Sunday, August 30, 2015
German Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe
1 package Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 package instant chocolate pudding
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans. Set aside.
In a large mixer bowl add all the ingredients and blend together for around 3 to 4 minutes except chips fold them in last. Divide evenly into the two prepared pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick is clean in the middle, then cool completely on wire racks.
First I frost lightly with chocolate ganache then I add a light topping of the coconut frosting.
8 ounces coarsely chopped semi sweet chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
Heat cream in a small saucepan. Place chocolate in a bowl and pour the heated cream over it let sit for 5 minutes until chocolate softens stir in butter until smooth.
German Chocolate Frosting:
2 14 ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Boil the milk butter and brown sugar for 25 or more minutes until mixture thickens like pudding. Stir in the coconut and pecans.
To assemble cake:
Spread the first cake layer with the ganache unless you are stacking these cakes then you would use the coconut frosting first top with another cake then use the ganache with coconut frosting last. I do two separate cakes. Mine showing is some ganache thinly spread on top of one layer of cake, then the coconut frosting on one round cake. I always freeze one since we can't eat that much cake with two people!
Saturday, August 29, 2015
What you will need:
Boneless chicken breasts sliced thin
sliced plum tomato
provolone cheese or mozzarella
lime juice freshly squeezed
Italian thick sliced bread
salt, pepper to taste
red pepper flakes
Here's all I did:
I sauteed spinach in garlic and olive oil with a little red pepper flakes. I baked the boneless thin sliced chicken breasts in the oven with creole seasoning with squeezed fresh lime juice and some minced garlic drizzled a little olive oil on each piece along with salt, pepper to taste. Baked it till the juices ran clear on 350 degrees around 20 minutes.
Take two slices of thick Italian bread, thick sliced plum tomato, added some roasted peppers, spinach, ending with chicken and provolone cheese on top.
I then place the Italian bread stack and grilled it in olive oil until the cheese melted on both sides.
This is one of the best sandwiches I ever ate.
Next time I will add some sauteed grilled mushrooms too!