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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cheez It Tenders

Just a Taste Cheez It Tenders

I have been looking at this recipe for months and months!  Every time I went the cabinet to get the Cheez It's the box was gone or almost empty!  Finally I found a box with enough in it to try this out!

This is a fast and VERY tasty change to the normal tenders..and not fried.  Add a little Spicy Ranch Dressing for dipping and we're in heaven.

The only thing I did differently than Kelly's recipe is add 2 teaspoons each of onion and garlic powder to the flour.  Do not add salt as the Cheez It's have plenty.

Baked Cheddar Dijon Chicken Tenders

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cups cheddar crackers, such as Cheez-Its or Cheese Nips
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 1/4 pounds uncooked chicken tenders
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 475°F with the rack in the lower third of the oven. Line a baking sheet with foil and brush it with the olive oil.

Pulse the cheddar crackers in a food processor until finely ground, or alternately, place the crackers in a plastic bag, seal it and use a rolling pin to crush the crackers. Transfer the crackers to a wide, shallow bowl and stir in the paprika.

In a separate wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs with the Dijon mustard. Place the flour in a third wide, shallow bowl.

Bread each tender by coating it in the flour, shaking off any excess, and then dipping it in the eggs. Transfer the tender from the eggs to the crackers, pressing the crumbs into the chicken to ensure an even coating, and then placing the tender on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the breading process with the remaining tenders, arranging them in a single layer about 2 inches apart.

Bake the tenders, turning them over once, until they're golden brown, about 15 minutes total.

Recipe by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Malted Butter Bundt Cake

2/3     cup butter or margarine, softened
1-3/4  cup sugar
2         eggs
1-1/2   teaspoons vanilla
3          cups Softasilk Cake Flour or 2-1/2 cups Gold Medal Flour
1          cup malted milk powder
2-1/2    teaspoons baking powder
1          teaspoon salt
1-1/4    cups milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour bundt pan.

In large mixer bowl, mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.  Beat 5 minutes on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.  On low speed, mix in flour, baking powder and salt alternately with milk.  Pour into pan.

Bake for 50 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.

Let cake sit for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Top with a malted chocolate glaze.