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Carmel Nut Cheesecake

Ingredients
2 cups gram cracker crumbs
1 cup of salted peanuts chopped (no shells)
1 1/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp butter (melted)
4 – 8oz package of cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1/4 cup of Sanders Carmel ice cream topping

Heat the oven at 350 degrees

Line a 13″ x 9″ baking pan with foil

Mix the crumbs, 1/2 cup of the nuts, 1/4 cup of sugar and butter together. press firmly into the bottom
of the lined pan and bake for 12 minutes.

Beat the cream cheese, remaining sugar until well blended (no lumps) add the sour cream and mix well.
Add your eggs one at a time and beat on slow just to blend in the eggs. Pour over baked crust>

Bake for 35 minutes, cool completely and refrigerate for 5 hours. Once cooled top with the remaining nuts
and the Sanders topping

Chef Brian Klauss

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Soft Sugar Cookies

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Here is a soft and chewy sugar cookie I use and its easy to make

1 1/2 Cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

In a stand mixer add butter and sugar, then cream together. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour,
baking powder and salt and cream the mixture. Sprinkle a little flour on the surface of the counter
you intend to roll your dough onto. Place your dough onto the floured surface and flatten with your hands.
Sprinkle a little flour on the flatten dough, using a rolling pin, roll your dough to a 1/4″ thickness. Select a cookie
cutter and begin to cut your shapes. (the way I keep the dough from sticking to the cutter is to dip the cutter into
flour after each cutting) Place your shapes onto a ungreased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes
Or until they are slightly brown on the edges. Allow to cool slightly then transfer to a cooling rack.

Enjoy

Chef Brian Klauss

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These little cookie/cakes are great and very simple to make.

2 Eggs
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
confectionery sugar for decoration

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees

2. Melt the butter and allow it to come to room temperature

3. beat the eggs, vanilla and salt on high in a stand mixer until light in color 5 minutes

4. Add the sugar and continue to mix on high allowing the mixture to become thick and pale
in color (approximately 5 – 10 minutes)

5. Sift the flour into the egg mixture, a small amount at a time, gently folding it in

6. add the lemon zest and butter and again gently folding it in until completely mixed

7. Spoon the batter into the mold and bake for 14 to 17 minutes or until cake are golden brown

8. Allow to cool slightly,  then remove them and cool them on a cooling rack, Sprinkle with confectionery
sugar.

Enjoy

Chef Brian Klauss

Monkey Bread (Muffin Size)

Dough                                                                                   monkeybread
1 cup Milk (warm about 110)
1/3 cup Water (warm about 110)
1/4 cup Sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons Instant Yeast
3 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
4 tablespoons Salted Butter (2. Soft and 2. Melted)
2 teaspoons Salt.

Coating for the dough balls
1 cup Brown Sugar
4 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
8 teaspoons melted butter (salted) one stick

Glaze
1 cup Confectioner’s Sugar
3 teaspoons Milk

1. Butter a large 6 tray Muffin Pan with the 2 tablespoons of soft butter. Coat the top edge of the muffin pan as the
Monkey Bread will expand beyond the upper level.
2. In a large bowl mix together the water and yeast and allow it to stand for two minutes, then add the milk, melted butter,
and sugar and mix. Mix the flour and salt in a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook and mix at low for one minute. Then slowly add the milk mixture. Once the mixture has gathered, increase the speed to medium and mix for 8 – 10 minutes. The dough should pull from the sides and gather at the hook. You may need to add a little more flour if the dough appears to wet.. Coat a large bowl with vegetable spray (Pam), remove the dough from the mixer and place the ball of dough in the prepared bowl. Flip the dough so that both sides are coated with the vegetable coating. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for approximately 1 – 2 hours. The dough should double in size.
3. Now make the coating for the dough. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a medium size bowl and in a separate bowl place the melted butter.
4. After the dough has doubled in size, remove it from the bowl and place it on a flour surface and cut into 60 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and begin coating the dough balls. Using both hands one for the wet and one for the dry mixture. Place each dough into the butter (wet) then into the brown sugar (dry) mixture. Place 10 balls into each large muffin cup in layers.
5. Cover the muffin pan with plastic wrap and allow them to double in size, which will be approximately 1 – 2 inches above the pan.
6. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the Monkey Bread into the oven and bake for approximately 30 – 35 minutes. When baked allow the Monkey Bread to cool only a short while 3 – 5 minutes, any longer and it will be difficult to remove. Take a sheet pan and coat it with vegetable spray, when the bread cools, turn it over and allow them to drop onto the sheet pan.
7. When the Monkey Bread cools for approximately 10 minutes you can glaze them. Using a whisk, mix the confectioner’s sugar with the milk, then drizzle over each Monkey Bread Muffin

