Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 352: Orange Amaretto Cream

Yield: 1 cup
Time (Start to Finish): 15 min

1 small or ½ large orange zested
1-2 tsp amaretto (almond flavored liquor)
¼ cup cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar (you may not use whole box)

1. In a bowl combine the cream cheese with the orange zest and amaretto. Taste and add more orange or liquor if you need to. If this is being served to kids, add almond extract instead
2. Add sifted powdered sugar in ½ cup portions until it becomes a frosting that is thick enough to hold shape but thin enough to spread. You want to be able to spread it on cookies!
3. Store in the fridge or counter overnight. If you store in the fridge, take out at least 2 hours before using so it comes to room temperature

Rating: 4.5 strawberries
Notes: This is a KILLER cream! You can double the recipe and use it as a frosting (just note that there will be pieces of zest in the recipe) It is sweet and FULL of flavor. One of the best creams I have made! I am going to use it tomorrow to spread on some killer cookies, but you can use it for a lot of different things. The cream cheese is what makes it, so try not to sub butter. Also, try to use philly’s cream cheese. I have played with store brand cream cheeses and they are watery and not worth it at all. If you are going to do something, do it the best you can, which means using quality ingredients. Yummy!!

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