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Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

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Need a simple and delicious dessert that will give you comfort on cold nights?

Yes! 
Do you have a slow cooker on hand?

Yes!

If you replied "yes" to these inquests as well? Then a classic slow cooker peach cobbler is certainly what you desire. This recipe incorporates simple ingredients, minimal prep work as well as a recipe that is flexible. 

Overall,this cobbler on its own is a delectable layered dessert with fresh, juicy, caramelized peaches along with a fluffy, sweet golden brown cake topping.The slow cooker will do all the work for you and the dessert will impress the ones you share it with.


 Lastly,if your not much of a peach lover then try this cobbler with a substitution of any sort of berry. Also, if fresh fruit is not in season,try frozen or canned as a secondary choice.The options are endless with this dessert.

So try it yourself! You won't be disappointed!


Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler 
Slow Cooker Desserts by Jonnie Downing
6 quart slow cooker or larger
Cooking Time:7 hours
Recommend: Cook ahead of time
Used an 8 quart oval slow cooker:Time range:6-7 hours


1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar,divided
1/2 cup unsalted butter,softened
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup 25 milk
2 pounds fresh peaches,peeled and sliced (about 2 cups)  
(Not in season? Use frozen peaches (thawed) or canned with water,drained.
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup hot water


1. In a large bowl,mix together the flour,1 cup sugar,butter,baking powder,salt,vanilla and milk.Mix, until a smooth batter.


2. Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray.Spread the peaches over the bottom and sprinkle with cinnamon.


3. Cover the peaches with the batter.Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. 


4. After 1 hour,using a small bowl,mix together the 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the hot water,pour over cobbler.Cover once again and cook on low for another 6 hours.Periodically check to prevent any sugar burning when using an 8 quart.The top edge can burn. If that does happen, it can easily be removed.

 See, the top edge burned.Always be watchful! This was 6 hours, probably 5 hours is best with an 8 quart 


It can be salvaged, remove burnt side and it will still be good to serve.



                         Serve,in 4 inch ramekins and looks good as new

Slow Cooked Apple Brown Betty

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Everyone has their own nostalgic version of Apple Brown Betty. Their mother's and grandmother's recipes are always the best; However when keeping an open mind you can introduce yourself to tasty ideas. For instance, imagine taking a classic apple brown betty recipe and baking it with a slow cooker. Slowly baking anything will generate new flavors as well as textures.
 
For example, when using granny smith apples in this recipe, it slowly transforms a tart green apple into a tender,sweet apple. The baking of low heat breaks down the apples slowly. While allowing the flavored bread topping absorb slowly to the fresh apple mixture. Everything melds together and each element has an importance to the balance of flavor. Therefore it creates a dessert with juicy, tender pieces of sweet apple along with a soft golden brown bread topping. It becomes a truly aromatic dessert as well as a compilation that will continue to stay a classic.


Overall,this recipe is easy to follow ,includes simple ingredients and even adaptable if desired. The slight negative is slow cooking of course acquires more time compared to any other form of cooking; however its still well worth the effort. So, if you want to take a chance and create this yourself. Be sure to prep ahead and bake with aple time so that you too can enjoy a comfort dessert after supper. Just don't forget the vanilla ice cream!


Slow Cooker Apple Brown Betty
Slow Cooker Desserts By Jonnie Downing
Yield: 6- 8 quart oval crock pot
Cooking Time: 5-7 hours



3 pounds Granny Smith apples-peeled,cored and chunked
10 slices of white bread,cubed
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Dash of salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter,melted



1. Wash,peel,core and cut the granny smith apples.


2. In a large bowl,combined the cubed bread,brown sugar,cinnamon,nutmeg and salt.Toss with the melted butter.


3. Place the cut up apples in the slow cooker and cover the apples with the bread mixture.


4. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours.Set at warming when done.Serve warm.Best served on day.Best with vanilla ice cream.

Happy Valentine's Day

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Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!


 Be sure to celebrate with your family and friends. This day exists for everyone to enjoy. Its all about putting in that extra time in for the ones we love, so that they know they are truly special to us.

