I have made this several times and it's dead easy. If you have overnight guests, what could be easier for breakfast? I've made it on special occasions, too, such as Easter morning and Christmas morning, etc. This recipe comes from the Best of Bridge series.
I've made this delicious budini several times and everyone wants the recipe. It comes from The Baker's Dozen Cookbook. The original recipe calls for a caramel sauce as well, but we like it just with ice cream, especially Mean Chef's Coffee Ice cream. The wonderful thing about is that everything can be done 2 days in advance.
My grandma didn't measure anything so this is as close as I could get. I never said it was a healthy recipe. It can be made without the evaporated milk and using low fat or skim milk and using margarine instead of butter but please use real vanilla and a good quality cocoa. You might have to adjust the cornstarch or cocoa depending on how thick or chocolaty you like your pies. I make 2 of these pies for every church covered dish meal and never get to bring a slice home. Oh yes...you can cook the filling in a large double boiler to avoid scorching it, it just takes longer.
I found this recipe in a Mexican cooking magazine called "Panaderia Mexicana Tradicional". The recipe was originally written in Spanish and the measurements were in grams. I translated the recipe into English and converted the measurements to accomodate the American kitchen. Living in Texas, we have a lot of Mexican bakeries! I love going into the panaderia by the farmer's market. I love Mexican pastries because they are not too sweet. This cookie is one of my favorites!
These are not exactly the same as the traditional beignets made at Cafe DuMond in New Orleans. When all is said and done that doesn't really matter too much as they are delicious in themselves, no matter what they are. I think of them more as drops of French donuts that are very simple and easy to make. This is the recipe I had tried about 25 years ago and had lost the recipe, but I found it again recently at the Pillsbury website and was really happy about that. The dipping sauce is definitely not traditional, but an added touch of my own that I think really makes these shine. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
I like this recipe because you don't have to sift the ingredients. You just mix it all together and bake it. Leave the cake in the pan you cook it in and frost it while it's still warm. I have used this recipe for so long that I don't remember where I got it. Great for chocolate lovers! I'm editing this to add that this is a very dense, moist cake. It has a very mild cinnamon taste so if you prefer a stronger cinnamon presence, just add more cinnamon. I usually do put more cinnamon in. In fact, I don't really measure it. I just dump some in.
Okay, okay I know. True tiramisu uses mascarpone, but just in case your local Safeway or whatever doesn't carry it, which is often the case, this is a good substitute. I used it in Emeril's tiramisu recipe and it came out very nicely. Just thought this might help someone.
Ok, it's not perfect but it's so close that no one noticed a difference in my tiramisu. Mascarpone costs about four times as much as these ingredients at our local markets. Give it a try if you face the same costs and I doubt you'll have any regrets. The yield is almost 2 lbs. and of course a half recipe is right at a pound. Prep time doesn't include the hour or so needed for ingredients to reach room temp.
This recipe is a lot like making Rice Krispie Treats. It is nice to have a little change once in awhile! I found this recipe at the Kelloggs website, but since it is not posted here, I thought that it would be nice to have it here as well! (I made sure that I included the registered trademark symbol. :) To change it a little, you can omit the peanut butter, and they will be like rice krispy bar, except not!