Beth’s Blog

Desserts That Cook Slow and Never Fail to Delight

Sunday May 1, 2016

Desserts in a slow cooker sounds kinda weird, but once you have gotten used to using the appliance, the sky’s the limit. When Julie and I went to research and test dessert recipes we had a problem we had not predicted—there were too many things to make instead of not enough.

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Carrot Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

Sunday May 1, 2016

greasing the crock

Overview

Cooker:  Medium or large round
Setting and Cook Time: HIGH for 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hours
Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon…

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Apple Crumble with Maple Créme Fraîche

Sunday May 1, 2016


A good cooking apple needs to keep its shape during baking. Its flavor, sour-sweet when raw, mellows delightfully. We like baking with medium- to large-sized Pippin, Granny Smith, and Fuji; Golden Delicious and McIntosh are wonderful if very firm, and…

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Hot Fudge Sundae Cake with Cocoa Whipped Cream and Amaretto Cherries

Sunday May 1, 2016

Hot Fudge Sundae cake is an old-fashioned pudding cake where the ingredients naturally separate during baking. When you take off the lid, the rich fudge sauce will have sunk to the bottom, with a gooey, spongy layer cake on top.…

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Sour Cream Almond Cheesecake with Winter Berry Purées

Sunday May 1, 2016

Cheesecake in the slow cooker? Absolutely and it just might be one of the best I ever made for the texture is fabulous—unbelievably silky with no crack on top like in regular oven cooking. And it cuts into picture-perfect wedges.…

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Gluten Free Graham Crackers

Sunday April 24, 2016

Recipe from Easy Gluten-Free Baking by Elizabeth Barbone, who has the most amazing gluten free baking recipes I have come across.

Dry Ingredients

1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder…

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Honey Graham Crackers

Sunday April 24, 2016


Graham Crackers (from Nancy Silverton’s Pastries from the La Brea Bakery (Villard, 2000) reprinted from 101cookbooks.
Yield: 10 large crackers (or 24 smaller crackers if you follow my method for cutting the crackers described above)
2 1/2 cups plus 2…

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The Microwave: S’Mores Hit The Big Time

Saturday April 23, 2016

The gooey childhood delights composed of melted marshmallows and chocolate bars sandwiched between two graham cracker squares are one of the newest members of the creative home kitchen.

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A Glass for the Pot: Cooking with Wine

Saturday April 16, 2016

Wine is the world’s most common beverage, along with beer, these days. It is remarkably compatible with food, not only as an accompaniment, but as as a highly versatile ingredient as well since it blends so nicely with a myriad of foods. It has become a staple and can be added at the beginning of the cooking process, or at the end.

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Roasted Vegetables

Saturday April 16, 2016


How to Roast Vegetables – Tips & Techniques & A Master Recipe
This is one of my favorite how to pages from a Veggie Venture…ONE AT A TIME Mostly, we roast one vegetable at a time since it’s hard for more…

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