Homemade Pizza Dough – Take a little time to enjoy…

Barbara Walters used to say: “Take a little time to enjoy the View”.

I like to say “Take a little time and enjoy the homemade pizza dough”.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie 2 pcs pizza
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie Enjoy 2 pcs pizza

This recipe is very simple and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

On top of that you will need just a few ingredients which you probably already have. (let’s hope…)

The ingredients are:

-flour, instant yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil and water

Keynote:

-Please be sure that you get a soft dough and to let it rise in a warm place.

Note for busy mums or busy people:

Freezes well.

So, let’s make the homemade pizza dough.

ACTION MODE …

Ingredients:

1 cup + 3/4 cup  + 1/8 cup AP flour (almost 2 cups)

1 tsp instant yeast

1 cup water (you will use 1/4 cup + 3/4 cup)

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp sugar

2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions:

In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of water, yeast and salt. Let stand for 5 min.

Add 3/4 cup warm water, 2 TBSP olive oil, 1/4 tsp sugar.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie. Mix 1/4 cup water, 1tsp yeast, 1tsp salt. After 5 min add 3/4 cup water, 2TBS olive,1/4tsp sugaroil.
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie. Mix 1/4 cup water, 1tsp yeast, 1tsp salt. After 5 min add 2TBS olive oil.

Mix all ingredients together using a metal spoon.

Add 1 cup of flour and mix with a spoon.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie add 1 cup flour
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie add 1 cup flour

After you mix with 1 cup of flour it will look like this.

homemade pizza dough from 5starcookies food blog
homemade pizza dough from 5starcookies food blog

Then add 3/4 cup of flour and keep mixing

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie add more flour
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie add more flour

until the spoon say: “Leave me alone your hard working bitch!”

Trust me, you will hear it. At this point retire your spoon unless you want the conflict to escalate.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie metal spoon
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie metal spoon

Since I know your are kind and peaceful human being you will start using your hands at this point.

Calmly and surely. (don’t be afraid, you need to practice)

Knead dough until smooth, adding more flour by TBSP. You will know. If you add 2 TBSP of flour and

dough is happy you can stop at that point. You don’t need to use all 1/8 cup of flour.

Transfer to prepared bowl and coat with olive oil.

homemade pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie your dough is done
homemade pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie your dough is done

Cover bowl with tea towel and let dough rise in warm area until double in volume, about 60 min or 1 hour.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie cover with towel
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie cover with towel

And you have it, your homemade pizza dough. Congratulations!

Homemade Pizza Dough - Take a little time to enjoy...
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Homemade pizza dough - you will need only 15 min.
Ingredients
  • 1¾ + ⅛ cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup water (you will use ¼ cup + ¾ cup)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine ¼ cup of water, yeast and salt. Let stand for 5 min.
  2. Add ¾ cup warm water, 2 TBSP olive oil, ¼ tsp sugar.
  3. Mix all ingredients together using a metal spoon.
  4. Add 1 cup of flour and mix with a spoon. Then add ¾ cup of flour and keep mixing
  5. until the spoon says: "Leave me alone your hard working bitch!"
  6. Trust me, you will hear it.
  7. At that point don't get upset, just calmly replace used spoon with your hands.
  8. Knead dough until smooth, adding more flour by TBSP (about ⅛ cup).
  9. Transfer to prepared bowl and coat with olive oil.
  10. Cover bowl with tea towel and let dough rise in warm area until double in volume, about 60 min or 1 hour.

If you want to freeze, you can wrap the pizza dough in plastic and freeze in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.

If you want to make smaller pizza divide into half before freezing.

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pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie slice of pizza dough ingredients

You can make this homemade pizza dough using a food processor. It is your choice.

What else can I say…..AWESOME PIZZA DOUGH!

Enjoy!

Part 2 is coming….soon!

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Take a little time to enjoy HOMEMADE PIZZA DOUGH!

I know I will!

