Thursday, July 17, 2008

My Birthday Cake!!!!

Hi all! I celebrated my birthday this week, which meant I got a delicious birthday cake and something to blog about! Not to mention the presents... This year I wanted an ice cream cake with mint chip ice cream. So I mixed 2 recipes together and came up with a really good cake! And the very first "Dagmar's name the dessert contest". So after you read my recipe please comment with what you think I should call it.

Crush 1 sleeve thing of oreos and 2 Butterfinger bars. Reserve a little of the Butterfinger crumbs to sprinkle on top. Melt 1/4 c. butter and mix it with the crushed oreos and Butterfingers to make the crust. Pack the crust onto the bottom of a lightly greased 9X13 cake pan. Then spread 1/2 gallon of mint chip ice cream on the crust and on top of that put cool whip. Sprinkle the crushed Butterfingers on top for decoration. Freeze until you want to eat it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Dinner Rolls, My 4-H Project

Hey ya'll, want to see my 4-H project? Yes, they are dinner rolls. They go into judging today, I'll post how they do when I find out. I also brought them to the Farmers Market and they did really well there. (Sorry I can't get the picture to work right now, I'll come back later and see if I can get it fixed.) Here is the recipe.

Dinner Rolls

Quantity: About 60 rolls, depending on the size.
Time: 35-40 minutes
Temp: 350 degrees

½ c. water
2 pkgs. Dry yeast or compressed yeast
4 c. lukewarm water
1 egg or ½ c. dry skim milk powder
½ sugar
12 c. unsifted flour
1 tbsp. Salt
¼ c. soft shortening

Sprinkle yeast over the ¼ cup water. Mix sugar and 4 cups water. Add 6 cups of flour and dry milk (or egg) and beat to a smooth batter, using mixer if you wish. Add yeast mixture and beat until bubbles appear. Add salt and shortening. Gradually add remaining flour. Mix well and knead 10 minutes. Let rise until double. Punch down and let rise again. Form into loaves or rolls, let rise until light and then bake.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Farmers Market!!!

Finally a town near us has decided to have Farmers Markets!! (There have been rumors around that they used to have them...but I don't know if it's true or not.) Anyway, This year I got a table. Which meant I was baking and baking and baking so more! Yeah, a lot of baking. I brought some cookies and a couple different kinds of bread. It was a great experience and I can't wait till next week. I also learned quite a bit, some of the thing include: Be sure you bring chairs, they really come in handy. Package neatly. Hand write price tags. If you can, bake some of your stuff earlier, otherwise it's a whole lot to do that morning! Smile. And give free samples! If you have a Farmers Market near you, you should really consider at least going! They are really fun!
I'll be back later to post about some of the things I brought.