Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mini Maple Sugar Cones

Taste the  pleasures of these
sweet mini cones.
Made with Quebec Maple Syrup,
marshmallows and goodies
that are sure to satisfy children
 and adults alike.

Ingredients:
1/2 lb Butter
3 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1 can sweetened condensed Milk
1 1/2 cups Minature Marshmallows
Mini Cones (I bought mine at Maxi Store)
We made 72 cones with this recipe.
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Sabrina, my grandaughter placed a marshmallow 
in each cones.(Optional)

  • To hold these pointed cones in place, 
    we had to come up with a plan,
    An oven rack did the trick.
    I placed a box under each end of 
    the oven rack to elevate it and
    a piece of parchment paper 
    under to catch any spills.

INSTRUCTIONS
Melt butter over low heat:
Add Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup and
add the Condensed Sweetened Milk
Mix well and boil over medium high heat
 for 5 minutes
Stirring frequently...
Remove from heat  and add the marshmallows
mix until completely blended
 Sabrina and Mathieu 
decorate the cones. 

We used what we had on hand,
 coconut, chocolate and candy sparkles.
Decorate before they harden.

I filled them with a large spoon.
A small ladle works well also.


Let harden a few hours




fun to make
Great to give as gifts.
My daughter will take some
into her work and treat the staff.





Enjoy!

I made these with the flat bottom cones also.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cranberry Orange Scones... Drizzled With Orange Glaze



Cranberries and Orange
a delicious combination.

These scones can be
 made with fresh, frozen
or dried cranberries.

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1/3 cup white sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup frozen cranberries, (I cut them in half)
The rind of 1 Orange
2/3 - 3/4 cup milk or cream.

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
Butter or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut butter into flour mixture until resembles coarse crumbs.
Add in Cranberries


Add in Orange rind
Add milk and stir just until combined.
Do not over mix.
Knead the dough 4 or 5 times then pat 
into a circle about 7 inches round. 
Cut this circle into 8 triangles.
Place on baking sheet.


Before cooking, I brushed with Milk
to make a crust. (Optional)
Bake 17-20 mins.,
until crust is brown and crisp.


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Orange Glaze
1 cup Icing Sugar
2-3 tablespoons Orange Juice.

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When baked and still hot, 
(let cool a little)
I drizzled the glaze on the top.





These Scones freeze well.
The pretty Christmas plate I bought at HomeSense.

 ~Made in England by Johnson Brothers~







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Friday, December 18, 2015

Iced Shortbread Cookies

I made these 
Iced Shortbread Cookies
for Christmas this year.
Sprinkled with sparkling sugar.
(Melt in your mouth cookies)
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I used the basic shortbread recipe as follows: 

Ingredients
 2 cups all-purpose Flour
1/4 tsp. salt.
1 cup unsalted Butter at room temperature
1/2 cup Icing Sugar
1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract


With an electric beater or hand beater, beat the butter until smooth, about 1 minute.

Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth (about 2 minutes)

Beat in the vanilla extract.



In a bowl whisk the flour with the salt, 

Gently stir in the flour mixture into the butter mixture.




Flatten the dough into a disk shape, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill 

the dough for at least a half hour.



 Preheat oven to 350 deg. with the rack in the middle of the oven

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper

.On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough.

Cut out the cookies with cookie cutters.

Place the unbaked cookies, on the baking sheet, in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

This will firm up and dough and prevent it from losing it shape while cooking.





Bake for about 10-15  minutes, or until cookie edges are lightly browned.

Cool on a wire rack.

For the Royal Icing:
 I used the Wilton recipe found here.
I cut the recipe in half and had enough for all my cookies.

I sprinkled the cookies with White Sparkling Sugar- from Michaels Store.
 A new cookie cutter -A foot-from Stokes




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