Thursday, September 9, 2010

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

These cookies are to die for.  They are so soft and yummy.  Happy baking:)

1/2 C Melted Shortening
1/2 C. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 C. Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 C. Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 C. Cocoa
1/2 tsp. Soda

Mix all the above ingredients together.  It will be a stiff dough.  Use a small cookie scoop and drop onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. 

 While cookies are baking cut marshmallows in half.  After the 8 minutes put marshmallows, (cut side down) onto  the cookie.  Push down slightly. Cook an additional 2 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool cookies on a cooling rack.  

While cooling make your frosting.

1/2 Cube Butter
1/4 C. Sifted Cocoa
Pinch of Salt
1 lb. Powdered Sugar
3-6 TBS Canned Milk

Melt butter in a saucepan.  Remove from heat and mix in the remaining ingredients.  Add more milk if it needs it.  Spoon frosting over your cooled cookies.  

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cocoa and Toast

Cocoa and toast for breakfast is always a big hit at our house.  The other morning I was busy and left my cocoa out on the counter and came down stairs to find my youngest two indulging themselves.  Part of me wanted to scold them but I though it was so funny that I choose to take pictures and laugh instead! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mom's Famous Rolls!

Growing up it seemed like my mom's rolls were always the big hit at our meals. We couldn't wait for them to get out of the oven so we could sneak one before dinner! I hope you enjoy them as much as my family has.

In a small bowl combine 1/3 C warm water, 1 TBS yeast and 1 tsp. sugar. Stir and set aside.

In another microwavable bowl combine 1 C milk, 2 TBS butter, 2 TBS sugar and 1 tsp salt. Microwave for one minute or until butter melts. Set aside to cool.

In another small bowl whip 1 egg. Add a small amount of the milk mixture to the egg to temper it. Then add the egg mixture to the rest of the milk mixture. Pour your egg and milk mixture into your mixing bowl. Then add your yeast mixture and stir until incorporated. Next add 31/2 C flour. Mix the dough until it it looks smooth and satiny. (This step is very important in your final outcome. It will take a few minutes). Cover and let dough raise for one hour.

After the dough has risen, divide dough into 3 balls. Roll out each ball into and 8 inch circle and cut into 6 pizza slices.

Then take each pizza slice and roll from the "crust" in forming a crescent shaped roll. Once done you will have 18 rolls that fit perfectly on one cookie sheet.

Brush each roll lightly with melted butter and cover with plastic wrap slightly sprayed with cooking spray. Let rise for one hour or until doubled. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Once out of the oven, rub then over with a little more butter. YUM!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Baby Back Ribs

All of you who know me, know that I am an advocate of making things from scratch. But, in this case I have made an exception. I am going to show you the easiest way possible to make some yummy baby back ribs!

The first think you need to do is prep you meat. On the back side of your ribs there will be a thin membrane that needs to be removed. This is very important in you final outcome!

Once the membrane is removed flip them over and season your meat with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Then you are going to place them (meat side up) on a cookie sheet and put them under your broiler set on high. You will want to keep them under the broiler until they are a deep rich brown color and the outside skin is a little crispy.

Once this is done. You will transfer your ribs into a tinfoil lined pan. A 9x13 pan usually works, unless you have a big rack. Once in the pan you can use a store bought BBQ sauce. I know, it almost pains me to say it but yes, store bought BBQ sauce. My favorites are Baby Rays and KC Masterpiece, but what ever your favorite sauce is will work just fine. Cover the ribs generously with the sauce and then cover loosely with more tinfoil. Bake them in the over on 325 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. When the meat starts falling off the bone you know they are ready.

I am all about good food and I guarantee you will love these. This is one shortcut I am willing to take when I am in a hurry. If you are not a fan of the store bought, just substitute your favorite homemade BBQ sauce. ENJOY!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe comes from my mom. I have vivid memories of watching her make these early in the morning. I loved to sit and watch her. So many people have asked for this recipe. I hope you all love it as much as I do. Enjoy!

3 TBS Yeast
1 3/4 C. Warm Water
1/2 C. Melted Butter
1/3 C. Sugar
2 Beaten Eggs
1/2 TBS Salt
5 1/4 C. Flour

Melted Butter, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon for the inside!

In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let bloom. Then pour the yeast water into your mixing bowl. Add the melted butter and sugar and mix slightly. Then add your eggs and salt, followed by your flour. Knead in your mixer until the dough looks smooth and shiny. (This step is very important. If you do not mix it long enough your dough will not turn out.) Cover the dough with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes. Pour the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 2 equal balls. Roll out each ball of dough to measure approximately 12 inches x 18 inches x 1/2 inch thick. Melt 1/2 cube of butter and pour directly onto dough. (Pour enough butter to just cover the whole thing). With your hand spread the melted butter all over the dough. Then sprinkle generously with brown sugar. (This will take several hand fulls. Make sure it covers the entire dough) After this sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll the dough tightly and cut into 2 inch circles. Place cinnamon rolls onto a lightly sprayed pan. Cover and let rise until double or about 1 hour. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until a nice golden brown.

While the cinnamon rolls are cooking make your glaze. In a sauce pan melt 1 cube of butter. Once it is melted remove it from the stove top. Add 1 lb of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, a dash of salt and 1-3 TBS of canned milk. Pour the glaze over the cinnamon rolls as soon as they come out of the oven. Enjoy!

***This dough is a great dough recipe. You can be creative with it. I have made apple walnut cinnamon rolls and orange rolls from this dough. Have fun with it!***

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fall is just around the corner!

Teton Cocoa is gearing up for another wonderful Fall and Holiday Season. We are happy to announce that after a move, our business is now fully licensed in the State of Utah. We are also licensed to sell on the Internet, which a lot of food sellers are not! We are always looking for ways to let our customers know that we keep our standards high!

We hope everyone has had a wonderful Summer. I feel like this Summer flew by. We had a great time visiting family and spending time with our four very active and energetic children! School is now back in session and I feel like I can have some time to breath again. During the summer I let this blog go but I will be working hard to keep it current. We will always have updates on our Cocoa shop but we hope to also give out some great information. As many of you know, I am a mom of four and I LOVE to cook and bake. I am always looking for great recipes and easy ways to keep my life running smoothly! Check back often for some of my most requested recipes.

Toffee Hot Cocoa is back!

By popular request we have put Toffee hot cocoa back on the shop. Teton Cocoa is always looking for fun new flavors and suggestions. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions you may have!