Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday happiness.

This morning, I sent these to Maani's office with him.He told me that EVERYONE in his office loved them :D
These are cake balls covered with Chocolate Ganach.
And these are my very yummy cucumber/egg sandwiches.SUPER tasty and perfect for a hot day.
Would you like to try them?Here is how to make them.
Cake Balls:
Just as the name says, they are balls made with cake.You bake the cake, any flavor/recipe you like, cut it into chunks.Then put them into a big bowl and mash them with a big fork.Some bakers like to mix a little bit of butter cream frosting in their cake balls,You can certainly do that.
Shape the mashed cake crumbs into a ball and let them chill for a few hours.
Take your favorite chocolate (Candy melts,chocolate chips etc) in a glass bowl,microwave at cook power 5 for a few seconds ( depending on the quantity of chocolate).Stir.
You can either dip your cake balls in the chocolate one by one Or set the cake balls on a wire rack,put a jelly roll pan underneath the rack and pour the chocolate on the balls.
When the chocolate is set,decorate the balls .
Summer Egg/Cucumber Sandwiches:
3 Hard Boiled Eggs
1/4 cup or less shredded Cabbage
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1 Tablespoon Vlasic sweet Relish
1 Tablespoon Vlasic Dill
3- 4 Tablespoons Low Fat Light Mayonnaise
1 Teaspoon Light Mustard
Salt and black pepper -to taste.
Bread slices. White OR Whole Grain
Let the eggs cool after you boil them.Peel and wash.Cut the eggs into small pieces,I use the egg/strawberry slicer.Set aside.Take all the other ingredients and dump them in a wide bowl and mix.After all the ingredients are coated with mustard and Mayonnaise,fold in the boiled eggs.You can use this mixture right after making it.OR you can refrigerate it and let the flavors blend in for about and hour or so.
When ready to serve,spread the egg mixture on the bread slice and make a sandwich.
Enjoy! send me your pictures when you try this recipe and tell me how you like it.I'd love to hear from you.
Happy Thursday :)