Day 20 of 20! (4/20 Foods) – Milk and Cereal Ice Cream

We’re finally here! Day twenty! And our last recipe is another inspired by recipe, if you didn’t know already, we LOVE Gilmore Girls, and a couple months ago we decided to make some ice cream flavors inspired by our favorite show, so while the official title of this ice cream is Milk and Cereal Ice Cream, we like to call this ice cream, the Logan Huntzberger Special.

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On one of their dates, Logan and Rory break into the Yale cafeteria for ice cream and Rory notices the cereal section completely full. Now in the episode, Rory is excited about Cocoa Puff, but there was just something about Fruity Pebbles that screamed Gilmore Girls, so here we are. Our last day of twenty days of 4/20 and mixing it with one of our favorite shows. Hopefully you will not only enjoy this recipe but the 19 other we’ve already posted!

Fruity Pebz Ice Cream

 

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Day 13 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Cinnamon Rolls with Bacon

Cinnamon Rolls

Here we are! Day thirteen! We’re almost there. and today we have another easy almost homemade recipe. Eventually we want to take a stab at fully homemade cinnamon rolls but until then, these will have to suffice.

I mean, is there anything better than bacon and warm cinnamon rolls? These two make a sweet and salty, deliciously warm combination that makes our mouths water just thinking about it.

You can use any brand of store bought cinnamon rolls but we highly recommended, if it’s available Pillsbury Maple Brown Sugar

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We actually have another recipe using these bad boys, but that’s not for a few more days. But until then, let our scrumptious bacon rolled cinnamon rolls tide you over.

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Day 7 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Chocolate Whipped Cream and Fruit

Chocolate Wipped Cream

Day Seven! Woo Hoo! A week of recipes. Some are obviously easier than others but this is one of are favorite go to munchie snacks. You can’t go wrong with flavorful whipped cream and delicious berries.

Again, you can obviously adjust the sweetness and chocolatey-ness of this but we found this was our perfect combination. Now, if you’re truly that lazy and can’t be bothered to make this, you can always enjoy some chocolate reddi wip. But trust us, this is the way to go.

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Fruit Handpies (Homemade Poptarts)

We’re on our Gilmore Girls kick here and what’s more Gilmore than poptarts? Literally nothing. One of the promo’s was literally a tray of poptarts and an apple. And we all know where that led….but let’s stay on target.

So if you like Gilmore Girls like we do, you know that poptarts are staple in the Gilmore Household.

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And like with our fried rice, we knew that when the revival came out we wanted to make as many Gilmore Girl inspired recipes that we could. And what’s more Gilmore than poptarts?

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Of course, buying poptarts is the easy solution but making them really isn’t as hard as it seems. Trust us. We use store bought pie dough and if you really want to take the easy way out you can buy pre-made filling at the store, and frost these with store bought icing. But we suggest at least trying them once like this.

Because once you have a homemade poptart, it’s REALLY hard to go back to the store bought kind.

Homemade Poptarts

Look at those beauties. And let us be real with you, these taste as good as they look. Buttery, flaky pie dough and a warm fruit filling? Topped with a homemade glaze? Seriously what could be better than that? Besides Gilmore Girls coming back for another season? The answer is homemade poptarts!

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Large Sugar Cookies

It’s January! A new year! And that means new recipes. And the best way to start out the new year is with a delicious sugar cookie. One of our favorite types of cookie is those perfectly large, round, sugar cookies you find in the bakery. For this recipe we actually doubled the original recipe so there would be more cookies to enjoy. You can certainly cut this recipe in half but if you want more cookies, we suggest going  with the recipe as it’s written below.

The lemon zest is also totally optional but we recommend leaving it in because it gives the cookies a little extra ‘something’. And if you have Meyer Lemons, that’s even better. You know how much we love our Meyer Lemons here. Get zesty!

Also a fun fact about Sugar Cookies, they date back all the way to the 1700’s in Nazareth Pennsylvania, where German Protestant settlers created a round, buttery, cookie known as the Nazareth Cookie. This cookie actually became the ‘official’ cookie of the State of Pennsylvania. And then in the 1930’s sugar cookies gained popularity in America when children would leave them out for Santa as a midnight treat. Lucky Santa! Let us know how you enjoy these sugar cookies!

