Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Ice Cream Cake Roll

With the weather heating up every day. I thought it would be nice to post one of our family favorites the Ice Cream Cake Roll. I change the ice cream flavor all the time just to make it different. We love it in our home and I hope that you will too!!

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Roll recipe

3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup cake flour
1/4 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
confectioners' sugar
1 quart vanilla ice cream

Beat eggs very lightly and add the sugar gradually, beating after each addition. Add 1/4 cup cold water. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt together. Add egg mixture, beating slowly. Flavor with vanilla extract.

Line greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch jellyroll pan with wax paper and grease again. Pour in the batter, spread smooth, and bake at 425 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.

Turn out on a towel sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Remove wax paper and trim crisp edges. Roll up in a towel. Cool.

Unroll and spread with vanilla ice cream, softened enough to spread. Roll up quickly, wrap in foil and keep in freezer until ready to serve. Slice and serve.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Earing Holder

I was looking at my cousins blog yesterday and she had made the cutest earing holder ever. I have seen some in the past which are for small children but never one which looked adult enough to make for myself. So I emailed her asked her how she did it and if I could post it here because I think you will all like it too! Of course she was more than happy to let me post it here (Thanks Melanie) and she explained how she did it. Here is what she did!

I bought the frame, removed the glass. Cut scrap book paper to fit and then simply hot glued lots of little dots on the doily one at a time and glued it to the paper. I made sure I glued the whole center part and all the edges to give the holder good support! It took me all of 25 minutes or so! And I didn't spend more then 10 bucks! The doilies are like $2.99 at Joanns and I used a coupon for both the doilie and the frame!

Yay to Melanie for a fabulous original idea. Seriously I love it. I think it is absolutely adorable! Thanks too for letting me post it here. Here is a close up of it:

Monday, 5 July 2010

Bananaberry Bread

This afternoon I made some Bananaberry Bread (Cake) which was just delicious and I thought I would post the recipe here for each of you to try if you fancy it. The recipe says to make these muffins but I made a loaf instead because I didnt have any muffin cases.

Bananaberry Muffins

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (or two medium-sized bananas)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fresh blueberries (rinse and pat dry)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line tray with muffin cup papers.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together with a wire whisk.
Add butter, eggs, bananas and vanilla.
Mix on low until just combined.
Fold in blueberries. Reserve some to place on the tops.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Serve while still warm with butter.

Makes 12-15 muffins.