All posts tagged: baking

Wake Up & Smell the Coffee Marshmallows!

Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats has whipped up a batch of new flavors for their gourmet marshmallow line. Coffee lovers, are you ready for it? Coffee infused marshmallows! Yes, the creme de la creme of marshmallows has arrived. -, (Powder Monkey) has not only created one of the most delightful marshmallows on the market, but has also created an ingenious garnish to morning coffee. Oh yes, move over hot cocoa with marshmallows on top, coffee topped up with these divine marshmallows is on a whole new level of awesome! Try the Coconut, Mint Chocolate Chip or Rose to spice up your coffee. Bonus! For those of you, like me, who has food allergies the good news is the coffee flavored marshmallows are gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free! Hip Hip Hooray! Another fun fact, these little treats are made with a rich blend of different coffees.  Curious what inspired this new flavor, “People love coffee. The flavor is complex and has many different layers to it” says, creator Lydia Ray. While coffee lovers are in marshmallow heaven, don’t think for a …

Confetti Donuts With Hibiscus & Rose Hip Sparkling Tea

  It’s Kindness Wednesday!  Let’s sprinkle the world in kindness and some donuts too! Today’s act of kindness is baking donuts and sharing them with my family.  Instead of serving up a cup of coffee to go with the donuts- that’s just too cliche- I made Hibiscus and Rose Hip Sparkling Tea.   Confetti Donuts!   I modified this recipe to make it both dairy-free and gluten-free. Below is the recipe from Pinterest with slight modifications. Ingredients: DONUTS 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (careful not to overmeasure) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (gives them that “bakery donut” taste) 1/3 cup (65g) granulated sugar 1/4 cup (60ml) almond vanilla milk 1 large egg 2 Tablespoons (30g) melted Earth Balance Soy Butter 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles GLAZE 1/4 cup (60ml) almond vanilla milk 2 cups (240g) confectioners’ (powdered) sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extra sprinkles to sprinkle on top, optional Directions click here   Hibiscus and Rose Hip Sparkling Tea   What You Will Need 1 …

Special Delivery: Cupcakes

  It’s Kindness Wednesday! Woohooo! Here is my post for Project: Words of Kindness. Today my act of kindness was baking up a batch of yummy cupcakes (If I do say so myself) and sharing them with friends, family and neighbors. I did a trial run of baking my sister’s birthday cake, as her birthday is almost a week away.  Instead of baking a whole cake, I baked cupcakes, as they are easy to share and deliver.  I made a Chocolate Cake infused with Raspberry Jam, iced with Marshmallow Frosting! Yum!  I am proud to say it was Vegan, also Dairy-free and Gluten-free. Made With Love: Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Marshmallow Frosting The cake mix was from the box, it’s dairy-free and gluten-free, and the raspberry jam is organic.  I whipped up the cake mix, and added the raspberry jam in the centre of the cupcakes with another layer of cake batter on top. The Frosting I found this amazing recipe on Pinterest.  I modified it by using a soy based butter. Enjoy!       …

Pink Champagne Sugar Cookies & Other Goodies

  I love baking, especially at Christmas!  This was my first time baking with Pink Champagne.  First, I attempted to infuse Pink Champagne into the sugar cookie batter and bake.  However, that did not turn out  as planned.  To be honest, they tasted a bit tart.  Not to worry!  Later, I tried whipping up a Pink Champagne Buttercream Frosting.  Yum!  It just so happened, while I was baking my sister requested Candy-cane Sugar Cookies.   Pink Champagne Buttercream Frosting I used a recipe from Pillsbury.  However, due to my food allergies I had to modify it slightly. My modified version: 1 cup Earth Balance Butter 3 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup pink champagne (I added a little extra) 1-2 drops red food coloring Candy-cane Sugar Cookies I used a box of dairy-free and gluten-free sugar cookie mix.  After using cookie cutters to make Christmas inspired shapes, I added in pieces of candy-cane before baking.  An alternative option, is to decorate the baked cookies with regular frosting and then add candy-cane pieces as a garnish.   …

Eco Chic Baking Jars

  I have been on a bit of a baking kick lately.  I am hoping to have some recipes to share with you soon.  These jars are a bit of a lifesaver.  I am not a fan of having boxes and packets that can’t be properly closed after opening, so I started storing my baking ingredients in recycled & repurposed glass jars. Simple and fun DIY project.  I saved some spaghetti sauce jars and made some fun labels. Voila, Eco Chic Baking Jars. What You Will Need: recycled glass jars, and clear adhesive transfer paper.   What To Do: Design your labels in Word or Pages and print the labels onto the adhesive transfer paper.  Follow the steps on the packet.  I still had a few “whoops moments.”  It helps to print out extras incase of any mishaps.  Here is a video that I found most helpful. Transfer the image/design successfully and you are all done. My Designs I chose not to go the traditional labeling route. The Sugar Jar- “Pout Some Sugar On Me” The Flour Jar- …

Red, White + Blueberries… 4th of July Treats

  This morning I had some time to do a little 4th of July baking.  I decided to do red, white and blue inspired fruit tarts for this 4th of July.  The fresh fruits helps to balance out the healthy and the not so healthy but delicious custard.   Confession the pastry is not made from scratch but I did bake it lol This light and yummy dessert is great for 4th of July dessert bars or for guests at dinner or BBQ’s. Ingredients Madagascar Vanilla Custard (Fosters Strand Location Sells It) so yummy! Strawberries Cherries Blueberries   Happy Baking! with love, xo