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Tuesday:) Toni’s Tasty Tip of the Day

13 May

“The best recipes are the ones that you just make up.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I was going through baking withdrawals last week, but I wasn’t sure what to make. I made a batch of my usual brownies with mini marshmallows, sprinkled with chocolate chips. But, I needed to experiment with something different.

I baked a box of German chocolate cake mix, and I didn’t worry about how it looked because I was going to mush it up in a bowl with a can of coconut pecan frosting. But, I also had some homemade cream cheese frosting in the fridge that I wanted to use up. So, I put the frostings in a big bowl and crumpled the cake mix and blended.

Guess what? It was too mushy, too wet, and wouldn’t form into a ball. Soooo, fortunately, I had another box of cake mix in the pantry, so I decided to bake another box. I let that one cool a bit, then crumpled into the previous mushy mix. Ok, that was better.

I rolled the cake/frosting mixture into small cake balls, set on a wax paper lined cookie sheets, and also into an Ethel M candy box, that I just so happened to have recently finished consuming. Then, refrigerated them while I melted the chocolate for dipping. Just a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips and about a teaspoon of vegetable oil, and melt over a makeshift double boiler.

I dipped the endless little piles of tiny cake balls into the yummy melted chocolate.

Of course, I had to taste-test a few to check for quality assurance. They passed. Then, I packaged up the majority of the delightful delicacies, and distributed the bon bons and brownies to friends and neighbors. Mostly porch drop offs.

I was assured by the recipients that they were delicious. (I managed to save a few for future consumption.)

“When the going gets tough, the tough get baking.”