My Dad doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth. I got my obsession for baked goodies from my mum and my mum only.
As such he rarely requests baking – in fact he rarely even eats dessert at all. So when he does I get a little giddy and waste no time jumping at the opportunity to bake him a little something delicious.
Such was the case the other day when I got a text from him saying, and I quote… “I think I could go for a slice of Carrot Cake topped with an inch thick of Cream Cheese Frosting right about now…” My Dad may not share my love for baked goodies, but if there is one thing we can agree on, it’s that cream cheese frosting is pretty much the best thing in the whole entire world.
Over the past couple weeks I have been on a quest; a Doughnut quest if you will…
I have been whipping up enough doughnuts to feed a small army, all in an effort to make the softest, fluffiest homemade yeast doughnuts possible, and I think I have finally done it. So all my fellow doughnut lovers unite for this recipe, because it is a winner!
You guys! Two recipe posts in one night… This might be a new record for me. Can I get a hell yeah!?
It’s the middle of the night and I am wide awake – which is SO unlike me. Truth be told, I am usually dozing off on the couch by 9:00pm (seriously). So the fact that I am still up right now is nothing short of a miracle and purely because I am just drunk with happiness from the events of this past evening.
Can we just talk about hot cross buns for a minute? Or like maybe five minutes because… hello – they are delicious! I mean anything that involves a warm soft, fluffy bun, studded with goodies & topped with a sweet glaze is right up my ally!
Also, Easter is right around the corner, which means baking fresh batches of hot cross buns on repeat until then is perfectly acceptable and therefore we should all take full advantage of this opportunity 😀
Fun fact about me; One of my all-time favourite breakfasts is a warm toasted bagel, that has been buttered and smeared with a good dollop of tangy cream cheese. It might sound like the simplest breakfast ever, but there is just something about a good bagel with cream cheese that I can never seem to get enough of. But does a girl ever really need a good reason for why she loves bread or cheese? I think not.
Now while homemade bagels have become something of a regular occurrence around my house, I have to admit that the first time I made bagels I was completely freaked out. The very idea itself was so foreign and daunting to me, that I actually avoided trying it for years.
When I finally got up the courage to try, I had no idea what I was doing, and I thought I was in for a technical battle royal, that would almost definitely end in failure. However, once I actually started making the bagels I realized that not only are they really easy to make, but they are also be so much fun!
I developed the recipe for these bagels as part of my monthly contribution to an awesome website called Tastes of Lizzy T, so head on over to her website via the link here to get the full post and recipe!
Random fun fact; I edit the Banana Bread feed over on thefeedfeedwebsite. It’s pretty much one of my favourite things ever, because I LOVE banana bread. It’s kind of like one of those things that no matter how much I eat of it – I can never get sick of it.
I am always on the look out on Instagram for new and delicious banana bread recipes that I can add to the feed each month when I add my updates. Why am I telling you this? Well, because I just finished updating the feed the other day & banana bread has pretty much been the one and only thing on my mind ever since. Also, if you are a banana bread lover – much like myself – I think you would seriously enjoy the eye candy that this feed has to offer & you can check the feed out here
Did someone say homemade soft pretzels…??? Yup – brace yourselves because this is happening people.
So I know the idea of homemade soft pretzels probably sounds incredibly time consuming, difficult and all around like something you don’t want to make at home – but trust me when I say this; Making homemade pretzels is actually super easy & totally worth the effort of making them at home!
You guys… Biscoff. Cookie Butter. Eggnog Cinnamon Buns…
I really don’t know what else to say about this. This recipe is like the be all end all. One bite & my life was forever changed; never to be the same again, & once you try this recipe, you will understand my ramblings.
It’s currently six AM and I’m wide awake beaming with happiness because last night Food52 re-grammed my Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies & I could not be more excited. I know it’s a silly thing to be so dang excited about but I honestly could not be more grateful and overjoyed.
So instead of just laying around doing nothing and waiting for the day to start I thought I would make use of this time and catch up on a recipe post that I have been meaning to share with you guys. You are all so patient with me when it comes to recipes and I really want you to know how much I appreciate that.
Every year around this time I get a hankering for a good slice of Pumpkin Spice Loaf. Well, if I’m being totally honest, I get more than just “a” hankering; it’s more like a handful of hankerings – or you know two handfulls of hankerings… Okay fine I basically crave pumpkin loaf all day, everyday for the entire duration of the fall season…
It’s okay – I’m not embarrassed to admit it, because I know I am in the company of fellow pumpkin spice loaf lovers… right? I thought so. I mean, why else would you be here today if not for the promise of delicious baked goods right?