Thursday, July 25, 2019

Plum Crumb Pie

Plum Pie, Plum Crumb Pie, Plum Crisp, Summer Pie IdeasThe stone fruits are abundant this month, and I can't get enough of them.  Peaches sliced on cereal, or topped with yogurt and cinnamon for dessert, and cherries just for snacking.  I have plans for apricots and cake very soon.

A few weeks ago, I brought home a bag full of beautiful plums, and immediately set about making a crumble topped plum pie.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Peaches and Cream Cake

Peaches and Cream Cake, Peach Cake, White Velvet Cake, Buttermilk Birthday Cake, Cake Decorating IdeasFor my birthday last week, the best present was my husband taking two days off work to spend with us.  I was surprised to wake up Thursday morning to the smell of bacon, and after getting my boys up and dressed and downstairs, there were presents and blueberry pancakes waiting.

"It's a birthday party!" my two-and-a-half-year-old exclaimed, upon seeing the wrapped presents.  He eagerly ate his pancake, and couldn't wait to help me open presents, which included a new double waffle maker and a couple of baking books.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Butter Frosting

Cinnamon Rolls, Buttermilk Rolls, Overnight Cinnamon Rolls, Brown Butter Frosting, Best Cinnamon Roll RecipeCinnamon rolls are such a labor of love.  The mixing and kneading, the filling and rolling, the waiting and waiting for them to rise.  And there's nothing like that first taste, that perfect swirling bite of warm, soft yeasted bread, cinnamon and sugar, all slathered in sweet, creamy frosting.  That taste that says, someone loves you enough to get up early and make cinnamon rolls.

I bake cinnamon rolls maybe 2-3 times a year, reserving them for special holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, but recently I made them for my husband on Father's Day.  A few days after the rolls were gone, I was fixing a bowl of yogurt and fruit for my toddler's breakfast, and I asked him if he wanted cinnamon on top.  He replied, "I'll have cinnamon rolls."