Also never forget,to reward yourself as well,especially with some homemade valentine baked goods and furthermore if you are feeling considerably generous, you can also offer some as a gift.



If you want to celebrate Valentines day in a simple and thoughtful way. Then choose to go the homemade direction by creating these delectable heart sugar cookies. These treats are not just your run of the mill sugar cookie either,they come with their own exceptional qualities. These hearts have been marbled with pink and purple food color to suit the themes of the holidays while including mini chocolate chips as well as a stain glass heart window.
 


These little adaptions to a basic sugar cookie dough has transform them into a highly impressive cookie. Just that little extra effort truly pays off in the end to create a new appearance,flavor as well as texture. Everyone will be super impressed with your gift and will never believe how simple they are to really make.

These delicious heart cookies are buttery and sweet with a crunchy,soft texture with of course a sweet candy flavored window. Also, to dress them up for a gift put them in Valentine's treat bags and way you go. Remember its always the thought that counts!



Marbled Stain Glass Heart Cookies
Yields:About 2 dozen(depends on cookie cutter size)
 
Cookie Dough:Adapted from Hershey Chipits Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter,softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream and tartar
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 bag Jolly Rancher hard candies
Gel Food Coloring-purple and pink



1. Cream together the butter, sugar and egg, until light and fluffy.


2. Beat in flour,baking soda and cream of tartar, until well blended. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.


3. Mold the cookie dough into a round ball,slice in half and mold into two rounds.


4. Place each dough into two separate bowls,add the purple food color to one and then the pink food color in the other.Be sure to use toothpicks to add the gel food coloring.Use a spoon to mix in the food coloring,then use your hands to gradually mix in the color,until you reach the desired color.

5. Wrap each round in saran wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.


6. Flour your work surface.With each colored round,begin to take off pieces to create round cookie balls.Place on work surface and begin to place the cookie balls into rows of alternate colors.Then slightly push the rounds together and then begin rolling out the dough.This will create almost a checker board/marbled effect.


7. Then cut out large heart shapes and cut out smaller hearts in the center.Once done,then begin rolling the dough out again,this will then create another pattern,more marbled appearance.


8. Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet or silpat mat.Bake at 375 F for 8 minutes,until set. Then crush the jolly ranchers,separated by color in a Ziploc bag and crush them finely using a rolling pin.


9. Sprinkle the candy dust in the center of each heart.Bake again at 375 F for 3 minutes,until the candy centers are melted.Let cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet before placing on a cooling rack.The stain glass windows will be hard.Repeat the process.

10. Once cooled, you can then wrap them in cellophane or valentines bag for a gift

Last Minute Christmas Gift? Think Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

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Its coming around the corner ? Do you have your Christmas shopping done? Need a last minute Christmas gift?

How about offering homemade baking?
 
It's a very thoughtful gift to share with your family,friends or even co-workers.They will certainly admire all the effort you brought to make their gift special. 


Therefore, if you're curious in heading this direction?;however stuck on a concept for a recipe. Then you should try making these decadent Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints. They are super impressive in appearance while quite simplistic to make. The recipe is also easy to follow in directions,utilizes budget-friendly ingredients and are also fun to decorate. You just have to remember to leave extras for taste testing?! You wont want to miss out on that.

Miss out !?


Yes,because these delightful treats are made with a chewy, dark chocolate cookie dough as well as a creamy chocolate peppermint center. They are a perfect fit for the holiday season and furthermore to make them even more special,we also drizzled white chocolate over top for a little elegance. Lastly to bring it altogether as a gift, you can easily wrap up a batch and tied it off with a colorful bow.
 
Overall, homemade is always a great choice for a Christmas gift. When you put in the effort everyone has appreciation, because its always the thought that counts. Also, if your gift receiver is a chocolate lover as well as a fan of mint then you definitely have a large window of recipes.
 
So go on and try the recipe out for yourself !!

 
Have A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!!

