Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mini donuts with maple syrup frosting

Recently I finally had the opportunity to try out Erin from making memories with your kids maple syrup frosting. I have seen her use this recipe on a few different items and they always looked so delectable.

So in preparation for my dogs 2nd birthday -but first with me since he was adopted at 15mths old- I tried out cooking some mini donuts to share on the day.

I'm not sure where I saw it, but somewhere here in blog land I saw the concept of making donuts in a donut press using a boxed cake mix. With the only difference of following the box instructions was using only half the liquid measurement. 

So I mixed up the batter, placed teaspoons into the press and made batch after batch after batch. 
Looking good so far. 

I tried to mix the frosting up in between batches, but it was easiest to do it afterwards. Those little donuts don't bake for long. 

A dollop of frosting on each, and they were just too hard to resist. 

Honestly they were better the next day, the frosting settled into the donuts and they tasted donuty rather than cakey. 

So Happy Birthday to Toby. 
Here he is sharing a doggie friendly donut with 2 of his cousins.

It was just the humans who got to eat the maple frosting donuts.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

M.I.A & Cherry Ripe Brownie Bar.

I cannot believe it has been 3 months since my last post. I have baked, crafted, sewn & DIYed and none of it has made it to my blog yet.

I can't even blame a busy life or holiday as to why it has been so long... I just had a little hiatus. 
But as its winter here in Melbourne I might as well use the cold wet weather to stay in and catch up on my blogging. 

Where to pick up again???

I've had a look through my photos and there is a bit to choose from. 

So I think the first thing I'll share is the last thing I made. 

My dad is a big influence in what I bake, he loves to create in the kitchen just as much as I do, so each week there is a new email of a recipe he'd like me to try out. 

So here it is....

Cherry Ripe Brownie Bar. 

The recipe came from

I followed it almost exactly, the differences I had were:

1. I used a loaf pan as I could not find a bar pan to the dimensions stated

2. The brownie needed to be baked about 10min longer (although I believe it's my oven to blame, not the recipe)
Fingers crossed some time in the next month my new oven will be delivered and installed.

It was very rich and sweet, so it's ok that it's only small, it goes a long way. 
It would be great to take as a slice to share with friends, it is best made the day before as it does take some time, but it is sooo worth it. 

I may be linked up at some of these parties.