Delicious Goodies to Try During National Bake and Decorate Month

January 23rd, 2019 by

Celebrate National Bake and Decorate Month with delicious treats! You can indulge in various desserts right in the comfort of your home. Treat yourself with these tasty recipes.

Homemade Apple Pie

You’ll need: sugar, 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1 egg white, 7 cups of thinly sliced peeled tart apples, 9 inches of pastry for double-crust pie.

Step 1: Combine 1/2 cup of white sugar with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Add in flour and spices.

Step 2: In a separate large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice. Then, add them to the sugar mixture and coat them.

Step 3: Grab a 9 inch pie plate and line it with a bottom crust. Then, trim the pastry even.

Step 4: Fill the pie plate with the apple mixture and dot it with butter. Roll out the remaining pastry crust and fit it on top of the pie. Trim, seal, and flute the edges. Then, cut slits in the pastry. (Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.)

Step 5: In a bowl, beat the egg white until it is foamy. Then, brush it over the pie crust. Sprinkle the crust with sugar and loosely cover the edges with foil.

Step 6: Bake the pie at 375 degree for 25 minutes.

Step 7: Remove the foil and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack. Serve with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

Blackberry Cobbler

You’ll need: 6 cups of blackberries, 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 cups of milk, 2 cups of white sugar, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1/2 cup of melted butter

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil a 9×13-inch baking dish. (Set aside.)

Step 2: Grab a small bowl and whisk 1/2 cup of sugar with the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.

Step 3: Gather the blackberries and place them into a separate mixing bowl. Then, drizzle them with 1/4 cup of melted butter and sprinkle the cornstarch mixture on top. Toss evenly to coat.

Step 4: Spread the coated blackberries into the previously prepared baking dish.

Step 5: In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, 1 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of salt. Blend this dry mixture together evenly.

Step 6: To this dry mixture, stir in the milk, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup of melted butter. Stir until this mixture is combined well. (It may still be a bit lumpy, but this is okay.)

Step 7: Pour this batter over the blackberries in the previously prepared baking dish.

Step 8: Bake the cobbler in the over until the berries are tender and the crust is golden. This should take about an hour, but check the cobbler’s progress regularly after 50 minutes of baking. Serve warm.

Pound Cake

You’ll need: 1 pound of all-purpose flour (3 1/4 cups), 9 large eggs, 4 1/4 sticks of softened unsalted butter, 2 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of coarse salt, 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Take the 1/4 stick of butter and butter two 5×9-inch loaf pans.

Step 2: Combine the salt and all-purpose flour in a bowl. (Set aside.)

Step 3: Place the softened butter and sugar into a mixer. Cream it on high speed until it is pale and fluffy. This should take about 8 minutes.

Step 4: Scrape the sides of the bowl and place all of the mixture toward the center of the bowl. Then, reduce the speed level to medium and mix in the vanilla extract.

Step 5: Lightly beat the eggs and slowly add them into the mixer. Mix thoroughly.

Step 6: Reduce the speed level to low. Slowly add in the flour and salt mixture and allow the batter to mix thoroughly.

Step 7: Divide the batter between the two pans. (Be sure to tap the pans on the counter to settle the mixture.) Then, smooth the tops.

Step 8: Bake for about 65 minutes. Check back regularly. (Test the cake by sticking a toothpick into the center. When it comes out clean, the cake is ready.)

Step 9: Allow the cakes to cool in their pans on a wire rack for about 30 minute. Then, remove them from the pans and let them cool completely. Serve with berries or whipped cream.

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