Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FROZEN Blue Velvet Kit-Kat Cake with Peppermint Pieces - Inspired by Disney Movie

Here we show you how to make a FROZEN Kit-Kat cake. Super easy and fun ingredients Using yummy ingredients such as Kit Kat's and Peppermint Pieces 
Delicious combination of cool, refreshing peppermint, white chocolate Kit-Kat's and a blue velvet cake.  YUM!



Ingredients to Make the Frozen Kit-Kat Cake
  • One 8-inch blue velvet layer cake (your favorite recipe)
  • 2-1/2 cups cream cheese frosting (ready to spread or homemade)
  • 11 KAT Bars (2 packs of 6 full size white KitKats)
  • 2 cups of peppermint blue- white pieces
  • 1 cup of chopped peppermint pieces
 Utensils:
  • Spatula
  • Butter Knife
  • Cardboard and aluminum foil to make cake board.
  • Scissors 
  • Festive bow or other decorations. Ribbon long enough to tie around the cake.  Your choice of color but i used the same blue as in the peppermint pieces
Directions:
  1. Prepare your favorite blue velvet cake recipe or desired flavor
  2. While the cake is baking make your favorite cream cheese frosting.
  3. Next carefully break KIT KAT Bar in half so it is a set of 2 sticks along the natural breaking points.
  4. Once the cake is baked and cooled we are ready to frost the cake
  5. You can slice the cake in half or in thirds if desired. 
  6. Then place the cake either on a cake board or a cake plate with enough room around the edge will be just fine. 
  7. Place about 1 tablespoon of frosting in the center of the board and set the cake round on top of it.  
  8. Place the frosting in the center of the cake and spread evenly out to the edges.
  9. Then sprinkle chopped peppermint pieces on top of the frosting.
  10. Repeat #8 and #9 same steps if you have additional layers of cake.
  11. Next use the remaining frosting to frost the sides of the cake. 
  12. Arrange kit kats along the outside of the cake.  Take sections of 2 (attached) sticks and line these up as close as you can. Press the kit kat’s against the cake. The frosting is the glue.
  13. Next fill the top layer of the frosted cake with peppermint pieces.  The frosting is the glue.  Also the Kit kats will hold the peppermint pieces too.
  14. An option is to tie a ribbon around outside of cake. Pull the ribbon slightly tight to keep the Kit Kat bars in place. 
  15. Place the kit kat cake in the refrigerator until when ready to serve.  You want the frosting to harden so the kit kat are on securely when you are ready to serve the cake. 
  16. When ready to serve slice the cake at every two Kit Kat bars. 
 Serve the peppermint blue velvet Kit Kat cake to your next Frozen party!


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Jule brød - Danish Christmas Bread Wreath Recipe

Do you love Christmas bread?  This is a delicious Christmas bread recipe! God Jul!


 Ingredients
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 4 oz raisins
  • 4 oz fruitcake mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp freshly grated lemon (orange zest is optional)
  • egg wash
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon and sugar mixture
  • Candied cherries
  • 1 cup powedered sugar mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • bake at 425F for approx. 25-30 min.
Directions:
  1. Mix flour with, salt, sugar, fruitcake mix, almonds, cardamom, lemon peal, raisins.  
  2. Dissolve yeast in the warm milk and add a approx. 1 tsp sugar. After 10 min add the melted butter and the egg to the yeast mixture and finally pour it over the flour mixture.  
  3. Knead the flour for several minutes and leave it covered for approx. 45 min. Punch down and cut the dough into four parts. 
  4. Roll out each part into a long roll and braid the four rolls.  
  5. Shape it into a wreath.  
  6. Brush egg wash on the wreath and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar mixture, add the cherries and leave it to raise for approx. 45-60 min. 
  7. Bake the wreath in the oven at 425F for approx. 25-35 min or until golden brown. 
  8. Finally add the sugar glaze.
  9. Serve the bread with butter.

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How To Make Kale Chips! Two Easy Kale Chip Recipes! Grønkålschips

Here we show you to different easy Kale Chip Recipes! Perfect as a year round snack and to serve at your parties!




Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • 1 tblsp salt or 1 tblsp soy sauce


Kitchen Utensils:
  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 lined baking sheets

                                         
Instruction:
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner/paper towel. 
  3. Add kale leaves into a large bowl.  Drizzle kale with olive oil and massage in the oil until all the nooks and crannies are coated in oil. Sprinkle with seasoning salt or soy sauce.
  4. Spread out the kale onto the prepared baking sheet into a single layer, being sure not to overcrowd the kale
  5. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, approx. 15 minutes.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Æbler i Svøb - A Danish Apple Dessert

Do you love apple desserts?  This is a delicious Danish apple dessert recipe and easy to make!




 Ingredients:
  • 4-5 Apples (according to size)
  • 9 oz. flour
  • 9 oz butter or margarine
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1/3 cup milk, warm
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tblsp cinnamon
  • 1 oz sugar
  • raisins and nuts optional

Instruction:
  1. Add yeast to the warm milk and leave it for approx. 10 min. 
  2. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Add and mix margarine to the flour.  Crumble the margarine into the flour either with your fork or hands.
  4. Add egg and 1 teaspoon of sugar into the yeast milk mixture.  Mix the mixture with a fork.
  5. Pour this mixture into the bowl of flour crumble. Mix it all up and leave it in a bowl for approx. 15 min in the refrigerator. 
  6. Meanwhile peel the apples, cut them in half and remove stem and apple seeds.  Fill the apple opening with the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  7. Roll out the dough and cut it into 5"X5"squares and wrap it around the half apples. Place the apples on the baking sheet.
  8. Let the apples rest for 15 min. Then, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. 
  9. Bake them at approx. 425F for 20 min.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Napoleonshatte (Marcipanhatte) - Napoleons Hat - A Danish Cookie Recipe



These cookies are a treat to eat.  However, I don’t recall my mother ever making these cookies in her home. Instead, it is one of those cookies that we always bought at a Danish bakery.  Now a days, I enjoy both baking and eating these delicious cookies.  I like to make these cookies during the holidays.







Ingredients:

  • 6 oz Marzipan
  • 3 oz sugar 
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 1/2 oz butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp ice cold water
  • 5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate



Directions:

  1. Break up butter into flour and add powdered sugar, egg yolk and to flour mixture. Mix until a smooth and press it together to form a dough ball. Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool. 
  2. Roll the dough out to 3 mm thickness. 
  3. Cut out circles using a glass approximate 3 1/2 - 4 inch in size. 
  4. Roll a small ball of marzipan and place in center of the round dough circles.
  5. Lift up dough circle and marzipan ball and gently squeeze edges closed using your thumbs and index fingers to form three points (like a Napoleon Hat). Place it on the buttered and floured baking sheet or a parchment paper. 
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet.
  7. Melt approx. 5 oz. dark or semi-sweet chocolate over a water bath. 
  8. Once cookies are cooled, dip each corner and bottom of the cookies in the melted chocolate. Place it on parchment paper to let the chocolate set.
Did you know the Napoleon Hat cookie was named after French Napoleon Bonapart in the mid 1800's.  At that time French sounding names were in vogue in Denmark.

 
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