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Welcome! I'm Chef Chong. Welcome to Chef Chong's Leftover Makeovers. I started this webpage for those that are passionate about food like I am. Leftover Makeovers are my specialty . I'll show you how to use what's in the back of your fridge or the sides of your cabinets and make them over into a delicious delight. Let's get started!
I call them 5 am coffee cake and scones, because I couldn't sleep one night, so just decided to get out of bed and start baking. It reminded me of the days when I was a baker and used to wake up early and make all the sweets for the customers who would soon be coming.
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If you have a pear tree that's dropping pears faster than you and your neighbors can eat them, make this recipe. It's soooo good warm with some ice cream or better yet, I served it with some warm coconut cream and drizzled it on top.
Layer the pears in a glass or ceramic pan
Stir together the sugar, butter and eggs
Then add in water and oil
Finally stir in the flour
Pour this mixture all over the layered pears
Bake at 350 until brown, and a little crisp, about 40 minutes
Baking is easy as pie, well, in this case, easy as pear cobbler, :)
Usually shortbread is so hard, I like this recipe because the shortbread comes out nice and soft. The secret is not to overbake it. If you like things soft, always underbake it, that's why Mrs. Field's was so successful. I like it this way.
- 1 cup cold butter, cubed
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cold water
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mix the ingredients together
Knead with your hands
Cover in saran wrap
Put in fridge for 1 hour
Take out of fridge
Roll out with rolling pin
Cut whatever shape you want
Bake 325 for 15 minutes
After cools down, spread filling like an oreo, and create a shortbread sandwich!
(I used my apple strudel filling. Note that this is used in so many of my recipes. You can make a batch, and put it in the freezer, and just take out what you need and use in countless dishes)
You know what I'm talking about - those storebought gingerbread cookies are hard as a rock. I made this recipe up an hour before meeting my boyfriend's family for Thanksgiving, because I wanted to give everyone a little treat. We didn't even have cookie cutters, that's ok! We drew out a gingerbread pattern from online, made a wax paper template, and cut them out ourselves from the dough!
Beat butter,brown and white sugar, and syrup until well mixed
Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat on medium until slightly fluffy
Then add the flour and baking soda, and mix well for a few seconds
cool the dough a little in the fridge, roll out, put on a sheet pan, bake at 375 for 10 minutes or less until the edge is a little brown.
Then take out and cut into gingerbread shapes, and add quick frosting touches. You'll have a soft homemade gingerbread cookie that everyone will be talking about!
This is an easy, eye opening, delicious dessert for a party or get together
Serve with a little ice cream if you like, but trust me, this pie doesn't need it.
Take out of the oven, cool, drizzle with a little caramel if you have it, and you are ready for a warm winter treat!