Tuesday, December 25, 2012

White Log Cake (Christmas Cake)

White cake mix
3 lg eggs
1 c. milk
1/3 butter
2 c desiccated coconut
2 cream cheese
4 cherries 
1 c powdered sugar
2 tbsp eggnog
3 tbsp hershey strawberry syrup
2 tbsp powdered sugar for dusting

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine eggs, milk, and butter in a mixer and mix until bubbly. Slowly scoop in cake mix and beat for at least 3 minutes. Line a cookie pan with wax paper and pour mixture. Use spatula to level mixture and in to the oven. Bake cake for 15 minute or until done, use tooth pick to check after 15 minutes. Take cake out and dust top of cake with 2 tbsp powdered sugar. Use a clean kitchen cloth to cover entire pan and securely invert cake. Slowly take wax paper out and roll cake and set aside. In the  mixer, combine cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar, beat until smooth and pour eggnog to the mixture until well incorporated. Divide mixture to half and mix in strawberry syrup to other half. Unroll cake and fill with cream cheese and strawberry syrup  mixture evenly and roll back. Wrap rolled cake with aluminum foil and chill for an hour. Unwrap cake and set in a long cake pan and use the other half of cream cheese for icing. Top with cherries and sprinkle cake with coconut and slowly press coconut to sides of cake. Chill before serving.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Teriyaki Chicken

6 drumsticks
6 thighs


1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp paprika
1/4 c. teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp olive oil/cooking oil
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp garlic powder


1/4 c. teriyaki sauce
1 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and trim chicken fats. Drain meat/use paper towel to dry excess water from meat. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Put dried chicken in a ziploc bag and pour marinade. Distribute mixture to coat meat. Keep in the fridge over night. In a deep baking dish, line chicken and pour marinade over to chicken. Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Check chicken when it's done, take chicken out from dish leaving the drippings, and transfer to another dish. Leave out for 10 minutes to air dry cook meat. Brush cooked chicken with glaze abundantly, take them back to the oven, and broil chicken to low until skin is brown. Oven temperature varies. Chicken should be brown for that yummy look. Enjoy!