What I love about blogging is that I can share a variety of interesting subjects, all different from my primary direction in life which is health education through hands-on corrections.
In this case, my interest goes to several recipes that are delightful, though not necesarily healthiest!
The last one is for 5-minute breadmaking. It is a way of making fresh bread daily without taking up your time.
This "sinful" dessert is similar to Chocolate Delight and other layered desserts with pudding and whipped cream.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- · 1 cup flour
- · 1/2 cup butter
- · 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- · 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
- · 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- · 32 ounces whipping cream,
- · 1 package (4oz) vanilla instant pudding
- · 1 package (4oz) chocolate instant pudding
- · 3 cups cold milk, divided
- · 1 square semisweet chocolate, shaved, or mini semisweet chocolate chips
Combine flour, butter and pecans and press into a 9x13x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack.
Combine cream cheese and confectioners' sugar and spread over pecan mixture. Spread half of the whipped topping over the cream cheese layer.
Mix package of vanilla pudding using 1-1/2 cups of milk. Spoon evenly over the whipped topping; spread until layer is even. Mix package of chocolate pudding using remaining 1-1/2 cups milk. Spread on top of vanilla pudding. Spread remaining whipped topping on top and sprinkle with shaved semisweet chocolate or mini chocolate chips.
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional?????)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous). WHAT?
This is a quick bread recipe – no time at all to make!
Here is the bread recipe.
3 cups of Flour (Use any kind of flour - mix in your seeds, nuts - softened in liquid, and anything you would like to taste in your bread)
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp yeast.
Mix together with hands. There is no kneading required.
Add 1 3/4 cups of water (more if the flour is dry) This is not a thick batter - more like damp biscuit dough. Mix it by hand.
Cover and let sit 12 hours. It can sit longer - even 24 hours.
When ready to bake:
Heat the oven to 500 degrees with your baking dish in it.(ceramic or Pyrex, Corning ware or old fashioned clay - not metal - I used a Pyrex bowl -
When the oven and dish are hot, pour in your dough. It might pop or sizzle as the moisture in it hits the pan. Cover the pan.
Bake it for 20 minutes - covered. remove the cover and bake it for 8 more minutes. Check it - you might want to brown it a bit more.