Monday, September 13, 2010

Cake, Cake, Cake, I LOVE CAKE!

This is Sarah, and I love cake! I made this cake for Wendy Wallace's birthday this past weekend, and boy was it a lot of work! It was my first fondant cake! I didn't take pictures along the way, because it would have taken even longer! But it was a lot of fun! I used rice krispies for the head, and cake for the body. I then dirty frosted the whole thing with buttercream frosting, and then covered it with fondant. My fondant was really shiny, and sticky, anybody have any ideas how to fix that? As soon as i finished the cake, honestly like an hour later, I had the privledge of be-heading Eeyore. He tasted pretty good :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Homemade Pizza Pops

Hello Again!
Annie here. I just thought I would share with you a great recipe: especially for all those who are gearing up for a new school year and want some quick lunches! Since Josh is in Florida starting grad school, with a very busy schedule, and wifeless, I thought I would make him something he could pull out of the freezer every morning and have ready by lunch. So here they are:

Cast of characters: your favorite pizza dough recipe, pizza sauce, diced onions, hamburger, pepperoni, olives (yuck!), mushrooms, and cheese of course. You can make whatever kind you would like. With these ingredients I made Deluxe, Pepperoni mushroom, and Meat Lovers. I've also thought of Hawaiian, BBQ Chicken (use BBQ sauce instead of pizza sauce, and add some pineapple with the chicken and cheese and onions), Chicken many choices!

Divide your pizza dough into equal pieces. I separated mine into eight pieces, which is how many pieces of pizza it makes. Roll out one of the sections into a circle. Spread sauce on both sides and then deck out half with the ingredients you want inside. Be generous with the pizza sauce so that it doesn't end up being dry. Moisten the edge of half the dough circle with dabs of water. Fold over the dough so that the moistened side lines up with the dry side. This will help seal the dough. Pinch it tight and place on cookie sheet.

Cook at 400 for about 15-20 minutes until crust is golden.
Let cool. Put in Ziplocs and throw in the freezer.
They will thaw during the day so that by lunch all you have to do is toss them in the microwave for about 3 minutes.