This Cranberry Cashew Granola is super easy to make, crunchy, sweet and way better than store bought. Perfect with yogurt and fresh fruit.
Imagine biting into a beignet that is slightly crispy on the outside, pillowy soft on the inside, oozing with nutella and heavily dusted with powdered sugar. That is exactly what it is like to bite into these beignets and yes, they are as amazing as they look and sound. Classic beignets are already hard to resist but these Nutella Stuffed Beignets are on another level. If you want a fun treat today, this recipe is a must try. These Nutella Stuffed Beignets are just right, they aren’t too sweet so the Nutella doesn’t overpower the whole beignet. You need only a few ingredients, and the recipe is pretty straight forward. They are pretty easy to make (I know I always say this but it is true!). Like most yeasty recipes, it just needs time to rise. And with this one, it also takes some time to distribute the Nutella to each beignet. But believe me when I say every minute spent on this recipe is worth it. So if you are like me and you love Nutella and pretty much anything fried, you will love these beignets. Some Tips Using whole fat milk is ideal for a nice rich final product As tempting as it may be, do not put too much Nutella in the center of your rectangle. When you try to fold it, Nutella will ooze out of the corners and it will be impossible to seal. Do not skip rubbing a little water around the edge of your rectangle before folding it. It will mostly not seal and open in the hot oil if you skip this part. If you don’t have a thermometer to test the oil (I don’t), you can test it by dropping a little piece of dough in the oil after a few minutes of heating up. If your dough sinks to the bottom of the pan with few to no bubbles, it is not hot enough. If/when bubbles form around the dough and it rises, your oil is hot enough. If your oil starts to smoke and your dough begins to brown really quickly, it is too hot; turn the heat down and wait a few minutes.
Today you are in for a treat! Valentine’s day is around the corner so what better time to share this Apple Roses (Magnificos) recipe with you. These pastries are really one of a kind. Imagine sweet and slightly tart apples glazed with apricot jam, then intertwined with buttery layers of puff pastry that go from a flaky exterior to a tender center. They don’t only look sophisticated, they taste amazing and they will surely impress anyone you make them for (including yourself). So this Valentine’s Day, instead of giving your significant other roses that will just sit in water and die, consider giving them these roses that they can eat and enjoy, and thank me later. Ok I know this is great for Valentine’s day but for the rest of you who are like me and just want a treat on a Wednesday, this is great for you too. Apple Roses (or Magnificos) look fancy and all but they are also very straight forward to make and you only need about 4 ingredients. Your first rose may be a little messy but you will get the hang of it. My tips and photos below will help a lot so make sure you refer to them before you start. The apricot jam really is essential in this recipe. Not only does it act as a sweetener, it also gives these pastries its unique flavor. I can’t wait for you to try them, they are really called Magnificos for a reason. Some Tips Pre-make or buy the puff pastry dough ahead of time. This will save you some time and energy. You know how I feel about making your own dough; homemade is usually the tastiest. So if you want to go this route, I have a great and easy Puff Pastry recipe you can use. But also don’t let me guilt you into making the puff pastry yourself, a store bought puff pastry dough will work really well too. Thinner is better. The apples should be sliced thin and the dough should be rolled thin. If your apples are too thick, they will break instead of roll or take forever to soften up in the microwave. If your dough is too thick, it may puff up too much or take longer to cook in the center. Do not make your strip too long. I suggest going with 6 to 8 inches. If it is too long, it may take longer to bake in the center or be too snug in your cupcake pan. Which leads me to the next tip. Make sure your apple roses aren’t too snug in your pan. If they are, they may puff up too much and the rose shape may be ruined. Of course you can use a muffin pan instead for bigger roses. You just want to make sure the thin apple slices don’t burn from the longer cooking period. Cover your roses with foil midway to prevent them from burning. It is ok if your apples get a little dark but to avoid them getting too dark and drying out, you can place some foil loosely on the apple roses. Emphasis on loosely. Remove them from the pan immediately when they are ready. Some of the apricot jam may leak out during the baking process and harden when cooled. So do no let your apple roses cool in the pan if not they may get stuck.
This Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing is so much better than any store bought version. Creamy yet chunky and super easy to make.
You can have Perfect Whipped Cream right at home! It is really easy to make and you only need three ingredients.
Salsa is fresher and tastier when made at home, plus it is really easy to make. This recipe will show you how.
This Easy Puff Pastry recipe is proof that anyone can make Puff Pastry at home. Buttery, flaky and better than store bought, a must try
Coq au vin is hearty, comforting and packed with flavor. Don't be intimidated by this French dish, it is quite easy to make
Puff puff or beignets are deep fried golden balls of sweet dough. Popular in a lot of Central and West African countries and so easy to make!
A very easy to make Thai Red Curry with chicken. Restaurant quality and ready in 30 mins. Serve with steamed rice, cilantro or basil & lime.
Bacon and leek crustless quiche is easy to make, rich, hearty and it has a beautiful flavor from the blend of leeks, gruyere/swiss and bacon.
Kale chips are a very easy to make, versatile, healthy and tasty alternative to potato chips and other fried snacks & you can make it at home
This spicy green chicken stir fry is a delicious, healthy and easy recipe that you can have ready in a short amount of time