Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Recipe Reviews

I've got a couple of recipes to share with you today.
Two weeks ago I made a Strawberry Angel Food Trifle with a recipe I found on Facebook.  It was also on Pinterest so I knew it must be delicious.  I was so busy during our family gathering I forgot to take a picture.  So, here's the picture from the original source.
Strawberry Angelfood Truffle
Strawberry Angel Food Trifle 
(1) store-bought angel food cake (used 1 1/2 cakes)
24 oz. container frozen strawberries, sliced with sugar added, thawed
24 oz. or 3 cups vanilla pudding (I used 3 individual store bought cups.)
16 oz. container of whipped cream
Fresh strawberries for garnish

Assembly Instructions
Tear angel food cake into medium pieces. 
Begin layering cake, strawberries, pudding and whip cream in a large clear glass bowl. 
Continue irregular layers, filling the bowl. 
Top entire dessert with a solid layer of whip cream. 
 Slice a few fresh strawberries for garnish. 
Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours before serving. 
(I think mine was refrigerated for only about an hour.)

It was a delicious hit.  I'm adding it to my list of easy dessert recipes.

Yesterday, I baked Banana Blueberry Bread with another Facebook recipe.
Photo: I just put some banana/blueberry bread in the oven.  I'll share the recipe & taste results on my blog tomorrow

Blueberry Banana Bread
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup fresh blueberries
(I also added 1/4 cup flaux & 1/4 cup oatmeal.)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 medium size loaf pans.
Mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add 1 egg in at a time, then add vanilla.
Add in bananas and then flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
Carefully fold blueberries into batter, pour into loaf pans.
Bake in preheated oven 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in comes out clean.
Cool pans on wire rack for 10 minutes, then take bread out of pans, cool thoroughly on wire racks.
Moist & delicious!
I wonder how long this will last!

This is another recipe I will make again when I have over ripe bananas.
If you try these recipes let me know what you think.


Nanna said...

I have that trifle recipe pinned as well, glad to hear it's a winner after the apple muffin disaster I had yesterday from a pinterest recipe lol!

Janet said...

I love strawberries and I can wait to try that recipe.

Thanks for sharing


Sis Sue said...

The b/b bread looks magazine worthy.

Vee said...

Not long! I snagged the printable recipe and will add your name as the reason why I did. Thanks!