Friday, August 20, 2010

Halloween Candy Time

I don't eat candy but I sure like the way it looks! I think it makes a great Halloween decoration.


For any of you that made my celebration rolls, here is a new variation. If you want the recipe, just click on 'celebration rolls' on my sidebar. I double the recipe each time I make them because they don't last long and if there are extras, they freeze really well.




I made pesto with the basil from my garden. After I rolled out the dough, I spread a layer of pesto over it.


I sprinkled it with a shredded imported provolone and Beemster cheeses.


I cut them into about 1 1/4 inch slices.


I placed them on parchment covered cookie sheets and spread them open a bit. While the oven preheated to 425 degrees, I let them rise a bit.

They bake for about 15 minutes. The cheese should be turning brown and they should be golden on the sides.


You can see that I got a bit over two dozen. We all agreed that these are the best out of the three versions I've made so far.


I also baked some banana bread. Do you ever notice how all of my food matches my counter top?

***The Blog Tech is busy tomorrow so he is preparing tomorrow's post today. This means that tomorrow's post will have today's day and date on it. Just ignore that and I will be announcing the winner of this week's giveaway and posting a new one tomorrow!

12 comments:

Pricilla said...

Not much better than pesto and cheese!

Susan said...

Shame on you for showing that Halloween candy. Not only do I like the way it looks in the jars...I like the way it tastes too ;o) Celebration rolls look yummy also!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

You are killing me with this Celebration Bread. I don't have time to come up with my own version because I'm so busy making yours. There should be a patent on that bread!

Anonymous said...

I just had to tell you that I love reading your blog! You are such an inspiration!

Blessed Be!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

These rolls looks even more delicious than the others :-)

I´ve never really understood if Bananabread is like something You have to a cup of coffee or if it actually is a bread :-)

I wish I just liked how candy looks, but it´s the other way with me. I don´t care how it looks, just how it tastes :-) :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Sharlene T. said...

We're baking fools, aren't we... that looks delish and I've got fresh pesto in the freezer, so guess what I'm gonna do... maybe I should just apply this directly to my hips and give up the fight... thanks for sharing... come visit when you can... (I just knew you would have my favorite candy out, too...)

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Deborah said...

Yummy! I will take the peanut butter cups off your hands. LOL

Debbie said...

I love looking at all your beautiful food and just salivating! I can't cook like this anymore but I sure do love watching YOU do it for others! What lucky folks they are to have you in their lives! Are you a chef?? If not...you should be! You're a wonderful cook. I love those apothecary jars filled to the rim with candy. You don't eat candy?? Oh my!! I am a candy addict unfortunately. There is ALWAYS candy in my house sitting on my wood stove in a Fenton milk glass dish and more in an old blue colored mason jar and some backups in my cupboards and in my purse and sometimes hidden in a basket on my microwave and in the pockets of jackets you will always find a fireball or two. Geez....I think I may have a problem with it!! My name is Debbie and I am a sugarholic!!

Tractor Mom said...

You have inspired me to try to make fresh pesto! I've been wanting to for a while now. I just didn't get any basil to come up! Thanks for getting my taste buds running...

Come by when you can...

www.frugaltractormom.blogspot.com

Autumnforest said...

My favorite smell in the entire world is banana bread when it's cooking. Ahhh.... You got me in the mood!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

omg... where to start...well, i am laughing about the food matching the drainboard...i never did notice....but i do now ...too funny

those rolls look so good..are we almost in pizza territory..my "last-night-on-earth" supper
:-)

and just today i got out my "Bread Bakers Apprentice" by Peter Reinhart..it's going to be a BREAD BAKING FALL around here...

man..am i glad i skipped that job...what was i thinking?????

close call...

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Mmm, I love how Halloween candy looks and tastes! :p

And those celebration rolls look SO delicious-- that's it, I'm coming over your house!