Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lemon Pound Cake

I got this recipe from Rick. I don't normally care for pound cakes, but this is super moist and so lemony it's irresistible!


Lemon Pound Cake, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.


Lemon Pound Cake, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

Lemon Pound Cake, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

Sour Cream and Lemon Pound Cake

Bon App├ętit | July 1993 by Darren DiPietro: State College, Pennsylvania
Yield: Serves 12

Ingredients

3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups sugar
6 eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 cup sour cream

[image: preparation]

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease 16-cup tube pan. Dust pan with cake flour; tap
out excess flour.

Sift flour, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer,
beat butter in large bowl at medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add sugar
and beat 5 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until combined after
each addition. Beat in lemon juice and peel. Using rubber spatula, mix in
dry ingredients. Mix in sour cream. Transfer batter to prepared pan.

Bake cake until tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 1 hour 30
minutes. Let cake cool in pan on rack 15 minutes. Cut around cake in pan.
Turn out cake.

Carefully turn cake right side up on rack and cool completely. (Can be
prepared 2 days ahead. Wrap in foil and let stand at room temperature.)

Lemon Glaze

1/3 C lemon juice + 1/3 C sugar

Monday, April 18, 2011

Key Lime Cupcake

Key lime Cupcake

Ingredients

* 1 18.25oz box lemon cake mix
* 1 3oz box lime jello
* 1 cup sour cream
* 1 cup milk
* 4 eggs
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup key lime juice
Frosting:
* 1 8oz package cream cheese-softened
* 1/4 cup butter-softened
* 1 tablespoon key lime juice
* 1 teaspoon lime zest
* 4 cups confectioners' sugar-sifted


Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease and flour a 9" x 13" x 2" baking pan.
3. In a large mixing bowl,sift together cake mix and jello.
4. Add sour cream,milk,eggs,oil,and lime juice and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
7. Cool completely.
8. Frosting:
9. Combine cream cheese,butter,lime juice and zest.
10. Add sugar and beat until smooth and spreadable.
11. Frost cake.
12. Sprinkle extra lime zest over the top for garnish.


ingredients for key lime cupcakes, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

Artichoke Heart and Olive Pizza and Spicy Chicken Pizza

I've been making lots of pizza recently. This one is my favorite!



Artichoke Heart and Olive Pizza

Pizza dough
marinara sauce
Garlic
olive oil
fresh mozzarella
parmesan cheese
large pepperoni
diced Kalmata olives
diced artichoke hearts
Mrs. Dash Italian seasoning

Spread the pizza dough (I used publix dough)
Dice garlic and mix with olive oil. Use pastry brush to spread on the crust.
Cover with marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, pepperoni, olives, and artichoke hearts. Shake a bit of Mrs. Dash on top.

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes on convection, or until done.

This Spicy Chicken Pizza is John's favorite:


Spicy chicken Pizza, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

Spicy Chicken Pizza:

Pizza dough
Marinara sauce
Garlic
olive oil
fresh mozzarella
parmesan cheese
breaded chicken cut into small bites and covered with hot sauce

Spread the pizza dough (I used publix dough)
Dice garlic and mix with olive oil. Use pastry brush to spread on the crust.
Cover with marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and breaded chicken (cut up and mixed with hot sauce)

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes on convection, or until done.