Serving This Week 6-29 To 7-3-2020
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 6-27 to 7-3 on my blog. On Tuesday was Butterbeer Cupcakes. Wednesday saw Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes. Thursday was Banana Bread Cheesecake. And winding up this Week was my post, A Baker’s Tale. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 6-22 to 6-26-2020
If you’ve read the books or seen the movies, you know that butterbeer is part of the Harry Potter universe.
There’s been a lot of speculation in the fan community over the years as to what it tastes like, and there’s been lots of recipe experimenting.
These are based on the recipe from Disneyworld theme park.
The cupcakes start with some sweet confections, butter and sugar and cream soda. You can also use a yellow cake mix as directed. Gluten Free works well too.
The icing is a bit of a buttercream knockoff and contains butterscotch.
We used them for a Harry Potter birthday party and the children fell in love.
We had so much fun with the entire snack tray.
But these Butterbeer Cupcakes couldn’t be beat.
They are full of sugars and effervescents. The guests thought they were truly cheating and eating beer.
These were easy to make and not hard to pipe.
Next time I would definitely just use a cake mix. I would also add more butterscotch ganache on them.
I think they would be tasty filled with a butterscotch pudding. If you can’t find one just use white pudding and melt butterscotch chips as you stir.
It is a great hack when you need it!
These delicious cupcakes were the winner of the Gold Medal Flour contest in 2010.
My parents had a large garden in our backyard as we were growing up. My mom had a whole fence line of beautiful climbing rosebushes.
Dad grew rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, popcorn, cucumbers, and carrots just to name a few. He even had a section of mint.
I remember sneaking from his garden, just to chew on all the fresh goodies. Mom canned tomatoes for her delicious tomato sauce and was always making rhubarb pies. Oh, the memories!
Rhubarb is a very popular Ingredients in American baking.
I have not only made pies, but cupcakes, cakes, bread and muffins.
Paired with strawberries this combination can’t be beat.
My family loks forward to June in Michigan when we can harvest our own fresh rhubarb and strawberries.
This tradition continues on even now with my granddaughter.
Not only does she love to eat them, but she begs to bake these cupcakes too.
Now that she is 11 she creates her own variations of these Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes.
And we all look forward to enjoying them even when they cool down enough to add the topping.
They usually don’t make it until the next day.
So grab one for yourself now and hide it!
You may not get another chance!
The best of both worlds. This cheesecake satisfies your desire for banana bread and cheesecake all in one piece. The base and top layers are banana flavored cheesecake. The center is moist banana bread. Dessert doesn’t get any better than this!
A Banana Bread recipe is a favorite for many home bakers. It is one that is quick to prepare.
Many of the ingredients you need are always on hand. Of course there can be an absence or abundance of well ripened bananas.
That is one item that can be missing in your kitchen if the kids love a good banana. Or an over ripened banana can be abundant if you keep them in the sun.
You can freeze those ripe bananas. But they don’t freeze well for long. They can get very slimy and messy. You will want to use them quickly.
If you have recently made banana bread or cake in any of the various combinations you can be looking for a different kind of recipe.
Enter the Banana Bread Cheesecake.
The thin cheesecake layer sits atop a graham cracker crust. The crust can be purchased premade in your grocery store. Or you can easily make it at home in about 10 minutes. Either way a graham cracker crust is perfect to cradle your cheesecake layers.
Topping the creamy no bake cheesecake is a thick layer of your own banana bread.
The last layer is a thick cheesecake layer with a dusting of your banana bread crumbs.
Whether homemade or in a jar, the option of a caramel drizzle just takes this cheesecake over the top.
Don’t let a special occasion go by without enjoying your own Banana Bread Cheesecake!
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Reality, a young Princess was lost in thought trying to find a fun way to raise money for the local schoolchildren.
It came to her that a grand fair with a lot of games and other activities would be the perfect answer!
Food, drink, music and bouncing houses would be a great way for the towns people to spend a day of frivolity and fund raising to help the local school.
Venturing off by herself she headed for the shoppe of the Royal Baker.
Now it was well known how much the Royal Baker loved the little Princess and would do anything she asked.
The Baker always had a pantry full of everything needed to make any treat when asked.
But the Baker was very tired today after staying up into the wee hours of the morning partying and conversing with friends.
The little Princess rang the bell of the Shoppe and burst through the door in excitement.
Explaining her idea to the Baker, she asked for help in making the cookies to be sold from very long tables.
The Baker would normally smile and hug the little Princess but this morning she was very tired.
The little Princess put on her sad face and batted her eyelashes. The Princess simply said, “Pleeeeease Royal Baker! I can’t do this without your help!”
Of course the Baker couldn’t resist and agreed.
When the Princess returned later that day the Baker presented a box of 17 dozen cookies for the fair.
Off to the side was another box wrapped with white string. Inside was a “special” dozen of cookies meant just for the Princess.
After all it was never certain when the King and Queen would consent to a small treat for the little girl.
The Princess squealed with delight and skipped all the way home to the castle.
The Baker let out a long sigh and went off for a much needed rest.
Here are some photos of the cookies as they were cooling as well as after they were packaged. Want your cookies to be this thick and round and not burnt on the bottom? The secret is in the last photo.