Want to Have S’more of These Porg S’mores

Want to Have S’more of These Porg S’mores

S’mores always remind me of summers spent camping out under the stars, but I could honestly eat that perfect combination of gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate all year! I brought back my homemade porg marshmallows to show you how to turn them into an un-porg-etably delicious treat.

Homemade marshmallows can seem intimidating at first, but the secret to getting them smooth and the right shape is just a little water. Once you get the first few piped the rest of your batch will be a breeze! Add chocolate and your favorite graham crackers, and you’ll definitely want s’more of these cute s’mores!

 

Ingredients:

Condiments

  • 1 tbsp Corn syrup, light

Baking & Spices

  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Icing fitted with a, Black small
  • 1 Orange and grey/silver sanding sugar
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 12 Squares of chocolate
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Oils & Vinegars

  • 1 Vegetable oil

Snacks

  • 12 Chocolate graham crackers

Desserts

  • 1/4 cup Candy melts, orange
  • 1 Candy thermometer
  • 1 envelope Gelatin, unflavored
  • 24 Nonpareils, black jumbo

Liquids

  • 1 3 + 1/4 cup cold water

Other

  • Cardstock
  • Piping bags
  • 1/2 ” round piping tip
  • Large, round piping tip
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • Small zip-top bags

 

Helpful Tip

All cutting should be done by an adult.

Directions

1. Download, print, and cut out porg template.

2. Melt the orange candy melts by heating in the microwave in 30-second intervals at 50% power until smooth, stirring between each set. You can add a teaspoon of vegetable oil if they are lumpy once completely melted.

3. Place the porg template under a piece of wax paper, and use a toothpick to draw the feet with the orange melts. Set aside to harden.

4. Prep your sanding sugars by placing a little of the orange, and a little of the grey sugars into separate small zip-top bags. Cut a tiny corner off of each and set aside.

5. Prep 2 piping bags by fitting one with a large round tip, and the other with a 1/2″ round tip. Lay a piece of wax paper over a baking sheet. Combine the marshmallow coating ingredients in a bowl, and lightly sift the powder over the wax paper. Set aside.

6. Pour 1/3 cup cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer, and stir in the gelatin. Allow the gelatin to soften while you make the syrup.

7. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, 1/4 cup water, light corn syrup, and salt. Stir, and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Then turn the heat up to high, and continue to cook (without stirring) until the syrup reaches 240° F on a candy thermometer.

8. With the mixer on low, slowly pour the syrup into the softened gelatin. Gradually increase the speed to high, and whip until soft peaks form and hold their shape, about 8-10 minutes. Add the vanilla extract, and whip just until it is incorporated.

9. Transfer the marshmallow to the 2 prepared piping bags. You can place the porg template underneath the wax paper, on your baking sheet that you’ve prepared with coating powder, as a guide.

10. Using the bag with the 1/2″ tip, pipe a large circle for the body, and then a smaller one on top for the head. Use the other piping bag fitted with the smaller round tip to make the wings. If you are left with any lumps or peaks on the marshmallow you can lightly wet a clean finger and smooth out the marshmallow. You want to work quickly before the marshmallow begins to set, so only pipe 2 at a time, and then add the decorations.

11. To decorate, start with the orange sugar, and carefully pour it in a pattern that replicates the look of the porgs. Then pour the grey sugar over the wings, edges of the body, and top of the head of each porg.

12. Add a nonpareil to each side of the face for the eyes, placing them just over the orange sugar, and then place 2 of the candy melt feet at the bottom.

13. Allow the marshmallows to set, uncovered, for at least 7 hours, or overnight before adding the decorating icing.

14. Use decorating icing to pipe the mouths and nostrils onto the porgs. Carefully unpeel the marshmallows from your baking sheet. You can lightly coat any sticky areas with the marshmallow coating mixture.

15. When you are ready to turn them into s’mores, break your graham crackers in half. Place 1 half on a plate and top it with a porg. Heat in the microwave for 5-7 seconds, then add the chocolate square and the other half of your graham cracker. (Extra marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.)

 

 

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Strawberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie

I have some friends who declare that they “don’t bake”.  And I get that, not everyone enjoys baking but that doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy homemade treats, specially not these days when ingredients that are normally baked can be bought inexpensively at most grocery stores.

You can buy things like pie and tart shells, puff pastry and bread dough inexpensively and they sure cut your baking time almost in half.  At times it’s more cost effective to buy these things frozen than it is to make them from scratch.  Not only that they actually taste good!  And of course you don’t have to tell anyone that the pie crust was frozen; let them think you made it from scratch!

So for those of you who love desserts but don’t like to bake here’s a super easy Strawberry Cream Pie!  You can actually use any fruit, yes even canned pie filling, for this pie, but I love strawberries and these days you can pretty much get fresh strawberries year round.

Strawberry Cream Pie
Ingredients:

1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust

1 Pkg. Whipped Cream Cheese

1/2 Tsp. Vanilla

1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

1 Pkg. Cool Whip

1 Basket Fresh Strawberries cleaned and hulled

For Glaze:

3/4 Cup Juice any type

1/4 Cup Sugar

2 Tbs. Cornstarch

2 Tbs. Corn Syrup

Directions:

Beat cream cheese in mixer until smooth.

Add vanilla and powdered sugar.

Fold in Cool Whip.

Pour into pie crust and smooth top.

Chill in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

Meanwhile dissolve corn starch into 1/4 cup of juice.

In small saucepan whisk together remaining juice and sugar.

Cook over low heat to boiling.

Stir in dissolved corn starch and cook until thickened.

Remove from heat and stir in corn syrup.

