Visual Recipe: Bacon Wonton Bites with Mustard Sauce
Confession: We at Bourbon N’ Cake are visual learners. We actually feel like lots of culinarily minded people might be, which is why we’ve prepared this series of visual recipes for your aid and education. This simple, fun recipe for Bacon Wanton Bites is simple enough for a roof deck party and addictive enough that you’ll plan parties just to make them! Just don’t forget to invite us!
20 Wonton skins (found in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets)
1 8oz package cream cheese
6 Slices of bacon (any kind will do, but we like to use Black Forest bacon)
1/2 Cup diced red onion
Salt and pepper to taste (we prefer roughly ¼tsp of each)
2 Tbl vegetable oil
2 Tbl water
Images by John Stoffer, Recipe by David Fingerman
Oreo & Strawberry Cheesecake
Peach Bellini Cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 egg whites
3 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup champagne
1/4 cup peach schnapps
1 small peach, peeled and diced
Peachy Champagne Frosting
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup champagne
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon peach schnapps
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 drops red food coloring, if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixing bowl beat together butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, then beat in egg whites one at a time.
Add in flour mixture and champagne/schnapps mixture (I mixed the peach schnapps in with the champagne) in three alternating additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Gently stir in the diced peaches. Pour batter into cupcake liners, filling 2/3 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
To make the frosting beat together the butter and vanilla. Add powdered sugar in one cup increments, then add champagne, milk, peach schnapps and food coloring. Frost cupcakes once they have completely cooled. I also sprinkled with a little orange and yellow sugar, for decoration.
Makes 2 dozen cupcakes.
DIY 8 Bit Zelda Fire Wall Art. I recently got a message about posting cheap home decor ideas. This looks pretty easy to do and the galleries of 8 bit art on this site are inspiring. They are doing magnetic interchangeable eight bit installations, but you could just paint this out using a grid. From 8 Bit Living here. First seen at SWISS MISS here (you can see the Etsy Zelda Fireplace Screen at her site).