Monday, March 24, 2008

Key Lime & Coconut Angel Food Cake

I made this dessert for an Easter party, and it was a hit!

1 round Angel Food Cake
1 can (14 oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/3 cup Lime Juice (regurlar or Key Limes)
1 tsp grated Lime zest
12 oz. Cool Whip
1 cup flaked Coconut
Limes and Strawberries for garnish

Cut cake horizontally into 2 or 3 rounds. In separate bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and lime zest with a whisk until smooth. Fold in cool whip

Spread the cool whip mixture between the cake layers. Use the remaining mixture to frost the entire outside of cake. Sprinkle with coconut. Garnish with cut limes and strawberries. Chill until serving.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Corned Beef with Apricot Glaze

So here's the recipe that Ally requested. It is our St. Patrick's Day Tradition and it has turned corned beef-haters into lovers. This is such a fun meal to make with Irish soda bread, cabbage (we like it cooked w/bacon) and carrots & potatoes oven roasted with spices and olive oil.

The corned beef package will say to boil the beef with the spice packet for X amount of hours. I usually do it it for half of that time (I think around 2 hours) and then glaze it with the recipe below and bake at 300 for another 1-2 hours. Turn the roast over halfway through cooking so both sides get some of the glaze.

Apricot Glaze:
1C water
1 C apricot preserves
4T brown sugar
2 T soy sauce

If you've never cooked corned beef before, it doesn't really turn soft and shredded like as it is cooked. It comes out more solid and then you slice it. This recipe should give you some leftover sauce to spoon over the top.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Easy Cinnamon Rolls!

These Cinnamon Rolls are so easy to make and they are delicious! We taught them to our Beehive Class last week and they were so good!!!!

3 Loaves Frozen Bridgeford Bread Dough (thawed)

Filling Ingredients (Mix together):
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons corn syrup

Roll each loaf separately to about a 6x12 rectangle
Spread Filling. Roll up loaf and pinch ends to close.
Cut into about 12 pieces, place in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Let rise in warm place until they double in size. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or browned on top. While warm spread with frosting. One trick she used to make the rolls rise faster was to warm your oven and then stick them in your oven for about 30 minutes and they will be the perfect size!

Frosting Ingredients (or use canned cream cheese frosting):
4 oz. cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 2/3 cups powered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Try them they are easy and so good!