Tuesday, February 2, 2010

And the Krafting continues

I am hopping on quick to put up a picture of Miss M's latest T-shirt dress.
I used the top of a cute t-shirt that she had out grown, I added a couple pieces to make it longer and trimmed off the sleeves and added a ruffle- and Wahla!

She has been dancing around in it all day :)

I am also adding a picture of Miss K's robot

and robot's friends Momma Bird and Baby Bird

and my favorite- Mr. Turtle

I have been crafting and sewing like crazy, it's awesome.
I did find some time to do a bit of cooking also, here is a picture of my go-to rolls-

This recipe can be found here- at AR. It calls for a bread machine to make the dough but I just use my Kitchen Aid. This is my favorite roll recipe, I have used this one a lot.

Last week I tried my hand at making Pretzel Baguettes-
Aren't they pretty?!? They were so much fun, they tasted and smelled fabulous, there are a lot of steps but they are really simple to make I got the recipe from HERE.

And onto Dessert, I saved the best for last-

Flourless Chocolate Cake with ganache and raspberry whipped cream.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

4oz good chocolate broken into pieces (I used an extra dark chocolate)
1/2c. butter
3/4c. sugar
1/2c. powdered cocoa
3 eggs beaten
1t. extract of your choice (I used raspberry, but vanilla would be fine)

Heat oven to 300.
Prepare an 8 inch spring form pan, cut a wax paper circle for the bottom and grease the bottom and sides.
In a med. sized glass bowl melt together the chocolate and the butter.
Whisk in the sugar, cocoa and vanilla, when it has cooled a bit whisk in your eggs.
Pour into your prepared spring form pan.
Bake for exactly 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then remove the pans sides and cool completely .

1c. dark chocolate chips
1/2c. half n half (or cream)
1/2t. vanilla

Put the chocolate in a glass bowl.
Heat the cream in the microwave just to the point of boiling.
Pour the half n half over your chocolate.
Let set for 3-5 minutes, whisk together, whisk in the vanilla.

I let this cool in the fridge until barely warm then spread over the top of my cake.

Raspberry Whipped Cream-
1c. whipping cream
4T. sugar
1t. raspberry extract
1/4c. raspberrries

Whip together the cream, sugar and extract until solid peaks form. Stir in the raspberries and serve over your cake.

This is the first time I have ever had flourless chocolate cake, it was wonderful. When I was looking for recipes there seemed to be 2 ways to make it. This recipe follows the quicker method. I am going to try the longer more involved method next time to see how they compare.


Kristina P. said...

You are just so darn talented.

L.B. said...

I second that.

***Holly*** said...

It all looks like so much fun! I'm definitely going to check out those bread recipes! :)

Matty said...

The t-shirt dress is adorable.

5thsister said...

You are just so creatively clever! Love it!

Willoughby said...

You're so talented! I just love the dress.

I have pretzel bread rising in the kitchen right now! I used a different recipe, but I hope mine turn out as well as yours. We just had pretzel breadsticks at a restaurant last weekend so I'm going to make mine into breadsticks, too.

Kim said...

You've been so busy and productive! I don't know how you find the time for all of this. I love the dress and the little animals (they are precious). Your rolls look insanely delicious. Glad to see you tried the pretzel baguettes. They look like they turned out really good. I'd love a piece of that chocolate cake right now!

Tracie said...

Bread!!! That looks so good. And the cake too.

PS The dress is adorable too.

PPS Is there anything you can't do?

That corgi :) said...

very creative and talented you were to think of that dress concept; good use of those favorite shirts when they outgrow them

and your food, yummy as always!!!


Chicago Mom said...

Cute dress! Adorable crafts! Yummy food! Your blog has it all!
Are those animals crocheted? I am trying to teach myself to crochet, but it is harder than I thought. (I am very Type A and my chains are too tight, I need to relax.) I know you are busy, but any tips you could share would be GREATLY appreciated!

thrasherswife said...

Ok, how come some get ALL the talent!!! So darn cute, what a great idea for t shirts! And darn I wish I was your neighbor so I could be gifted will all your yummy food - gotta love bread and cake, my two very favs!!!!!!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

You are one of the most talented women I "know." Wow! You impress me!


Green-Eyed Momster said...

I'm adding you to my list of people I gave the Kreativ Blogger Award to. I want you to have it.


Nonna Beach said...

Do your family realize who totally awesome you really are...beauty, brains and talent = Lissaloo !

Brandy L said...

Great job on the outfit! I love her little style with the grey tights and boots! Very funky look she's got going on there. :D You are so crafty i love it!

Jen said...

The t-shirt dress is adorable and what a great way to use shirts that are too short but otherwise still fit. I might actually drag out my sewing machine to try that.

That cake looks wonderful.

Where do you find the time?

艾維 said...

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Thank you!!!

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