Vanilla Extract Day 3 – Update

The journey of life with the homemade vanilla extract

Day 3 – Sassy Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract day 3 from 5starcookies food blog
vanilla extract day 3 from 5starcookies food blog

Normal view – Do we know what is it anymore?

vanilla extract from 5starcookies food blog day 3
Vanilla extract from 5starcookies food blog day 3

If you want to check how to make homemade vanilla extract please click on the link below

How to make vanilla extract from 2 ingredients?

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Vanilla Extract – Do you know how to make it?

Are you interested in some kind of sick and depressing game that I called “Do you remember how much the bottle of vanilla extract cost in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015?

2011 – $6.89

2012 – $6.89

2013 – $6.99

2014 – $7.99

2015 – May – $9.99

– July – $11.99

– Sep – $12.99

Right now if you go to the Costco the cost of 473 ml of pure Vanilla Extract is close to $30.00

If this game above is not going to bring you to the homemade solution I don’t know what it will!

So, let’s save some money and make the “HOMEMADE VANILLA EXTRACT” !

You will love it.

So, 3 – 2 – 1 VANILLA EXTRACT STARTS RIGHT NOW!

HOW?

First you need to find stores that sell alcohol. Don’t get excited. This shopping is only for the homemade vanilla extract.

You need to buy only two ingredients:

-Vodka and vanilla beans.

Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies
Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies food blog

I bought the vodka from Poland that is 1.14l (about 4 and 1/2 cups).

For this size I use 5 packages of vanilla beans which is 35gr or 15 beans.

Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies Buy it at the Walmart
Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies Buy it at the Walmart

Ingredients:

Vodka 1.14 L (about 4 and 1/2 cups)

Vanilla Beans (35 gr or 15 beans)

Directions:

Use a knife to split the bean in half (cut lengthwise down each vanilla bean, splitting them in half, leaving an 1/2 inch at the end connected.

Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies - how to make it
Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies – how to make it

Put vanilla beans in a bottle. Add 4 and 1/2 cups of vodka.

Close bottle and store in a cool, dry place for at least 2 months. (up to 6)

Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies - put vanilla beans into the bottle
Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies – put vanilla beans into the bottle

Shake the bottle vigorously every day for at least the first week.

By the second or third day the extract should be a bit darker.

Week 2, 3, 4 and 5 – Shake the bottle a few times a week. If you are stressed out shake the bottle every day.

And don’t panic. Just imagine all your problems are turning into vanilla extract. You can handle it and shake it any

day, any time you want to.

Week 6 – You have a very raw vanilla extract. You can use it in your recipe.

As you use the vanilla, simple add in more vodka to replace what you have used.

Last for years.

Since it is the first day of this lovely homemade vanilla extract I added just a touch of green…

….in background …Enjoy it!

Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies - put vanilla beans into the bottle in front of green wall
Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies – put vanilla beans into the bottle in front of green wall

Vanilla Extract - Do you know how to make it?
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • Vodka 1.14 L (about 4 and ½ cups)
  • Vanilla Beans (35 gr or 15 beans)
Instructions
  1. Use a knife to split the bean in half (cut lengthwise down each vanilla bean, splitting them in half, leaving an ½ inch at the end connected.
  2. Put vanilla beans in a bottle.
  3. Add 4 and ½ cups of vodka.
  4. Close bottle and store in a cool, dry place for at least 2 months. (up to 6)
  5. Shake the bottle vigorously every day for at least the first week.
  6. By the second or third day the extract should be a bit darker.
  7. Week 2, 3, 4 and 5 - Shake the bottle a few times a week. If you are stressed out shake the bottle every day.
  8. And don't panic. Just imagine all your problems are turning into vanilla extract. You can handle it and shake it any
  9. day, any time you want to.
  10. Week 6 - You have a very raw vanilla extract. You can use it in your recipe.
  11. As you use the vanilla, simple add in more vodka to replace what you have used.
  12. Last for years.

I wish I can share this smell with you…it is amazing!

Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies - just a touch of heaven. Love your vanilla
Vanilla Extract Homemade from the best food blog 5starcookies – just a touch of heaven. Love your vanilla

For the next few months we will follow the progress of homemade vanilla extract.

What else do I need to report to you?

Maybe you are interesting into the following  – THE COST!

In Canada the bottle of Vodka (1.14 L was on sale for about $30.00 + taxes)

The vanilla beans are expensive. I found at the Walmart – 7gr for $4.27! (you get 3 beans). I bought 5.

So, 5 x 4.27 = $21.35

So, the total cost is $30.00 + $21.35 = $51.35 + taxes

So, how much money do you actually save?

  1.  ~ $10
  2.  ~ $20
  3.  ~ 25

The answer is coming soon….

If you like making the homemade vanilla extract you will love making Nutella Pots de Creme – I am in love with this recipe

Nutella Pots de Creme of the best food blog 5starcookies
Nutella Pots de Creme of the best food blog 5starcookies

Another choice – Golden Oscar Lava Cake – Escape your reality into this cake

Yellow Golden Oscar Cake 5starcookies
Yellow Golden Oscar Cake 5starcookies

So, dear my readers enjoy your Friday.

See you soon!

Love and hugs from your favorite food blog 5starcookies and your Cookie Quinn.

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Strawberry Buttercream Roulade

Hi,

It is Sunday, March 19 of the 2017.

“No DREAM is too big. No challenge is too great.”

Do you believe in that?

And even if you don’t let’s dream together today. Let’s make the Strawberry Buttercream Roulade.

strawberry buttercream roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies
Strawberry buttercream roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies

For this cake you need only a few ingredients:

eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder.

NOTICE: Buy organic eggs if you want your cake to be in gorgeous, yellow color.

(Visit your local Farmers Market and support your community)

Now, let’s make it happen.

Follow the recipe below.

Strawberry Buttercream Roulade

Ingredients

6 eggs, separated

6 TBSP sugar

6 TBSP flour (AP)

1/8 tsp baking powder

Directions:

Separate egg whites from yolks.

Whisk the egg whites in a bowl to form stiff peaks.

Gradually add the sugar. (S-L- O-W-L-Y!!!)

Then add egg yolks. Mix.

Gently fold in the flour and baking powder, so that you lose as little air as possible.

Pour the mixture evenly into the pan.

Bake from 10 to 15 min at 375 F.

Strawberry Buttercream roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies

How do you know if your cake is done?

Insert toothpick into your cake. If comes out clean – cake is baked.

Now, if you finish baking the cake prepare yourself for the next step! It is very, very important step.

Prepare two wet kitchen towel. (Kitchen towels must be wet with warm water).

So, you will have the following situation:

Bottom wet towel + Your CAKE + Top wet towel

Nutella roulade of the best blog 5starcookies and cookie
Nutella roulade of the best blog 5starcookies and cookie quinn

After 30 min. check if you can roll up the cake. Please start with a short side of the cake.

If cake refuses to cooperate and still wants to stay straight, please wet the top kitchen towel again.

Cover the cake with wet towel and after 10 min try to roll up. It will work.

Unroll the cake, then spread the Strawberry Buttercream filling, leaving a 1 inch border all around the edges.

Using both hands, roll the cake up.

Then wrap in cling wrap or wet towel and refrigerate. (Also, you can keep it in the freezer)

How to make the cake – step by step instructions…click me

OR check this link

Step by step instructions….

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Made from fresh strawberries – Yes, it it homemade!

Ingredients:

1 lbs strawberries (454 gr)

1 cup unsalted butter

4 1/2 cups icing sugar (you can use less, it is your choice)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt

1 TBSP whip cream (optional)

Instructions:

Core the strawberries to remove the white center.

Place cleaned strawberries in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

You will have about 1 and 1/4 cup of puree.

Then put the pureed through a sieve to remove the seed. You don’t need to do this step if you like seeds .(Weirdo! I am not judging you…)

Place strawberry puree in a small saucepan over a medium heat.

Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring often. Simmer for about 30 min or until the mixture is reduced to 1/3 of the original volume.

Place the reduced puree into the fridge to allow to cool.

Beat the butter. Be sure that there is no lumps.

Then add 2 1/2 cups of  icing sugar and mix until butter and sugar are combined.

Add your strawberry puree, vanilla and salt.

Beat together until combined.

Then add 2 cups of icing sugar and mix well until well combined.

Add 1 TBSP of whip cream if needed and wanted.

And you have it, your homemade Strawberry Buttercream Frosting made from fresh strawberries.Enjoy.

For more details how to make strawberry buttercream frosting check the following link:

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Step by Step – Have Fun

At this point you have the following and you can start eating your work…Lucky YOU!

strawberry buttercream roulade from the best blog 5starcookies
strawberry buttercream roulade from the best blog 5starcookies

If you want to add chocolate ganache because they say “Life is short eat chocolate” who am I to say “NO”!

To make chocolate ganache you need only 2 ingredients: heavy cream, chocolate chips.

Chocolate Ganache

1 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 chocolate chips

Bring 1 cup of the heavy cream to a simmer.

Remove from heat and pour over 1 and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Let stand until chocolate has softened. (5 min)

After 5 min. stir with a whisk until smooth and shiny.

Cover any surfaces you want to…even your body! For this post I suggest you cover your cake and enjoy your chocolate moment.

Chocolate and Strawberries…what more do you want to?

 

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the 5starcookies and your Cookie Quinn
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the 5starcookies and your Cookie Quinn

Start eating….

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the 5starcookies
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the 5starcookies

Lick your spoon…

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the 5starcookies and Cookie
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the 5starcookies and Cookie

Take a little break…enjoy your view…

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting from the 5starcookies
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting from the 5starcookies

If you want to print the recipe please check the box below…

Strawberry Buttercream Roulade
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 6 TBSP sugar
  • 6 TBSP flour (AP)
  • ⅛ tsp baking powder
  • Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
  • Made from fresh strawberries – Yes, it it homemade!
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 lbs strawberries (454 gr)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4½ cups icing sugar (you can use less, it is your choice)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP whip cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Separate egg whites from yolks.
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl to form stiff peaks.
  3. Gradually add the sugar. (S-L- O-W-L-Y!!!)
  4. Then add egg yolks. Mix.
  5. Gently fold in the flour and baking powder, so that you lose as little air as possible.
  6. Pour the mixture evenly into the pan.
  7. Bake from 10 to 15 min at 375 F.
  8. How do you know if your cake is done?
  9. Insert toothpick into your cake. If comes out clean – cake is baked.
  10. Now, if you finish baking the cake prepare yourself for the next step! It is very, very important step.
  11. Prepare two wet kitchen towel. (Kitchen towels must be wet with warm water).
  12. So, you will have the following situation:
  13. Bottom wet towel + Your CAKE + Top wet towel
  14. After 30 min. check if you can roll up the cake. Please start with a short side of the cake.
  15. If cake refuses to cooperate and still wants to stay straight, please wet the top kitchen towel again.
  16. Cover the cake with wet towel and after 10 min try to roll up. It will work.
  17. Unroll the cake, then spread the Strawberry Buttercream filling, leaving a 1 inch border all around the edges.
  18. Using both hands, roll the cake up.
  19. Then wrap in cling wrap or wet towel and refrigerate. (Also, you can keep it in the freezer)
  20. For the strawberry buttercream frosting check below:
  21. Core the strawberries to remove the white center.
  22. Place cleaned strawberries in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  23. You will have about 1 and ¼ cup of puree.
  24. Then put the pureed through a sieve to remove the seed. You don’t need to do this step if you like seeds .(Weirdo! I am not judging you…)
  25. Place strawberry puree in a small saucepan over a medium heat.
  26. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring often. Simmer for about 30 min or until the mixture is reduced to ⅓ of the original volume.
  27. Place the reduced puree into the fridge to allow to cool.
  28. Beat the butter. Be sure that there is no lumps.
  29. Then add 2½ cups of icing sugar and mix until butter and sugar are combined.
  30. Add your strawberry puree, vanilla and salt.
  31. Beat together until combined.
  32. Then add 2 cups of icing sugar and mix well until well combined.
  33. Add 1 TBSP of whip cream if needed and wanted.
  34. And you have it, your homemade Strawberry Buttercream Frosting made from fresh strawberries.Enjoy.

