Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Morning Hashbrowns redone - Project 52: Week 46

We've been making Christmas morning Hash Browns throughout the year, not just on Christmas morning, for several years now. A friend asked for the recipe and I searched through the blog and found the post from 2008. I couldn't believe the picture! I knew I could do better, although the plain-looking hash browns do make for a dull picture. The hash browns are plenty for us, so we don't eat anything else with them, so I couldn't do a nice table full of breakfast foods. I've also updated the recipe here to reflect how we make them now.

1 30 oz. bag frozen shredded potatoes
8 oz. sour cream
½ cup melted butter
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. onion powder
1 cup (packed) grated cheddar cheese

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Transfer to a 9×13 casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Forest Cake Redone - Project 52: Week 45

I had the opportunity to make a cake for my church's dessert auction this past weekend. I knew I wanted to make the Black Forest Cake I made for my daughter's second birthday because it looks impressive with those chocolate curls and cherries and because the Italian Meringue frosting is DELICIOUS. This time I added chocolate to the frosting (I went to the original source of the recipe, and it has a spot were I was able to make 2.5 times the recipe and it does all the math for me). This was enough frosting for four eight-inch layers of cakes (I ended up making two cakes since I had so much). Plus, there was lots of frosting left over. I think I would just double the recipe next time.