Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Scoop # 23



Rhubarb and apple pop tarts, these are not the pop tarts of my childhood, but that is a good thing!
Quinoa is supposed to be THE food of 2014, I thought it was the food of 2013, but guess not! Try it out in this strawberry quinoa parfait!
Brownies with a cool minty layer? I will take the whole tray!
New years resolution: chocolate chip cheesecake! Who cares about "thigh anxiety" when there is cheesecake!
Just bought my first chia seeds, no not seeds for a chia pet, because of this chia pudding.
You had me at stars, oh and it is veggie packed, score!
Potato soup is a treat for me, but it is often too heavy on the dairy for me, so this being vegan is just the solution for me!
I've got my clementines waiting on the counter for these easy clementine preserves.
This has to be the easiest chocolate mousse ever.
I think I have talked about my cinnamon bun obsession, well it is really any morning bun, just like these marzipan and orange blossom morning buns!
How gorgeous is this cherry vanilla champagne cake?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies


Christmas has come and gone, so has New Years...now you're exhausted and maybe a little blue that the holidays are over. Well, if you have leftover candy canes, which I am almost certain you do, then these cookies should help you be a little less blue. They're crunchy and minty, just festive enough to round out this holiday season! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Announcing the Renaming of Bakelette


For awhile I have been hinting at renaming my blog again.  Well, I thought that the start of the New Year would be a good time to announce the new blog name!


Without further ado, Bakelette's new name is ....

DOUGHVELOPMENT 

That's all for now my friends! Happy New Year! The new site should be up and running soon, also all of my social media outlets will be changing to Doughvelopment!

And this just so happens to be my 100th post... weird. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chocolate Crackles


 I remember the first time I ever made chocolate crackles, I was in Florida at my grandparent's condo. I had seen the recipe in a magazine on the flight down. I have this "tradition" that when I fly, I always buy a few magazines for the flight. And I remember (or at least I think I can remember this correctly) this was an US Weekly Magazine and the recipe was from Lauren Conrad. Now, this was probably around seventh or eighth grade, so anything Lauren Conrad had to be good, even now she's pretty awesome...her wardrobe!


I am pretty sure the recipe I used the first time I made chocolate crackles used oil and my mom was all about how these would be great because they didn't have too much fat. She really wanted me to make these and well I did. Years, later I don't know where that original recipe is, but I have created my own! Unfortunatley fortunately, they are made with butter!


 Chocolate Crackles
Ingredients:
½ Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ Cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 Cup sugar
1 Large egg
¼ teaspoon mint extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ Cup flour
¼ Cup cocoa powder
¼ Cup milk
Powdered sugar for rolling

Directions:
1.     In a large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter at 30-second intervals, about 2-3 times. Stir in sugar. Then stir in sugar and mint extract.
2.     Gently stir in baking powder, salt, flour, and cocoa powder. Mix in milk.
3.     Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes, preferably 1 to 2 hours.
4.     When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
5.     Scoop cookie dough with a small cookie dough scoop. Shape dough into a ball, roll in powdered sugar and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets.

Recipe By Molly

Print Recipe Here