Swiss Buttercream Recipe

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Swiss Buttercream Recipe
Instructions
  1. Place the egg whites and sugar in the metal bowl of the stand mixer. Put the bowl on top of a pot with boiling water, not touching the water. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and not grainy anymore.
  2. Place the bowl on the stand mixer and whip on high until it forms a stiff peak. About 10 minutes.
  3. With the mixer on low, beat in the butter. After all the butter is added, increase the speed to medium high and mix until smooth.
  4. This buttercream can be stored on the counter for a few days or in the refrigerator. If store in refrigerator, bring it to room temperature before using.
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Unlike regular buttercream, Swiss Buttercream is more refined and not too sweet. This recipe uses granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar. You can easily adjust the sweetness of the buttercream by adding less or more sugar. I like this recipe because the buttercream is thick and holds its shape well.

Ingredients:
  • 5 Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 sticks Unsalted Butter, room temperature, cut into Tablespoons
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pinch of Salt
Directions:

Place the egg whites and sugar in the metal bowl of the stand mixer. Put the bowl on top of a pot with boiling water, not touching the water. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and not grainy anymore.

Place the bowl on the stand mixer and whip on high until it forms a stiff peak. About 10 minutes.

With the mixer on low, beat in the butter. After all the butter is added, increase the speed to medium high and mix until smooth.

This buttercream can be stored on the counter for a few days or in the refrigerator. If store in refrigerator, bring it to room temperature before using.

Swiss Buttercream

Swiss Buttercream on a cake that I made this past weekend.

Swiss Buttercream cake

Steamed Cabbage Rolls

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Steamed Cabbage Rolls
Cabbage Rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Cabbage Rolls
Instructions
  1. Fill a large pot with water half way. Bring it to a boil. Rinse the cabbage and cut the bottom in a square shape around the root. Some people like to take out the bottom root, but you can keep it on. Put the cabbage in the boiling water. This will help the cabbage leaves come off easier.
  2. While waiting, shred and cut the carrots.
  3. Flip the cabbage using a thong every 5 minutes. Be careful, it's HOT!
  4. In a medium bowl, soak the bean thread noodles in warm water until the noodles are soft and loose. Drain and cut them shorter.
  5. Combine the ground meat, carrots, noodles, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Using a thong, remove some leaves from the cabbage. Cut the hard stem off the cabbage (in a triangular shape).
  7. Put the fillings on the leaf. Start rolling by folding the bottom to cover the fillings, then the sides, then roll it.
  8. Put the cabbage rolls in a steamer and steam it for 30 minutes.
  9. Serve with sweet and chili sauce, peanut butter sauce, or hot peppers. Enjoy!
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Steamed cabbage rolls are a healthier version of egg rolls. It is a healthy and low carb dish that is very easy to make. Great to eat when I want something light and to lose weight.

Cabbage rolls are cooked cabbage leaves wrapped with fillings. There are many variations of this dish. It’s a common cuisine that has spread throughout Europe, Asia, and US.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Large Cabbage
  • 1 lb Ground meat of choice (pork, beef, turkey)
  • 1-2 Carrots
  • 3 Bean Thread Noodles bundles
  • 1/2 cup Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
Directions:

Fill a large pot with water half way. Bring it to a boil.

Rinse the cabbage and cut the bottom in a square shape around the root. Some people like to take out the bottom root, but you can keep it on.

Put the cabbage in the boiling water. This will help the cabbage leaves come off easier.

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While waiting, shred and cut the carrots. You don’t have to cut the carrots after shredding. I just do it because I have braces on and it makes it easier for me to eat it.

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Flip the cabbage using a thong every 5 minutes. Be careful, it’s HOT!

cabbage

In a medium bowl, soak the bean thread noodles in warm water until the noodles are soft and loose. Drain and cut them shorter.

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Combine the ground meat, carrots, noodles, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, salt, and black pepper.

cabbage rolls stuffing

Using a thong, remove some leaves from the cabbage.

cabbage leaf

Cut the hard stem off the cabbage (in a triangular shape).

cabbage leaf

Put the fillings on the leaf. Start rolling by folding the bottom to cover the fillings, then the sides, then roll it.

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Put the cabbage rolls in a steamer and steam it for 30 minutes.

cabbage roll

Serve with sweet and chili sauce, peanut butter sauce, or hot peppers. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Carnitas

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Slow Cooker Carnitas
Instructions
  1. Diced the onion. Peel the garlic cloves and minced.
  2. In a small bowl, mixed the seasonings together. Cut the meat into fourths and sprinkle the seasonings on the meat. Put the meat at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Put the diced onion, minced garlic cloves, and cinnamon sticks in the slow cooker. Cut the oranges in half and squeeze the juice over the meat.
  4. Cook it on slow for 5-6 hours or until the meat is tender and falls apart. Enjoy!
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Slow cooker carnitas are delicious! The recipe calls for orange juice and cinnamon sticks. I thought it was a weird combination, but don’t be scare. It’s not sweet, but taste amazing and very flavorful.

By slow cooking the meat, it makes the meat more juicy and tender. Not to mention that it makes my house smells good as well. If there are extra or leftovers, you can store it in the freezer for another meal.

Ingredients:
  • 3 lb Pork Butt Roast or Pork Shoulder
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Oranges
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/2 tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chipotle Pepper Powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
Directions:

Diced the onion. Peel the garlic cloves and minced.

In a small bowl, mixed the seasonings together. Cut the meat into fourths and sprinkle the seasonings on the meat. Put the meat at the bottom of the slow cooker.

Put the diced onion, minced garlic cloves, and cinnamon sticks in the slow cooker. Cut the oranges in half and squeeze the juice over the meat.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Cook it on slow for 5-6 hours or until the meat is tender and falls apart.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Enjoy!

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Bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich

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Bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bundt pan with cooking spray. Place bread dough into the bottom of the pan and pinch the ends together to form a single ring. Bake about 30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the bread on a serving platter and slice in half. Spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of the bread then sprinkle with about 1 tsp of Italian seasoning. Put provolone slices on top of bread, followed by meats, lettuce and tomatoes. Spread mayonnaise on the other half of the bread and sprinkle with the rest of the Italian seasoning.
  3. Slice and serve. Enjoy!
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This homemade bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich is super delicious and flavorful! This sub is huge. It is great for lunch and parties. Also, it’s very easy to make.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tubes refrigerated bread dough
  • Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, divided
  • 8-10 slices of Provolone cheese
  • 1/2 lb Salami
  • 1/2 lb Deli sliced Ham
  • 1/2 Lettuce
  • 1 Large Tomato, sliced
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bundt pan with cooking spray. Place bread dough into the bottom of the pan and pinch the ends together to form a single ring.

French bread dough

Bake about 30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Place the bread on a serving platter and slice in half. Spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of the bread then sprinkle with about 1 tsp of Italian seasoning. Put provolone slices on top of bread, followed by meats, lettuce and tomatoes. Spread mayonnaise on the other half of the bread and sprinkle with the rest of the Italian seasoning.

Bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich

Slice and serve.

Bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich

Enjoy!