I always see scones available at coffee shops and random bakeries. And I have to admit that sometimes I like them (raspberry and cranberry being my favorite), but other times I think they just taste hard and dry. With October coming around, I figured it was only right to make pumpkin scones and I was pleasantly surprised. They are soft and moist. Suddenly, I think I’ve been eating bad scones my whole life! And my world is just opening up. Now I have to start making all different types of scones to experiment! Try this lovely pumpkin recipe.
So I’ve been a bad baker. I’ve had my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment for months and months. And I haven’t made any ice cream. I didn’t realize how bad I was, until my friend pointed it out. I have to admit, I think I was a little afraid of ice cream. In my mind, it just sounds scary and a bit overwhelming. Even sometimes looking at the recipes can be a bit intimidating. But let me tell you investing in the ice cream maker may have been the best and worst decision I ever made. Great, because I see it isn’t that hard and I do love ice cream. But bad because I LOVE ice cream. Ughh it’s such a hard life I live!! =)
One of my favorite types of ice cream is pumpkin ice cream. First, because it’s plain delicious. Secondly, because I come from what may be the pumpkin capital of America. And lastly, I think I crave it so much because really I can only get it in September and October. Not anymore! Keep reading for this yummy recipe.
I know, I know this was not on my list of Fall baking treats. But my friend Lindsay began telling me about these donuts that she used to eat in New York around fall time and how it was her favorite fall treat. Being the good friend I am and the fat kid that lives inside me, I began thinking about how delicious it would be to make these apple cider donuts. And delicious it was. Plus, I’ve never made donuts so it was a new experience.
Donuts aren’t as hard to make as I thought they would be. Because it is dough there is a lot of inactive waiting time. Also, don’t be scared off if you aren’t the biggest fan of apple. These donuts do not taste overly like apple. Instead it’s just a hint of apple and cinnamon. Exactly what fall is all about!
I’ve had this recipe for a few years, but for some reason never got around to making it. Since fall is in full-force and coffee cake always reminds me of mornings curled up in a blanket, I thought it was a great intro treat to my fall baking. While the coffee cake was a hit at work, I have to remind myself that they aren’t the hardest crowd to please. I was generally happy with the taste, but I would definitely make some changes next time (sub brown sugar for white sugar, add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the streusel and, in general, add a bit more streusel). Other than that, it was moist and the chocolate chips just melt in your mouth.