Friday, July 22, 2016

Chocolate Waffle Cones

My kids were super excited about these. They smelled like baking brownies when I cooked them. (They work better as cones if you give them a few hours to cool and harden, but if you don't plan ahead, you can still eat them right after you make them)

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
2 whole eggs 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the waffle cone maker to 2 1/2 to 3. 

Place the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan and melt over low heat. Stir to combine then set aside to cool for five minutes.

Using kitchen aid, mix all ingredients until smooth. 

Spoon 11/2 Tbsp batter (purple handled scoop) on center of waffle iron and bake 1 minute, then check. Cook extra if necessary.

Quickly remove the waffle from the waffle iron onto a clean towel. Use the cloth to help lift and roll the waffle around the cone to form the waffle cone shape. Let it cool on the cone for 30 seconds to secure its shape. Finish cooling on a cooling rack. 

I got 14 cones from this recipe. 

Raspberry Lime Popsicles

We are beating the summer heat with some homemade Popsicles. First on our list this year--Raspberry Lime, using fresh raspberry purée from the raspberries in our garden. They do have a strong lime flavor, which one of my kids did not like, but 4 outa 5 loved them.

1/2 cup fresh lime juice
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups water
3/4 cup raspberry purée. (Twice strained because my kids didn't want ANY seeds) 

    1. In a medium size bowl, whisk together lime juice and granulated sugar until sugar is dissolved.
    2. Next stir in water and raspberry purée. 
    3. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 or more hours then enjoy!