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BUTTERMILK SCONES WITH SUGAR GLAZE by lee

Ingredients
Scones
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 cup sugar
5 T. cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
1 cup plus 1 t. full fat buttermilk
1 large egg

Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t. pure vanilla extract
2 T. milk or half & half
Directions
Scones
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or fork, until butter resembles small peas. Whisk the egg into the buttermilk in a large mixing cup and add to the flour/butter mixture. Mix until a dough forms, but do not over mix. Over mixing causes tough bread.

Dust a work surface with flour. Transfer dough to work surface and knead 2 to 3 times just until dough comes together. Divide dough in half. Pat each half into a 5 inch circle. Cut into 6 wedges. Place wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake until golden brown on top.

Glaze
In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the sugar, vanilla and milk or half and half. Drizzle over scones. Serve the extra glaze alongside the scones. Store scones in an airtight container. Scones are best eaten the day they are made but will stay fresh for up to one day.

Credit: Lee

Weekday spaghetti

Ingredients
1 Large Onion finely chopped
1 Large Green Pepper finely chopped
4 Fat Garlic cloves roughly chopped
1 Tiny Red Chilis finely chopped
1 Tbs Paprika powder
2 Fresh Tomatoes chopped
1 Can Italian tomatoes chopped
1Tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 Tsp Oregano dried
1 Tbs Stock Powder
1/4 Cup Fresh Cream
2Tsp Sugar
Salt n Pepper
4 German Russians diced

Method

Saute the onion and green pepper in 2 tsp Cooking oil until lightly golden then add garlic, chillis, paprika, cayenne, oregano, cook for another 2 minutes.

Now add the fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes, basil and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes until the tomatoes and green peppers are cooked through.

Add stock powder, basil, cream, salt and pepper and cooked spaghetti. Simmer for the last 5 minutes.

While the spaghetti is simmering in high heat warm a tablespoon of oil and fry the German sausage until crispy. 5.After 5 minutes toss the crispy sausage and parsley and with the spaghetti and serve.

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THE BEST WEEKNIGHT PASTA SAUCE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 lb. ground beef 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 small onion 
  • 2 Tbsp butter 
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes 
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning blend 
  • Freshly cracked pepper 
  • Salt, to taste (

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add the ground beef and olive oil to a pot and sauté over medium until the beef is cooked through (about 5 minutes). If you’re using a higher fat content beef (10% or higher), you may want to drain the excess fat once the beef has browned.
  • While the beef is cooking, finely dice the onion. Add the diced onion and butter to the cooked beef. Continue to sauté until the onion is soft and translucent (about 5 minutes).
  • Next, add the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning blend, and some freshly cracked pepper (10-15 cranks of a pepper mill). Stir everything to combine.
  • Place a lid on the pot and allow it to come up to a simmer. Once simmering, reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 30 minutes.
  • After a minimum of 30 minutes simmering, add about 1/2 tsp salt, stir to combine, then taste and add more if needed. The flavor of the sauce will deepen and the complexities will pop once the salt is added. Serve over pasta or your favorite roasted vegetables.

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Butter Dip Biscuits

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450F degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a microwave-safe bowl (or you can use the baking dish that you’ll be baking these in), melt butter in the microwave.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in the buttermilk. Stir until a loose dough forms. Batter will be a bit sticky.
Press biscuit dough into baking dish (right on top of the melted butter). Take a sharp knife and cut the biscuit dough into 9 squares before baking.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, rotating dish once during baking

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PAULA DEEN’S PUMPKIN BARS

INGREDIENTS:

4 eggs
1 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Icing
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extrac

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth.
Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Let cool completely before frosting.
Cut into bars.
To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined.
Stir in the vanilla and mix again.
Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

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Homemade Lemon Pudding Cake

Ingredients :

1 package of jello lemon pie filling (small packet, equals 2 cups or 4 servings)
1½ cups of white granulated sugar
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
4 teaspoons baking powder
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp fresh lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
1¼ cup whole milk
3 tbsp cornstarch
? cup canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs

Instrutions :

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a standard Bundt pan.(the 12 cup capacity)
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt then set aside.
Using an electric mixer on medium speed with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.Add in the lemon pie filling mix and combine thoroughly.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, making sure each is thoroughly incorporated.
Mix in the lemon zest.
Combine the milk, oil and vanilla extract in a large measuring cup or bowl.
Starting with the dry ingredients, alternate pouring a third of the wet and dry ingredients into the bowl, incorporating thoroughly after each addition. You will end on the wet ingredients. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes after the last addition.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Invert the cake onto a baking rack to cool.
Frost with Lemon Buttercream Icing when the cake has completely cooled and sprinkle lemon zest over the icing if wanted.

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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

INGREDIENTS:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups sugar
6 eggs

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture until blended.
Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

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Pineapple Cake with Cheese Cake Filling

Ingredients :

1 super moist yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon pineapple juice
1 egg
milk
butter, melted

Directions :

Follow the directions on any super moist yellow cake mix you choose (I like Duncan Hines), however, replace the oil in the recipe and use melted butter instead. Replace the water in the recipe and use whole milk instead. Add one more large egg than the directions call for, and add the tablespoon of pineapple juice. Then follow the directions for baking. Pour batter into two greased 6 inch cake pans. Bake as directed on box or until cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the center of cakes.
Once the two cakes have finished baking, allow them to cool completely.
No Bake Cheese Cake Filling

3 (8oz each) packages cream cheese (room temperature)
2/3 cups plus 6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
In the electric mixer on high speed whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form and set aside. Then in another bowl, on medium speed, mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Fold in the whipped cream.
Cake Assembly
Make cake as directed and cool completely. Slice the two cakes in half lengthwise through the middle, using a long serrated knife. Set all four of the cake layers aside.
Place your bottom layer on a plate. It should be evenly flat on top. Pour and spread some of the cheesecake filling on bottom layer. Top with a second cake layer that should be evenly flat as well. Pour and spread some of the cheesecake filling on second layer. Add a third layer making sure it is also evenly flat on top. With a flat spatula spread the remaining filling on top and all around the sides cake.
Next, place a pineapple ring on top of cake and gently press down into filling. Make fine crumbs out of the final layer you did not use by using a food processor. Apply cake crumbs to the sides of cake. Top with a maraschino cherry for an added garnish!
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