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Deliciously Decadent Butterfly Butter

You’ve got to try this decadent dessert recipient!  Try it!  

Ingredients:

5 large eggs
7 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsalted butter/butterfly butter (or vegetable oil)
4/5 teaspoon baking soda 
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted flour 

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F, line a 10×6 sheet pan with parchment paper. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, butter, baking powder, salt, and flour. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, milk, and salt until all ingredients are blended well. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Scrape down sides of the bowl every so often after each addition. Bake for 20-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. (See photo.) Allow to cool completely before serving. 

This frosting dries up fast, I used about 8 minutes. 

For more of our sweet, gooey dessert creations: 

Bacon and Coconut Cake Frosting 
Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Frosting

Photo by markusspiske on Pixabay

You may have noticed the previous recipe called for butterfly butter. If you’ve got a family recipe for butterfly butter, feel free to use that, but if you don’t, here’s my own super secret recipe that you can use to impress your friends and make a delicious butterfly butter:

2-4 slices of flax meal (any type will do here)
1 can of dried baby alfalfa sprouts (1)
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup shredded or coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon sugar

In a large bowl, toss the flax meal with 3 tablespoons butter and toss to coat. Then add the salt and pulse together. If the butter is not all in one spot, add some more salt. Toss well to coat. In a large pot over medium high heat, bring the butter to a boil then turn off and let simmer for 15 minutes until the flax meal is soft. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool until it’s nice and cool to the touch (it’s going to be warm to the touch when you slice it up). Cut the flax into 1/2-inch pieces and place them in a bowl. Then toss them into the butter and mix until mixed. This process takes less time than it sounds like it would. When this is all done, slice the pieces into pieces as wide as you can, adding 1/4-inch thick slices to each. In a large skillet, heat up the butter over medium high heat. Cook the flax pieces for 2 minutes. Flip them over and place the pieces directly on the skillet surface then flip each piece until just about 2-inches apart. Add the butter mixture and saute until the butter is melted. When it is nice and smooth, the butter should be hot enough to burn your eyes. The butter won’t brown as much when fried (I found mine still turned slightly red in the bottom where I pressed them). Once the butter is hot, pour the melted butter over the flax chunks. Spread on the bottom of a 10-inch baking dish. Drizzle with 1.5 cups of the butter mixture and sprinkle liberally with sea salt. Bake uncovered at 350 for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

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McDonald’s Secret Menu Items

If you like McDonald’s, you’ll love these secret menu items. I got to try three of these things—but you can do yours here.

The Secret Menu

  1. McGlory Fried Chicken

It takes a lot of cooking to get to where they get the best McGlory chicken; they’ve done the cooking in house. This is a perfect chicken dish. The sauce is deep-fried chicken, but no oil. It’s rich, buttery, and delicious—no matter where you get it.

  1. Chicken Potpie Pie

This is the dish the McDonald’s marketing department will tell you to never order because of the pie crust, but what a way to end your week. There’s nothing like a good pie. Get yours at your local store.

  1. Big Mac Mac & Cheese

If you’re going to order a Big Mac Mac Mac and cheese (or, in this case, a Big Mac Chicken and Cheese with Cheese on top), then go for it. This is the real deal—the Big Mac is cooked to perfection—it’s deep fried with the perfect amount of sauce.

  1. Chicken-Seared Macaroni & Cheese

If you want to make this macaroni and cheese for yourself, you can’t go wrong. The sauce is a bit salty at first, so be careful. I think the best part about this recipe is that you can just sprinkle them liberally with your favourite cheese. (I like Gruyère and Monterey Jack.)

  1. Chicken Breast with Ranch Dressing

What’s best for the chicken wing you’ve got stuck to the back of your eye, is to serve this dish to it. I love the chicken breast with ranch dressing.

  1. Chicken Breast with Bacon, Onions and Cheddar

This is my favourite chicken wing. It’s the one you see on the menus at many restaurants. I’m not talking about the one you get as a free meal. There are so many different things that make this wing stand out. I love it because the sauce on the breast is rich and creamy and the cheese is thick and buttery and not burnt, like so many other things. It’s not as spicy as I would like it to be, but I’ll admit I’m still a bit picky. (The bacon is a little smoky and I would have liked it a bit hotter.) It has a very soft, crispy exterior and a really tender meat inside. I love that this is a very simple dish because you can put your favourite things on top and then it just becomes the perfect chicken wing. It’s the perfect chicken wing.

  1. Chicken-Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Cheese, and Bacon

You may be surprised that the chicken breast and the cheese on top are so delicious. But, you’re not. The chicken breast and the cheese are the star of the show. The sauce is rich, buttery, and delicious. It is the most perfect combination of chicken and cheese I’ve ever had, and it’s also very easy
, because you just put the ingredients together and pour the sauce over them, but there is a little bit of work involved. I love to add a layer of ranch cheese for extra sauce and a layer of the cheese for some sort of flavour. So, you don’t want to add cheese before you start; you want to get as close as possible to your favourite cheese. That’s the best way to cook things.

  1. The Mac & Cheese with Shrimp

You don’t have to go to the McDonalds to try the Mac and Cheese with shrimp—they make it in a restaurant. This is probably why it’s so easy—you mix it up with some chicken and shrimp and it’s a good combination.

  1. McDouble Mac N’ Cheese

I love how easy this burger and cheese are: Just spread them over the bun and then just put it in the middle of the bun. You can serve it in a bun, as a sandwich, on a sandwich bun, in a bun as a sandwich (with meat or cheese), or on a bun as a side. It’s an all-time classic and, for me, you want to have one of every kind. If you don’t have a favorite sandwich bun, just use a regular bun or even a bag of chips.

  1. Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Onions

You probably know how to make this mac and cheese, right? It’s the most simple dish, and one of the easiest things to make. It’s very, very simple, except for some bacon. But that’s just what the sauce and cheese do. They are so good that I could eat them and have a full meal.