Chocolate Dipped Pretzel S’mores

Ingredients

  • 18 pretzels
  • 27 mini marshmallows
  • 9 squares of a Hershey’s® milk chocolate bar
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate
  • Sprinkles

Directions

  1. Arrange 9 pretzels on a baking sheet. Cover each with three mini marshmallows. Broil until toasted.
  2. Top each with a square of chocolate. Turn off the broiler and return the pan to the oven until the chocolate melts. Top each with another pretzel. Allow to harden (you can put it in the freezer if you’re in a rush).
  3. Melt the chopped chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth and thin enough to dip s’mores into. When the pretzels are firm enough, dunk each one in the chocolate using a fork. Tap the excess chocolate off, allowing it to return to the pan. Sprinkle with jimmies or other sprinkles if desired, and place s’more on waxed paper to set.
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Crusty Homemade Bread

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-3/4 cups water (70° to 75°)
  • 3-1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal or additional flour

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. In a large bowl, mix 3-1/2 cups flour and salt. Using a rubber spatula, stir in yeast mixture to form a soft, sticky dough. Do not knead. Cover and let rise at room temperature 1 hour.
  2. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; pat into a 9-in. square. Fold square into thirds, forming a 9×3-in. rectangle. Fold rectangle into thirds, forming a 3-in. square. Turn dough over; place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise at room temperature until almost doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough and repeat folding process. Return dough to bowl; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  4. Dust bottom of a disposable foil roasting pan with cornmeal. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead gently 6-8 times; shape into a 6-in. round loaf. Place in prepared pan; dust top with remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Cover pan and let rise at room temperature until dough expands to a 7-1/2-in. loaf, about 1-1/4 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 500°. Using a sharp knife, make a slash (1/4 in. deep) across top of loaf. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake on lowest oven rack 25 minutes.
  6. Reduce oven setting to 450°. Remove foil; bake bread until deep golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove loaf to a wire rack to cool.

Skinny Peach Frozen Margarita

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen peaches
  • ½ cup Exotico Resposado Tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cup Mountain Vally Peach Sparkling Water
  • 1 tablespoon light agave nectar
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • Salt lime wedges, and peach slices for garnish

Directions

  1. Add the peaches, tequila, lime juice, sparkling water, agave nectar, and ice to a high powered blender.
  2. Blend on high (or use the smoothie setting) until fully combined and smooth. If too thick, add more sparkling water. If too thin, add more ice.
  3. Serve in cups rimmed with salt (SEE NOTE) and garnish with lime and peach slices.
    Enjoy!

Crispy Pork Belly

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg pork belly, scored
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt flakes
  • 1L milk
  • 1 whole head garlic, halved
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Masterfoods Whole Fennel Seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 240C or 220C fan-forced.
  2. Place pork in a 30cm x 25cm metal baking tray. Rub all over with oil. Rub salts into scored skin. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until skin starts to blister.
  3. Reduce oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Pour milk around pork (be careful of steam and to not pour any milk over the skin). Add garlic, sage and seeds to milk. Roast for 1 hour.
  4. Increase oven to 260C or 240C fan-forced. Roast for 10 minutes or until skin is blistered and puffed all over. Remove from oven. Carefully lift pork out of braising liquid and transfer to a plate. Stand loosely covered with foil for 10 minutes before carving.

French-Style Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 6 large egg yolk
  • s 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Set a medium bowl in a large bowl of ice water. In another medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks with 1/2 cup of the sugar until pale, about 3 minutes.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cream, milk, salt and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and bring to a simmer, whisking until the sugar is completely dissolved. Whisk the hot cream mixture into the beaten egg yolks in a thin stream.

     

  3. Transfer the mixture to the saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the custard is thick enough to lightly coat the back of the spoon, about 4 minutes; don’t let it boil. Pour the custard through a fine-mesh strainer into the medium bowl in the ice water. Let cool completely, stirring frequently. Refrigerate the custard until very cold, at least 1 hour.

     

  4. Pour the custard into an ice cream maker with flavorings, if using, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer the frozen custard to a plastic container, cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.

Tofu Scramble Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespooon olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (white or brown) sliced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped (or use baby spinach)
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu drained and squeezed to remove excess liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 pinch black salt (Kala Namak) (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup vegan Cheddar-style cheese shredded, plus extra for topping (optional)
  • 35 frozen tater tots (or more to fill your casserole dish)