Latest Recipe Challenge Update

Hey, Ya’ll!

As promised, here’s an update on my recipe challenge.

I was reading through my notes to see the last recipes I told ya’ll about and realized I’ve done numbers 6-11 without posting updates on here. So without further ado, here’s a savory and sweet update.

Number 6 is Boston Cream Cupcakes.

Boston Cream Cupcakes
Unfrosted cupcakes
Frosted Boston Cream Cupcakes
Frosted Cupcake

As you can see, they turned out pretty well. However, they do need practice as despite having plenty of pudding and following the recipe’s directions on piping the pudding into the cupcake, there was hardly any to find when they were eaten. Other than that, they tasted good. Also, there was a lot of work to only get 6 cupcakes so I’ll have to work on figuring out how to double the recipe.

Recipe 7 is Lemon Mousse Cheesecake. Now, unfortunately, the Boston Cream Cupcakes are the only recipes I have pictures of. I will do my best to do better about that in the future. The Lemon Mousse Cheesecake was really good. It had the proper texture of a cheesecake, though I do need to look into investing in a 6 inch springform pan as the one I have is 12 inch and made the cheesecake pretty flat. But it still turned out well and tasted of lemon without tipping over into that artificial lemon flavor you get in a lot of lemon desserts.

Recipe 8 is Pizza Meatloaf Sandwiches. I know that sounds really bizarre but they were actually very tasty. You use left over meatloaf and make a regular meatloaf sandwich. Only instead of mayo, you use pizza sauce and instead of American or Cheddar cheese, you use Mozzarella and you toast them like a grilled cheese. It’ll be a repeat recipe for me.

Recipe 9 was Glazed Pork Roast. Now this one was interesting as I haven’t done much with pork beyond pork chops. It was juicy and tender, just right after two hours and the glaze wasn’t too sweet which was surprising considering the amount of brown sugar and apple jelly that went in it.

The 10th recipe was Herbed-rubbed Tenderloin. This was supposed to be pork but I’m on a tight budget and my store didn’t have pork tenderloin so it was made with beef tenderloin instead. The herbs worked just the same and it was delicious. It was a little underdone since the recipe was for pork and I was guestimating on how long the beef would take. But the cow wasn’t still mooing on my plate so it was edible and the rub was tasty.

The last recipe for this update was a Delicious Apple Pie. This one was good though not quite right. The pie crust was made from scratch as well and didn’t roll out big enough. That’ll come with practice, which I’ve made plenty of cakes, cupcakes and cookies in my baking time but not many pies. That’ll be corrected with this challenge. I have nothing against pies, they’re just not the first go-to in my house. Though I may need to share with ya’ll my chocolate pie that is my own creation at a later date.

Back to the apple pie… Because the dough didn’t roll out enough, I couldn’t use a big enough pan for the filling this pie had made. So, it was piled up fairly high unlike a normal apple pie. It was still good and baked well enough, it just didn’t look like any pie I’d seen before.

I don’t know when the next update on the recipe challenge will be but I’m going to keep working on it.

‘Til next time, my friends!

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