Thursday, June 21, 2012

Doughnut Week! Apple Cider Doughnuts

Day 4 of Doughnut Week! Yay! Recently on my facebook page I put out a request for doughnut suggestions, and "Apple Cider Doughnuts" came up.  These sounded new and delicious!

Since I had never heard of these doughnuts before, I did some quick searching and found out that they are a New England thing, and have quite the cult following!  I read through a few different recipes and this one from  Smitten Kitchen seemed to combine everything that people wanted in a recipe: perfect texture, a nice apple cider flavour, and it gave two popular ways to finish them off.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Doughnut Week! Baked Blueberry Doughnuts

After two days of deep frying, you might be wondering what has gotten into me? I mean really, me deep frying in my kitchen?? I used to think that was something that would never happen in my house!

Buuut then the pregnancy cravings hit.  Well, the pregnancy craving.  So far in my 19 weeks I have craved one thing and one thing only: doughnuts. Soft, delicious, still warm doughnuts.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Doughnut Week! Chocolate Sour Cream Old-Fashioned Doughnuts

One of my favourite types of doughnuts are old-fashioned doughnuts.  I love the dense texture and how there are extra crevices to catch all of that tasty glaze.  They are also perfect for breakfast since they are much more filling than a regular yeast-risen doughnut, and well, they just look so darn pretty (before you shove them into your face).

Monday, June 18, 2012

Doughnut Week! Spudnuts

I have found a new obsession: Doughnuts! While cupcakes still hold a special place in my heart, this baby growing in me seems to want one thing and one thing only, doughnuts. Who am I to disagree?

A few years ago my dad told me about this insanely delicious treat his mom used to make for him and his two sisters when they were little: Spudnuts.  They are amazing light and fluffy doughnuts that actually contain some mashed potatoes, and they were supposed to be the best doughnuts you could ever have.  I emailed my Auntie to get the recipe, and in no time at all I had the original recipe for the Spudnuts. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Peanut Butter Honey 'Pup'cakes!

Here is a fun treat for your favourite four-legged friend, a 'pup'cake! 

These are actually quite similar to a regular muffin, but without the extra sugar (which makes them tasty for us humans!). So be careful, your family might mistake them for a snack when they smell them come out of the oven :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rhubarb Custard Pie

Right about now everyone who has a rhubarb plant in their back yard seems to be trying to get rid of their extra rhubarb since it is flourishing right now.  And of course, I am more than happy to help take some of it off of their hands! 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Vegan Chocolate Spring Cupcakes

For this past mother's day I made some cupcakes for a birthday brunch that one of my girlfriends was having with her family.