Category Archives: Dessert

Choffy Tiramisu

This is a recipe I created back in 2012 when I was a Choffy Distributor. I love Choffy but I am not a fan of coffee or alcohol so this is the perfect replacement for me and my family. For my daughter that is gluten free we substitute gluten free graham crackers for the Lady fingers and do it in a mini bread pan for her.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups of strongly brewed Choffy**
  • 1/2 ounces rum extra (to your liking) or 1/4 cup Butter Rum Syrup
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 ¾  cup whipping cream, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 36 to 42 Italian-style hard ladyfinger biscuits
  • Optional 2-4 tablespoons Choffy Grinds Powder
  • Optional Chocolate Curls or Grated Chocolate

Directions

Combine the Choffy and run extract in a bowl or shallow baking dish and set aside.

Bring a small saucepan with 2 inches of water to a boil over high heat. In a small heatproof bowl that will fit on top of the saucepan, or in a double boiler, combine the egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the whipping cream. Place over the hot water and whisk continuously until the mixture is 160 degrees F and coats the back of a spoon, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk for 3 to 4 minutes to cool. Set aside to cool completely, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, add the remaining whipping cream, prepared yolk mixture, and sugar and beat until soft peaks form, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the mascarpone and combine well.

Place 1 layer of the ladyfingers in a 9 by 13-inch pan; most pans this size fit them in 6 rows of 3. Then, dip both sides of the ladyfingers quickly into the Choffy mixture and place back into the pan. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the cookies. . Repeat with another layer. Optional sprinkle with half of the Choffy powder and or chocolate. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours.

To serve cut with a sharp thin knife into squares.

*Options for making Choffy Grind Powder

1- Completely dry the brewed grinds on the fruit roll tray of a food dehydrator. Grind into fine powder using a Mortar and Pestal. (My favorite way)

2- Completely dry the brewed grinds on the fruit roll tray of a food dehydrator. Grind into fine powder using spice grinder.

3- Grind wet grinds in a food processor and then dehydrate.

**To strongly brew Choffy add 1 ½ cups Choffy to 32 oz Boiling Water brewed in the 48oz French Press for 30 minutes. Our favorite is to blend IC French Roast, Volta and Ecuador French Roast together.

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

These low carb, gluten free cookies are a nice treat.

Ingredients

4 Eggs
1/2 C Truvia Cane Sugar Blend
2 C Fresh Ground Peanut Butter
1 C Peanut Flour

Direction

Beat eggs with Truvia. Stir in peanut butter and peanut flour.

Roll into 30 – 1 1/2 inch balls. Slightly smash by crisscross with a fork.

Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes.

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Nutrition Information

Full BatchPer Cookie (30 ct)
Calories3956132
Protein187 g6.23 g
Total Carbs201 g6.7 g
Fiber41 g1.33 g
Sugar69 g2.3 g
Fat276 g9.2 g
Saturated Fat40 g1.33 g
Sodium508 mg17 mg

Lemon Sour Cream Pie

This is a family favorite for Thanksgiving and other special occasions.

Sour Cream Layer Ingredients

3/4 C Sugar
3 T Cornstarch
1/4 tsp Salt
2 Eggs Beaten
1 1/2 coup Sour Cream
2 T Lemon Juice

Sour Cream Layer Directions

In a double boiler; blend sugar, cornstarch & salt. In a small bowl combine eggs, sour cream, & lemon juice. Set over hot, not boiling water, stir frequently until thick. Pour into pre-baked pie crust.

Lemon Layer Ingredients

1 1/2 C Sugar
1/3 C Cornstarch
1 1/2 C Water
2 Eggs Beaten
1/2 C Lemon Juice
20 drops Lemon Essential Oil
4 T Butter

Lemon Layer Directions

Combine sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Stir in water gradually. Cook and stir on medium heat until mixture thickens. Add 1/3 of mixture to the eggs. Mix well and return to saucepan. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and butter. Spoon over sour cream layer.

Refrigerate for 2 or more hours before server.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Fudge Zucchini Bread

I took a family favorite from of my Grandma Martin and made a few modifications. It also works well for Gluten Free.

Ingredients

3 Eggs
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Sugar
1 1/4 cup Grapeseed or Avocado Oil
2 cup Grated Zucchini
1 T Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
2 cup Flour (Gluten Free option 1 cup Namaste Gluten Flour 1 cup Grandpa’s Kitchen Flour Blend
12 oz Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 375.

