Saturday, March 29, 2014

More fun with Won Ton Wrappers

These are the easiest wonton wrapper appetizer I have come up with.
And they are only 70 calories a piece.

You need 1 package of wonton wrappers and some Laughing Cow cheese wedges. I prefer the French Onion, but the Garlic herb or Mozzarella Sun dried Tomato Basil wedges have been just as popular. I cut the wedge in half and fill one wrapper with it.

Then brush the wrapper with water to seal and paint with vegetable oil.

And bake at 325 for about 10 minutes each side.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pi Day Orange Glazed Pound Cake

I know everyone is jumping on the Pi day band wagon with special recipes but I have a good reason to. 5 years ago my husband and I got married, on Pi day. At the time he worked as a physics professor and we had dated for several years before and wanted to pick a new anniversary date we would remember since we had our old one for so long. And we decided on Pi day.
So today Bubba and I made a Pi cake. (I don't really like pie as much as I like cake so I made it Pi shaped to keep in theme) I have been using this pound cake recipe since I began baking, I have no idea where it came from but it remains my favorite.

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat the butter til smooth then add the sugar. 

Continue to beat til smooth and almost fluffy.

Add the vanilla and the eggs one at a time, mixing between each one.

Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Then pour into a greased pan. 
Bake at 325 for 45 min. 
(Traditionally pound cake is cooked in a loaf pan but I wanted to cut this into a Pi shape 
so I used a larger plan.)

Once it is cool you can mix up the glaze.

3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice

Mix together with a whisk then cover the cake and refrigerate.

Happy Pi day to everyone :)