Trying Hot Cocoa Bombs ( Video attached )+ Recipe!

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Hi everyone! In today’s post I am going to be making the famous hot cocoa bombs! I have a video on how to make them to go with this post, but I will also list what you will need to make them. So, when I first decided to make theses fun bombs, I was looking up a bunch of recipes and discovered that just about all the recipes tempered their chocolate, and this discouraged me a bit because, well, tempering chocolate can be quite hard. I just decided to try it without all the hard chocolate tempering. And guess what, it worked! The bombs I made where just as glossy as the ones that used the tempered chocolate ( The ones in the video are not as glossy because they are dairy free )! So, if you guys are looking to make some Hot Cocoa Bombs, just try this recipe, its super easy ( With no tempering 😀 ), and makes the perfect bombs every time!

Here is the recipe that I used for the hot cocoa: https://altonbrown.com/recipes/hot-cocoa-mix/. Alright, lets get into it!

Supplies:

  • 11/4-2 C. any chocolate.
  • Silicone mold, any kind.
  • Paint brush
  • Hot cocoa mix

Notes/tips: If you accidentally burn your chocolate in the microwave, add a bit of coconut oil and stir, it should become more smooth. You can add mini dehydrated marshmallows into the bombs as well! Add 1/4 C. mix into each bomb, and then add the bomb into 3/4 C. milk or water.

Thank you guys for reading/watching! I should be posting some pictures of all the different kinds of bombs I made soon, I just can’t access them right now, so stay tuned!

~Lillyana

Apple fries

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Hi everyone! So I was thinking since winter dose not technically start till December, and I did not get around to posting as many October fall videos and blog posts as I hoped, I thought maybe I could make some more Fall videos and blogs this November. What do you guys think? Should this post be part of the Fall series? Tell me what you think in the comments. Anyway, lets move on to our recipe today, Apple fries! If you have never tried apple fries, you need to! The juicy apple middle, combined with crispy sugary outside, and that punch of cinnamon is all you need in life. If you wanna learn how to make these, keep reading!

Ingredients:

  • 4 apple peeled and sliced
  • Frying oil
  • 1/2 C. Cornstarch
  • 1/2 sugar
  • Cinnamon sugar for coating

Instructions

First, heat your oil to 350 F, the oil should fill an inch of your pan. Next, coat your apples in the cornstarch and sugar. After you apples are coated, place them in the oil and fry on each side for 2-3 minutes. As soon as they come out of the oil, coat them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. And that’s it! Other than enjoying them of course….;D

Notes: These are best served immediately. Takes about 30 minutes. Serves 4-6.

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to tell me what you think about continuing the fall series in the comments below!

~Lillyana

Rhubarb Raspberry crisp

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Hi everyone! I am sorry that I have not been posting much lately. Not only have I been super busy with school, I have also been working on setting up my YouTube channel. Which now means I can post videos on here to!

So, as we are getting into the month of October, I was going to do a lot of Fall themed desserts on this blog and on my YouTube channel. Also, I wanted to mention, as we get closer to Halloween I wanted to do some Halloween themed food tutorials. But anyway, today I am going to be showing and telling you how to make Rhubarb Raspberry crisp ( scroll down for the video ).

Ingredients


  • 1 C. oats
  • 1/2 C. flour
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C. butter ( one stick )
  • 4. C. Rhubarb
  • 1 container of raspberry’s
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 C. white sugar

Instructions


Preheat you oven to 350F. Next, take the first 7 ingredients and mix them all together with your clean hands until you have a fine crumbly mixture, set aside. Now take your rhubarb and raspberry’s and coat them in the cornstarch and white sugar, take this mixture and pour it into a lightly greased glass pan. Take your crumble mixture and pour it on top of the fruits, bake this for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and it is bubbling. Enjoy ( it tastes really good with some ice cream! )!

Here is a video for this recipe: https://youtu.be/nTYOfw099A4

Anyone who wants to subscribe please do, it would be really helpful. I am trying to reach 50 subscribers by the end of the month. 🙂 Here is a link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmBGdKmXqszHN_nSEW8Xzug?view_as=subscriber

Have a nice rest of your day! Bye!

~Lillyana

Whoopie pies

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Hi guys! I am back, and this time with whoopie pies! For those of you who don’t know what these are, they are two really soft chocolate cookies always filled with some sort of fluffy filling. My filling was a marshmallow fluff cookie dough filling, and it tastes a way better than it sounds. This is actually the second time I attempted whoopie pies, and they turned out a whole lot better than the first ones did. The recipe I used is from the Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook. 

