Toffee Bars!

Hey it’s Shannon and these are some super yummy candy bars.
Ingredients
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg yolk
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
2/3
cup milk chocolate chips
1/2
cup chopped nuts, if desired

  • Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, vanilla and egg yolk. Stir in flour and salt. Press in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  • 2 Bake bars 25 to 30 minutes or until very light brown (crust will be soft). Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips on hot crust. Let stand about 5 minutes or until chocolate is soft; spread evenly. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • 3 Cool bars 30 minutes in pan on wire rack. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
  • Have fun and enjoy!

Random! The Yummy Dessert of the Week

 This is a delicious recipe for apple pie just in time for thanksgiving! Have fun and enjoy!

Apple Pie

Ingredients:

Pastry for 2 crusts (recipe below)
8 cups sliced, peeled assorted baking apples – about 3 lbs.  (Granny Smith, Cortland, Jonathan)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 Tablespoons butter
1 egg yolk
1 Tablespoon milk

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples with lemon juice.

2. Combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apples and toss well to coat.

3. Fill pastry lined 9 inch pie pan with apple mixture. Dot with butter.

4. Place second crust on top of pie filling, cut slits in top of crust to vent. Seal the edges of the crust with a fork or by hand.

5. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk and milk. Brush mixture over top crust.

6. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.

7. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 40-45 minutes more or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.

 

Flaky Pastry Pie Crust Recipe

Makes two 9-inch pie crusts

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, chilled and diced
1/2 cup ice water

Directions:

1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.

2. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Stir in the ice water, a Tablespoon at a time, until the crust mixture forms a ball.

4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

5. Sprinkle flour onto rolling surface. Roll dough out, then divide in half. Roll each half to fit a 9-inch pie plate.

6. Place crust in pie plate, pressing evenly into the bottom and sides.

 Now add some whipped cream or iced cream and eat up!

Love, Shannon

 

Fudge!

Hey there! It’s Shannon! here is a super yummy fudge recipe! I hope you love it!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (18 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 oz.) can  sweetened Condensed or
     Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Dash salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • LINE 8- or 9-inch pan with wax paper.
  • MELT chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt in heavy saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  • CHILL 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan by lifting edges of wax paper; peel off paper. Cut into squares.   

Enjoy this delicious Fudge!

Love Shannon!

Chocolate Pie

HI! It’s Shannon and this is our random dessert of the week! This is a delicious recipe for chocolate pie.

ingredientsImage

  • 1 prepared 9-inch (6 oz.) graham cracker crust
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.)   evaporated milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.)   Semi- Sweet chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts

Directions

WHISKtogether evaporated milk and egg yolks in medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very hot and thickens slightly; do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in morsels until completely melted and mixture is smooth.POUR into crust; refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Top with whipped cream before serving; sprinkle with nuts.
Love, Shannon

Blackberry Pie

 I love making homemade blackberry pies! The best part is picking the blackberries yourself. It makes such a difference in the quality of the pie. Making blackberry pies are one of my favorite things to do during the summer, so now I’m going to share a recipe with you

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine 3 1/2 cups berries with the sugar and flour. Spoon the mixture into an unbaked pie shell. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup berries on top of the sweetened berries, and cover with the top crust. Seal and crimp the edges, and cut vents in the top crust for steam to escape.
  3. Brush the top crust with milk, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 375 degrees F, and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Eat Up!

By Maddie Kelly