it, it could have been made with cherry pie filling. You can make this cobbler either from scratch or using our mix. While these are called skillet cobblers, the butter is melted in a pan on the stovetop, the batter is added, and then …

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How to Add a Filling to a Cake

You can add everything from sliced bananas to a fruit compote to a pastry filling to your cake by spreading the filling between the layers of a cake.  For single layer cakes, use a long-bladed serrated knife to slice the cake horizontally. A very thin layer of frosting spread on the lower layer and the bottom of the upper layer helps seal the cake and helps keep the cake from getting soggy. Before spreading the filling on the bottom layer, make a dam with your frosting to help hold the filling in.  The easiest way is to pipe frosting around …

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Katie’s Extra Special Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

This is a great frosting recipe.  Use it to frost a layer cake, brownies, or cupcakes.  It works well with either a yellow cake mix or chocolate cake mix.  If you use a yellow cake mix, consider throwing a handful of chopped peanuts into the batter.  If you want cream filled cupcakes, use Bavarian cream. You may use chunky or smooth peanut butter.  If you skip the chopped peanuts for garnish, use smooth. This is a large recipe and makes enough frosting to fill and frost a layer cake.  If you are going to use this frosting for brownies or …

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Raspberry Coffeecake with Raspberry White Chocolate Frosting

We debated whether to call this a coffeecake or a dessert.  It started out as a coffeecake but with the filling and the frosting, it’s sweet for coffeecake.  (The cake portion is not overly sweet.)  When we gave it to customers in our store, it was very well received. This has a raspberry filling between two layers of coffeecake.  It’s drizzled with a frosting made with white chocolate.  We made it in a springform pan but you could use a cake pan. While we used a raspberry pastry filling in this recipe, you may use whatever pasty or pie filling …

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Brownie, Banana, and Peanut Butter Trifle

This is a great, creamy combination of peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate. What you’ll need: Brownies chopped into 1/2-inch pieces, Uncle Bob’s Extra Moist Brownies or equal Bavarian Cream Pastry Filling Peanut butter, Adams 100% peanut butter or equal Bananas Whipped cream Chocolate dessert sauce You’ll need a  trifle bowl or deep glass bowl for presentation.  Use clear glasses for individual servings. Directions Place a layer of brownie pieces in the bottom of the bowl or glass. Mix the Bavarian cream and peanut butter together with about twice as much Bavarian cream as peanut butter but whatever tastes right for …

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Lemon Cream Cupcakes

We made lemon cream cupcakes by modifying another favorite recipe.  But we couldn’t get them lemony enough—with lemon zest, lemon extract, and lemon juice.  Finally, we realized that we have baking soda in the recipe and that the soda was neutralizing the acid in the lemon and tartness in the muffin.  We took the soda out and they worked just fine. Low Altitude Ingredients 1/3 cup butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon lemon flavor 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest 1/3 cup milk 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoon …

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Look what you can make with Aebleskiver!

AebleskiverDanish puff pastries/pancakesare amazing. There are hundreds of incredible aebleskiver that you can makechocolate aebleskiver, savory aebleskiver, and wonderful recipes like caramel pear aebleskiver with caramel whipped cream. And they’re easy. If you can make pancakes, you can make aebleskiver. Traditionally, aebleskiver were filled with jam . Then we discovered that we could put chunks of chocolate in each or cubes of cheese in our savory aebleskiver. We discovered that we could use an injector for whipped cream or marshmallow cream. We learned that we could fill aebleskiver with pastry fillings with just a poke and a squeeze that same as we fill cupcakes. We were pretty …

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California Orange No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! This is another converted recipe.  Since this recipe uses orange juice concentrate, we added Instant Clearjel to thicken the filling. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over 40 additional recipes For the crust 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons granulated …

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Peanut Butter Bacon Cupcakes

