Friday, January 15, 2010

On a Lighter Note...



DARK COCOA BROWNIES-PINEAPPLE SCONES-WHEAT ROLLS & POTATO CORN CHOWDER~
Just a few things made in the Royal Kitchen this week....

BROWNIES -
This recipe has been used by the my Mother since I was born...1963
Preheat @ 350 -30 minutes  check with clean tooth pick
2/3c sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
6Tbsp dark cocoa powder

~~whisk dry ingredients in a separate bowl ~~

2 eggs
1c sugar

1/2c vegetable oil
1tsp vanilla
cream eggs and sugar then add oil and vanilla
1/2c nuts chopped
frost or top with powdered sugar if desired

SCONES - 
please note this recipe makes a ton of scones, but I have 4 teenagers with friends who love them~~~they freeze beautifully

14 c flour- can add 10 white and 4 wheat if desired
2Tbsp baking powder
2tsp baking soda
1c sugar
1tsp salt

~~whisk dry ingredients in large bowl~~
6 sticks butter cold and grated 
CUT mixture with pastry cutter or fingers should resemble small pea size lumps
1pint sour cream
1cup cream

add 2 large cans crushed pineapple drained -reserve juice for glaze
add more cream if mixture is to crumbly
should pull together, roll out 1 and 1/2 inches thick large rectangle
slice 4 inch sections and cut triangles
place 9-12 depending on desired size on greased jelly roll pan
brush with cream 
Any choice of fruit may be added, frozen berries is also delicious, note fresh fruit will not keep as long in scones...frozen or canned or dried fruits seem to work best;)
GLAZE
1 box Powdered sugar
1/3 cup  pineapple juice
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
whisk and glaze scones while they are warm out of oven, let cool and serve.
BAKE @ 375  15 minutes

WHEAT ROLLS -I HAVE POSTED MY ROLL RECIPE UNDER ROLLIN IN DOUGH-JUST SPLIT FLOUR HALF  AND HALF WITH WHEAT FLOUR AND WHITE!

POTATO CORN CHOWDER
1c chopped onion
1c diced celery
8c diced potatoes -peeled
3c corn canned- reserve juice 
6 garlic cloves minced


~~cover raw vegetables with water in a stockpot then add reserved corn juice~~
simmer until vegetables are tender~~

2 sticks butter
qc. flour
1quart half and half
2tsp salt 1 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp Parsley~~in a large sauce pan melt butter and add flour whisk briskly until you have formed a rue , should be a light Carmel color add cream, corn  and seasoning to mixture bring to a simmer and add directly to stock pot of tender vegetables in water~~

Stir until thick...may add cheese if desired, Harvarti, cheddar, cream cheese or your favorite!


So glad to share some things on the lighter side ;)




WISHING YOU ALL A ROYAL WEEKEND.....Aloha...Queen B


crown photo courtesy of                                                                                    costumevintagejewelry.com


19 comments:

  1. MUST HAVE PINEAPPLE SCONES! I am going to try that soon, thanks!

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  2. 14 cups of flour for the scones?? Holy Canoly, thats a lot of scones, you were not kidding! Your recipes look really good, I may have to try one this weekend! Hope you have a wonderful weekend yourself! -Suzanne

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  3. Oh Brandi,
    I told the kids I would make them something special in the morning.
    Those scones sound very special!
    Let you know how it goes.

    Thank you!
    Lynea

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  4. Hi: Your food look wonderful. I would love to just stop by for a taste. The only problem is an ocean. Thank you for sharing those wonderful foods. Among your many talents, you are a great cook. Blessings, Martha

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  5. Hi: Your food look wonderful. I would love to just stop by for a taste. The only problem is an ocean. Thank you for sharing those wonderful foods. Among your many talents, you are a great cook. Blessings, Martha

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  6. Hi Brandi,

    It all looks so amazing! Like Martha said, I wish we weren't so far away! I especially want to try your soup recipe...it looks and sounds divine.

    What a lovely crown pin, I have a major weakness for crowns!It's no wonder you like them, being the queen and all!!

    Have a wonderful weekend Brandi!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  7. mm it looks delicious!

    love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3
    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

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  8. OMG!!!! Everything looks scrumptious, but THOSE ROLLS!! Must go find the recipe for those. And the chowder - as I was reading your recipe, I was thinking, "Harvati cheese;" yep, that sounds wonderful!

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  9. Fabulicious!Do I say more.Thank you, thank you, thank you for not just the recipes but the pics.I know what I am doing today.Thanks for inspiring me.It is wet and cold and I am staying home today.You will find me in my kitchen.
    I know how it is trying to keep teens and friends fed, it is simply impossible.I feel like I need a dump truck to just unload in the front yard.
    I will treasure these recipes they are like "Gold" with your name on them.I love knowing where my favorite recipes come from.
    I will let you know how it goes.Chow 4 Now~Kim

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  10. Oh my.
    These recipes are amazing.
    How in the world do you bake these thibgs and not gain weight?
    Please tell me there is magic hidden here somewhere!

    Laura

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  11. wow- you are a cooking maven! these recipes sound delicous

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  12. So many wonderful things to cook! x

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  13. Hi Brandi,

    Me again...just stopping by to wish you a good day my friend. Just know I'm thinking about you and if you need an ear, I'm here!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  14. tes recettes sont délicieuses je te félicite
    j'en prendrai note la musique est magnifique
    bonne soirée et à bientôt

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  15. I LOVE NEW RECIPES!! Can't wait to give them a try. I'll be honest...I'll give the brownies a try first! HAHA
    Sandra

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  16. Yummy, yummy! I am a sucker for scones! It all looks fantastic!

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  17. wowzers! Those look so delicious:) Thanks for sharing your recipes, I really want to try them all. Maybe the scone recipe today! Thanks for following, I'll follow right back.Got to have you on my blogroll!! Aloha!:)

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