I wanted to make cake balls this past weekend and I wanted to jazz them up. I spied an unopened bag of mini m&ms and thought why not. This could not be easier and I would definitely suggest you make it with/ for kids. I brought half a batch to the people at work and the other half to family dinner.
1 nine by thirteen Betty Crocker cake ( I did a yellow cake)
1 container of frosting ( I chose chocolate)
1 bag mini m&ms
2 bags white chocolate melts.
Crumble cake into bowl and mix in 3 quarters of the container of frosting. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Melt the two packages of white chocolate in the microwave in thirty second increments. Make sure to stir with a spoon after each time.
Dip balls in white chocolate and place on wax paper or parchment paper. Carefully stick on m&ms before white chocolate dries. Store in air tight container in fridge.
What desserts have you made this month?
Any suggestions for another topping for the cake balls?
Surviving in a giant snow globe
First let me tell all of you that for the next couple of posts you are going to have to bear with me…. Apparently something has happened to the router at home and I am having to blog from my phone which I do not love for so many reasons ( blogging and skyping with my mom and dad are probably two of my favorite things that are being interrupted by this stupid router). No prob though my mom (my editor) will send me emails and I will fix any mistakes that you may see this week.
Ok so now that I have cleared that up let me fill you in on a dessert that has way too many memories connected to it and is amazing and not too hard to make…drum roll…. White Chocolate Bread Pudding!
This recipe I thought I would never have but unfortunately “the fams” favorite restaurant in Birmingham closed down and they sent out the recipe to the most ordered/most loved dessert their White Chocolate Bread Pudding. I made it this weekend for Justin and he gave me his stamp of approval.
Make this dessert for your family and friends! I promise you they will love it.
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
12 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/2 quart heavy cream
18 ounces white chocolate chips
1 1/2 loaves challah (cut off crust)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 quart half and half
1/2 cup butter
2 cups Graham cracker crumbs
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Grease a 9 by 13 baking dish. Layer bread into 3 layers. Cut and trim as necessary to get good coverage. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar until bright yellow. Heat the cream, half and half and vanilla until it begins to boil. Add white chocolate chips to egg mixture and stir in the hot cream until all the chocolate is melted. Pour this pudding mixture over the bread making sure to manipulate the bread soaking every layer with the pudding mixture.
Blend 1/2 cup butter and then mix in all ingredients until well blended. Apply the topping by spreading it out evenly over the surface. Let the bread pudding stand for 15 minutes before putting it in the oven.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. ( I put mine on a cookie sheet when I baked it because I was worried it might overflow.)
What is your favorite restaurant?
Do you have a similar story of a restaurant you miss that has closed?
Do you have a great bread pudding recipe?