torsdag 19 juni 2014

Graduation Buffet

Graduation Buffet with Hispanic, Norwegian and Swedish touch!

Norwegian Kransekake

Chocolate Cup Cakes with Chocolate Frosting


Norwegian Marzipan Sponge Cake with Vanilla Filling

Posole Rojo

Pan de Campo

M & M Cookies

M & M Cookies

1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup M&M
3/4 cup butter

Preheat oven to 375°F/190 degrees Celsius

Beat sugars and butter in large bowl on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla and eggs; beat in flour, salt and baking soda on low speed. Stir in candies. Drop dough by teaspoon about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet or roll with your hands. Flatten slightly with fork.

Bake until edges are light brown, 8 to 11 minutes. Let stand 3 to 4 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

Cookies made with butter will flatten more and tend to be somewhat darker along the edges, but are more flavorful. Watch carefully to prevent burning.

If you prefer higher cookies that spread less, vegetable shortening may be substituted for the butter, or use half of each. A higher temperature (400°F/205 C will help cookies set before spreading).

Marzipan Sponge Cake with Vanilla Filling

Marzipan Sponge Cake with Vanilla Filling

For my daughters graduation buffet I also made a Norwegian Marzipan Sponge Cake with Vanilla Filling. However I wanted to make it with a personal twist for her. So I made it in three parts, the Graduation hat, the future at Univeristy of Texas - Pan American, UTPA and the emblem and the horse in their logo. I also made the part with the horse with icing, in case someone did not fancy marzipan. And than the third piece, the soccerball since she is a soccerplayer. I did have a lot of fun figuring out how to make the three parts. Inside the cake is sponge cakes and the filling is with vanilla cream. I have the recipe for this cake and the filling and the marzipan on my blog since before and here is the link to how to make it. And have fun making up your own personal cakes according to the occation.

Marzipan Cake recipe