Magic Strawberry Pancake Basket

One to two hours before serving, prepare Strawberry Cream Filling:

  • 3 pints strawberries, stems removed and halved.
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Stir together and set aside.
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Mix sour cream and brown sugar. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Pancake Batter:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

To make pancake basket, place oven rack in center of oven and preheat to 450 degrees. In a small bowl mix eggs, milk, salt and flour. Put butter in pie or quiche dish ( I like to use individual ramikans). Place in oven for 2 min.or until butter is melted. Swirl to coat bottom and immediately pour in egg batter. Bake 15 minutes, reduce oven temp. to 350 degrees and bake for 8 to 10 min. or until puffed and golden brown.

Remove from oven, lift out basket and place on serving plate. Spoon strawberries in the center and top with sour cream. If made in a pie dish, cut into wedges to serve.

Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies ~ Best In Show Recipe

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 cup dried cherries
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Microwave butter and both cocoas in glass bowl on high for 45 seconds. Whisk mixture until smooth and set aside. Beat together eggs, sugars, salt and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add chocolate mixture until well blended. Whisk flour and baking powder together then add to chocolate mixture until well blended. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips. Place powdered sugar in shallow bowl. Scoop dough and form balls; roll in powdered sugar. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 5 to 8 minutes. Cool cookies for 1 minute before transferring to rack.

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