Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Best Sugared Pecans Recipe



This is the best sugared pecan recipe I have found and many have asked how I make them.

Sugared Pecans

1 egg white
1 tsp cold water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 pound pecans, halved

Whisk egg whites and cold water until light and fluffy. Whisk in cinnamon, sugar and salt. Add pecans and stir to coat. Bake 250 degrees for 1 hour on parchment paper or aluminum foil. 


Don't be afraid of the salt, this is what makes the recipe so good!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

My father-in-law asked me to make my pumpkin roll for Christmas this year. Here is a recipe that I have been using for years. I will upload a picture of the roll on Christmas Day.

Pumpkin Roll

(Makes one pumpkin roll)

3 eggs
1 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of pumpkin puree

Beat eggs until fluffy. Add sugar slowly and then pumpkin puree.

In a separate bowl, whisk together...
3/4 cup of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt


Fold flour mixture into pumpkin mixture. Place a sheet of parchment paper in a 15 by 10 by 1 inch jelly roll sheet. Spray parchment paper with Pam. Spread mixture onto parchment paper. Bake 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Take a clean dish towel and put cake on top. roll up from the short end and let cool.

Mix 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, 3 tsp butter, 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla. When cake is cool, unroll from towel, spread onto top and re-roll. sprinkle with powdered sugar upon serving.