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S’more Brownies

 

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Are you missing the summer months? Are you a camper who dreams of the perfect s’more? Or are you a glamper like us who just loves the idea of a s’more? Either way these bumped up brownie s’mores are for you!

We love homemade brownies, but there is something about boxed brownies (specifically Ghirardelli’s) that really tickles our pickle. Of course, you can make your own brownies if you’re feeling especially Ina-centric that day, but boxed brownies are a perfectly perfect substitute. Amen.

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Traditional Tiramisu

Tiramisu trifle

Tiramisu trifle

Traditional Tiramisu

Hello All! It’s February! We have a lot of big things in the work, and we once again apologize for the lack of updates and recipes. But trust us, big things are coming. We have a lot in the works, and are working to make everything come together so we can share and grow Two Young Ladies.

But let’s get on to the good stuff.  Recipes! And today’s recipe is not only one of our favorites, it’s a real crowd pleaser. The recipe actually comes from our travels overseas two years ago to Europe. We started in Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome), then went to Barcelona, and ended up in London.

During our time in Rome, we went to the cutest little restaurant near the Catacombs. And while we were there with our tour group, we had the most amazing Tiramisu. And after a little sweet talking, we were able to get a general idea of what the recipe was, and now we’re able to share it with you.

While we chose to make our Tiramisu into a trifle, you’re more than welcome to make it in the traditional form. Either a 8×8 pan or 13×9 pan, it’s really up to you and how your want to layer it and how much you have. You can even do it in individual cups to be fancy!

Traditional Tiramisu

Traditional Tiramisu

Here’s a photo of us, in Roma, with our tour director, Andrea. We love him, and hope to go back to Italy to see him soon!

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Tiramisu

Ingredients

  • 2-223g containers of Mascarpone
  • 6 eggs (yolks and whites separated)
  • 2-3 packages of lady fingers
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • brewed espresso (1 1/2 cup or 12 oz. water and 2 tablespoons of ground espresso)
  • 2 oz Kaluha

Step 1:

Leave Mascarpone out to come to room temperature, completely.

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Step 2:

Then brew espresso and let it cool. When cool add a tablespoon of cocoa and 2 oz Kaluza. Mix and set aside.

Tiramisu trifle

Tiramisu trifle

Step 3:

Separate the eggs into different bowls. One of whites and one for yolks.

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While separating eggs in the egg shell looks pretty (cause all the pros do that way) we recommend separating with your hands. SO. MUCH. EASIER.

Step 4:

In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, put in your egg whites and whisk on a medium speed. When the whites start to stiffen, add a tablespoon of sugar, and continue to beat until stiff peaks. Do NOT OVER BEAT.

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Tiramisu trifle

Another tip, a lot of recipes says it only takes “a minute or so” for the egg whites to whip up, we think it depends on the machine. Our stand mixer definitely takes at least five minutes to get to stiff peaks. Don’t be alarmed if it doesn’t happen right away.

Step 5:

While the whites are working, whisk the egg yolks until their air rated. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar to the yolks and whisk until it’s fluffy.

Step 6:

To the yolk mixture, add the mascarpone and incorporate it with the yolks and sugar. Let it be creamy. Add vanilla.

Tiramisu trifle

Tiramisu trifle

Step 7:

Fold egg whites into mascarpone/yolks mixture. Be gentle. It’s best to fold the whites into the mixture in thirds.

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Tiramisu trifle

Step 8:

In a shallow baking dish, put the espresso/cocoa/kaluha mixture. Lightly dip the lady fingers in. Don’t get too wet otherwise it will disintegrate.

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(We apologize for the blurry photos, we’re still figuring out not only our new camera, but the lighting in our cave like apartment)

Step 9:

Layer lady fingers, fluffy creamy mixture and repeat.

Tiramisu trifle

Tiramisu trifle

Step 10:

Dust unsweetened cocoa over the top. Serve and enjoy!*

Tiramisu trifle

Tiramisu trifle

Traditional Tiramisu

Traditional Tiramisu

*For this particular recipe, we choose to make a simple whipped cream, and make that the last layer/topping. You’re more than welcome to do that, or leave it and serve it the traditional way.