February _ 2017 _ hi cookery

While going out on “date nights”, we are always impressed when we see the waitstaff present a chocolate souffle to couples sitting at other tables at a romantic restaurant. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe with powdered sugar Then we want to order one, too, because 1) it is chocolate (duh!) and 2) it looks so light, fluffy and fancy! But we can enjoy that delicious dessert at home without paying the “fancy” price. Giant cinnamon bun recipe Serve souffles with fresh berries or a la mode (with vanilla ice cream) and that makes them extra special for someone special! Extend your Valentine’s Day celebration and make a chocolate souffle on National Chocolate Souffle Day and the end of National Chocolate Month.

• 1 cup dark chocolate chips (or 4 ounces baking squares), melted

• 2 eggs, separated, plus 1 egg white (total: 3 eggs, minus 1 yolk)

Spray small ceramic ramekins with nonstick baking spray with flour (such as Baker’s Joy brand) OR generously butter the bottom and sides of the ramekins and sprinkle a little sugar in them.

Giant cinnamon roll recipe Set aside. Giant cinnamon roll cake recipe In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips according to the package instructions. Cinnamon buns bread machine Remove from the microwave and stir the chocolate with the condensed milk until smooth. Cinnamon roll recipe with yeast Beat in two egg yolks (saving the remaining one for another recipe).

In a separate bowl, whisk 3 egg whites until medium-stiff peaks form. Cinnamon roll recipe easy no yeast Gradually add the egg whites in thirds into the chocolate mixture and fold until just incorporated. Cinnamon roll recipe easy Place ramekins on a baking sheet.

Sift about 1 scant teaspoon of powdered sugar over each of the tops. Low fat cinnamon rolls recipe easy Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 11-13 minutes or until the tops rise about half-to-an-inch above the rims of the ramekins. Cinnamon roll recipe easy to make When done, remove from the oven and serve immediately while the tops are still risen.

• Avoid over baking or the souffles will have a cake-like instead of light and airy texture with moist centers. Best cinnamon roll recipe with cream cheese frosting Also do not open the oven until the end of the baking time or the souffles will fall (scroll down to see our deflated ego souffles on our Food Flops page).

• Our date nights and “month-aversaries” are not always held at fancy restaurants. Cinnamon roll recipe with cream cheese icing Sometimes we just go out to get a pepperoni pizza or try a new ethnic restaurant. How to make cinnamon roll frosting without cream cheese The main point is to focus on us and on our marriage, especially when life gets too busy or complacent. Cinnamon bun glaze without cream cheese As marriage sponsors, we always advise our church couples to have date nights—whether fancy or frugal!

As the end of February quickly approaches, we look forward to marching on toward St. Cinnamon bun icing no cream cheese Patrick’s Day. Cinnamon bun icing without cream cheese During this time, we experiment with a variety of green-colored recipes before deciding what to take to potluck parties in celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. Easy cinnamon roll recipe pillsbury Although pistachio pudding cupcakes are not Irish, we like the subtly nutty taste and the soft shade of green from the frosting. Easy delicious cinnamon roll recipe They look festive at the food table for green-themed get-togethers and pistachio pudding cupcakes are perfect on National Pistachio Day.

In a large bowl, combine the pistachio nuts, cake mix, pistachio pudding mix, cooking oil and lemon-lime soda. Easy cinnamon roll recipe using canned biscuits Beat in the eggs.

Scoop into cupcake papers. Moist cinnamon roll recipe Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until done. Best cinnamon roll icing recipe Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

In a bowl, combine the pistachio pudding mix with the milk and stir until smooth. Cinnamon roll recipe cream cheese frosting Set aside. Fluffy cinnamon rolls without yeast In a large bowl, beat the butter with the shortening. Cinnamon roll icing with powdered sugar Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix well until creamy.

Blend in the thickened pudding mixture and beat until light and fluffy. Homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast or milk Scoop into a piping bag with a decorator’s tip (we used Wilton tip 1M). Homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast or baking powder Pipe swirls of frosting on top of the cupcakes. Cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast or baking powder Sprinkle pistachio nut pieces on top.

• Toast the pistachios to boost the flavor of the nuts in this recipe. Homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch In a small pan on the stovetop, heat the nuts over medium high heat, stirring constantly so the pistachios do not burn or brown too much. Cinnamon rolls recipe with yeast easy Remove the nuts from the pan and cool completely before using them in this recipe.

• Optional: Sift out the pistachio pieces in the boxed pudding mix before using in the frosting recipe to make it smooth for piping out from a pastry bag.

• Add powdered sugar a little at a time to the butter-shortening mixture in the frosting recipe and blend until it is a desired consistency for piping. Cinnamon rolls recipe with cream cheese frosting Otherwise, the moist and soft frosting simply may be spread onto the cooled cupcakes instead.