Chocolate Peppermint White Chocolate Thumbprints
Adapted From Martha Stewart



2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
11/4 cups unsalted butter,softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
5 ounces (3/4 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp peppermint extract



1. Preheat oven to 350F.In a medium bowl,sift over bowl flour,cocoa powder and salt.


2.In a large bowl with a handheld mixer, cream together 1 cup of  the butter and 1 cup of the sugar on medium-high, until light and fluffy.Add the egg and vanilla,beat to combine.


 3.Gradually add the flour mixture on low,until combined.


 4.Place the 1/2 cup sugar into a small bowl.Rolled the dough into 1 inch balls and roll them into sugar to coat.Then place the cookie balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a baking mat.


 5.Bake for 5 minutes.Remove from oven and make indentation on the top using a spoon. 


6.Bake the cookies again just until set, about 4 minutes.Let cool on sheets on a wire rack. Repeat the process

7.In a microwave safe bowl,combine chocolate chips,1/4 cup of butter and peppermint extract.Melt in 10 second increments until completely melted.Let cool to thicken,enough to use for pipping, about 5 minutes.(Tip:To cool faster place chocolate in fridge)


8.Place chocolate in a medium sized zip lock bag and snip off a small hole in the corner.Then proceed to pipe the centers of each cookie.Let set. Can also use a piping bag with tip.



Decorating Tip


 If desired,melt about a 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.Add 1-2 tbsp of vegetable oil to help the melting process,but don't make it too liquidity.If to liquidity add more white chocolate to the melting process.Melt only in 10 second increments until completely melted. Drizzle the white chocolate over top of the cookies using a fork or knife.Let set to cool.

Slow Cooker Desserts: Celebrate The Holidays With Plum Buckle Cakes

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Do you have a slow cooker at home? 
Yes

Do you want to enjoy delicious desserts at home?  
Yes, Of course
 

Well then Slow Cooker Desserts from Jonnie Downing is precisely what you need this holiday season. With a cookbook like this you can create any sweet treat you desire just by utilizing a slow cooker. You can enjoy cakes, cheesecakes, puddings, souffles and even pies. The sky's the limit with recipe possibilities.


Therefore, to get you started on this adventure, we are introducing individual plum buckle cakes that can be easily made with minimal prep work as well as simple ingredients. That's certainly what you want for a dessert on a busy holiday celebration.


To start,each one of these cakes are made in 4 inch ramekins,which create a perfect serving size for your guests. They also consist of a simple coffee cake batter, topped with fresh fruit as well as a sugar syrup drizzled over top. Then each of the buckle cakes are slow cooked to perfection for 4-5 hours, allowing ample time to focus on other aspects of the holidays. Once done you can keep them warm, until ready to serve for dessert.
 

The slow cooker will undertake all the work on making these elegant mini desserts. Thus, magically creating a lovely moist crumble cake with sweet, juicy plums along with a caramelized topping. It will smell heavenly throughout the whole home and just describing it makes me hungry.

 
Overall, these plum buckle cakes are an excellent choice to include in your family holiday feast. Everyone will bewildered there made with a slow cooker as well as wonderfully impressed. Just don't forget the ice cream.

 Individual Plum Buckle Cakes


Yields: 4 servings
8 quart or larger:Fits four 4inch ramekins
6 quart or larger:Fits four 3 inch ramekins


1/2 cup unsalted butter,softened
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp granulated sugar,divided
1 large egg
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/6 cup 2% milk (fill a 1/3 cup measure halfway)
2 cups sliced unpeeled ripe plums
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Using my stand mixer,I creamed together the butter and 1/2 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.Then I added the egg and creamed the mixture thoroughly.



In a medium bow,I then mixed together the flour,baking powder,salt and nutmeg,Then I stirred half of the dry mixture into the butter mixture,then proceeded to add the milk.Only stirring to combine but not smooth.Then I added the rest of the dry mixture and blended, until combined.


Sprayed four 4 inch ramekins with cooking spray,then poured the batter in each.




Washed and sliced the plums,thinly.Arranged the plum slices in a circular pattern on each cake.In a sm.bowl,I mixed together 1 tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.Then sprinkled the sugar mixture over the batter.


Placed the ramekins in the slow cooker.Covered and cooked on low for 4-5 hours,or until a toothpick was clean.Then served warm with ice cream. 

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