Never look down at anyone…unless it is your cake

Strawberry Buttercream Roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies
Strawberry Buttercream Roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies

Share your space with different cakes. Be social!

And Enjoy! Somebody loves you somewhere…let’s hope!

Strawberry Buttercream Roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies
Strawberry Buttercream Roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies

Love and hugs

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If you like this cake you will love – Nutella Roulade

Check the link  – Nutella Roulade

Nutella roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies
Nutella roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies

What about Nutella Apricot Roulade – Link – Click me, say “Yes” to Nutella life

Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade from the best food blog 5 star cookies
Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade from the best food blog 5 star cookies

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting-Your body is a wonderland

When John Mayer wrote the song “Your Body Is a Wonderland” I am sure he was not thinking about the baking.

Me, on the other hand just looking into this pink bowl was singing “Your body is a wonderland. I will make cakes, tortes, roulades of you.”

And as John is singing

” Your body is a wonderland

Your body is a wonder ( I’ll use my hands)”

I am thinking “I will use the mixer…”

strawberry buttercream roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies

Strawberry buttercream roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies

So, now if you have a mixer ready for this wonderland of opportunities let’s just for a moment imagine what we can make:

  1. Homemade Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie

2 . How about Strawberry Nutella Buttercream

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie Quinn
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie Quinn

3. Strawberry Buttercream Roulade – Click me

strawberry buttercream roulade from the best blog 5starcookies
strawberry buttercream roulade from the best blog 5starcookies

So, do you see what I mean? The pink bowl of fun is our baking wonderland.

Screw you John for not seeing what was obvious. (sorry for language)

After all,

“We got the afternoon
You got this room for two (he was thinking kitchen)
One thing I’ve left to do
Discover me
Discovering you….”

So, turn the music on and let’s start from the beginning.

You need to have the following ingredients:

-strawberries (organic if you can), unsalted butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract, salt, whipping cream.

From listed ingredients above you will make the following – see the picture!

strawberry buttercream frosting from the best blog 5starcookies and your cookie quinn
strawberry buttercream frosting from the best blog 5starcookies and your cookie Quinn

Now, the obvious question is HOW?

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Made from fresh strawberries – Yes, it it homemade!

Ingredients:

1 lbs strawberries (454 gr)

1 cup unsalted butter

4 1/2 cups icing sugar (you can use less, it is your choice)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt

1 TBSP whip cream (optional)

Instructions:

Core the strawberries to remove the white center.

Place cleaned strawberries in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

You will have about 1 and 1/4 cup of puree.

Then put the pureed through a sieve to remove the seed. You don’t need to do this step if you like seeds .(Weirdo! I am not judging you…)

Place strawberry puree in a small saucepan over a medium heat.

Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring often. Simmer for about 30 min or until the mixture is reduced to 1/3 of the original volume.

strawberry buttercream frosting from the best blog 5starcookies
strawberry buttercream frosting from the best blog 5starcookies

Place the reduced puree into the fridge to allow to cool.

strawberry buttercream roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies
strawberry buttercream roulade from the best food blog 5starcookies

Next Step:

Beat the butter. Be sure that there is no lumps.

Then add 2 1/2 cups of  icing sugar and mix until butter and sugar are combined.

Add your strawberry puree, vanilla and salt.

Beat together until combined.

Then add 2 cups of icing sugar and mix well until well combined.

Add 1 TBSP of whip cream if needed and wanted.

And you have it, your homemade Strawberry Buttercream Frosting made from fresh strawberries.Enjoy.

