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Old 02/05/13, 10:57 AM
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Cool Need a special recipe for Valentines pie sale

Doesn't have to be a pie. Can be anything, should be sweet I guess. Sugar free or not. I'd like to make something different, but not to complicated!! Thanks in advance..
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Old 02/05/13, 11:20 AM
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If it doesn't have to be a pie, here is a delicious recipe for coconut cake, so moist! It looks delicious too!

Double Coconut Cake

Cooking spray
One Tablespoon cake flour
Two cups sifted cake flour
2- teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon salt
1/3-cup butter, softened
Two large eggs
1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
1-tablespoon vanilla extract
Fluffy coconut frosting
2/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat two (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; dust with one Tablespoon flour.
Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (for about 5 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Sharply tap the pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks, and remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
Place one cake layer on a plate; spread with 1 cup fluffy coconut frosting. Sprinkle with 1/3-cup coconut. Top with remaining cake layer, spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle 1/3-cup coconut over top of cake. Store cake loosely covered in the refrigerator. Yield: 14 servings.

Fluffy Coconut Frosting

Four large egg whites
teaspoon cream of tartar
Dash of salt
1-cup sugar
cup water
teaspoon vanilla extract
teaspoon coconut extract

Place egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt in a large bowl and beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook. Without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 238 degrees. Pour hot sugar syrup in a thin stream over egg whites, beating at high speed. Stir in extracts. Yield: about 4 cups
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Old 02/05/13, 11:23 AM
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If you take a square pan and a round pan, where one side of the square pan is the same as the diameter of the round pan, you can cut the round cake in half and set it against the edges of the square cake and it makes a nice heart shape.

Set it up on a sheet of cardboard covered with foil. Decorate pretty, and it should sell well.
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Old 02/07/13, 12:40 PM
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Thank you ladies. Both ideas are awesome!!
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Old 02/07/13, 12:46 PM
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Wind in her Hair makes an amazing lemon pie.
Cabin Fever posted it awhile back.
I believe it's called Angel Lemon pie. Do a search for it. Everyone that's tasted it here just goes bananas for it.

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Old 02/07/13, 05:39 PM
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We love this one very nice. MM

Old-fashioned apple pie

Pie can be made 2 days ahead, but pastry will tend to soften a little under the apple. Keep pie, covered, in refrigerator. Pastry can be made a day ahead; wrap in plastic wrap, keep in refrigerator. Pastry can be frozen for 2 months. Allow pastry to return to room temperature before rolling out to required size. Uncooked pie can be frozen for up to 2 months. This recipe is not suitable to microwave.
150g (1 cup) plain flour
75g ( cup) self-raising flour
35g ( cup) cornflour
cup custard powder
1 tablespoon castor sugar
125g butter, chopped
1 egg, separated
125ml ( cup) water, approximately
1 tablespoon castor sugar, extra

Lemony apple filling
7 large apples
125ml ( cup) water
2 tablespoons sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind


Pastry: Combine sifted flours, custard powder and sugar in large bowl, rub in chopped butter with fingertips or process in food processor until ingredients are just combined. Add enough combined egg yolk and water to mix to a firm dough. This can also be done in food processor. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead gently until smooth. Cut dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate 30 minutes.

Roll out half the pastry between sheets of plastic wrap or greaseproof paper until large enough to line deep 23cm pie plate. Remove top piece of plastic from pastry. Use remaining plastic to help turn pastry into pie plate. Carefully press pastry into pie plate; do not stretch pastry. Carefully remove remaining plastic. Trim edge of the pastry with sharp knife; reserve scraps.

Spoon cold filling evenly into pastry case, brush edge of pastry with lightly beaten egg white. Roll out remaining pastry as before, cover filling with pastry. Press edges together firmly, trim with knife. Using fingers, pinch edges to make a frill. Roll reserved pastry scraps between sheets of plastic wrap, cut leaf shapes from pastry, if desired. Mark veins on leaves using small knife. Brush pastry with egg white, place leaves in position, brush leaves with egg white. Sprinkle pie evenly with extra sugar. Bake at 190C for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 180C, bake further 20 minutes or until pie is golden brown.

Lemony apple filling: Peel apples, cut into quarters, remove cores. Cut each quarter in half lengthways. Place apples into large saucepan with water, bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, cook for about 5 minutes or until apples are just tender. Transfer apples to bowl, gently stir in sugar, cinnamon and lemon rind; cool to room temperature.
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Old 02/07/13, 05:43 PM
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This is my wifes favorite hope you like MM

Coffee custard tart
Mick Blake
1 large baking tray lined with short crust pastry prebaked 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius..= {356 degrees Fahrenheit}

1 cup double or triple strength coffee
1 cup cream
6 eggs whipped
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
4 tablespoons warn butter 80gm.
Pinch salt.
12 chocolate coated coffee beans

Whipped cream 600ml { 1pint} & 1/2 cup white sugar,for serving

Whisk eggs, coffee, sugar & cream and sit a side at room temperature, now warm butter over low heat add sifted flour with salt slowly and stir consonantly over low heat, cook for five minutes or until golden colour, Now keep stiring as you slowly add Egg/coffee mix {I use a metal whisk} cook until the mixture thickens up, taste that flour taste is cook out. Pour thicken mix in to tart shell and place the chocolate coffee beans equally across the tart {I do three across and four down}

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.= {356 degrees Fahrenheit}

Sever with a dollop of whipped cream & some grated dark chocolate
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Old 02/10/13, 04:15 PM
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I always make my dessert pizza for 4H bake sales. I never come home with leftovers and people always ask for the recipe, thinking it's something difficult to make.

Dessert pizza
Make one recipe of Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips. Make a crust by spreading the dough around a cookie pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle some chocolate chips evenly over the dough. All you need is a handful or two. You really don't need many chips. Bake 375 for 10-15 minutes. Cook until it's mostly set. The center may be kind of wiggly.

Sprinkle a package of mini marshmallows over the crust, making sure to cover everything all the way to the edges (so they don't get too brown). Cook another ten to 15 minutes until the marshmallows are nice and golden brown. It's a gooey, yummy mess.

My grandma's sugar pie is always a hit. This is for people who have a very sweet tooth. I think Angie Garner was a friend of a friend. I think it tastes kind of like a really rich caramel pie.

Angie Garner's Sugar Pie
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
Chunk butter (walnut size)
Pinch salt
1/2 scant cup flour
Crumble all together, pour it over one cup of boiling water, and stir thoroughly. Stir in one cup of cream. (Grandma used half and half.) Pour into unbaked crust. Bake 15 minutes at 450 then reduce heat to 300 and bake another 40 minutes. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired. (I've never used the nutmeg.)

Here's the crust recipe she used.
2-1/4 c flour
1t salt
3/4 c shortening

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Old 02/11/13, 11:39 AM
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and here are links to two terrific one mug one servings desserts.............


I hope you find helpful ideas here. Good Luck!
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