Monday, December 28, 2015

2nd try at Rudy's Sissy Sause... @rudysbbq

my twist on this recipe:  above recipe has been doubled.

1 can 15 oz. can Hunts tomato sauce
2 cups Heinz ketchup
1 cup dark brown sugar
5 tbs Heinz apple cider vinegar
4 tbs Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp fresh garlic minced
2 tsp black ground pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch of kosher salt

 add 1 1/2 tbs olive oil/ pinch of salt/ and fresh garlic to sauce pan and saute.  Add rest of ingredients and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes on low heat.  Let cool, strain and bottle.  You don't want any bits of garlic in your sauce.  Easy on the lemon juice, as you might want to add 1/4 cup first and then taste test for yourself.  If you like the lemon flavor then back off on the cayenne.  Have all of your other ingredients in another container ready to pour into your hot garlic sauce pan.  

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rudy's Sause Recipes from Texas Recipes... UPDATE: 12/20/15

Made the Sissy Sauce last night exactly as per this recipe.  Not bad.  Next batch i'll use fresh minced garlic instead of powder.  12/20/15

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

#fudge #cupcakes #redvelvet... UPDATE: 12/20/15


4 cups white sugar
About 1 cup milk chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups milk

Add all above in sauce pan and heat.Stir a lot.  I repeat, stir a lot.
Bring to simmer.  When mix begins to boil turn down heat slightly and STOP stirring.  This is when you need a candy temp gauge.  Don't have one yet so I let boil for about 5 minutes.  Now learn about "soft ball stage".  

  After fudge reaches soft ball stage, remove from heat and add

4tbs butter,
1 tsp of vanilla extract and 
2 tbs of Caro syrup.
Stir in for 1 minute, stop and let set for another 5. Then continue to stir for another 10 or so minutes until shine is gone from the mix.  
As you see the shine is off the fudge.  This is what you want. Add to pan and fridge.  Should take about two hours to harden.

2nd batch.

The above pic is from my 2nd batch.  Didn't let it boil long enough as you see the shine is still on.  It never did get to the harden fudge stage.  My bad.  Cook and learn.  

Adams Red Velvet Recipe youtube video here.

Cream Cheese Icing

12 oz. cream cheese
2 sticks salted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectious sugar

UPDATE:  12/20/15


used above recipe exactly except:

Substituted Carnation Evaporated Milk for whole milk. 
My new candy temp gauge worked like a champ.
Fudge softball stage is 238*.