Beat eggs until they are thick and lemony. Add sugars and oil. Beat well; a zucchini and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into greased loaf pans or Bundt pan.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes before removing.

Serve warm or cold. If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate or frost with cream cheese frosting.

Amazing Gluten Free Vanilla Cake

Amazing Gluten Free Vanilla Cake

We have played around with several recipes before landing on this one. It is moist and fluffy. The key is the combination of oil and sour cream as well as using 2 different gluten free flour blends.

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups Namaste Gluten Free Flour
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 Gluten Free Flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup Grapeseed or Avocado Oil
1 T Vanilla Extract
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup Whole Milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9X13 pan.

Combined the flours, baking powder and salt. Combined remaining in separate bowl.

Using a hand mixer whisk in 1/3 of wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Repeat twice and mix well.

Pour into the pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Store at room temperature with an airtight lid.

Serve with Butter Cream Frosting or Berries and Whipping Cream.

Peanut Butter Cookies (Plus Gluten Free Option)

Ingredients

1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
1 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 cups Packed Brown Sugar
4 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Peanut Flour
1 cup Flour or Namaste Gluten Flour
1/2 cup Sugar (for rolling in)

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add in baking soda, baking powder, salt, peanut flour, flour and combine completely. Roll dough into ball and roll in granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet. Using a fork make a crisscross smashing the ball to 1/4 inch thickness. Bake for 8 -10 minutes.

Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

I love Cream Cheese Danish, Coffee Cakes and THIS! It can be made gluten free as well.

Ingredients

8 oz Cream Cheese
4 oz Unsalted Butter
14 oz Bisquick (Gluten Free Bisquick)
4 oz Milk
16 oz Strawberry Cream Cream
2 oz Bisquick (Gluten Free Bisquick)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9×9 cake pan. Combined Cream Cheese, Butter, 14 oz Bisquick and milk. Pour half of the crust mixture into the pan. Evenly spread Strawberry cream cheese over the crust. Add 2 oz of Bisquick into the remaining crust to create a crumble. Sprinkle Crumble mixture evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until lightly golden brown. 
Cut into 9 pieces. You may want to serve with a glaze.

Crumb Cake Steps
Crumb Cake Serving

Cream Cheese Glaze

4 oz Cream Cheese
2 T Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup Whipping Cream
1 T Pure Vanilla or 1 tsp Almond Extract
1 cup Powdered Sugars
*optional food coloring
Whip together with mixer.

Simple Glaze

1 T Unsalted Butter
1 T Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Powdered Sugar
*optional food coloring
Whip together with mixer

Over Night Wild Orange Coconut Chia Pudding

Over Night Wild Orange Coconut Chia Pudding

We enjoy this pudding for breakfast or a snack.

Ingredients

15 oz Can Coconut Milk
1/2 Cup Cocconut Milk
10-15 Drops doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil
6 T Chia Seeds
6 T Shredded Coconut

Direction

In a glass, ceramic or metal bowl combined coconut milk and essential oil. Stir in chai seeds. Cover and place in the refrigerator over night. Divide into 2-4 serving and top with shredded coconut.

Over Night Wild Orange Coconut Chai Pudding

 

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread (with Gluten Free Variation)

My Grandma would always make chocolate zucchini bread in the fall. We made a few adjustments as well as made a gluten free variation for my daughter to enjoy.

Ingredients

3 Eggs
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Oil
2 Cups Grated Zucchini
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Coco Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Gluten Free Ingredients

3 Eggs
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Oil
2 Cups Grated Zucchini
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Coco Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/4 Cups Namaste Flour Blend
1 1/4 Cups Tapioca Flour
1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 375. Cream together eggs, sugar, and oil. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Fold in coco, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flour. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour in to greased bread pans. Makes 2 large loaves or 5-6 small loaves.

Carameletes

Carameletes

I love gooey caramel cookie bars. These are a family favorite

Ingredients

1 cup Softened Unsalted Butter
1 cup Sugar
2 cups Flour
11 oz bag KRAFT Caramel Bits 
12 oz bag Mini Chocolate Chips
14 oz Sweet Condensed Milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Cream together butter and sugar. Add in Flour. Press into the bottom of 9X13 pan. Cover with caramels and chocolate chips. Drizzle sweet condensed milk over the top and bake for 15 minutes. Cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into bars.