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie Quinn
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie Quinn

If you want to make Strawberry Nutella Buttercream frosting divide the whole mixture into 2 equal parts.

Add 1/2 cup Nutella into one mixture and mix until combined.

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from 5starcookies
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from 5starcookies

Play with your food…

“Take all your big plans
And break ’em
This is bound to be a while”

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from 5starcookies
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from 5starcookies

Enjoy and have fun with your food!

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting-Your body is a wonderland
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Your body is a wonderland - this song was written for this strawberry buttercream...However, John Mayer is still not aware! Share info
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs strawberries (454 gr)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4½ cups icing sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP whip cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Core the strawberries to remove the white center.
  2. Place cleaned strawberries in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  3. You will have about 1 and ¼ cup of puree.
  4. Then put the pureed through a sieve to remove the seed. You don't need to do this step if you like seeds.
  5. Place strawberry puree in a small saucepan over a medium heat.
  6. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring often. Simmer for about 30 min or until mixture is reduced to ⅓ of the original volume.
  7. Place the reduced puree into the fridge to allow to cool.
  8. Beat the butter. Be sure that there is no lumps.
  9. Then add 2½ cups of icing sugar and mix until butter and sugar are combined.
  10. Add your strawberry puree, vanilla and salt.
  11. Beat together until combined.
  12. Then add 2 cups of icing sugar and mix well until well combined.
  13. Add 1 TBSP of whip cream if needed and wanted.

 

Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from 5starcookies
Strawberry Nutella Buttercream Frosting from 5starcookies
Your Body is a Wonderland
(John Mayer)
We got the afternoon
You got this room for two
One thing I’ve left to do
Discover me
Discovering you
One mile to every inch of
Your skin like porcelain
One pair of candy lips and
Your bubblegum tongue
And if you want love
We’ll make it
Swim in a deep sea
Of blankets
Take all your big plans
And break ’em
This is bound to be a while
Your body is a wonderland
Your body is a wonder (I’ll use my hands)
Your body Is a wonderland
Something ’bout the way your hair falls in your face
I love the shape you take when crawling towards the pillowcase
You tell me where to go and
Though I might leave to find it
I’ll never let your head hit the bed
Without my hand behind it
You want love?
We’ll make it
Swim in a deep sea
Of blankets
Take all your big plans
And break ’em
This is

Love and hugs

from your favorite food blog 5 STAR COOKIES

and your COOKIE QUINN

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If you like strawberries you will love this drink – Strawberry Drink – Visit Your Local Farmers Market

5 star cookies strawberry Drink
5 star cookies strawberry and blueberry

Or just keep it simple

5starcookies strawberry top
5starcookies strawberry top

Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade

Déjà vu – from French, literally “already seen”.

Yes, my dear readers my post today is the copy from my favorite recipe the Nutella Roulade.

But there is a little addition called the apricot jam and the best ingredients ever the chocolate.

Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade from the best food blog 5 star cookies
Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade from the best food blog 5 star cookies

So, the first step is to make the cake. The recipe is below!

Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade

Ingredients

6 eggs, separated

6 TBSP sugar

6 TBSP flour (AP)

1/8 tsp baking powder

Directions:

Separate egg whites from yolks.

Whisk the egg whites in a bowl to form stiff peaks.

Gradually add the sugar. (S-L- O-W-L-Y!!!) This is important.

Then add egg yolks. Mix.

Now, say “good bye to your mixer”!

Nutella roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies all ingredients
Nutella roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies all ingredients

IMPORTANT! For the next step you will NOT use the mixer.

Gently fold in the flour and baking powder, so that you lose as little air as possible.

Pour the mixture evenly into the pan.

Bake from 10 to 15 min at 375 F.

How do you know if your cake is done?

Insert toothpick into your cake. If comes out clean – cake is baked.

Now, if you finish baking the cake prepare yourself for the next step! It is very, very important step.

Prepare two wet kitchen towel. (Kitchen towels must be wet with warm water).