Set aside to cool.

Once pie filling is set and chilled arrange strawberries on top.

Gently pour thickened glaze over strawberries.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe!!!

Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe!!!

Panutsa, or also called as “Peanut Brittle” in English Dialect, is a delicacy that is a favorite in the Batangas region of Philippines. It is usually sold in stalls around Batangas and in buses for inbound or outbound trips to the province.

Panusta is very easy to prepare and to cook, even a 5 year old child can cook it. With its very simple ingredients and procedures, you will never imagine that this is a very mouth-watering treat for your family and friends.

This is my version of Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe, Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup peanuts, pealed

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tbsp. butter, softened

½ cup corn syrup

1 cup granulated white sugar

¼ cup water

¼ tsp. salt

 

Directions:

Grease a baking tray/cookie sheet then set aside.

Heat a saucepan over medium heat, then put-in corn syrup, sugar, water, and salt then stir and bring to a boil. Add peanuts and stir.

Measure the temperature until it reaches 290 degrees Fahrenheit using a candy thermometer, lower down the heat to avoid the sugar and peanuts from being burnt.

Turn-off heat and  put-in the butter and baking soda and stir thoroughly.

Pour the mixture on the greased baking tray then arrange then allow the mixture to completely cool.

Remove the mixture from the tray and cut into desired sizes.

Serve,

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  1. Grease a baking tray/cookie sheet then set aside.
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium heat, then put-in corn syrup, sugar, water, and salt then stir and bring to a boil. Add peanuts and stir.
  3. Measure the temperature until it reaches 290 degrees Fahrenheit using a candy thermometer, lower down the heat to avoid the sugar and peanuts from being burnt.
  4. Turn-off heat and put-in the butter and baking soda and stir thoroughly.
  5. Pour the mixture on the greased baking tray then arrange then allow the mixture to completely cool.
  6. Remove the mixture from the tray and cut into desired sizes.
  7. Serve,
  8. Share and enjoy!
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Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

Hopia is one of the popular pastries in Philippines. Hopia isn’t a native delicacy  because this was introduced to us Filipinos, by the Chinese. This pastry has two famous variations; the hopia mongo and the hopia baboy. We classify them through the filling. If the filling is made out of mung bean paste, then it is Hopia Mongo and if it is made out of pork fat, candied winter melon, green onions, it is called Hopia Baboy.

For some nutritional facts, mongo or mung bean helps lower blood cholesterol levels, helps prevent breast cancer and also it has low sugar level. So if ever you are on a strict diet, this hopia mongo will surely be a good pick. Today I will give you my recipe version of Homemade Hopia Mongo. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

For the dough:

3 1/4 cups white king all purpose flour, sifted

1 cup pork lard

1 1/2 tbsp. corn syrup

1/2 cup water

For the filling:

2 cups mung beans, cooked, mashed & strained

1 cup sugar

 

Directions:

Sift all purpose flour in a large mixing bowl then make a well in the center and add the water, sugar and corn syrup.

Add pork lard and mix with wooden spoon just to incorporate ingredients with the flour. Do not over mix.

Form dough into a ball, cover with cloth and set aside for at least 30 minutes.

Mix together 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup pork lard in a bowl, until a homogeneous paste is formed.

On a lightly floured board or surface, roll out dough ball with a rolling pin to form a rectangular 1-inch thick.

Spread the paste evenly with a spatula over the rectangular dough so that the paste covers two thirds of the surface of the rectangular, fold the uncovered portion over the center and fold the remaining 1/3 over the first. Fold to make three layers of the dough with the paste in between each layer.

Roll our folded dough to its original size and repeat folding process without the paste.

Roll out the dough once more and fold for the third time. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. Roll out the dough to its original size.

Cut sheet of dough lengthwise into two equal portions. Roll each portion jelly roll fashion and cut into 12 equal pieces. Flatten each piece and roll out with rolling pin to form a circular piece. Put about a tablespoon of the mongo sugar filling at the center and bring up the sides to top center. Seal tightly.

Press top lightly to flatten. Place filled pieces on ungreased baking sheet lined with brown paper. Brush top with egg or milk diluted with a little water. Prick surface with a little tines of fork to let out steam.

Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

Serve while it’s hot,

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  1. Sift all purpose flour in a large mixing bowl then make a well in the center and add the water, sugar and corn syrup.
  2. Add pork lard and mix with wooden spoon just to incorporate ingredients with the flour. Do not over mix.
  3. Form dough into a ball, cover with cloth and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Mix together 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup pork lard in a bowl, until a homogeneous paste is formed.
  5. On a lightly floured board or surface, roll out dough ball with a rolling pin to form a rectangular 1-inch thick.
  6. Spread the paste evenly with a spatula over the rectangular dough so that the paste covers two thirds of the surface of the rectangular, fold the uncovered portion over the center and fold the remaining 1/3 over the first. Fold to make three layers of the dough with the paste in between each layer.
  7. Roll our folded dough to its original size and repeat folding process without the paste.
  8. Roll out the dough once more and fold for the third time. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. Roll out the dough to its original size.
  9. Cut sheet of dough lengthwise into two equal portions. Roll each portion jelly roll fashion and cut into 12 equal pieces. Flatten each piece and roll out with rolling pin to form a circular piece. Put about a tablespoon of the mongo sugar filling at the center and bring up the sides to top center. Seal tightly.
  10. Press top lightly to flatten. Place filled pieces on ungreased baking sheet lined with brown paper. Brush top with egg or milk diluted with a little water. Prick surface with a little tines of fork to let out steam.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  12. Serve while it’s hot,
  13. Share and Enjoy!!!
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