“Mom I’m hungry” I hear that before I even get the dishes done. I have 3 thriving, nourished, spoiled, healthy sons. I am blessed. Blessed to have things some women never dream of. Clean water, a home, medicine and food.
Our church had a fundraiser last week for this wonderful charity fmsc.org. A raffle and bake-off to raise money for a food packing event we will participate in this March.
The boys, the Hubs and I all baked away a Saturday for the bake-off, this is what we made.
Jonah’s Brownie Snowballs
1 cup Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup coffee
2 large eggs
3/4 cup plus all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons veg oil
1 cup sweetened coconut or white cookies sprinkles
Mix recipe above. Pour batter into buttered 6 inch and 8 inch round pan. Bake 25 to 30 min. Allow to cool completely. Dust with powered sugar and pull out your cookie sprinkles and have fun!
Erik’s Black Walnut Fudge
what you need
LINE 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Bring sugar, butter and evaporated milk to full rolling boil in 3-qt. saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 4 min, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
ADD chocolate and marshmallow creme; stir until melted. Add nuts and vanilla; mix well.
POUR into prepared pan; spread to cover bottom of pan. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift fudge from pan before cutting into squares.
Sara’s Butter Brown Sugar and Bacon Up-side-down cake with Maple frosting
1 box your favorite yellow cake mix, prepared according to directions.
2 3 oz packages real bacon bits
1 stick bitter
1 cup dark brown sugar
Melt your butter and pour 1/2 into the bottom of each pan. Divide brown sugar and sprinkle over butter. Toss your bacon bits and pour your cake batter over. Bake according to directions. When finished, turn one cake over onto a serving plate immediately (Bacon side up) It is hot–be careful. Allow the second cake to cool just enough to handle. Remove from pan and carefully lay it on the other layer (Bacon side down).
1 stick butter
1 box powered sugar
1 Tablespoon real maple syrup
1 Tablespoon milk
Mix, frost your cake and enjoy.
I also baked this
Sara’s Chocolate Chip Peppermint Loaf
1 stick soften butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks
1 cup buttermilk
Mix and pour into a buttered loaf pan. Bake at 325 for 40 to 50 minutes. Dust with powered sugar if you want to be fancy.
This gal won first prize in the bake-off with these babies. 76 entries and we got to taste most of them! We didn’t win the $10,000.00 in the raffle but we went home with grateful hearts.