Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Abraham

My brother, Abraham, turned 12 last week.

Abraham, I thank God for you because you are fun to be with. You make me laugh and smile. You are a handsome guy and I'm proud that you are my brother. I love you!

Our Baby

Our baby inside my Mom is no longer with us. We found out the baby died a few days ago. I feel very sad, but I know our baby is with the Lord.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Flan Recipe

The ladies from are church put together a recipe book. Here is a recipe that I really like. I hope you will enjoy making it.

1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
1 12 oz can of condensed milk
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of white sugar

1. Mix eggs in blender; add evaporated; condensed milk and vanilla. Set apart.

2. In a range's medium heat, melt sugar in a pan stirring till you obtain a light caramel color.

3. Pour caramel in a round 8'' backing pan.

4. Add contains of the blender on top of caramel and place covered pan in a larger pot with boiling water half way of smaller pan.

5. Steam for approximately 45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

6. Remove flan from water and refrigerate until chilled. Flip upside down on serving plate.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

English Scones & Devonshire Cream

I love to bake and I made scones last week. They were very good and my family enjoyed eating them. I hope you will enjoy them too. I didn't take pictures of the scones after I made them. I forgot, but next time I will take pictures of my next baking project.

3 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sultanas ( white raisins) or currants
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 egg(for glaze)

Devonshire Cream:

1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup whipping cream (or dream whip)
4 teaspoons confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoons vanilla

Scones: Sift together flour, baking powder and sugar.Rub in butter until mixture is fine. Beat egg with milk; stir in raisins. Add to flour mixture, mix to make a dough. Roll out dough 3/4-inch thick; cut rounds with a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Brush rounds with beaten eggs; place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then 350 degrees for 5 more minutes. When ready to serve, cut in half and serve with Devonshire cream and your favorite jam or jelly.

Devonshire Cream:
Beat cream cheese in a small mixer bowl unti light and fluffy. Beat in whipping cream, sugar and vanilla until mixture is smooth. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour before serving with scones.