So, you will have the following situation:

Bottom wet towel + Your CAKE + Top wet towel

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Nutella roulade of the best blog 5starcookies and cookie Quinn

After 30 min. check if you can roll up the cake. Please start with a short side of the cake.

If cake refuses to cooperate and still wants to stay straight, please wet the top kitchen towel again.

Cover the cake with wet towel and after 10 min try to roll up. It will work.

Unroll the cake, then spread the Nutella filling, leaving a 1 inch border all around the edges.

Nutella roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies
Nutella roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies

Using both hands or towel, roll the cake up.

Nutella Apricot roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies
Nutella Apricot roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies

Then wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate. (Also, you can keep it in the freezer)

Nutella Apricot roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies
Nutella Apricot roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies

If you are “sweet crazy” you can frame your cake too!

Nutella apricot jam roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies - Frame Me
Nutella apricot jam roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies – Frame Me

Nutella Filling:

1 cup Nutella

1/2 cup whip cream

Whisk 1/2 cup of whip cream. Add Nutella and quickly mix. (1-2 min).

Nutella Apricot roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies
Nutella Apricot roulade and the best food blog 5starcookies

Topping:

1 cup apricot jam (or you can use raspberry)

100 gr chocolate (melted)

Warm the apricot jam in a saucepan over gentle heat and spread over the rolled cake.

Pour the melted chocolate over the jam, a little at a time.

Let the cake set in a cool place.

After a few hours…

The Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade is ready for you. Slice a piece and share with your stomach…

Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade from your favorite food blog 5starcookies
Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade from your favorite food blog 5starcookies

Enjoy every slice and ….

Nutella apricot Jam roulade from food blog 5 star cookies
Nutella apricot Jam roulade from food blog 5 star cookies

Enjoy every bite!

Nutella apricot Jam roulade from food blog 5 star cookies
Nutella apricot Jam roulade from food blog 5 star cookies

Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade
 
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 6 TBSP sugar
  • 6 TBSP flour (AP)
  • ⅛ tsp baking powder
Instructions
  1. Separate egg whites from yolks.
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl to form stiff peaks.
  3. Gradually add the sugar. (S-L- O-W-L-Y!!!)
  4. Then add egg yolks. Mix.
  5. Gently fold in the flour and baking powder, so that you lose as little air as possible.
  6. Pour the mixture evenly into the pan.
  7. Bake from 10 to 15 min at 375 F.
  8. How do you know if your cake is done?
  9. Insert toothpick into your cake. If comes out clean - cake is baked.
  10. Now, if you finish baking the cake prepare yourself for the next step! It is very, very important step.
  11. Prepare two wet kitchen towel. (Kitchen towels must be wet with warm water).
  12. So, you will have the following situation:
  13. Bottom wet towel + Your CAKE + Top wet towel
  14. After 30 min. check if you can roll up the cake. Please start with a short side of the cake.
  15. If cake refuses to cooperate and still wants to stay straight, please wet the top kitchen towel again.
  16. Cover the cake with wet towel and after 10 min try to roll up. It will work.
  17. Just one more time: Roll cake quickly and then immediately unroll.
  18. Spread the Nutella filling, leaving a 1 inch border all around the edges.
  19. Using both hands, roll the cake up.
  20. Then wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate. (Also, you can keep it in the freezer)
  21. Nutella Filling:
  22. One cup Nutella
  23. (1/2 cup whip cream)
  24. Whisk ½ cup of whip cream. Add Nutella and quickly mix. (1-2 min).
  25. Topping:
  26. One cup Apricot Jam
  27. One cup chocolate
  28. Warm the apricot jam in a saucepan over gentle heat and spread over the rolled cake.
  29. Pour the melted chocolate over the jam, a little at a time.
  30. Let the cake set in a cool place.
  31. After a few hours...
  32. The Nutella Apricot Jam Roulade is ready for you. Slice a piece and share with your stomach...