We have seen some sticky buns served at social gatherings and potlucks but usually avoid them there because they are really gooey and messy to eat while mingling with people. Cinnamon roll recipe with biscuits So we bake them at home quickly and easily on the rare occasion when we want to indulge our sweet tooth and can freely make a mess of ourselves! The recipe we use features a refrigerated can of buttermilk biscuits as a shortcut to making the dough. Cinnamon buns recipe south africa The topping on these buns really live up to its name and are very sticky and super sweet!!! Chew on some gooey goodness on National Sticky Bun Day and make easy caramel sticky buns.

In the bottom of an ungreased 8-inch round pan, combine the melted butter with the brown sugar and corn syrup. Cinnamon rolls south africa Mix well. Homemade cinnamon rolls copycat cinnabon recipe Sprinkle the chopped pecans.

In a small bowl, mix the sugar with the cinnamon. Cinnamon rolls recipe cinnabon Remove the dough from the can and separate the biscuits. Cinnamon rolls recipe easy from scratch Dip each biscuit into the melted butter on all sides. Best homemade cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast Then dip that biscuit entirely into the sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Arrange the biscuits in the pan over the topping, making sure the sides touch. How to make cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cinnamon roll recipe with self rising flour and no yeast Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for a couple of minutes. Cinnamon rolls no yeast recipe food network Invert the pan onto a serving plate and spoon the remaining caramelized drippings over the buns. Cinnamon roll cake recipe with yellow cake mix Serve warm.

February 18: Feast Day of St. Cinnamon roll cake recipe with cake mix Bernadette of Lourdes (France) [also April 16]

As a newly-professed religious brother, Islander’s sibling, K, had to go to France to learn about the 200-year history of his congregation and its founder. Cinnamon roll recipe without yeast and buttermilk Along with his fellow brothers and sisters from all over the world, they met in Bordeaux for an ongoing program of formation to learn about their roles as young missionaries. Cinnamon roll icing recipe no cream cheese They were also fortunate to have made a pilgrimage to nearby Lourdes, the hometown of St. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe no powdered sugar Bernadette, who had incredible visions of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, in 1858.

St. Cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese recipe Bernadette’s life story, apparitions and journey to sainthood have been chronicled elsewhere so we are not elaborating here. Easy cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing However, we are providing a peasant’s recipe from the Midi-Pyrenees region where she grew up as a poor girl. Cinnamon rolls without yeast or baking powder Tourin is a French-style soup made of sauteed garlic thickened with a little flour and egg. Cinnamon rolls yellow cake mix It is very flavorful for those who love garlic like we do!

So celebrate with simple soup on the Feast Day of St. Cinnamon roll recipe using yellow cake mix Bernadette of Lourdes today or on April 16.

Slice the garlic cloves thinly. Cinnamon roll recipe without bread machine In a small soup pot, saute in olive oil over medium low heat until brown (about 5 minutes). Cinnamon roll recipe with instant yeast Stir in the flour quickly to make a roux. Cinnamon roll recipe with grands biscuits Slowly pour water while constantly stirring and dissolving any clumps of flour. Cinnamon roll recipe with canned biscuits Boil on medium low heat for 20 minutes for the garlic flavor to develop. Cinnamon roll recipe with refrigerated biscuits Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, separate the white and yolk of the egg. Cinnamon roll recipe with biscuit dough Mix the vinegar with the egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of the boiling soup water. Homemade giant cinnamon rolls recipe Pour this mixture back into the pot. Easy giant cinnamon rolls recipe Stir well. Cinnamon rolls from scratch easy Whisk in the egg white quickly. Cinnamon rolls from scratch with yeast Allow the soup to thicken for another 5 minutes. Homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch no yeast Ladle into soup bowls. Cinnamon rolls from scratch no yeast Garnish with croutons. Cinnabon cinnamon rolls recipe food com Serve hot. Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting Yield: 2 servings.

• February 18 is when the locals in Lourdes and traditional congregations in France observe the Feast Day of St. Cinnamon roll recipe using canned biscuits Bernadette. Best homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast Others celebrate on April 16, the date of her death in 1879.

• Thanks to Islander’s brother who brought back a bottle of Lourdes water from the grotto’s spring as a souvenir. Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing It is pictured in the final food photo above next to the garlic bulb. Cinnamon swirl bundt cake recipe Learn more about Lourdes water, St. Cinnamon roll pound cake recipe Bernadette, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the place for pilgrimages from the Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Lourdes website.

February 12: Birthday of U.S. Cinnamon roll bundt cake recipe President Abraham Lincoln (1809)

We have been to Washington, D.C., on several occasions for business and pleasure. Quick cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch One of the many monuments we have visited was that of the 16th American president. Cinnamon rolls cinnabon copycat recipe A huge statue of Abraham Lincoln sits peacefully within his stately national memorial—we hope his expression reflects that we, too, could have peace across the land that he loved.

Speaking of which, here is a cake recipe that Lincoln loved. Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting recipe His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, supposedly made this almond-flavored confection while they were courting and throughout their marriage. Pillsbury cinnamon roll king cake recipe As First Lady, she also made this comforting cake while in the White House. Cinnamon rolls recipe homemade Bake this as a birthday cake in honor of one of America’s most popular presidents—Abraham Lincoln.

