Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple-Cinnamon Glaze | I’ve been having a hard time switching over into fall mode. I think it’s because the daytime temps here have still been in the 80s. While other people have been throwing out pumpkin and apple and comfort food, I’ve been hanging onto summer foods like crazy. But I guess the official first day of fall on Friday kicked me into fall mode, because all of a sudden I am going crazy with the pumpkin, and burning my vanilla spiced candles at home. There definitely is hint of cooler temperatures in the air, and maybe now I’ll start feeling it with the scents of fall going through my house! Up first in a line of many upcoming pumpkin recipes are these doughnuts. If this is what fall is going to taste like this year, I’m regretting that I didn’t start earlier!! Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple-Cinnamon Glaze Ingredients Doughnuts Maple-Cinnamon Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon maple extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons milk Instructions Preheat the oven to 350F. More Pumpkin Goodness:
Cottage Country Style Chelsea Buns There are two kinds of chelsea buns. There’s the traditional British style, which are sweet rolls with a sticky glaze and studded with currants. I’m sure they’re very good, but these aren’t those kind of chelsea buns. These are the kind of chelsea buns that you’ll find in small bakeries and Farmer’s Markets all over cottage country in the central Ontario regions of Muskoka, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes (and probably beyond, but I can only speak with confidence about this area). For some reason, they’re almost always made loaf shaped. I’m not sure why, but I suspect it may be for practical reasons as bakeries have a lot of loaf pans and loaf-sized plastic bags. This recipe comes from a friend of my Mom. The best part of chelsea buns for me, is to eat them by unrolling them! Summary: These are the chelsea buns that are a staple in cottage areas of central Ontario. Ingredients Instructions Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 35 min | Total time: 2 hours
Scrumptious Baked Cinnamon Breakfast Bites I love a good donut, especially a homemade one. What I don’t love is the pain associated with deep frying them. It is messy, time consuming and certainly more fattening. Ingredients 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup crisp rice cereal, coarsely crushed 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter, melted Directions Mix flour, crushed cereal, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and stir just until moistened. Roll dough into approximately 2 1/2 dozen 1 inch balls. Mix cinnamon and remaining sugar in a small bowl. Place balls onto greased 8 or 9 inch round pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. This recipe is courtesy of the 2001 Taste of Home Annual Cookbook and available on Taste of Home.
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe - Cupcakes and Cutlery Yeah. You read that right. This is called a dump cake. Here is a delicious Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake recipe. You literally just dump things in a baking dish and pop it in the oven. And it is insanely good. It only take a few ingredients to make a cherry pineapple dump cake. Are you ready for the amazing dump cake recipe? Pour a can of crushed pineapple in your baking dish. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the whole thing. It will look like this when you are done. The hardest part of this recipe is melting the butter. You bake it for an hour and it gets all goldeny brown and bubbly. To serve, spoon a heaping portion in to a bowl. Ingredients: 1 can Crushed Pineapple (normal sized can, not a small one – do not drain) 1 can Cherry Pie Filling (Comstock brand is always a good choice. 1 box Cake Mix (Yellow or White) 1 cup butter (margarine only if you have to for allergy reasons – otherwise only use butter!) Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with Pam or other spray oil. You will not be disappointed!!
Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting Per the requests I got after my last cinnamon roll post, here is the recipe for my tried-and-true vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting. The vanilla pudding is simply added to the dough to make it extremely soft and pliable – and oh, does it ever. (No surprise, this recipe comes direct from my Aunt Marilyn whose recipes have made a great showing on this blog already.) Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting Note: to use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast, decrease the yeast amount to 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast. Ingredients Rolls: ½ cup warm water 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar 3 ½ ounce package instant vanilla pudding ½ cup butter, melted 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 6+ cups flour Filling: 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature 2 cups brown sugar 4 teaspoons cinnamon Frosting: 8 ounces cream cheese ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups confectioner’s sugar 2-3 tablespoons milk Directions Notes
Apple and Pear Crisp Recipe : Ina Garten Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Peel, core, and cut the pears and apples into large chunks. For the topping: Combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. 2007, Ina Garten, All Rights Reserved Apple Pie Egg Rolls : : Miss in the Kitchen Apple Pie Egg Rolls I saw one of the Food Network stars making apple chimichangas and thought I had to have some for myself. I bought flour tortillas and apples, and then I used the flour tortillas for tacos. Still wanting some kind of fried apple pie dessert I used the egg roll wrappers I had in place of the flour tortillas. I know, I know frying dessert just makes it more sinful, but these are totally delicious. UPDATE: I did an interview with the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper and they made a video of me making these Apple Pie Egg Rolls! Apple Pie Egg Rolls Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 3 cups apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 5 egg roll wrappers vegetable oil for frying for garnish: 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Cooking Directions: In a medium size pan, melt butter, add apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, it’s good! Enjoy! Miss
Superfood Chocolate Avocado Pudding- Domesticate ME! Today I’m going to tell you about my first kiss, and then we’re going to discuss the similarities between that joyous experience and this Superfood Chocolate Avocado Pudding. You’re welcome! First, a little background. It was late August 1999, and I’d been crushing on this boy, let’s call him “Brad,” all summer. Despite my Winona pixie cut and braces, he seemed to like me too (probably because of my new boobs sparkling personality), and we spent the summer doing the tween mating rituals. You know, group hangs, slow-dancing to Aerosmith, and furiously texting each other on our Nokias. I was obviously determined to kiss this boy for several reasons: 1. This kiss had to happen. Not gonna lie, after almost a month of “courtship,” I started to panic that Brad wasn’t planning to make a move. The scenario was every bit as romantic as you would imagine. I was sitting there, sweating in my sassy Abercrombie ensemble for what felt like hours, before Brad’s arm tightened around me. Ingredients Notes
Overnight Monkey Bread After her kids were grown and starting to have kids of their own my Mom started the tradition of having everyone over for breakfast Christmas morning. She would make Monkey Bread and have it on the table for everyone to snack on while she whipped up eggs and bacon and pancakes. The sweet little puffy balls coated with cinnamon and sugar would disappear one at a time until before you knew it nothing was left. I was a pretty picky eater growing up and I didn’t love Mom’s Monkey Bread because she always added nuts to it. I’m still not crazy about nuts in baked goods, but I love Monkey Bread. It’s like getting just the best part of a cinnamon roll, the ooey, gooey middle in every bite. So this year in memory of my Mom I decided it was time to serve Monkey Bread on Christmas morning. Ingredients Dough Brown Sugar Coating 1 cup packed light brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), melted Glaze 1 cup confectioners' sugar 2 tablespoons milk Directions Notes
Chocolate Covered Caramel Apples, Yes Gawd! | Fierce Foodie We spent our Halloweens at the church for “Hallelujah Night” so while I don’t have much first-hand experience, candy apple say Fall and incidentally, Halloween. I’ve made caramel apples as a kid with the premade caramel discs found in the produce section. They never really worked out though. On to the recipe: Caramel Apples: 6 small to medium, firm, blemish-free, apples* 4 Tablespoons butter (not margarine + more for parchment paper) 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 can (7 oz) of Sweetened Condensed Milk 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract *The favs are Granny Smith (extra tart) and Honeycrisp (sweet and tart) Materials Needed: 6 skewers Heavy bottomed pot Cookie sheet Parchment paper Candy Thermometer Remove stems, allow apples to dry completely and put them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes and until you are ready to dip them. First melt the butter in a saucepan until it browns. Add all other ingredients except vanilla. On to the chocolate…
That's the Best Frosting I've Ever Had – Tasty Kitchen Bake your favorite chocolate cake and let it cool. In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Grab a spoon and taste this wonderful goodness. Cut yourself a piece and put it on a pretty plate.