Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Butterscotch Hot Drink.

Butterscotch. How could this be such a perfect flavor. If you have brown sugar and water and/or butter you can have a butterscotch candy or, with some cream, a wonderful butterscotch sauce. This, obviously, is one of my favorite flavors so I made a hot drink for a cold day or (like me) when ever you are in the mood. Hopefully this recipe will be enjoyed as much is I enjoy it.

2 TBSP brown sugar
Splash of water
1/4 Tsp vanilla
2 TBSP Half-Half or cream
1 cup milk
Whipped cream (optional)

Start by adding the sugar to a mug. Add the water. But make sure to add very little or it will take longer to cook and make sure not to add to little water or the candy will over cook the milk. 

Microwave for 30 seconds and as you can see not all my brown sugar melted.

Add 1 TBSP Half-Half or cream.

 And microwave for 30 more seconds.

Add the remaining Half-Half and vanilla. Stir it all together.

Add the milk and stir again.

Microwave until it is the desired warmth ( I do 1 minute)

Top with whipped cream and brown sugar ( I suggest this).

Friday, October 26, 2012

Caramel Hot Drink.

It is still snowy here so there will still be more hot drinks. Lately I have been making caramel for the first time and I started to experiment and I came up with this. Most of these recipes are great with coffee so try making a caramel misto (aka Café au lait). Top it with whipped cream and caramel.


1 TBSP white sugar
a splash of water
1 tsp heavy cream
1 cup milk.

Place your sugar in a mug.

Add the water.

Microwave for 30 seconds and the swirl it. Cook for 15 seconds and repeat swirling in between cooking times. Then cook for a final 5 seconds. The cooking times vary slightly depending on the amount of water but this time always worked for me.

Add your cream and stir until smooth. Be careful of steam burns.

Add the milk starting with a splash and stirring then slowly add the rest of the milk.
Any caramel chunks will dissolve. Microwave until hot give it a stir and enjoy!

The caramel café au lait 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

SNOW! And another recipe.

Here in wonderful Draper Utah it has snowed! In honor of this occasion I have made….

White Hot chocolate

I love white chocolate. I like most things with the word chocolate in it. I love this recipe because it is so very simple. I was trying this recipe for the first time so a few mistakes came up. All in all great recipe and for any coffee lovers here if you mix half of this with coffee you get a great white chocolate mocha.

1 1/2 squares ( 1 1/2 oz) white chocolate
2 TBSP heavy cream.
1 1/2 cups milk.
Marshmallows, whipped cream, caramel, or any topping you like.

Get out your white chocolate and a knife or vegetable peeler.

Shave/slice the white chocolate into small pieces.

Place the chocolate and cream in a mug or pot.

And melt in the microwave or on the stove.

Add the milk and warm to your desired warmth.

Add your toppings and enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ice Box Cake

This is a recipe from my mom's blog and how is works is you layer cookies and whipped cream and refrigerate over night. The cookies moisten up and the whipped cream dries out a bit making a delicious cake. I used way too much sugar in the whipped cream so if the photos look wrong don't worry.


1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream.
2-3 TBSP Icing sugar.
24 round cookies.

Beat the cream until is is at stiff peak stage. 

Fold in the icing sugar.

Now put one cookie on a plate.

Add a dollop of whipped cream on top of the cookie.

Place another cookie on top.

Repeat the process until you have an eight cookie high cake.

Coat the outside of the cake with the whipped cream.

Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

Eat and Enjoy.

Friday, October 19, 2012


This is my attempt at PopTarts. I was watching a cooking video and I saw a 
PopTart recipe that looked good but not great. So I thought why not try to make one better.
But I also did not make classic PopTarts but still close. An other thing to mention is that this
is baked! And is delicious.

Store bought pie crust.
Icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
An egg heavily beaten.

Preheat your oven to 450˚F.
Lightly flour your work surface.

Thin the pie crust with a rolling pin and slice into wide strips.
Roll and re-roll until you have four strips.

Make an egg wash using 2 TBSP of water and the beaten egg.

Now brush your pie crust strips with egg wash on one side.
and add your filling. My favorite filling was marmalade.

Fold over the pie crust and press the edges to seal.
If you want you can trim the edges.

Brush the tops with the egg wash and poke a few holes so steam can escape. 

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Make your glaze by taking icing sugar and a splash of milk or cream 
and mixing it until there is no lumps. You can add cocoa powder, extracts or jams to it
it will still work.


Birthday Cake.

Mexican Hot Chocolate.


Ask in the comments if you want to know how to make these fillings.

Friday, October 12, 2012

'Even Better Chocolate Mug Cake' Redone

When I first made 'Even Better Chocolate Mug Cake' it was very good almost my favorite. But making it was easy but still took a bit longer then I hoped. Stirring and stirring until the cocoa powder and icing sugar mixed in took quite a bit of time and some times made a mess. So I made a redone version where the egg and icing sugar are mixed first then cocoa powder. Also I added baking powder and reduced the cocoa powder. And it works a lot like Quick Personalized Mug Cake where the chocolate chips sink to the bottom unlike my former cake which had the chocolate chips suspended inside cake. The cake has almost as much stability too. So now it's time for the recipe!


One large egg.
1/4 confectioners sugar ( Icing sugar).
1  1/2 TBSPs cocoa powder.
1/4 tsp vanilla or almond extract.
1/4 Baking powder.
Your choice of topping.

Start by breaking an egg into a mug or shaped bowl.
And beat it until smooth. And then take out a spoon full or two of the egg out.
That happened by accident. When I beat the egg some of it spilled. But it made the batter way better, but if you would like to skip this step

Beat in the confectioners sugar

Whisk in the cocoa powder, extract and baking powder.

Now whisk this super well.

Add your toppings. And microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!