Chop up the almonds finely to resemble coarse crumbs. Cinnamon rolls recipe easy quick Set aside. Cinnamon rolls made with yellow cake mix In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Cinnamon roll dough recipe with yeast In another bowl, beat the egg yolks until they are thick with a pale yellow color (about 3-5 minutes).

Gradually beat in the sugar until blended well. Cinnamon roll dough recipe no yeast Stir in the almond and lemon extracts. Cinnamon roll dough recipe without eggs Mix in the almonds.

Stir in the flour. Cinnamon roll recipe with yellow cake mix Fold in about 1/3 of the egg whites into the flour mixture until lightened. Cinnamon roll coffee cake recipe Then gradually fold in the rest of the egg whites.

Pour into an ungreased tube pan. Pillsbury cinnamon roll coffee cake recipe Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Easy cinnamon buns recipe no yeast Remove from the oven and cool upside down. Cinnamon roll recipe made with canned biscuits Carefully remove the cake from the pan. Homemade cinnamon rolls with biscuit dough Slice and serve.

• Our final food photo above features lots of Lincoln pennies (unfortunately, we do not have enough five dollar bills!). Cinnamon roll recipe pillsbury grands Look on the back of the penny. Easy cinnamon rolls from scratch without yeast Some one-centers have different designs on the back, from the old wheat, Lincoln Memorial and other commemorative bicentennial images to the current Union shield.

• This cake does not rise as high like an angel food cake. Easy homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch But it is still light, fluffy and delicious for a snack.

Highlander’s all-time favorite food is pizza! Our first-ever blog post was for a pizza recipe and we have made mini pizzas ( pepperoni and sausage) as well. Cinnamon rolls from cinnabon We have used different crusts for those recipes. Cinnamon roll recipe using pillsbury biscuits But for National Pizza Day today we used thin bagels for the crust because it is also National Bagel Day! Pizza bagels are simple to make and doubly delicious for celebrating both food holidays.

Cut the bagel in half. Homemade cinnamon rolls made with biscuits Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cinnamon roll recipe icing Spread pizza sauce on the bagel halves. Homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch without yeast Sprinkle the cheese shreds over them.

Top with mini pepperoni slices. Homemade cinnamon rolls no yeast or milk Bake in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Homemade cinnamon rolls using biscuit dough Remove from the oven and cool slightly before eating.

• The second week in January is National Pizza Week. Cinnamon rolls no yeast allrecipes September 5 is National Cheese Pizza Day. Cinnamon rolls from frozen bread dough overnight October is National Pizza Month. Recipe for cinnamon roll icing with powdered sugar October 11 is National Sausage Pizza Day. Recipe for pillsbury cinnamon roll icing And November 12 is National Pizza With Everything (Except Anchovies) Day.

There was a little ice cream shop behind the tall fence of our Illinois townhome. Recipe for cinnamon roll icing We would have to walk down the pathway and around the back of the businesses to get to the ice cream shop. Homemade cinnamon rolls with grands biscuits Then we discovered a shortcut when the fence had a few broken planks. Cinnamon swirl pound cake recipe It seemed the fence was vandalized or worn from the extreme weather—or a combination of both. Nothing bundt cake cinnamon swirl recipe On our summer strolls, we would take the shortcut to the ice cream shop before the fence got fixed and were able to get to our destination quicker and enjoy our ice cream. Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing recipe We would order our favorite flavors (chocolate and butter pecan) often but cherry ice cream was a close second! On our way back home, we walked off the weight from our indulgences.

Now we do not have the convenience of walking to an ice cream shop nearby. Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting recipe So we make our own ice cream at home. Sticky cinnamon buns no yeast When cherries are in season, we take advantage of the fresh fruit and prepare it in a no-churn recipe. Homemade cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting This cool treat warms our hearts during the month of Valentines and is perfect during National Cherry Month.

Wash and dry the cherries. Cinnamon rolls recipe in urdu Pit and cut each cherry in half. Quick homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch Place them in a saucepan with the sugar and water. Quick easy homemade cinnamon rolls recipe Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until thick and syrupy (around 8-10 minutes). Easy recipe for cinnamon roll icing Remove from the heat and cool completely.

In a mixing bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Cinnamon bun recipe cream cheese icing Set aside. Homemade cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese In a large bowl, combine the condensed milk with the almond extract.

Gently stir in the cooled cherry mixture. Cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting recipe Do not over mix; just fold until there is a ripple color effect and the cherries are distributed evenly in the cream. Recipe for cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting Place the mixture into a loaf pan or freezer safe container. Icing recipe for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese Cover and freeze for at least six hours or overnight. Recipe for cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing Remove from the freezer. Cinnamon bun recipe without yeast Let stand for a few minutes and scoop into cones or dessert dishes. Cinnamon roll cream cheese frosting Add a cherry on top (optional).

• Eat cherry ice cream during the summer when July is also National Ice Cream Month.

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