Monday, November 21, 2011

Home Made Chocolate Cake Balls, Naminiai Šokoladinio Pyrago Rutuliukai

1/2 cup butter                                                  
1 cup sugar 
1 egg 
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1/2 cup baking cocoa 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 pinch of salt 
1/2 cup water 
1/2 cup buttermilk
Sprinkles & chocolate 

In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture water and buttermilk, beating well after each addition. 
Fill mini cup - cake pan cups two - thirds full. Bake at 350F for 15 - 20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Decorate with your favorite frosting, sprinkles, chocolate when cool.

0.5 puodelio sviesto                                                
1 puodelis cukraus
1 kiausinis
1 arbatinis saukstelis vaniles esencijos
1.5 puodelio miltu
0.5 puodelio kakavos
1 arbatinis saukstelis sodos
ziupsnelis druskos
0.5 puodelio vandens
0.5 puodelio kefyro
Pabarstukai, sokoladas.

I inda dedame sviesta ir ji issukam su cukrumi. Imusam kiausini ir esencija, dar karta viska gerai issukam. I gauta mase dedam miltus, kakava, soda, druska. Pamazu pilam vandeni ir kefyra, viska gerai ismaisom. 
Pyrago mase pripildom kamuoliuku/keksiuku forma. Ikaitinam orkaite iki 175C ir kepame 15 - 20 minuciu, arba iki tol, kol dantu krapstukas istrauktas is kamuoliuko bus sausas. Puosiame pabarstukais, sokoladu.

Go ahead……….I know you want to grab one.  That’s what they’re there for!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chocolate On The Stick

Chocolate on The Stick

8 oz. chocolate (black, white)
1/4 cup cocoa (sifted)
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar (sifted)
 pinch of salt

Zip-lock or pipping bag. Some kind of chocolate mold, ice trays work great.

Break the chocolate into pieces. Place into a dry bowl and microwave the pieces for 90 seconds. Stir. And if needed return to the microwave for 20 second intervals until melted. Stirring in between. 
While the chocolate is melting, combine the dry ingredients. When the chocolate is finished melting, add the dry ingredients and mix. Divide the mixture into chocolate molds or ice cube trays. (Silicone works best.) And place a stick in each one. Tap the molds on the counter to remove air bubbles. After they are cooled, they should easily pop out of the molds. When you're ready to serve, simply heat 1 cup of milk. Add the chocolate stick, and stir it in until melted, or eat it like a chocolate candy.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"To Practice Any Art, No Matter How Well Or Badly, Is A Way To Make Your Soul Grow." (Kurt Vonnegut)

Pan - Fried Plantains, Kepti Plantanai

Pan - fried plantains 
  2 ripe plantains
  Vegetable oil for frying
Choose plantains with some yellow color on the skin. Peel. Slice diagonally, into about 1/2 inch thick pieces. Set aside.Heat a large skillet. Cover bottom of skillet with vegetable oil. When oil is hot add plantain slices and cook over medium heat until lightly brown on first side. Turn and cook until lightly brown on second side. . Remove from pan when lightly brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels before serving. Makes 6 servings. Cooking time 5-10 minutes.

Kepti Plantanai

2 Plantanai (bananų rūšis)
Aliejus kepimui

Plantans nulupti ir supjaustyti griežinėliais. Į įkaitiną keptuvėje aliejų sudėti griežinėlius ir kepti kol lengvai parus. Atvesus deti i lėkštę, apibarstyti cukraus pudra. Papuošti vyšniomis. Skanaus!