Thursday, April 24, 2008

April Food

We decided that April would be dessert month. Every one's main food was a dessert. Each child (of the ones who did it, one was stubborn) made something simple to go with the dessert such as soup or salad. All desserts were made from scratch.
I forgot to take pictures of Ty's food : ( He made chess pie, salad and clam chowder.

Chocolate Chess Pie
2 eggs beaten 1 T cocoa unbaked pie shell
1 1/2 c sugar 1 tsp vanilla
½ stick melted butter 5 oz can evaporated milk

Mix sugar and cocoa. Add beaten eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. Beat well. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 325F for 50-60 minutes.

Jasmine made peanut butter chocolate chip brownies. She made ramen noodles and added mixed veggies make it healthier.
Peanut Butter Brownies
1 c flour 1/2 c solid Crisco
1/2 tsp baking powder 3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar 6 oz chocolate chips
1/2 c peanut butter

Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Cream sugar,
peanut butter, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat
in flour mixture. Mix until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread in well greased 9x13” pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Cut into bars while warm.

Jessica made kabobs on the grill and an Australian cake that we don't have a pictures of.
Lamingtons Scratch Recipe
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 eggs (beaten)
2 cups self raising flour*
Icing (recipe follows)
Preheat oven to 350*F (175*C).
Grease a 13 x 9 inch pan and set aside. Cream together butter and sugar. Gradually add the eggs, mixing well. Add 1/3 cup of flour at a time, stirring gently and thoroughly after each addition. Pour batter in pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, reducing the temperature to 325*F (160*C) after 30 minutes. Let cool. Cut into 2 inch (4 cm) squares.
Chocolate Lamingtons Icing
500 grams / 1 lb of icing sugar
1/3 cup of cocoa
15 grams / ½ oz of butter
½ cup of milk

Melt the butter in a saucepan and remove from the heat. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa into the saucepan, add the milk and mix through. Dip squares of sponge cake into the icing mix. Roll in coconut.


Life in Fitzville said...

I love the idea of making the deserts the main part!!

Have there been any favorites on the dessert end?

Kathy said...

This is the boy's favorite:Cherry Marshmellow Jubilee
1 can cherry pie filling sm can crushed pineapple
1 can sweetened cond milk 2 c miniature mashmellows
8 or 9 oz Cool Whip

Mix pie filling, milk and Cool Whip by hand. Add pineapple
and marshmellows. Mix by hand. Refrigerate.

It's easy and we make it when we have to take food somewhere, like Ty's banquet last night.

One Crowded House said...

oh my heavens.... I want to come live at your house- you always have the yummiest foods!!!!!!

Christine said...

Again, it all looks so yummy!