Here are the pictures:

Thanks for reading!

~Lillyana

Hamburger Buns

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Hi everyone! As you might have guessed from the title, today I am going to talk about homemade hamburger buns. With this virus going around I have been making many more homemade thing than usual, and it’s are much better than store bought food. 😉 That also means I will be posting more! 😀 Anyway, here is they recipe I used to make the hamburger buns: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/40-minute-hamburger-buns/. I let them rise a little longer than intended ( 30 minutes longer xD ), but due to that, they puffed up a lot and were still super fluffy. These bun’s probably don’t even need to be used as hamburger buns, I am sure they would taste amazing with jelly on them for breakfast. 😉

I have now made you all wait long enough, here are the pictures of the buns we have been talking about:

What do you think?

Alrighty, have a good day everyone! I will be posting more in the near future! Have you ever made hamburger buns before? What about hotdog buns? 

~Lillyana

More Donuts

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Hey everyone! Im back! And this time with donuts. 😀 Today I am going to share with you the donuts that I just recently baked. They are called Three Way Donuts. This is because you can make them three different ways and they still taste amazing. I made some powdered sugar ones, some cinnamon sugar ones, and then some glazed ones. Click HERE to see the recipe I used. Now for the pics:

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Thanks for reading! 😀

~Lillyana

Homemade Ice creams

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We all scream for ice cream!!! Hi everybody! Yes, as you might have guessed, I am going to share homemade ice cream that I have been make constantly since we got our ice cream maker a couple day ago. The maker that we got is super cool! All you have to do is freeze the bowl that the ice cream goes in for up to 8 hours, pour in your ice cream mixture, and let it spin in the freezing bowl for 20 minutes! And, vola, you have homemade ice cream! Anyway, I am getting a little off track here. What I wanted to show you today was all the different ice creams I made. Oh! And by the way, the recipes I used came out of the ice cream makers manual. I thought it was so cool that the manual came with so many recipes. There was normal ice creams, custards and sorbets. 😉

The first ice cream I made was vanilla. I made the mistake not to use the recipe in the booklet, so it didn’t turn out to good. It kinda formed in clumpy balls instead of smoothly all the way through. There was also some random liquid in random places. Despite how gross I seemed to explain it, it was super tasty and still good to eat. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of it to show. 😦

The second ice cream I made was chocolate! This one turned out perfect ( since I used the booklet this time ). It was super smooth and creamy, definitely a soft serve though. Here are some pictures:

The left pic it my sisters ice cream ( I don’t know how she got it to stay in the cone! xD ) And the other one is mine. 😀

This is the ice cream coming together in the maker. It is about done.

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The third ice cream I made was more like a custard ice cream. I am just saying this because the cream was cooked like a custard. The flavor was mint chip! This is my favorite kind of ice cream. 😀

And now for the pictures:

I did take a video of the ice cream coming together in the maker, but I am unable to post videos on here.

The 4th ice cream was caramel chocolate chip. It was super good because I made this one with just whipping cream ( and because of the carmel ). It was gone so fast I didn’t get any pictures of it! xD

And finally the fifth! Whitch was cookie dough! Another one of my favorites. For the ice cream I just made plain vanilla. As for the cookie dough, that was made using a recipe from the Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook. I really love this cookbook and would recommend checking it out. 🙂 It has a lot of great recipes. Anyway, here are some pictures:

This is the ice cream:

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This is the cookie dough:

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Something I would recommend would be freezing the ice cream overnight. The ice cream maker just doesn’t make it firm enough.

So, I will be making many more ice cream in the future and updating this post, so stay tuned!

Edited: Here is a video on how to make this ice cream recipe:

This video is on my channel to see my channel go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmBGdKmXqszHN_nSEW8Xzug?view_as=subscriber

Have a great rest of your day! What is your favorite ice cream? Do you make Ice cream?

~Lillyana

Cake!

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Hello! Today I am going to share my latest cake that I have made. This is my first 4-H cake. This year for 4-H I am doing the level two in cake decorating, and in this step in I am supposed to use a star tip, leaf tip, and round tip, which you will see on the cake. I am also learning to use a coupler which helps to change tips using the same color. This time instead of using boxed cake, this one is totally homemade. It’s flavor in vanilla bean, which means I got to experience with vanilla beans for the first time! Here is the RECIPE I used. I didn’t use the frosting recipe that came with the cake recipe. Instead I used one from my book. Now for my cake:

 

What do you think of the cake? What kind of tips do you like to use?

~Lillyana