Tuesday, December 20, 2011

D-I-Y caramel apples

i made these goody treats that can feast our eyes on christmas holidays!.

what you need:

7 to 9 fuji apples or granny smith apples
7 to 9 popsicles or wooden sticks

for the caramel:

 1 cup sugar white, 1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 unsalted butter
1 can condensed milk (300 ml)
2/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla ( optional)

what to do:

wash the apples very well. rub dry with a clean towel to remove the wax from the skin and allow caramel to adhere.
insert a wooden stick on the stem end of each apple.

make the caramel:

combine all ingredients except vanilla  in a heavy-buttomed saucepan. bring to a boil. stir continuously, making sure to stir the bottom and scrape the sides to prevent scorching. its better to use wooden spoon.
reduce heat to low. stir often until thickened and a deep caramel color is achieved. If using candy thermometer between 234 deg F and 236 deg F. If you dont have one, test by dropping 1 teaspoon caramel into a bowl of cold water. If it forms a soft but still pliable ball, the caramel is ready.
remove from heat. stir in vanilla.let cool for 5 minutes.

Line a large plate with parchment paper.
swirl a whole apple, except the top, into caramel. twirl and tap until excess caramel drips back into the pan.

To decorate, dip apple in chopped nuts or crushed cookies. place on baking sheet. let it cool.
If you want to swirl with chocolates be sure that the caramel apples have cooled. You can drizzle or coat it and sprinkle with nuts, candy sprinkles or marshmallows, if desired.

I made a caramel apples coated with white and semi sweet chocolates.
Hope you like it!.... perfect christmas goodies!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

food for the gods

It's now my sixth year that my ex-bf now my hubby gives me annual assignment to look for a christmas presents for his co-workers/officemates/friends and even to his family and of course except mine. For 2011, since I am a new MRS. I will make it something  extra special so I decided to bake some goodies for his twelve office based colleagues.

This recipe for me is on "hit" on christmas holidays for the reasons that its easy to prepare, the ingredients are readily available, its so sweet, chewy and of course yummy!

I'm sharing to you my recipe of my yummy goodies!...


1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup dates and walnuts
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 baking powder and baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

1. preheat oven to 350 deg F.
2. Grease and flour 8x 12" pan and set aside.
3. Melt butter in saucepan on medium heat. Add the white and brown sugars, and mix until well combined. Remove from heat.
4. Add the eggs one at a time. Stir using a wire whisk. Make sure egg is mixed in completely before adding the next.
5. Add the dates and walnuts.
6. In separate bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well to combine then add to the dates, nuts mixture. Mix just until incorporated. Do not over beat.
7. Pour butter into an 8x12" pan and spread evenly. Bake in oven at 350 deg F for 35 to 45 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean but not dry.
8. Cool completely before slicing.

my yummy, yummy ,chewy , chewy

food for the gods. I really dont know why its called so but will try to find the story of it.

i sealed the goodies in a foiled pack        ( to a christmas color red and green).

sorry for blurred photo ☻☺☻

and now..... my hubby's christmas goodies!

my hubby likes it and i hope all who will be receiving these goodies would definitely love it... because I do.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

my first food blog--- MRS. FOOD

I was thinking of having a specific blog. Since I love food and recently got married I decided to have a food blog. I will post my life journey with food it could be a good food or not.... So welcome to my MRS.FOOD blog.