Thursday, July 30, 2015

Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

SHOW: Sweet Dreams
EPISODE: International Pancakes

Total Time: 35 min
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 15 min

Yield: 24 pancakes

Ingredients

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup whole, 2 percent fat, or 1 percent fat milk
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, or less to taste
Butter, for cooking

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine the butter and milk. Place over low heat just until warm and the butter is melted. Let cool slightly. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork. Whisk in the milk mixture. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until barely blended. Add the chocolate chips and mix.

Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Add about 1 teaspoon of butter and melt until bubbly. Ladle 3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake onto the hot surface and cook until bubbly on the top and golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 30 seconds more. Repeat until all the batter is used up. Serve hot.

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand, “Butter Sugar Flour Eggs” by Gale Gand, Rick Tramonto, Julia Moskin, Clarkson N. Potter Publishers, 1999

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Recipe

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

SHOW: How to Boil Water
EPISODE: Chocolate Sweet Tooth

Total Time: 50 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive: 30 min

Yield: 1 pound chocolate covered strawberries

Level: Intermediate

Ingredients

6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well

Directions

Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)

Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.

Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

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Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

SHOW: Good Eats
EPISODE: Churn Baby Churn, 2

Total Time: 8 hr 18 min
Prep: 8 min
Inactive: 8 hr
Cook: 10 min

Yield: 1 1/2 quarts

Level: Intermediate

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces unsweetened cocoa powder, approximately 1/2 cup
3 cups half-and-half
1 cup heavy cream
8 large egg yolks
9 ounces sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions

Place the cocoa powder along with 1 cup of the half-and-half into a medium saucepan over medium heat and whisk to combine. Add the remaining half-and-half and the heavy cream. Bring the mixture just to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and remove from the heat.

In a medium mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the sugar and whisk to combine. Temper the cream mixture into the eggs and sugar by gradually adding small amounts, until about 1/3 of the cream mixture has been added. Pour in the remainder and return the entire mixture to the saucepan and place over low heat. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon and reaches 170 to 175 degrees F. Pour the mixture into a container and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Place the mixture into the refrigerator and once it is cool enough not to form condensation on the lid, cover and store for 4 to 8 hours or until the temperature reaches 40 degrees F or below.

Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's directions. This should take approximately 25 to 35 minutes. Serve as is for soft serve or freeze for another 3 to 4 hours to allow the ice cream to harden.

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2005

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe

Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Total Time: 4 hr 25 min
Prep: 4 hr 25 min

Yield: 8 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients

10 3 .5-ounce rectangular vanilla ice cream sandwiches
1 pint strawberry ice cream, slightly softened
1 pint mint chip or pistachio ice cream, slightly softened
1/2 cup finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 12 cookies)
Chocolate shell topping, for spreading

Directions

Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with heavy-duty foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. Arrange 5 ice cream sandwiches snugly in the bottom of the pan. Spread the strawberry ice cream on top in an even layer. Press the remaining 5 ice cream sandwiches on top, then spread the mint chip ice cream evenly over the sandwiches. Top with an even layer of crushed cookies, pressing gently.

Cover the cake with plastic wrap and freeze until set, about 4 hours. Uncover, then lift the foil to remove the cake from the pan. Invert onto a platter, remove the foil and spread with the chocolate shell topping. Serve immediately or cover and freeze for up to 2 days.

Photograph by Kana Okada

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

Ice Cream Freezer Pops Recipe

Ice Cream Freezer Pops Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

SHOW: The Pioneer Woman
EPISODE: Burnin' Down the Barn

Ingredients

1/2 package sandwich cookies (12 to 14 cookies) , crushed
15 regular-size peanut butter cups, crushed
10 ounces candy-coated chocolate pieces (about 1 cup), crushed
1/2 gallon very good quality vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
Special equipment: Fifteen 5-ounce paper cups

Directions

Combine the crushed cookies, peanut butter cups and candy-coated chocolate pieces and add a spoonful to the bottom of each paper cup.

Scoop the ice cream into a large bowl of a mixer, then pour in the remaining chocolate-cookie mix. Mix gently with a paddle attachment. Spoon the ice cream into the cups and carefully insert a popsicle stick into each pop.

Freeze until the ice cream has solidified. Tear off the paper cups to serve.

Buttermilk-Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Buttermilk-Pecan Ice Cream

Total Time: 30 min
Prep: 30 min

Yield: 8 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups buttermilk
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup candied pecans (page 138)
1/2 cup coarse sea salt
Caramel bananas, for topping, optional (recipe below)
Candied Pecans:
(Makes 1 cup)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Caramel Bananas:
(Makes 2 cups)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 firm yellow bananas, chopped or sliced
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
Pinch of salt

Directions

Make the mix.

Whisk the sugar, cream, buttermilk, condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla and candied pecans in a large bowl.

Pour into a bag.

Prop a 1-gallon zip-top freezer bag open in a large container; pour in the buttermilk mixture. Press out the air and seal. Chill the bag until ready to make the ice cream.

Fill your container.

Put about 10 cups ice in the container, filling it about three-quarters of the way, then pour in the sea salt. Nestle the sealed bag of buttermilk mixture in the ice.

Start shaking!

Tightly cover the container with the lid. Shake vigorously for about 15 minutes, or until the buttermilk mixture is thick. How long it takes depends on your shakin'!

Serve and eat.

For soft-serve, rinse the outside of the bag, snip a corner and pipe into bowls. For firmer ice cream, freeze 1 hour before scooping. Top with caramel bananas, if desired.
Candied Pecans:

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, then add the pecans, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt. Cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is sticky, 6 to 8 minutes. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet to cool, then refrigerate at least 10 minutes before using.
Caramel Bananas:

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bananas, stirring to coat. Sprinkle in the brown sugar and salt and cook, stirring, until the bananas are tender and coated with the sauce, 2 to 4 minutes. Spoon warm over ice cream.

Photograph by David Land

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson for Food Network Magazine

Cherry-Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Cherry-Chocolate Ice Cream

Total Time: 6 hr 40 min
Prep: 6 hr 5 min
Cook: 35 min

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups halved pitted cherries (about 13 ounces whole cherries)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup dark rum (or water)
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 large egg yolks
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Put the cherries, 2 tablespoons sugar and the rum in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until syrupy, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool, then refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours.

Meanwhile, heat the milk and the remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking to dissolve the sugar. Whisk the egg yolks in a small bowl. Gradually whisk about 1/2 cup of the warm milk mixture into the eggs, then whisk the egg mixture into the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats a spoon and registers 168 degrees F on a candy thermometer, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; add the semisweet and unsweetened chocolate and the butter and set aside until the chocolate melts, about 5 minutes.

Transfer the chocolate mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours or overnight.

Churn the chilled chocolate mixture in an ice cream maker. Strain the cherry mixture, reserving the syrup. When the ice cream is very thick, add the cherries and continue churning until incorporated. Transfer to a freezer-safe container. Drizzle in the reserved cherry syrup and swirl with a spoon. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.

Photograph by Andrew Purcell

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

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