Baked Camembert with Honey and Rosemary
If you’re a pinner like me at all, you pin a lot of gorgeous food photography. But do you ever actually take the time to make it?
I have 305 food pins on my eat board and I’ve made 23. That’s an abysmal comparison. But I have to say, of that 23 nearly all of them were fantastic and have been made multiple times that it makes me think: “Why don’t I make pinned recipes more often?”
Here are some of my absolute faves:
Coconut Quinoa and Kale with Tropical Pesto from Cookie + Kate
Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino from Yum Sugar
Orange Cardamom Cinnamon Buns from Savory Simple
Roasted Cauliflower and Kale Pie with Potato Crust from 1 Big Bite
West African Peanut Soup from Cookie + Kate
Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait from The Lovely Cupboard
Roasted Kale and Fennel Salad with Avocado Caesar Dressing from Foodie Crush
Salty Caramel Laval Cake from Vegetarianirvana
So here’s the thing.
I moan and groan each week that “I don’t know what to make”, while I literally have 100′s of hand selected recipes at my finger tips.
So I’ve decided to put myself to the challenge I call Pin Make Eat.
Once a week, instead of defaulting to my usual rice and beans or quinoa and kale, I’m going to try a recipe from my pinterest eat board. Then once a month I’ll post a “Pinned It Made It Ate It” on the blog to show you the recipes I tried out. I’ll also post tweets and instagrams while cooking using the hashtag #pinmakeeat.
So follow along on the cooking fun! And hey, if you’ve pinned something and are going to make it, feel free to use the hashtag as well! I’d love to see what you’re cooking up.
What’s your favourite recipe you found on pinterest?
My mom has owned funny looking pans with bagel looking inserts for several years. It wasn’t until all this donut craze that I realized what they were truly for. You better believe I borrowed them, and I may not give them back…
I altered my favourite cupcake recipe
a bit for these mini buttermilk red velvet donuts. Due to their tiny size and super quick bake time they’re even more dangerous than mini cupcakes.
Now I’ve gotta tell ya, I’m a bit of a lazy baker. I’ll cut corners where I can, and more importantly, cut out dishes. I’m always a bit annoyed that you need to get two bowls dirty when you’re baking. I’m sure it’s important to separate the dry ingredients from the wet, but does it really make a difference?
Well I challenged that baking school of thought and made this batch of donuts all in one bowl. I gotta say, they look and taste just fine to me. And I don’t know about you but less dishes always makes me happy.
With white and pink icing topped with gold sprinkles, these make the perfect Valentine’s treat. They’re super easy to whip up for this Friday, or any day of any month of any week really…
Eat | Buttermilk Red Velvet Donuts
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons red food colouring
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup cream
- 3 cups icing sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 drops red food colouring
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease pans with canola oil.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients. When well combined, whisk in the sugar.
- Use a sifter to add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Spooning out the batter, carefully fill each donut form 2/3 full.
- Bake for 7 minutes. Meanwhile whisk together all the icing ingredients.
- When ready, remove donuts from oven and let cool before icing.
- To ice, hold the donut upside down and dip it in the icing. Hold it above the bowl to let the excess drain before flipping right side up and letting it set. Before the icing hardens, add your sprinkles of choice.
*Note: I adapted the icing recipe from Coco Cake Land
and it’s fantastic. I’d be tempted to add cream cheese next time. If you give it a go let me know!
For maximum cuteness, add these mini donuts to a few cupid’s arrows
. Is there such a thing as too cute?
I myself am a plain old sour cream glazed girl.
What’s your favourite kind of donut?
Cookie valentine from Celebrating Every Day Life / DIY cement valentines from Lovely Indeed / Photo party poppers from Flax & Twine / Valentine’s day wrapping ideas from The House That Lars Built / Glazed mini ring doughnuts from Maison Cupcake
One more week until love day!
I’m loving all the projects popping up around the blog world the last few weeks. I must say Valentine’s is one of my favourite DIY times of year. It’s right up there with Christmas. Sadly I never get to do as many of the projects as I would like, but that’s what next year is for right?
In case the above fantastic five aren’t enough for you, here are some Valentine’s DIY’s and treats that have been cooking around here on Squirrelly Minds:
And here are a few from last year:
Now, that should keep you busy from now until February 14th!
And don’t forget that the 14 days of love giveaways are still running!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Fancy a cute little treat for an upcoming valentine’s day party? Why not make a few of cupid’s arrows, complete with donut holes?
(Or as I like to call them being a Canadian, timbits…and these are in fact timbits).
This cute and simple DIY is a great way to spruce up a yummy treat for this Valentine’s day. And it doesn’t have to be donut holes. You could use mini donuts, fruit, or even veggies. But let’s admit it…anything donut related is way more fun.
- Bamboo skewers
- Glitter card stock (or any card stock)
- Hot glue gun
- Donut holes or other treats
2 Create a template for an arrowhead and tail (example here) with heavy card stock. Trace the templates on the back of your glitter card stock, or any other card stock you choose. Trace 2 tails and two heads per skewer.
Cut your bamboo skewers to approximately 6 inches long
3 Carefully cut each shape.
4 Start with the arrow tails. Line a bead of hot glue on one side of your arrow tail and press together to another matching piece, glitter side facing outward. Make sure the two arrow tails line up evenly before the glue sets. Place the end of the bamboo skewer directly in the centre of the two pieces of card stock. Line another bead of hot glue inside the card stock, beside the skewer, and press firmly together until the glue sets.
5 Place your donut holes on the skewer. I put three on each one but you can choose to use more per arrow.
6 Follow step 4 again but with the arrowheads instead. When it’s time to glue them together, place the opposite end of the skewer in the centre of the arrowheads and glue together.
And there you have it! A fun and easy way to make it look like cupid left tasty treats at your Valentine’s party. Donut you want to party with cupid’s donut hole arrows?
Tell me, what tasty treats would cupid put on your arrows?