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Yummy Panetteria Clemente

Starting my morning with some Panetteria Clemente biscuits! They’re super delicious and a perfect snack alongside your morning/afternoon tea/coffee. The variety of flavors will surely satisfy your taste buds.FullSizeRender-4.jpg

“Taralli ” are made from all natural ingredients and genuine experience. Accompanied by technology, Clemente Biscottificio makes it possible for all to enjoy this family tradition. A traditional taralli snack that gives you the true taste of Puglia.FullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg

Go check them out at the links below.

https://clementebiscottificio.info
https://www.instagram.com/panetteriaclemente/
https://www.facebook.com/PanetteriaClemente/

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Caramel Layered Brownies

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a fantastic week. This past weekend, I hosted a party and since every party needs dessert, it was so hard for me to decide which one to bake. Everyone loves the classic fudgy, chocolatey, gooey brownies. So why not add some caramel in between? This recipe on Caramel Layered Brownies are too good. It was so hard to just place one brownie on a plate because I surely wanted to eat more than one! They take no time at all to make and no time at all to eat! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil
  • Water
  • 1 can of sweet condensed milk
  • 1 bag of caramel baking chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Follow the directions on the brownie mix box. In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, 1/3 cup water, and 2/3 cups oil. Mix until smooth and then whisk in 2 eggs.
  3. In a small enough baking tray, add about 1/4 of the brownie batter.
  4. Place in oven at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes. Once the brownies have baked for 12 minutes, leave the oven on, but set aside the brownies to cool.
  5. While the brownies are baking, in a small pot over medium heat, add 1 can of sweet condensed milk and the bag of caramel baking chips.IMG_9933.JPG
  6. Continuously stir until all of the caramel baking chips are melted and the mixture turns into caramel. This will take about 10 minutes.IMG_9934.JPG
  7. Once the caramel mixture is done, pour the entire mixture over the brownies and spread evenly.IMG_9935.JPG
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Then, add the remaining brownie mixture over the caramel layer.IMG_9936.JPG
  10. Place the brownies back in the oven at 375 degrees F for about 35 minutes. Do not over bake.
  11. Once the brownies are done baking, set aside to cool and then cut into squares.
  12. Plate and serve!IMG_9944.JPGIMG_9945.JPGIMG_9942.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • I used a brownie mix box to save time as I was making other dishes for a party. You can make these brownies from scratch with flour, sugar, baking soda, vanilla extract, eggs, water, oil, and coco powder. I will make brownies from scratch in the future and share the recipe!
  • Feel free to add chocolate chips to the brownie batter to make it even more chocolatey!

This recipe really makes your stomach happy. Very comforting. It doesn’t even have to be for a party. These Caramel Layered Brownies are a perfect weekend treat and would be paired deliciously with a glass of milk!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Brotein Balls

Hi everyone! It’s officially spring and I couldn’t feel any more happier.

Last week, my friend, a gym-head requested some chocolate peanut butter oatmeal protein balls. Although I find myself wanting to go to the gym during the week, I find it difficult to accomplish as being a doctoral student with a side job that requires a good amount of physical activity takes up a lot of time. On top of that, you can add a dash of studying to that every day. I do try to go to spin class every weekend if there isn’t a social event hindering it. Anyways, these protein balls are very easy to make and require no time at all. They’re perfect for an extra kick of protein if you’re on the go or even perfect for a dessert and snack! These can be made with countless variations and flavors, which I will list at the end. Warning! These are super addictive. Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 cup of Whey protein powder
  • 1.5 cups of Oatmeal
  • A dash of Cinnamon
  • A dash of Vanilla extract
  • A dash of Cocoa powder
  • Loads of Chia seeds
  • Chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cups of Peanut butter
  • A spoon of Honey
  • 3 tablespoons of Almond milk

Directions:

  1. In a very large bowl combine the whey protein powder (I used vanilla), oatmeal, cinnamon, chia seeds, cocoa powder (omit if using chocolate protein powder), and chocolate chips.FullSizeRender-7.jpg
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Next, add the peanut butter, honey, and almond milk.FullSizeRender-6.jpg
  4. It’s time to get messy! Use your hands and combine everything together.
  5. Pretend your kneading dough.FullSizeRender-8.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg
  6. Roll into bite sized or large balls and place side by side in a container.FullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender-1.jpg
  7. Store in fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving!FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpgFullSizeRender-4.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe yields about 12 large protein balls.
  • You can omit the cocoa powder if you have chocolate protein powder or you can even just make vanilla protein balls.
  • Feel free to substitute chocolate chips with raisins.
  • If you don’t have almond milk, substitute with regular milk or even water.

These are so yummy to eat and I already have other flavors and add ins in mind for next time! Spare 15 minutes this weekend and definitely make these delicious protein energy balls. They’re a great source of protein and satisfy your hunger before your next meal.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. I can’t wait to get back to cooking real meals after my last 2 midterms are over next week.

Today, I will be sharing my quick and easy recipe on Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, which happen to be gluten-free. I’ve had a huge bag of oatmeal from Costco laying around so I thought I might as well put it to good use. These are super delicious and very easy to make. I find that eating an oatmeal cookie satisfies your craving for a chocolate chip cookie, as one makes you full since it has all that oatmeal!

Let’s get started!

Ingredients: (Makes about 12 cookies)

  • 1 and 1/4 cup of Ground Oats (to make oat flour)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of Whole Oats
  • 3/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or equivalent to a Nutri Ninja Auto‑iQ, add 2 cups of whole oats and pulse until it becomes oat flour. It’s ok to make more to store in your pantry. Set aside.IMG_7986.JPG
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and egg.IMG_8059-1.JPGIMG_8058-1.JPG
  5. Stir in the ground oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.IMG_8060-1.JPG
  6. Add in the whole oats and chocolate chips and mix until it resembles dough.
  7. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes so the dough stays firm.
  8. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pack the dough into the measuring cup and turn out the dough onto the baking sheet. Make sure to only place 6 cookies per baking sheet as they tend to spread out while baking.IMG_8061.JPG
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let them cook for 5 minutes and then serve!

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Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can leave out the salt as it just enhances the sweet taste of the cookies.
  • Make extra oat flour! – It is such a great alternative to all purpose flour.
  • Be sure to use the measuring cup to place your cookies on the baking sheet. The smaller the better as they spread out while baking.

I hope everyone can make these sometime this week! They’re super easy and fast to make and so delicious to eat! A very great treat to have on hand if you’re ever craving dessert.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

-Mitz