Deconstructed Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnuts

25 Dec

You would think I’d be all fried out by now, considering all of the latkes and sufganiyot I’ve been surrounded with (and eating) this holiday season. Yeah, I baked my own doughnuts but that doesn’t mean everyone else didn’t choose to fry up their own. So when I made another batch of baked doughnuts for the weekend, I decided it was time to heat up a pot of oil and get frying with the leftover scraps of dough! And this couldn’t have been a better time to test out my new pipette’s from my favorite housewares and baking accessory shop, Breezy’s. I’ve only ever seen pipette’s used on television and when I had the chance to use them in my own kitchen, I jumped at the chance. So there I stood in my kitchen with extra scraps of doughnut dough to fry and pipette’s to fill and it just all made sense…peanut butter caramel doughnut holes with tart jelly! I already had the luscious salted peanut butter caramel in my fridge from the Pecan Apple Galette I made last week and I always have some kind of jelly or preserve in my pantry. So I went for it and it was worth every little calorie!  Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti {Feature Friday}

23 Dec

Congratulations to Penina Schoenfeld, this weeks Feature Friday winner with her perfect-for-the-holidays Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti. If you would like to be featured on Kitchen Tested, it’s as easy as submitting a recipe here.

These biscotti are my go-to for an easy (yet semi-elegant) dessert for parties. Even if you don’t like coconut, as long as you like almonds you will LOVE these cookies (the coconut flavor is completely hidden – I promise). I use sweetened shredded coconut but I’m sure the cookies taste delicious with the unsweetened kind as well. I recently baked these cookies for my company’s holiday potluck and they were gone within minutes! Continue reading

Eggnog Cranberry Rice Fritters: Please Vote!

22 Dec

Hi Everyone! My Eggnog Cranberry Rice Fritter Recipe is a finalist in the Joy of Kosher ‘Favorite Fried Dessert’ contest! And it’s so easy to vote! Just click on my recipe’s thumbs up button.

http://www.joyofkosher.com/2011/12/vote-for-your-favorite-fried-dessert-creation/

Apple Pecan Galette with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

20 Dec

First of all, welcome to all my new followers and subscribers! I’m thankful for a lot of things in my life (like my husband and kids) but right now, I want to give a big thanks to WordPress.com for featuring Kitchen Tested on Freshly Pressed! I was truly honored to be “FP”- First Page. If you haven’t voted for Kitchen Tested in the Kosher Food Blog Awards, you have until January 11. Just click here! 

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to decide what to bake with my beautiful new Mountain Rose Apples from Mikuni Wild Harvest. These extremely rare and limited apples are currently grown in the Mount Hood River Valley of Oregon only once a year and when I found out that they were in short supply, I had to have them! The price is, um, a bit insane but it’s Chanukah time so I just bought a special gift for myself and ordered a package of these special apples. As soon as the box came, I sliced in to one of the delicate green apples to reveal a bright rose-colored center all the way through. Before even taking the first bite, I had to smell the apple since I read that they smell like cotton candy. Can you believe it?!? A cotton candy scented apple! The apple tasted a little bit tart, a little bit sweet and, dare I say it, reminded me a bit of a strawberry. Inspired by the scent and flavors of the apple, I could only think of one thing…a carnival! And what is my favorite thing to eat every time I got to a carnival? That’s easy. Caramel Apples! So here is my deconstructed version of a caramel apple with decadent homemade peanut butter caramel. This recipe truly features the elegance of my new unique fruit. Continue reading

Apricot-Plum Baked Doughnuts

15 Dec

I know, I know! The Chanukah tradition is to fry foods in oil, but I couldn’t resist the challenge to try something a bit healthier on a holiday filled with deep-fried jelly filled doughnuts and pan-fried latkes of all sizes and flavors. I did hop on the fry-train for a bit with my Stuffed Reuben Latkes and Eggnog Cranberry Rice Fritters but I’m back off now and the vegetable oil is taking a much needed break. Hopefully my waistline, which is still trying to remember what life was like before two children, will thank me for this baked doughnut filled with fresh apricot and plum preserve. Continue reading

Triple Peppermint Chocolate Brownies

14 Dec

Okay, so I promise to have a full step-by-step recipe on Kitchen Tested soon (I’m baking delicious doughnuts as we speak), but in the meantime you can check out my latest recipe, Triple Peppermint Chocolate Brownies, on This American Bite!

http://www.thisamericanbite.com/triple-peppermint-chocolate-brownies/

Stuffed Reuben Latkes

13 Dec

Check out my latest recipe, Stuffed Reuben Latkes, on Culinary Kosher!

http://culinarykosher.com/journal/Stuffed%20Reuben%20Latkes/66#.Tud672NNppw

You can also check out this Kitchen Tested feature in the Culinary Kosher Culinary Roundup! http://culinarykosher.com/chitchat/?p=1598