Monday, July 31, 2017

Ready for fall...who's with me?


Tomorrow is August 1! September will be here before we know it and that means fall is just around the corner. Fall is my favorite season, with winter coming in a close second. So, get ready to see autumn inspired recipes coming from this blog!

Several days ago, I had a taste for pumpkin spice...so, I made pumpkin spice coffee creamer and it hit the spot!
I use French Vanilla, non-dairy coffee creamer (powder) and I add cinnamon, cloves and ginger to taste. You can see in this picture, how it looks before I shake it up...


You could also use regular flavored powder creamer and add your own sugar then add the ground spices. I prefer using the vanilla creamer because it is already sweetened.

Happy soon to be pumpkin spice season, everyone!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

July 4th, Red, White and Blue shortbread


Happy Firecracker weekend!

For your red, white and blue pleasure, I have made a batch of shortbread with preserves and a crumble topping!

I do make these to sell for my bakery: The Fiery Whisk and because of that, I can not reveal my exact recipe. However, I can still help you whip up a batch for the sparkly weekend. How, you may ask? Take a look:

First, bake a batch of Easy Shortbread

Second, before baking, choose your favorite flavor of preserves. I chose blueberry, strawberry and fig. Spread the preserves over the shortbread before baking.

Lastly, combine a quick Streusel topping (Here is a recipe from the baking goddess herself, Martha Stewart.)

Add your topping over the preserve layer and bake according to the Easy Shortbread recipe directions.

Whalaa...you now have your own, buttery, tasty, satisfying, red, white and blue shortbread dessert for Firecracker weekend.

Happy Baking!