Matcha Cheesecake

Ingredients

2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon matcha tea powder

2 eggs

1 prepared 9-inch graham cracker crust

Lemon zest curls for garnish (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and matcha tea powder. Beat on medium-high until fluffy and well blended. Reduce speed to medium and add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended.
  2. Pour filling into crust and bake until edges are set but there is still a slight wobble in the middle, about 40 minutes.
  3. Let cool completely at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  4. Garnish with lemon zest and serve. Refrigerate leftovers.
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COFFEE FLAN CAKES

Ingredients

  • 12 foil cupcake liners
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners; spray with nonstick cooking spray.

COMBINE sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla extract in medium bowl: mix very gently.

PLACE evaporated milk in medium, microwave-safe bowl; microwave for 30 seconds. Dissolve coffee granules in warm milk. Slowly add milk mixture into egg mixture.

POUR mixture into prepared cupcake liners until just below top of liner.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Start checking if are ready within 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from oven. Let cool on wire rack. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

WW Point Plus Value: 5 (1 serving)

  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Dulce de Leche (optional)

COCONUT MACAROONS

Coconut-Macaroons copyIngredients

  • 2 (14-oz) bags shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened, condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread coconut evenly across 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Toast until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times to prevent burning. Let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
  4. Combine toasted coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a bowl. Stir in ingredients for 1 flavor option (see choices in Cook’s Note below). Note: If making Lemon-Strawberry, add lemon zest only and reserve jam.
  5. Fold egg whites into coconut mixture. Wet hands (to help keep mixture from sticking) and form into about 30 mounds, golf-ball size or slightly larger. Place on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. If using jam, make an indentation in middle of each mound with your finger and spoon about 1 tsp jam into centers.
  6. Bake until browned and crisp-edged, about 20 minutes. Let cool on a rack.

Variations

1. Orange-Cardamom
•2½ tsp ground cardamom
•1 heaping Tbsp finely grated orange zest

2. Lemon-Strawberry
•1½ Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
•Strawberry jam

3. Triple Ginger
•2 tsp ground ginger
•1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
•¼ cup minced crystallized ginger

Makes 30 macaroons.

PERUVIAN DREAM

Ingredients

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 beaten egg yolks

2 beaten egg white

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions

Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla, and egg yolks in a saucepan. Place over medium-low heat and gently cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, about 30 minutes. Pour into a heatproof serving dish and set aside.

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 7.01.01 PMWhip the egg whites with confectioners’ sugar to stiff peaks. Spread meringue on top of milk mixture. Refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours. Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

BUTTERSCOTCH MOUSSE

1 (12-ounce) package butterscotch chips

7 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups whipping cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Toppings of choice (chocolate shavings, nuts, cookie garnish)

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Melt butterscotch chips and water in saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently.

Whisk in the vanilla. Allow to cool.

Whip the cream. Add the powdered sugar. On low beater, stir in the butterscotch mixture. Scoop the mousse into a clear glass bowl and top with favorite condiments.

Makes 6 servings.

 

 

By JANE JARRELL

Take Home Miracles

Published on 07 March 2013 in Dallas Morning News

CHOCOLATE CHIPOTLE BROWNIES

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped Mexican chocolate or semisweet chocolate morsels

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Grease and flour an 11 by 7-inch baking pan or dish with 1 teaspoon of the butter and 1 tablespoon of the flour. Heat the remaining butter and the unsweetened chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. In a medium bowl, stir together remaining flour, sugar, cinnamon, and ground chipotle. Add sugar mixture to melted chocolate mixture, stirring to combine. Add eggs, mixing until smooth. Stir in chopped chocolate or chocolate morsels.

Pour mixture into the prepared baking pan or dish. Bake until the center is set, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely and then cut into small squares.

PUMPKIN PIE PARFAIT

1954

Ingredients
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons sugar
6 ounces low fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup granola with raisins
Directions
In a small bowl, stir together pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, milk, and sugar. In 2 small bowls or ramekins, layer the pumpkin mixture and yogurt. Sprinkle with granola. Layer in a parfait glass for a fun visual treat.