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Nutella Babka

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
  • ½ cup milk or almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread such as Nutella
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  • Place yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Add lukewarm water and set aside until foamy, around 5-10 minutes.
  •  In a stand mixer fitted with dough hook, mix together flour, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together melted butter (or margarine) and milk (or almond milk).
  • Put mixer on low and begin adding the water yeast mixture, then the butter-milk mixture.
  • Add the eggs one at a time.
  • When the dough begins to come together, after about 3-5 minutes, raise the speed to high and mix for another 5-10 minutes until the dough is shiny and elastic.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl with a damp towel on top. Allow to rise until it has doubled, about 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut dough into three equal parts. Roll out dough until it is a rectangular-like shape.
  • Spread with chocolate-hazelnut spread.
  • Working from the longest side, roll up dough using quick fingers, like you would in order to make cinnamon rolls.
  • Once the dough is a long log, cut it straight down the middle so the filling is exposed. Secure the ends on one side, and twist both the pieces . Pinch and secure at the other end.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • While the babka is baking, combine in a small saucepan
  •  2/3 cup water
  •  1 cup sugar
  •  1 tsp vanilla
  •  Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Once it comes to a boil, remove from heat and swirl around to ensure all the sugar is dissolved.
  • About 20-25 minutes into baking, spoon about half the syrup onto the baking babkas.
  •  When you take the babkas out of the oven after they have baked completely, immediately drizzle or brush the remaining syrup on top of all three babkas. It may seem like a lot of syrup, but this ensures a moist and gooey babka.

Apple Roses

Ingredients:

  • 2 red apples
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup margarine

Directions:

  • Slice apples thinly
  • Place apples in pot with sugar, honey and water and cook for 3-5 minutes
  • Mix margarine with 1 cup flour and 3 tbsp cooked apple water
  • Cut dough in half
  • Roll out smoothly, about 8-10″ L
  • Cut about 1″ strips
  • Place 5-6 apple slices, overlapping, on strips
  • Roll and place into cupcake mold
  • Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes
  • Brush with  honey
  • Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and cinnamon

 

Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/12 cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, nuts or raisins

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Whisk flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and set aside
  • Mix oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix to combine
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Drop onto baking sheet
  • Bake 12-14 minutes
  • Yields approx 2 dz cookies

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

1 stick margarine

8 oz cream cheese

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup confectioners sugar

Milk or coffee rich

Directions:

Beat together all ingredients, aside for the milk or coffee rich

Add milk or coffee rich 1 tbsp at a time, until the correct consistency is reached

 

Peanut Butter Pound Cake

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup coffee creamer
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 (3.5oz) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 12 oz mini chocolate chips

Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup peanut brittle crunch

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease and lightly flour a bundt pan
  • Beat peanut butter and sugar until creamy
  • Add the rest of ingredients, nesides chocolate chips, mixing between each addition
  • Mix well and stir in mini chocolate chips
  • Pour into pan, bake for 55-60 min until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean
  • Allow cake to cool in pan for 10 minutes then invert onto a wire rack and cool completely
  • To prepare glaze, heat peanut butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and runny
  • Drizzle warm glaze over cooled cake
  • Sprinkle with crunch while still wet

Granola Bars

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups oats
  • 4 cups rice crispies
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 bag chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients
  • Spread onto cookie sheet
  • Bake at 350 for 18 minutes
  • cut while hot

Chani Druk Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup soy milk

Directions:

  • Mix dry ingredients together
  • Add liquid
  • Mix until smooth
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, do not overbake

Cinnamon Buns

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp yeast dissolved in 1 cup warm water
  • 8 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup orange juice

Filling:

  • oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar

Glaze:

  • 4 tbsp margarine
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-6 tbsp hot water – add one at a time until right consistency

Directions:

  • Mix dough ingredients and let rise
  • Divide in two and roll into rectangles
  • Spread oil and filling ingredients
  • Bake at 350 15-18 minutes
  • Pour glaze over slightly warmed buns

Chocolate Date Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cocoa
  • 1 well beaten egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:

  • Mix together dates, hot water and baking soda.  Let cool
  • Cream sugar, shortening, salt and vanilla
  • Add date mixture, flour, baking soda, cocoa and egg
  • Place in greased 9×13 pan
  • Top with chocolate chips and chopped nuts
  • Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

Cappuccino Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ sticks (¾ cup) butter, softened
  • 6 ounces unwhipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups cappuccino chips

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth, about a minute. Add the sugar and brown sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the vanilla extract, coffee powder, eggs and milk, beating to combine after each addition.
  • With the mixer on a low speed, add the baking soda and flour. Beat until just combined.
  • Stir in the cappuccino chips. The dough will be a bit sticky.
  • Drop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets using a medium cookie scoop (or by the heaping tablespoon).
  • Bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes, until the tops are set.
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool for a minute or two before removing from the tray.