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Cranberry whipped cream


Cranberry Whipped Cream
Image by Edible Reflections

I grabbed parts of the Cranberry Butter recipe to make this one.

Ingredients (fresh cranberries):

6 oz of fresh cranberries (rinsed)

3 tablespoons of maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Preparation (fresh cranberries):

1- Combine fresh cranberries and maple syrup in a medium saucepan.

2- Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often.

3- After about 5 minutes, mash the cranberries to expedite the breakdown process. Keep stirring.

4- Total cooking time is about 8-9 minutes.

5- Remove from heat and cool completely.

6- With an electric mixer combine cooled cranberries, cinnamon

7- Let this cool completely

Ingredients (whipped cream):

2 cups of heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of powdered sugar

Preparation (whipped cream):

In large mixing bowl beat heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. About 5 minutes.

Preparation (Cranberry whipped cream):

1- Fold cranberries and whipped cream until well incorporated.

2- You don’t have to use all the whipped cream. It all depends on the color, consistency and taste that you desire.

Enjoy, Bon Appétit, Buen Provecho!




German Chocolate Brownie Bars

Wow….these look so decadent!

Food and Everything Else Too


FOR THE CRUST (Vegan/dairy free, gluten free)
16 ounces pecans 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted (substitute margarine for vegan/dairy free) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
FOR THE BROWNIES 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup (5 ounces) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2 cups (14 ounces) sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
FOR THE  TOPPING 3 egg yolks 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups toasted, chopped pecans 2 cups packed sweetened coconut


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Tamarind Cupcakes

Tamarind Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Image by Edible Reflections

Tamarind Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Image by Edible Reflections

First, I feel that I should explain what a tamarind is. Here’s what Wikipedia says: “Tamarind is a fruit best described as sweet and sour in taste, and is high in tartaric acid, sugar, B Vitamins and calcium.”

It is widely used in Panamá, and my favorite form of it is tamarind juice. It’s a very refreshing way to enjoy this fruit during the hot summer months.  Continue reading

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