Tuesday, October 9, 2012

German Pancakes...YUMMO!!!!

So easy and delicious!  I make these for Christmas morning every year, doubling the batch to feed my hollow legged husband :)

6 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/2 cube melted butter

Combine eggs, flour, milk, vanilla and cinnamon powder in bowl, whisk until smooth.

Poor melted butter in 9x13 in. pan.  Poor batter over butter, do not mix.

Cook at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.


Pao De Queijo (aka Brazilian Cheese Puffs)

These things are like heaven wrapped up in a little puff! It is pronounced pow-je-kayjo. Chris had them all the time while he served his mission in Brazil & we've had them at Tuacano's as well. So I looked up the recipe & Chris made them. They taste exactly like the real thing & are actually super easy to make!
2 cups tapioca flour*
1 cup milk (Chris used 2%)
1/2 cup butter or margarine (he used margarine)
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1 mini muffin tin
*We found tapioca flour at the Natural Grocer store next to Kohls in St. George. It is also called manioc starch or tapioca starch. This recipe will not work with regular flour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In the mean time bring the milk, salt and butter to a boil in a sauce pan while constantly stirring the mixture. Once boiling remove the mixture from heat. Slowly add tapioca flour, stirring constantly until thoroughly mixed. Add the cheese and eggs to mixture. Mix until smooth (it won't be 100% smooth because of the cheese). Fill each mini muffin cup about 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 16-18 minutes.
Eat while hot. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside! Delicioso!

Garlic & Olive Cheeseball

This is the cheeseball my neighbor growing up would bring to us every year for Christmas & we always loved it!!
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion salt
1/4 cube butter, softened
1/2 can (4.5 oz. can) black olives, chopped
Blend cream cheese, garlic powder, onion salt and butter in mixer until well mixed. Add olives and stir until well mixed. Roll into one large or two small cheese balls. Roll in chopped almonds or crushed Ritz crackers. I have also just spread it into a shallow bowl and served it as a cheese spread with crackers.
Don't be tempted to add more garlic powder & onion salt. It seems like so little, but if you put more it makes it taste too salty! Enjoy!!

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This was the first time I had ever heard of a dump cake. I was excited to try it out because the idea of just dumping all of your ingredients into a pan & baking it seemed perfect! However, this recipe is not a true dump recipe because you do have to put a little work into it. It's still easy nontheless & delicious!
1-15 oz. can Pumpkin Puree
1-10 oz. can evaporated milk
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers
1/2 cup toffee bits
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 baking pan lightly with cooking/baking spray. In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine. Pour into your prepared pan. Sprinkle your entire box of cake mix on top, followed by your graham crackers and toffe chips. Pour your melted butter evenly on top. Bake for 45-50 minutes until center is set and edges are lightly browned. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
The ice cream is perfect on the top!