I wasn’t sure about bacon cupcakes but I must admit, they’re good.  It’s no wonder—chocolate, bacon, and peanut butter are a good, balanced combination. These are made with our Very Fudgy Baby Cakes Dessert Cupcake and Cake Mix.  The cake is denser than the box cakes in the grocery store, a cream cake, about half as dense as a pound cake. You need a dense, moist cake with substance—not to mention, chocolate pieces–to balance with strong flavors of bacon and peanut butter. To Make and Assemble the Cupcakes Make the cupcakes as directed on the package.  Let them cool on …

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Raspberry No-Bake Cheesecake

See over 40 additional recipes For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! This is a delightful dessert.  It’s a refrigerated dessert made in a graham cracker crust.  Make the filling by whipping cream cheese and Bavarian cream (or vanilla pudding) together.  Top it with a thick raspberry sauce. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a free 250 page baking book Free! Easy Cheesecakes from A to Z (Includes “A Cheesecake Troubleshooting Guide) Free! A Manual for No-Bake Cheesecakes Springform Pans from Round to Square Click to see the Cheesecake Recipe Index with over 40 additional recipes …

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Chocolate Pastry Cream

1 ounce semisweet chocolate 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate 2 cups milk 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large egg yolks 1 large egg 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 tablespoon vanilla 1. Carefully melt the chocolates in a double boiler or microwave. Set aside. 2. In a heavy saucepan, dissolve the sugar with the milk and cook over medium, stirring often, just until the mixture comes to a boil. 3. In a stainless steel bowl beat the eggs yolks and whole egg. 4. Sift the cornstarch and the sugar into the eggs. Beat with a whip …

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New York-Style Lemon Cheesecake

See over 40 additional recipes! For even more recipes and methods, get free e-books! This lemon cheesecake recipe is grand.  It makes a fine cheesecake, especially as a formal dessert. New York cheesecake is the standard.  They are rich and thick and dense.  This is made with a touch of lemon in the filling and a lemon topping.  Lemon and cream cheese is a delightful combination. You can make the lemon topping with and lemon curd recipe but it’s quicker and easier to professional pastry filling available on our web site. Additional Recipes and References Free! How to Bake, a …

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Cream Filled Cupcakes and Snack Cakes

There are three ways to fill a cupcake that we know of. You can insert the filling with a pastry bag, spoon the filling onto the batter in a half-filled cup then spoon on more batter, or spoon the filling onto the batter and let the batter rise around the filling as it bakes. With the latter method, the filling is not always covered with cake. You may leave the filling exposed or cover it with frosting. There are all kinds of fillings to insert into a cupcake. You can do so with a tube-type fitting or a star fitting …

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How to Make Filled Soda Pop Cupcakes

Soda pop, because of the carbonation, adds leavening to a cake or cupcakes.  It also adds flavor and moisture.  And they’re fun, always bound to be a point of conversion at the party or gathering. You can use our soda pop cake recipes and make cupcakes or you can use boxed cake mixes from the store.  Here is how to make soda pop cupcakes using boxed cake mixes. Orange Crush Soda Pop Cupcakes 1 white cake mix, Betty Crocker or equal oil and eggs as called for on the package instructions Orange Crush or other orange soda pop, not diet …

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Chocolate Cream No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

Chocolate Cheesecake from The Prepared Pantry

This is a delightful dessert.  It’s a refrigerated dessert made in a graham cracker crust.  Make the filling by whipping cream cheese and Bavarian cream (or vanilla pudding) together. Garnish it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. For the crust 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons granulated sugar In a nine-inch springform pan, mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar together. Press the mixture across the bottom of the pan and up the sides to form the crust. Put the crust in the refrigerator to set the butter while you mix the …

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How to Make Chubby Cherry Blintzes

Get an entire free e-book on filled treats here. Impress your sweetheart–or your family and friends with Cherry blintzes.   They are not hard, they just look complicated.  We think you’ll like this recipe and even if you have never made crepes before, you can do this. Cherry blintzes are made up of three parts: The crepes The Chubby Cherry and Bavarian Cream filling The cherry topping The three parts of the blintzes are assembled and refried. Both the filling and the topping call for Chubby Cherry Filling. If you are having company over or you have hungry teenagers, double this …

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