Monday, January 11, 2010

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German Chocolate Cake Trifle

German Chocolate Cake Trifle

1 Chocolate cake mix, made according to directions
1 Instant Chocolate Pudding mix, made according to directions
2 cups Coconut toasted
1 cup Pecans, or Walnuts chopped
Buttermilk custard (recipe to follow)

In Trifle dish Layer Chocolate Cake, Drizzle Buttermilk Custard, sprinkle on Coconut, sprinkle Pecans, Spoon in Pudding. Repeat 2 more times. Make the top look pretty!

Buttermilk Custard.

1 1/2 cups Buttermilk (original recipe called for a can of evaporated milk)
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs

In saucepan add 3 ingredients and whisk cold. Place on medium heat and add

1/4 cup butter
1 tsp Vanilla

Stir frequently till boils and becomes thick. Cool before using in Trifle.

*I saw a similar recipe on Sandra Lee Money Saving Meals but I modified it and added pudding. I used one large box of pudding and Ryan said it needed even more. I made it for Sunday dinner and it was a big hit, especially for Jace who loves pudding and coconut.

Miracle Bread (Hannah's)

Photo thanks to Michelle

10 1/2 c. white bread flour

1/2 c. sugar

1 T. salt

3 rounded tablespoons saf-instant yeast

3 T. liquid lecithin (I didn't have lecithin, so I used 1/3 c. oil)

4 c. hot tap water

Mix dry ingredients. Add lecithin (or oil) and water. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. If dough is too dry, add a little more water. Dough should be very sticky. Mix for 5 minutes. (Do not add flour to the dough after it has finished mixing.) Spray counter and pans with Pam. Shape loaves, place in pans and cover with a dish towel. Let rise 25 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.Makes 4 loaves.

For whole wheat bread, use the same recipe only with whole wheat flour; replace one cup of the hot water with applesauce, and add 1 additional tablespoon lecithin. Mix for ten minutes.

**Note: if you are making this in a KitchenAid, halve the recipe and make 2 loaves of bread.**

I made bread for the first time! It was so easy I want to make it again and again.