Let us share three decadent and impressive dude ranch desserts to make at home for your own family and friends.
Strawberry Shortcake from Elk Mountain Ranch
Ingredients for shortcakes:
•2 cups butter
•2 cups sugar
•2 tsp. vanilla
•4 cups flour
•2 tsp. baking powder
•1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Directions for shortcakes:
1.Gradually add sugar to butter, beating at high speed about 6 minutes or until light and fluffy.
3.Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition.
4.Gradually add flour, baking powder, and nutmeg.
5.Pour batter into floured and greased sheet pan.
6.Bake in 325° oven for 25-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Should just be lightly golden.
7.Cut into hearts with cookie cutters.
8.Use for strawberry shortcake with sweetened sliced strawberries (1/4 cup sugar added to 6 cups sliced strawberries).
9.Add homemade whipped topping.
Whip heavy whipping cream (1 qt.) with sugar (1/2 cup) and vanilla (1 tsp.) and almond extract (1 tsp). Whip to desired consistency. Whip too long and you will soon get butter!
Ingredients for batter:
•2 1/2 pounds cream cheese
•1 3/4 cups white sugar
•3 Tbsp. flour
•1/4 tsp. salt
•1 tsp. lemon peel-grated
•1 tsp. vanilla
•3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Ingredients for crust:
•3 cups graham cracker crumbs
•1/2 cup butter
•1/2 cup white sugar
1.Beat cream cheese.
2.Add sugar, flour, salt, lemon peel, and vanilla.
3.Then add cream and set aside.
4.Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1/2 cup butter. Divide in 1/2 and press mixture into greased spring.form pan.
5.Bake at 325° for 10 minutes.
6.Place 1/2 cream mixture in each pan.
7.Cover pans with aluminum foil. Place pans in a water bath and bake at 500° for 10 minutes.
8.Reduce temperature to 200° and bake for 70-80 more minutes (until firm).
9.Remove foil and cover each pan with a metal bowl until cool.
10.Place in walk in and cut when chilled. (Can be baked a day ahead.)
1.In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
2.Pour into ice cream maker.
3.Surround ice cream maker with ice and rock salt.
4.Churn until thick.
5.Pour into a storage container.
6.Thoroughly add in crushed Oreo cookies.