Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fresh Fig Cookies

When fresh figs are in season, these yummy cookies comes to mind. I love using fresh figs because they're all natural and no added sugar than the dried variety


These lovelies are moist and perfect snacks on the run

Fresh Fig Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinammon
  • 1-2 cups of chopped fresh figs (I took the skin out, but you have the option not to)
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of sliced almond or your choice of nuts
Directions


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cream sugar and shortening and add beaten egg
  • Sift dry ingredients and blend with creamed mixture. Fold in figs, white chocolate, and nuts
  • Drop by spoonfuls on greased sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate-Rum Filling and Almond Fondant

Baked this for my Mom's 53rd birthday. I've never worked with fondant before, but I was up to the challenge. It turned out pretty well! :)

This is the Fondant icing - Made of cornsyrup, glycerine, confectioner sugar, and almond extract

Chocolate-Rum Filling - I added some dark chocolate shavings and a bit of instant coffee. It was good!

Shape template for the LV

Devil's food cake


In order for the fondant to stick, this is the buttercream base



Almost finished!



 

Added the lipstick
 

Viola! Finished Product