Showing posts with label raspberry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label raspberry. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Raspberry Almond Bundt Cake

My daughter told me the raspberries were soft. Upon my review, the raspberries weren't soft but I knew she wasn't going to eat anymore. Since my raspberries were going "soft", I figured I better bake something with it. A cake was the perfect solution. My daughter liked my solution. The cake received nice reviews from my two guys. Anything with raspberries and almonds are great to me.
Raspberry Almond Bundt Cake
3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups raspberries
1/2 cup almonds, toasted
powder sugar, for topping

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray and coat with flour. Sprinkle half the almonds into the pan. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, Cream the sugar and butter until fluffy.
  5. Add one egg at a time and mix to incorporate.
  6. Add the almond extract and vanilla extract. Mix to incorporate.
  7. Add a little flour mixture and then mix in some buttermilk. Mix until just incorporated.
  8. Gently fold in the raspberries. 
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. 
  10. Sprinkle the remaining toasted almonds on top.
  11. Bake the cake for 1 hour or until an inserter inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. 
  12. Allow the cake to cook for 10 minutes before removing the cake from the pan. 
  13. Sift powdered sugar over top before serving. 
Recipe adapted from Epicurious.

One year ago........................I made Mabel Sandwich.
Two years ago......................I made Peach Scones.
Three years ago....................I made Shortbread Cookies.
Did you already know...................
-Raspberries are native to Europe.
-In North America, black and golden raspberries are found in addition to the red raspberries.
-Raspberries belong to the rose family.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Berry Cobbler

Since 4th of July is approaching fast, I decided to make a red, white, and blue berry cobbler. I placed the blueberry filling on one side. The other side had a raspberry and strawberry filling. I really liked both sides but my husband preferred the raspberry and strawberry filling better. Next time I make this recipe, I will mix all the berries together. This cobbler is really good and easy to make. I really should make more cobblers. They make me think of my Mom. She spoiled us by making cobblers for us. It would be perfect to bring to a 4th of July celebration!
Mixed Berry Cobbler
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp flour
7 cups blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar plus more for sprinkling
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbsp chilled, unsalted butter
1/2 cup chilled milk

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Spray the 2 quart baking dish with nonstick baking spray
For Filling:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the berries.
  2. Fold in the sugar and flour with the berries. Set aside.
For Dough:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add the butter and mix until coarse meal forms.
  3. Stir in the milk. Combine until incorporated. 
  4. Add the berries into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Spoon on the dough evenly over the berries.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the dough with a little sugar. 
  7. Bake the cobbler for 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before serving.
Recipe adapted from Epicurious.

One year ago................................................I made Tri-Berry Pancakes.
Two years ago..............................................I made Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies.
Three years ago............................................I made Dulce de Leche Macaroons.
Did you already know.......................................
-Since 1777, Americans have been celebrating the 4th of July as Independence Day.
-In 1870, Congress made 4th of July an official holiday.
-Our 30th President Calvin Coolidge was born on the 4th of July.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

I debated about these cookies. Should they stay as cookies or be made into whoopie pies. My sister and a friend said they should be a whoopie pie. They are a soft cookie and would work but the kids voted for cookies. I realized during this debate that the kids ate the majority of the cookies. Why make a whoopie pie with only three cookies left? The kids won this debate this time.
Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 egg 
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup raspberries

  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter with the cream cheese.
  2. Add the oil and mix well.
  3. Add the sugar and incorporate.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  5. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.
  6. Fold in the raspberries.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour. 
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  10. Scoop the chilled dough onto the baking sheet with a standard size ice cream scoop.
  11. Space the cookies at least 2 inches apart.
  12. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  13. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe adapted from this recipe.

One year ago.........................Dulce de Leche Macaroons
Did you already know..........
-Raspberries aren't just red. There are black, purple, and golden raspberries too.
-Loganberries are a hybrid of raspberries and blackberries.
-Boysenberry are a hybrid of raspberries, blackberries, and loganberries.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Raspberry Ginger Ale

I saw this great recipe for a Raspberry Ginger Bellini. It was something I would definitely try but the children were home. Instead, I figured I would try making raspberry ginger ale. The kids loved it. They thought it was the best thing ever especially when I poured the ginger ale and it fuzzed up. They also could have been excited about having soda since they don't have it often.
Raspberry Ginger Ale   Makes 2 serving sizes

1/2 cup raspberries
2 Tbsp simple syrup, if needed for sweetness
2 cups ginger ale

  1. In a small bowl (or measuring cup if you hate dishes), smash the raspberries.*
  2. Place 1/2 the smashed raspberries in a bottom of one glass and the rest in another glass.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp of simple syrup to each glass, if desired.
  4. Top with 1 cup of ginger ale in each glass.
  5. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Jen of Sweet Morris.
*Tip: I recommend you straining it if your were going to serve it to guest but the kids do not mind the seeds.

One year ago.........................I made Chock Full of Nuts Cookies.
Did you already know...........
-A typical Bellini is cocktail made with sparkling wine and peach puree.
-The Bellini was invented in Italy by Giuseppe Cipriani.
-Another popular version of the Bellini uses champagne.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympics begins

Since the Olympics opening ceremony is tonight, I thought scones would be a fitting way to use up the remaining raspberries I have. Next week, I am going to post some British dishes. This is going to be a culinary journey for my family. Yes, this even includes my oldest daughter since she ate mostly hamburgers when she was in England.
A couple years ago, my husband and I spent the night in England but it was only because we were in transit. We arrived when it was dark outside and we left at dawn. We did not enjoy warm scones but we were able to get our passport stamped. Next time, we will stay longer.
I love scones since they are easy to make and make a quick breakfast for the next day. My youngest daughter likes scones since they are similar to muffins and biscuits. My youngest son just like to say the name scones. Would you like some scones this morning?

Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
7 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup fresh raspberries

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, gently stir cream cheese, milk, and egg together until combined.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  5. Cut in the butter to the flour mixture using your hands, pastry blender, or two forks until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  6. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the cream cheese mixture with the raspberries.
  7. Carefully, mix together the dough.
  8. Form the dough into a circle 1 inch thick.
  9. Cut 2 inch circles into the dough and place the circles on the parchment paper spacing about 1 inch apart.
  10. Carefully gather the remaining scrapes and cut out a few more circles while trying not to rework the dough to much.
  11. Bake the scones for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.   
Recipe adapted from Raspberri Cupcakes.
Did you already know...
-Great Britain comprises of England, Scotland, and Wales.
-Scones originate from Scotland.
-The United Kingdom comprises of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Raspberry cheesecake

I am always surprised how advance technology has advanced but sometimes I am surprised we haven't advanced to The Jetsons technology yet. Do you remember The Jetsons? I always liked Rosey the robot. 
 The reason I thought about The Jetsons was because my family are big gamers. They play on the PS3 with other family members and friends. I choice to blog. The other day my sister was playing and she has a Bluetooth so she can talk during the game. Since she knew my husband was playing, my nieces said hi to him. My children heard their cousin,s voices and started to talk to the TV. Of course, my nieces couldn't hear them. Since my sister only lives within 20 minutes of me, I think we will pass when The Jetson's TV monitor comes out. Just picture this- I go downstairs in my pjs (which means my old t-shirts since they are comfy but I can't wear them out) and I am greeted full screen by someone I would rather not see me. It just isn't going to happen no matter how much my husband tries. No Jetson's TVs in this household. How about you? Would you get one? I am not talking about Skype either just the next level of Skype.
Raspberry Cheesecake 
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
3 Tbsp. sugar for the crust

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Raspberry Cream Sandwiches

I will admit my favorite way to eat raspberries are plain. I also love adding raspberries to my cereal. I add a little cereal and a lot of milk so I end up eating mostly raspberries with milk. What is your favorite way to eat raspberries? I know my daughters prefer plain.
 Since we normally eat the raspberries before I can make any recipes, I went raspberry picking twice this year. We probably will go again but it will be for some golden raspberries. Have you ever seen a golden raspberry? I saw this recipe at the beginning of the year and I bookmarked it. The cookie is a nice sugar cookie in which my daughter preferred with no filling. My husband saw me scrapping the vanilla bean and asked me what was I doing. I held out the vanilla bean and asked him to smell. He hesitated so my son did. My son looked up at his dad and said it is vanilla. My husband confirmed it was vanilla. I think my son spends a lot of time in the kitchen with me. Now, how do I get my husband in their more often is the question?
 Raspberry Cream Sandwiches
1 3/4 all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
1 1/3 cups fresh raspberries
1 Tbsp sugar, for the filling
7 oz. white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup heavy cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. 
  4. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.
  5. Add the egg, vanilla, and scraped vanilla seeds into the sugar butter. Mix until smooth.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar butter mixture.
  7. Scoop 1 inch mounds of dough onto the baking sheet spacing the dough 2 inches apart. 
  8. Bake the cookies for 4 minutes and then rotate.
  9. Bake the cookies for another 4 to 5 minutes or until the cookies are golden.
  10. Allow the cookies to cool on wire racks.
  11. In a food processor, puree the raspberries and the sugar to make the filling.
  12. Pour the raspberries through a fine sieve to extract the juice and remove the seeds.
  13. Melt the chocolate in a double broiler over simmering water.
  14. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and whisk in the cream in a slow, steady stream.
  15. Add the raspberry mixture to the chocolate. Whisk slowly until pale about 3 minutes. 
  16. Refrigerate the raspberry chocolate mixture for about 30 minutes.
  17. To assemble the cookies by spreading 1 Tbsp of the raspberry chocolate mixture on the bottom of one cookie. 
  18. Add another cookie to sandwich the filling in the middle.
  19. Cookies can be refrigerated between layers of wax paper in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Cookies.
Did you already know...
-Different types of raspberries include red, golden, purple, and black.
-It is believed raspberries originated from Southeast Asia.
-Raspberries have a hollow core. Blackberries are not hollow in the center.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Raspberry Phyllo Tarts

Since I really didn't think you had enough berries recipes already, I will (just for you) post a few raspberry recipes. Oh, your welcome. You don't have to thank me. My children have been thanking me lately. They must be my children since they aren't complaining yet.
If you couldn't tell by now, I love berries. So, I was looking up raspberry recipe in Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2008 cookbook and noticed a raspberry Phyllo tart recipe. It looked easy. It looked quick and I totally changed it besides a few ingredients. All of my tarts were gone within the hour. So, here is my inspired recipe from Cooking Light.
Raspberry Phyllo Tart Recipe
1 (2.1 oz.) package of mini phyllo shells
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
1/4 cup raspberries
Crushed almonds and additional raspberries for garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place shells on a baking sheet.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, honey, and almond extract.
  4. Stir in 1/4 cup of the chopped almonds and the 1/4 cup raspberries. Mix until well combined.
  5. Spoon in about 1 tsp of the cream cheese mixture into the Phyllo shells.
  6. Bake the shells for about 5 minutes and rotate pan.
  7. Bake the shells for another 5 minutes or until the cream cheese mixture is firm.
  8. Remove the shells from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  9. Top the shells with crushed almonds and raspberries if desired.
 Recipe created by Jen of Sweet Morris.
 Did you already know...
-Another name for phyllo is filo or fillo. 
-The largest producer of phyllo products is Athens Foods.
-Phyllo dough has been produced since the Ottoman Empire but Athens foods have been producing it for over 50 years.