Friday, March 1, 2013

More Pinteresting recipes... Easy Cheese Danish & skinny brownies

Last year I signed us up for the Fellowship Team at church.  It's where you bring in food for between church and Sunday School, and then clean up afterwards.  Of course it's a popular team to be on, so we're on an eight-week rotation.  Our first week was one with such bad weather, if we didn't have Fellowship, we would have turned around and gone home...  if the ice had let us.  :-)

I decided to try to make *skinny* brownies.  It's where you add only 12 ounces of diet pop to your brownie mix, and nothing else.  I added Diet Dr. Pepper because it's awesome.  They looked kinda funny, but the mix came with pink frosting (it was shortly before Valentine's Day) so I figured that you wouldn't be able to see the funny looking top.

Problem was, when I tried to spread the frosting, the top of the brownies came up with the frosting.  It was not successful.  And to be honest, the texture was also not successful.  I do think that this would work if you're wanting brownies (and the Diet Dr. Pepper added a slight cherry taste), but it just wasn't good enough to take for church.  We had to eat the all at home.

So, it was a good idea that I had also planned to make Easy Cheese Danish from the Adventures of Kitchen Girl.  So much yum!  And we had most of the ingredients on hand!  Yeay!

2 cans ready to use refrigerated crescent rolls
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg white

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350* degrees and grease a 13X9-inch baking pan. Lay a pack of crescent rolls in the pan and pinch the openings together. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg together until smooth. Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls evenly and then lay the second pack of crescent rolls on top of the cheese mixture and brush with egg white. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Top with glaze after cooling for 20 minutes.

This was oh-so-good!  And so freaking easy!  I will say that the glaze was very very runny.  When I make it again I will
add some fruit filling
make glaze by eye, not recipe

There was no danish left at the end of Fellowship.  In fact, the daughter of the woman who made all our wedding desserts came through the line 4 times to get a pieces, so I think it must have been good!

I also took grapes, because you just plain need something fresh when you have baked goods and cheese & sausage.

Next time I think I'll take orange slices (the actual for real oranges, not the candy), and maybe the Hawaiian Baked Ham & Swiss sandwiches.  We're up again in April, I do believe...

Any suggestions for Fellowship?

1 comment:

  1. I've pinned that Easy Cheese Danish recipe, too, but haven't made it! Thanks for letting me know that it is a good recipe! :)