Friday, November 29, 2013

Skorr Cake


This morning  child number four woke up way too early. We sent her back to bed and instead of going back to sleep she woke her little sister. The two of them ended up in our bedroom in time to see the sunrise. They were so excited to watch the sky change as the sun came up. They darted back and forth from one window to the next trying to get a better look while Laetitia gave a running commentary on what she thought was going on. Occasionally she would get distracted by other things like cars, airplanes or streetlights.

Part of me was a bit grumpy because I would have loved that extra hour of sleep, but it was fun to see their joy in this new the experience.


One of the desserts my husband loves is Skor Cake but I always thought it was very difficult to make. So the last time my mother in-law was here I had show me how to make it.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was.

So in the last year I've made it for Christmas dinner, Easter dinner and a few times just for fun and it was gone in less than 24 hours every time. My daughter takes it in her lunch and refuses to share with her friends.... that's how good it is.



Ingredients
  • 1 cake mix crumbled
  • 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding or use homemade
  • 1 litre of Cool Whip thawed
  • 4-6 Skorr Bars or a package of Skorr bits
Directions
  • Mix cake and bake it. Once cooled cut cake in half and crumble. Put half the crumbled cake back into the pan.

  • Mix chocolate pudding as directed on the box  or use homemade. Cover crumbled cake with the pudding. 

  • Then cover that layer with half the Cool Whip.

  • Now comes the fun part. Crush the Skorr bars. I used a rolling pin but I'm sure there are other ways. Once they are crushed sprinkle 2 or 3 bars over the Cool Whip.

  • Use the rest of the cake and then Cool Whip and last of the the remaining chocolate bar bits.
  • Place in fridge for about 2 hours and serve.






Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Cake

One of the recipes I love from my mother-in-law's house is her cinnamon bread. She would serve it for breakfast on Christmas morning or when we all got together for one of our large family gatherings. This cake reminds me of that but in much larger quantities.

I have made this for my family a few times and each times it disappeared very quickly. Once I over mixed the cinnamon topping into the cake, it still tasted good, but not as good, just a word to the wise.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Crockpot Chicken Soup

A good soup always makes a nice meal since it is an entire meal, in a bowl. This is a soup I like to make when we have some left over chicken (or turkey) from a previous meal. The other nice thing about a soup like this is that it doesn't take long to prepare, you throw everything into the crockpot, forget about it for about 6 hours and tada your supper is ready.

If you want, you can also serve with some nice fresh buns.  Enjoy.   :0)


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

The last time I made Skorr Cake, I found that my son had used up all my instant chocolate pudding. So I did quick Google search and found a way to make it from scratch.

The recipe I found turned out to be pretty good, especially when eaten warm, but after the pudding cooled it became a little rubbery because of the cornstarch. So I modified the recipe to use flour instead of corn starch. The result is a nice rich and creamy pudding that tastes good hot or cold.

My husband loves cooked pudding and this is a lot less expensive than the normal pudding mixes we used to buy. I think we will be eating a lot more pudding in the months to come.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Yorkshire Pudding

One of the best memories I have of eating at my grandmother's house is Yorkshire Pudding. We would have it with roast beef and mashed potatoes.

I have tried for years to find a way to make them like she did, big and fluffy. I only recently discovered this recipe and it works every time. The secret is to let the batter sit for at least half an hour to give it time to rise.

They are great with leftover gravy drizzled over them (or my children seem to think maple syrup on them is pretty tasty as well.)


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chicken Hurry

I have never been sure why this dish is called Chicken Hurry, it might be because it is so quick and easy to make. At any rate it is a tasty meal, all my children will eat it, and it is easy to warm up the leftovers for later (plus I will show in another post how to make the leftovers into a completely different, and yummy, meal.)

To add a little bit of variety and balance to the meal it is probably best to serve some vegetables with it as well.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Waffles

My kids love waffles, I love waffles, my husband not so much. I often serve these as a treat after weekend swimming lessons for lunch. They like them with strawberry sauce and whip cream, but usually they get them with plain old margarine and syrup.

This is another recipe from my mother-in-law, but I add a touch of vanilla for a bit more flavor.