Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
I saw this recipe in a magazine years ago, and I make it about every other Christmas. This year, we decided to try it Gluten Free for my sister-in-law, and no one could even tell. Last year, we found the most amazing Gluten Free Brownie Mix from William Sonoma. So I made that up as directed and baked it on a sheet pan for half the time. then I let it cool so I could cut it up to three sheets and placed them on a tray.
Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting
2 pkg. of Cream Cheese (@room temp.)
1 cube of butter softened
1 tsp. Peppermint extract
2 C. of Powder Sugar
2 T. Cream
In a mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter together until soft. Add the peppermint extract and mix throughly. Next add the powder sugar and heavy cream. Mix well on medium speed until its blended well together. Last mix on high for 3 minutes until nice and fluffy. Spread evenly inbetween each layer including the top.
Dark Chocolate Ganache
1 bag of Dark Chocolate chips
1 T. Butter
1/4 C. Heavy Cream
In a microwave melt the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second intervals stirring in-between each turn. When the chocolate is melted, add the heavy cream and stir until it becomes a smooth ganache. If its too thick add more cream until it because thin enough to spread on the top.
This is my gumdrops and peppermint tree that I decorated this year. I couldn't have loved how it turned out more! Here are pictures of my darling town home, with my personal Christmas decor. Hope you enjoy taking a look into my home. Merry Christmas!
This is a cute cookie plate, cup and key that my Mom got me years ago. The cookies are real, they are just a year old. But Santa never seems to hear what I really want for Christmas... so I him extra hard cookies this year.
This is my Mark Roberts gingerbread house that I got this year, and my waffle trees. My Peppermint candy dish for when guest come to visit.
Peppermint and Gumdrops vase, with my presents on my coffee table and gumdrops chain.