Desserts

Christmas Tree Brownies

Christmas Tree Brownies
Yields 16
Festive brownies for the Holiday Season. We have a taken a classic brownie recipe and added some Christmas Tree decoration.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. Ingredients
  2. 1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon expresso powder (optional)
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1 tablespoon white vinegar (could also use cider vinegar)
  10. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  11. 1 cup cold water
  12. Green icing
  13. Red and Green Sprinkles
  14. Star shaped sprinkles
  15. 1 pack of candy canes
Instructions
  1. Whisk all dry ingredients together.
  2. Whisk wet ingredients (vanilla, vinegar, oil, water) together in a separate bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  3. 3. Pour batter into your USA pan 8 inch square pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 oven 30-35 minutes.
  5. Allow brownies to completely cool.
  6. Once cooled, cut brownies into triangles and add green icing and sprinkles. Once brownies are decorated add half a candy cane into the bottom of the brownies.
Notes
  1. ©Copyright USA Pan, 2017
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Strawberry Mascarpone Bread Pudding

Strawberry Mascarpone Bread Pudding
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Ingredients
  1. 1 loaf brioche or challah bread
  2. 1 tablespon butter
  3. 5 eggs
  4. 2 egg yolks
  5. 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 3 cups whole milk
  8. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  10. 1 cup Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Tear bread into large chunks and arrange in a single layer on a sheet pan. Bake in the oven while it preheats. The bread should not brown, but just dry slightly. Butter the inside of a Le Creuset Heritage Oval Casserole dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together whole eggs, yolks, brown sugar, salt, milk and vanilla. In the Le Creuset Heritage Oval Casserole dish, arrange 1/3 of bread as the bottom layer, then top with spoonfuls of mascarpone and strawberry preserves. Repeat twice more, then pour the custard mixture over the bread. Lightly shake the dish and gently press on the bread with a spatula or spoon so it can absorb the custard. Cover and let rest 15 minutes
  3. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and rotate the dish, then continue baking 20 to 25 minutes, until the bread pudding is puffed and golden, and the custard is set.
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Homemade Grilled Peach Ice Cream

Homemade Grilled Peach Ice Cream
Three of my favorite things about summer: peaches, ice cream and grilling outdoors.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups whole milk
  2. 1 ¾ cups sugar
  3. ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  4. 2 cups half and half
  5. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  6. 4 cups whipping cream
  7. 8 – 10 fresh peaches
Instructions
  1. Preheat charcoal grill to medium high-heat.
  2. Cut peaches in half and remove pit.
  3. Place peaches cut side down on grill grate and cook until soft and slightly charred, 5 – 10 minutes
  4. Remove and set aside to cool
  5. Scald milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat. Add sugar and salt. Stir until dissolved. Stir in half and half, vanilla extract and whipping cream. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of 30 minutes, preferably 2 hours or longer.
  6. Peel peaches and cut into small pieces – yield should be approx. 4 cups. Place in bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  7. Add peaches to chilled ice cream mixture (include any accumulated juices)
  8. Freeze according to directions for your ice cream maker.
Notes
  1. Yield: 4 quarts
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