Summer is almost here! So here are a few Fresh Strawberry Recipes that are perfect for your backyard gatherings!
Strawberry Jam Swiss Roll
Recipe re-printed from http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/rachel-allen/swiss-roll.html
TOTAL TIME: 55 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 20 min
Cook: 15 min
YIELD: 8 servings
– 4 eggs
– 4 1/2 ounces caster sugar (superfine), plus 3 tablespoons for sprinkling or use icing sugar (confectioners’), for dusting
– 2 tablespoons warm water
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 4 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour
For the filling:
– 6 tablespoons raspberry or strawberry jam
– 8 ounces heavy cream, whipped
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1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Line the base of a 10 by 15-inches Swiss roll or jelly roll pan with greaseproof or parchment paper. Brush the base and sides of the pan with melted butter, and dust with flour.
3. In a large bowl or in an electric food mixer, whisk the eggs, and sugar together, until light and fluffy, and then add the water, and vanilla extract.
4. Sift in the flour, about a third at a time, and using a large metal spoon, fold it into the egg mixture.
5. Pour the mixture gently into the prepared pan, and bake in the oven until the center of the cake is slightly springy and the edges have shrunk a little from the sides of the tin, about 12 to 15 minutes.
6. Spread out a piece of parchment paper (slightly larger than the tin in size) on a work surface and sprinkle evenly with caster sugar (this stops the roll from sticking to the paper). Turn or invert the pan onto the sugared parchment paper, and then carefully remove the tin and parchment paper from the bottom of the cake.
7. Place a slightly damp, clean tea or kitchen towel over the cake while it cools- this will prevent it from drying out and cracking when you roll it.
8. When the cake is cool, spread the jam sparingly over the cake, leaving a 1-inch border. Repeat with the whipped cream. With the longest side facing you, roll up the Swiss roll away from you, then transfer to a plate to serve. Sprinkle the cake with caster sugar or dust with icing sugar to finish.
These molds are designed for making pressed cookies, springerle cookies or paper crafting projects. Besides baking cookies, you can form beautiful, edible, sweets using marzipan, fondant and modeling chocolate.
Crafters, artisans and scrap bookers will find infinite ways of creating cards, wall art, gift bags, ornaments, and charms with these molds. Beautiful as decorating accessories, the cookie molds can be hung on a wall, displayed on a plate rack or table top easel. Learn how to make some Springerle Mold crafts. Download our instruction sheets for free and enjoy!
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These whisked-egg holiday cookies date back to at least the 1600’s and are made in Bavaria, Switzerland and the Alsace area of France. For eating quality, ease and quality of prints this recipe is just perfection!
What you’ll need:
– 1/2 teaspoon baker’s ammonia (Hartshorn) or baking powder
– 2 tablespoons milk
– 6 large eggs, room temperature
– 6 cups powdered sugar (1 1/2 #)
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened but not melted
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon of anise (if substituting fruit flavored oils, use 3 teaspoons)
– 2 lb. box sifted cake flour (Swansdown or Softasilk)
– grated rind of orange or lemon – optional (enhances flavor of the traditional anise or the citrus flavors)
– more flour as needed
Dissolve hartshorn in milk and set aside. Beat eggs till thick and lemon-colored (10-20 minutes). Slowly beat in the powdered sugar, then the softened butter. Add the hartshorn and milk, salt, preferred flavoring, and grated rind of lemon or orange, if desired. Gradually beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, then stir in the remainder of the 2 lbs. of flour to make stiff dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead in enough flour to make a good print without sticking. Follow general directions for imprinting and drying cookies.
Bake on greased or baker’s parchment-lined cookie sheets at 255° to 325° till barely golden on the bottom, 10-15 minutes or more, depending on size of cookie.
Store in airtight containers or in zipper bags in the freezer. They keep for months, and improve with age. Yield 3 to 12 dozen.
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Here are some yummy chocolate cake recipes that feature our extracts and cake pans! Perfect for last a minute Valentine’s Day idea!
Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake
– 2 cups plus 2 tbsp. flour
– 1 1/2 cups sugar
– 1 1/2 tsp. soda
– 3/4 tsp. baking powder
– 3/4 tsp. salt
– 1/2 cup butter or margarine
– 1 cup buttermilk
– 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice or 1 tsp. cherry extract
– 2 eggs
– 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
– 1/3 cup maraschino cherries, cut up
– 1/2 tsp. liquid red food coloring
1. Measure out flour in measuring cup by spooning lightly into cup, not sifting; pour into large mixing bowl. Add sugar, soda, baking powder, and salt to flour; stir well to blend. Add butter and buttermilk. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
2. Add cherry juice or cherry extract, eggs, and chocolate. Beat 2 minutes more. Stir in cherries and food coloring.
3. Bake in greased and floured Bundt or mini Bundt pan at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes; invert on wire rack or serving plate to complete cooling.
Recipe from The Original Bundt Recipe Collection book by Nordic Ware.
Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake
– 1 cup unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
– 1/3 cup cocoa powder (We Suggest Valhrona Cocoa)
– 1 teaspoon kosher salt
– 1 cup water
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
– 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
– 2 large eggs
– 1/2 cup sour cream
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the chocolate glaze:
– 4 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped
– 1/2 cup heavy cream
– 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
• Add a teaspoon of World Class Chocolate extract for an extra punch of flavor. (See our recipe on How to use Chocolate Extract for more information on adding chocolate extract to your favorite recipes.)
1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 10 or 12-cup Bundt pan and set aside.
2. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, salt, and water and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring, just until melted and combined. Remove from the heat and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking soda. Add half of the melted butter mixture and whisk until completely blended. The mixture will be thick. Add the remaining butter mixture and whisk until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until completely blended. Whisk in the sour cream and the vanilla extract. Add Chocolate Extract — optional) Whisk until smooth.
4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert onto a rack. Let cool completely before glazing.
5. While the cake is cooling, make the chocolate glaze. Combine the heavy cream and sugar in a small saucepan and put over medium heat. Stir until the cream is hot and the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat.
6. Add the chopped chocolate to the hot cream and whisk until smooth. Let it cool down for 5 minutes until it thickens slightly.
7. Generously drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Cut into pieces and serve.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com
Chocoholics rejoice! The Devil’s Food Cake is the ultimate chocolate indulgence!
– ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
– ½ cup boiling water
– ¾ cup whole milk
– 1 1/3 cups butter, softened
– 2 1/3 cups superfine sugar
– 1 tbsp vanilla extract
– 4 eggs, beaten
– 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 tsp baking soda
– ½ tsp salt
For the Frosting:
– 6 egg yolks
– 1 cup superfine sugar
– ½ cup water
– 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, cubed
– ¾ oz semisweet chocolate (minimum 70 % cocoa solids), melted
– 3 oz semisweet chocolate shavings
1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease, line with parchment paper, and dust with cocoa three 8mm round cake pans.
2. Sift the cocoa and add to the boiling water and mix. When cooled slightly, add in the milk.
3. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and beat in the eggs a little at a time, scraping down every so often.
4. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl and add to the egg batter, alternating with the cocoa batter and combine well.
5. Divide the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans and bake in a preheated oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Remove from the oven, let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, and then turn out onto a wire rack.
7. Now, make the frosting. Put the egg yolks in a large bowl. Bring the sugar and water to the boil until the temperature reaches 244F. Then start whisking the egg yolks. When the sugar reaches 248F, remove from the heat and let the bubbles subside. Add to the yolks in three batches, turning off the mixer between additions. Add in the cubed butter and slowly fold in the melted chocolate and combine well.
8. Now, you’re ready to assemble the cake. Remove the parchment paper and place one cake layer onto a serving plate and spread frosting on the top. Add a second layer and repeat with more frosting. Add the final layer and then cover the entire cake with the remaining frosting. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings if you like. Create them using a peeler or knife.
Recipe reprinted with permission from World Class Cakes, Race Point Publishing, September 2015
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