Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 2-17 to 2-22 on my blog. On Tuesday we started with my Lil Leprechaun Snack Mix. Wednesday was a Green Pistachio Sweet Bread. Thursday I featured a batch of Green Velvet Cupcakes. And winding up Baking Week for St Patrick’s Day I posted Not All Flour is Created Equal. It is part of my Tip Friday Series. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 2-10 to 2-15.
It’s that time of year when I bring out my St Paddy’s recipes!
This dump and go snack is No Bake!
Only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes from first thought to snacking out the bowl!
I was looking through the pnatry trying to clean up all those snack bags with only a few odds and ends in them.
I should never try that when I ma hungry.
Or bored. Or cold. Or hungry, bored and cold!
I used dark chocolate m&m’s since they are more heart smart than the milk chocolate.
I have used yogurt covered raisins, all types of cashews and peanuts for this type of mix.
Other times I just grab and cereal and different types of pretzels to add in the bowl.
I have even used mini chocolate bars leftover from Halloween!
The beauty of this snack mix is anything will do as far as ingredients.
For me that includes sweet, salty, and nutty.
And this mix fit the bill!
If you watch portion sizes you could even call this snack a healthy snack treat!
I tried it to eat just a handful and FAILED!
My guys just couldn’t stop eating these this mix. It is that good.
Trying to create a mouthwatering and delicious green food is as hard as making blue food look appetizing.
After many tries I decided the natural green looked more appealing to the eye.
The addition of food coloring is optional. Remember to only add 2 drops at a time so the color changes only slightly. Mix well.
This bread recipe requires no yeast and literally comes together as quickly as a cake batter.
No need to decorate or frost as the sweet addition of the cinnamon sugar adds all it needs.
We love pistachios in my house so this bread is a natural.
You can serve it room temperature or heated.
I do serve it about 60 minutes out of the oven when we want to add butter.
There is no real need to add anything to enjoy the bread.
I am so excited this year to be able to bring out some of my dusty recipes for St Paddy’s Day!
This cupcake one in particular is such a great pick for your child’s school party, team treat, ballet class or team dinner!
Kids love cupcakes and these will go fast.
The best part is Pillsbury has such a wide variety of colored batters you can choose one (or two) that are significant to your event.
Or you can just take a white cakes mix and some food coloring. Add 2 drops at a time and mix to make sure your color isn’t too vibrant!
I like making cupcakes to take with me for occasions.
I never did like to eat them though!
No matter how careful I am the icing ends up on my nose.
And no matter how you cut it that is not an appealing look.
Someone told me they pull the cupcake in half and turn the icing to the middle.
It’s a fact!
Bob’s Red Mill, a specialty flour company, reports it sells more than 70 kinds of flours.
King Arthur Flour, another favorite with bakers, sells 56.
That’s a lot of flour to sift through.
And a lot of reasons to know when to choose the correct type.
Choosing the right flour for every baking project can be a daunting task. Different types of flour have several different qualities.
The main ones to consider are flavor, texture, nutrition and end product.
Using alternate flours is a great way to add unexpected flavor to common recipes.
Here’s a rundown of 21 common flours you’ll find easily in stores and online.
There are examples of both Gluten and Gluten Free flours here.