Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sweet & Savoury Sunday #57

Welcome to week #57 of Sweet & Savoury Sundays! Hope everyones week is going good! Things have been a little busy here, and that's why I've been a little quiet. :( But here's hoping to getting back in the kitchen and life slowing down a little! 


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Carrot Cake Granola by The Emotional Baker

Orange and Strawberry Cold Soup by Just Not the Cake

Pulled Pork Pancakes by Cherry On My Sundae

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Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites by Vintage ZEST

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sweet & Savoury Sundays #56

Welcome to week #56 of Sweet & Savoury Sundays! Hope everyones week is going good! 



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My Favorites:
Homemade Dryer Sheets by Simple Life

5 Ingredient Lemon Cake Balls by Keep it Simple Sweetie

Oreo White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Belle of the Kitchen

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Banana Pudding Cheesecake by Sabor Pastel



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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sweet & Savoury Sundays #55

Welcome to week #55 of Sweet & Savoury Sundays! Just a heads up! Tash from The Velvet Moon Baker will be taking a break from hosting for a while, but she'll be back! :) So until then, Laura and I will be hosting the party and keeping it going. 




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Sweet Tea Tart by True Blue Baking

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cannoli by King's Bakery and Cooking

Sweet and Spicy Orange Glazed Salmon by Yesterfood

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Rhode Island Stuffed Spinach Pies by Soliloquy of Food


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lime Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


I LOVE citrus desserts. I say all the time I'd take that over anything chocolate. Seriously. They are way more refreshing and chocolate isn't my #1 favorite.

I got to spend the whole morning baking these with Jasmine. I love when we get together to cook! She has such a fun imagination of what to add to the ingredients, so we work off each others ideas and come up with something delicious!

These have that refreshing citrusy flavor with just a hint of cream cheese. We didn't go too crazy with the frosting. It's not as sweet as you'd think it would be. It's the perfect amount of sweetness to compliment these.

I sent these with my parents for a church function and I got calls that night from my brothers telling me how much they loved these and they took multiple pieces home with them for their family/friends.

Lime Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Adapted from Test Kitchen

Crust:

1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus extra for dusting
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened but still cool, cut into 1-inch pieces


Lime filling:


7 large egg yolks
2 large eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2/3 cup fresh lime juice (4-5 limes)
1/4 cup grated lime zest
1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoons heavy cream

green food coloring (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting:
16 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup powder sugar
2 Tbls heavy cream (or milk)
1 tsp. vanilla

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 pan with butter. Process the flour, confectioners’ sugar, and salt in a food processor until combined, 3 seconds. Add the butter and process to blend, 8 to 10 seconds, then process until the mixture is pale yellow and resembles coarse meal, about three 1-second pulses. Sprinkle the mixture into the prepared pan and press firmly with your fingers into an even layer over the entire pan bottom. Bake the crust until golden brown, about 20 minutes. 

While the crust is baking, whisk the yolks and whole eggs together in medium nonreactive saucepan. Add the granulated sugar and whisk until just combined. Add the lime juice, zest, and salt; whisk until combined. Add the butter pieces, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly and registers 170°F on an instant-read thermometer, about 5 minutes. Immediately pour the curd through a single-mesh stainless steel strainer set over a clean non-reactive bowl. Stir in the heavy cream; pour the curd into the warm crust immediately. Bake until the filling is shiny and opaque and the center jiggles slightly when shaken, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack, about 2 hours, before removing the bars from the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and top cream cheese frosting. 

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