(Makes 12 Cupcakes)                                         Banana cupcake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of unsalted butter (melted)
1 1/2 cups Mashed bananas (about4)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a standard muffin pan with paper liners (12)
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt)
2. In a separate bowl mix together butter, mashed bananas, egg and vanilla. Place the wet mixture into a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Stir to incorporate (Do not over mix )
3. Divide the mixture evenly into the lined cupcake pan.
4. Bake for approximately 25 to 30 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean)
5. After baking remove the cupcakes from the pan and allowed to cool completely on a wired rack.

Carmel Frosting
2 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of milk
1 cup Confectioner’s sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a saucepan over a medium heat melt the butter, mix in the milk and brown sugar. Bring to a boil for approximately 1 minute. Remove from the heat and beat in half the confectioner sugar. Once mixed, blend in the rest of the confectioner sugar. If the mixture is to thick add in a little more milk.

Once the cupcakes are cool go ahead and frost. As per my picture, I added some kraft carmel bites.

frontierApril 2015 will bring about the new location for the Bake Krazy Bake Shop. We have acquired a small bakery located in Frontiertown Washington, Michigan. 67300  (Suite C) Van Dyke Rd Washington, Michigan 48095. We will specialize in Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, and a large selection of assorted mini desserts. Coffee and fresh baked pastries will be served at 6am each morning and if your looking for that special cake, we would be honored to take that order. So remember April 2015

Baklava

Baklava made at the Bake Krazy Bake Shop

Ingredients

1 lb of Phyllo Dough
1 Cup Melted Butter
1/3 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
1 lb of Chopped Walnuts

Syrup

1 Cup of Water
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup HoneyIMG_4543
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Roll out the Phyllo Dough and cover with a damp Towel so the dough will not dry out while building the
Baklava. Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with Pam (or lightly grease)

Mix the Sugar, Cinnamon and fine chopped Walnuts and set aside

Place a sheet of Phyllo Dough in the bottom of the pan. Using a pastry brush, brush the dough with butter and
press it lightly to fit in the pan, Continue until you have completed two sheets. At this time place and brush another
sheet then spread a thin layer of your sugar nut mixture. Continue to repeat the nut mixture and two butter sheets
until the nut mixture is used up. The top layer should be approximately 6 to 8 sheets thick, each sheet individually
buttered, including the top.

Place the pan into the freezer and allow the buttered Phyllo Dough to harden up. This may take 10 – 15 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 350. Pull the pan from the freezer and using a sharp knife make a slice all the way through from
corner to corner. Continue cutting, criss-crossing until you have diagonal pieces.

Place the Pan into the oven on the center rack and allow to bake 30-35 minutes (Top layer should be Medium Brown Color)

While the Baklava is baking make the syrup. Combine the water, sugar, honey and lemon juice into a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then reduce and allow to simmer, reducing to 1/2 its volume. Allow the mixture to cool once completed.

When the baking process is complete, pull the pan and pour the Syrup evenly onto the hot baked Baklava. Allow to cool
at least 4 hour before serving. Enjoy

Chef Brian Klauss