Skip to comments.FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (Happy Easter)
Posted on 04/07/2012 6:43:36 AM PDT by libertarian27
Welcome to the 18th installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread for 2012.
Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or seven- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!
Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
(All 2011 FReeper Recipes are on my profile page as an Online Cookbook Thread Link)
Hard-boiled eggs do not keep nearly as long as raw eggs, which can last three to five weeks in the refrigerator. One week for hard boiled.
Why raw eggs keep longer: There is a good reason for this. When a hen lays an egg, it puts a naturally protective coating on the outside of the shell. The bad news is, during the washing and sanitizing process before packaging, eggs lose that coating. But the good news is, processors replace it with a tasteless, natural mineral oil coating.
Boil the egg and that coating is removed.
Wish I could contribute something this week but it's just not possible with all that my family and I have going on. New grand kids, working on cars, and just plain working, LOL!
I have made a few things over the past couple of weeks but didn't keep track of the recipes as I should.
The only thing that comes to mind is something I may have posted before. It's an unintentional variation on a recipe from Betty's Kitchen from YouTube.
Gooey Butter Cake
18.25-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 stick butter (1/2 cup), melted and cooled
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 additional eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 additional stick butter (1/2 cup), melted and cooled
16-ounce box confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar or icing sugar)
cooking oil spray
In a mixing bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick melted butter. Mix with an electric mixer until fully mixed. Press this mixture firmly and evenly into a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil spray. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat 8 ounces of cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 stick of melted butter. Beat until fully mixed.
Add 1 box confectioner's sugar and beat well. Spread mixture evenly over the cake mixture and bake in a 350 degree (F) oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. Cut into squares of desired size and serve.
The variation is that I started to make this without checking my cupboard. Used white cake mix instead of the yellow and it was 16 oz instead of 18oz IIRC.
Everything else was the same so the ratios were a bit off. Plus instead of a 13x9 pan the mixture seemed too thin so I put it in a bread loaf sized Pfaltzgraff stoneware.
Needless to say there was WAY more "icing" than what was needed HOWEVER it turned out GREAT! Thicker than it should have been and probably a lot sweeter but it was gone before I knew. Everyone loved it. All that was left for me was only about a one inch square piece.
I accidentally shorted myself on raw bacon, but that's ok. The cross is more appropriate for Easter - kind of like a hot cross bun made of meat. I doubled the recipe and my mad math skillz failed me.
Here are the breasts and the innards:
Here they are ready to toss in the oven:
I'll put up a picture of the finished goods tomorrow, if I remember. We are having guests, so I'll be distracted.
That looks great. Not a criticism, but I think for me I’d play with different stuffings because I’m not a big fan of cilantro. I’m thinking a little mayo, Parmesan, cream cheese and garlic, or maybe cranberry, pecans and a mild, buttery cheese. So many possibilities! I see it in my future. Thanks for sharing and for the pictures.
We lived in New Mexico for 12 years, so cilantro is a staple for us. Mixed with garlic, you can’t go wrong (in our opinion). For sure, any stuffing that works for you would be fine. That’s the beauty of experimental cuisine - you can do whatever you want.
(would love to see a picture of it cut too- to see the stuffing goodness:>)
And a Happy and Jyous Easter to you and yours..
April 14th thread
Recap of this thread’s recipes:
Breads _ Post#` 19 _ Burger Buns
Cakes _ Post#` 22 _ Gooey Butter Cake
Condiment _ Post#` 12 _ Homemade Ketchup
Poultry _ Post#` 4 _ Tur-Bac-Hen
Sandwiches _ Post#` 16 _ Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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