Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Episode #6: Let's Make Hot Fudge Sauce

Not Martha brings us a quick and easy hot fudge sauce you can prepare in the microwave. It really was good after an afternoon at the pool with the kids...

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate (squares or chips)
2 Tbls butter
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt together chocolate, butter, milk, and salt. Cook 5 mins over medium heat (or 2 to 2-1/2 mins in microwave stirring every 30 secs.) Add vanilla. Serve warm.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Episode #5: Let's Make Cinnamon Rolls

Inspired by the in-laws, Not Martha cooks up sumptuous cinnamon rolls from scratch. The boys kick in to frost them and all enjoy the fresh baked breakfast. WARNING, the video show reduced portions of the below recipe.

Mrs. McCarthy's Cinnamon Roll Recipe:

Scold: 4 cups milk
Add: 7 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
1/4 lb melted butter (1/2 cup)

Let cool

Add: 2 beaten eggs
1 pkg dry active yeast (2-1-4 tsp)
about 12 cups flour

Let rise 20 mins. Knead and then let rise until double--between 1-1/2 - 2 hrs.

Punch down, let rise again 15 mins
Roll into rectangles
Coat with melted butter
Sprinkle with 3 cups brown sugar and 3 Tbsp cinnamon
Roll up, cut, put into greased pans.

Let rise, bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 min.
Using 13x9' pans yields 4 dozen rolls.

Ice with butter cream, cream cheese, or citrus frosting as you like.

The boys used the same (1/2 recipe) frosting from Episode #3.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Episode #4: Let's Make Pitas

Not Martha continues her feature on flat breads with a super pita recipe from "The Bread Book" by Linda Collister and Anthony Blake. I can almost smell the bread...

2-1/4 tsp dry active yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1-1/4 cup water
1 Tbls olive oil
2 cups bread flour
1-1/2 to 2 cups all purpose flour
1-1/4 tsp salt

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Episode #3: Let's Frost our Cake

Not Martha tops her cake from Episode 2 with naturally colored frosting.

Recipe for the frosting:

6 tablespoons butter
1 Lb powdered sugar (about 4-3/4 cups)
1/4 cup milk
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Episode #2: Let's Make Chocolate Cake

Not Martha shows us how easy it really is to make delicious chocolate cake from scratch. Never say box cake again!

Here are the recipes for Episode 2 Let's Make Chocolate Cake:

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegatable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 mins.

Frosting for the filling:

"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup butter or margarine (one stick)
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Episodes Out Tomorrow

Not Martha has been at it again. Checkout her new videos available July 23rd -- baking a chocolate birthday cake & frosting it with fun, kiddo style.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Premiere Episode -- Let's Make Tortillas

Flour Tortillas
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
up to 1 cup warm water

A heavy fry pan or griddle
a large pot about half full of cold water