 

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Organic Orange Gummy Hearts – Is your heart enough flexible?

You probably have a heart, but do you want another one. Organic, homemade, gummy and flexible?

Made from the best organic oranges. Yes, people let’s make the Organic Orange Gummy Hearts!

Organic Orange Gummy Hearts of the best food blog 5starcookies
Organic Orange Gummy Hearts of the best food blog 5starcookies

For this recipe you will need only a few ingredients.

They are:organic oranges, organic grass fed gelatin, honey and vanilla extract.

Because the ingredients are organic be prepare to spend a little more money.

The organic gelatin (30gr) is $5.50

1lbs of organic oranges is $3.99

But the benefits are huge. The organic gelatin is good for the following:

-your skin, arthritis, liver detox, weight loss, wrinkles, leaky gut,

-bones, digestive system and much, much more.

So, yes, you will need to spend almost $10 just for gelatin and oranges

but it is worth it. Because you matter.

Benefits of the Organic Orange Gummy Hearts that you will make from the best food blog 5starcookies
Benefits of the Organic Orange Gummy Hearts that you will make from the best food blog 5starcookies

Now, if you have all healthy and organic ingredients we can make our recipe.

Prepare molds.

Organic Orange Gummy Hearts of the best food blog 5starcookies
Organic Orange Gummy Hearts of the best food blog 5starcookies

Organic Orange Gummy Hearts

Ingredients:

1/2 cup orange juice

3TBSP grass fed organic gelatin

2 TBSP organic honey

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Whisk 1/2 cup or orange juice with 2 TBSP organic honey,1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

Add 3 TBSP organic, grass fed gelatin, and warm until gelatin dissolves.

Organic Orange Gummy Hearts of the best food blog 5starcookies
Organic Orange Gummy Hearts of the best food blog 5starcookies

You suppose do dissolve any visible clumps or chunks.

Organic Orange Gummy Hearts from the best food blog 5starcookies-all ingredients are mixed
Organic Orange Gummy Hearts from the best food blog 5starcookies-all ingredients are mixed

Pipe the orange and gelatin mixture into the molds. (If you don’t have a dropper use teaspoon)

Organic Orange Gummy Hearts from the best food blog 5starcookies - pipe gelatin mixture into molds
Organic Orange Gummy Hearts from the best food blog 5starcookies – pipe gelatin mixture into molds

Refrigerate for 30 min.

Remove from molds.

Organic Orange Gummy Hearts from the best food blog 5starcookies-removed from the mold
Organic Orange Gummy Hearts from the best food blog 5starcookies-removed from the mold

Store in the refrigerator. If you want to print this recipe please check the box below.

Organic Orange Gummy Hearts
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Healthy, easy recipe for your kids, your family or just for YOU! You MATTER!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3TBSP grass fed organic gelatin
  • 2 TBSP organic honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Whisk ½ cup or orange juice with 2 TBSP organic honey,1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  2. Add 3 TBSP organic, grass fed gelatin, and warm until gelatin dissolves.
  3. You suppose do dissolve any visible clumps or chunks.
  4. Pipe the orange and gelatin mixture into the molds. (If you don't have a dropper use teaspoon)
  5. Refrigerate for 30 min.
  6. Remove from molds.
  7. Store in the refrigerator.

Enjoy your homemade organic orange gummy hearts!

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Organic Orange Gummy Hearts from the best food blog 5starcookies-use different molds

And because you care about your health please check the following link

YOUR HEALTH – YOU MUST BELIEVE IN NATURAL CURES

If you need and want to bring some color into your life check the following link

Strawberry Banana Drink

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5 star cookies strawberry and blueberry

And my absolutely favorite Cake – Chocolate Lava Cake

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the best chocolate lava cake of 5starcookies

How about Oscar Golden Lava Cake – Your GOLDEN Heart Cake

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Golden Oscar Cake of food blog 5starcookies

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Organic Orange Gummy Hearts of the best food blog 5starcookies

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Organic Orange Gummy Hearts of the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie

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