Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Buttermilk Pancakes

A funny thing happened the other day, I got very proud about making pancakes at 8 am. Yeah to both, pancakes, 8am!! The reason this was such a milestone is I was I'll for a long period of time and as I make the climb to good health again, I seem to forgotten how. Pancakes and proudness helped! So if you are feeling like you want to heal yourself a bit make pancakes! You can have add ins, even sprinkles! You can make shapes, various colour or just a stack of regular pancakes like I did. Okay I did make 2 giant pancakes at the end because I was getting tired haha

This is my Mum's basic recipe I am sharing with you, I use buttermilk and Mum used to use whole milk. both come out fluffy, the secret is mix by hand, not too much, and let batter stand 5 minutes. You can also pop this batter in the fridge the night before ut please bring to room temperature before you griddle them! For a non stick method a few things can occur, you can make a salt bad using cheesecloth and 1/2 cup of salt, tie into a Hobo pack and rub on pan, screw up the first pancake or use cooking spray. My method is the the first 2.

Buttermilk Pancakes (photo to come next time I make these, that took too much energy this time) its okay right?

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
21/4 cups buttermilk reserving 1/4 cup in case it is thin enough depending on your altitude I only use 2 cups.
4 large eggs
1/4 cup cooking oil (you can use melted cooled butter if you like, I've used both)
You can also mix all the dry ingredients together and put in ziplock bags for quick homemade pancake mix! Great for camping!
Mix all dry ingredients together and make a well for the wet ingredients. Mix wet ingredients together well, this is when I add 3 tsp vanilla! You can put your add ins here. Sprinkles work but I like non pariels better! Blueberries are another fave, I gently flour 1 cup with 1 tbsp of flour, you get the idea.
Combine the wet to the dry and mix by hand just until let mixed. Drop onto a prepared preheated to 350 degrees griddle or frypan. Cook until you see bubbles emerge over the entire surface of the pancake and flip to cook the other side to golden, serve with your fave toppings! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Valentine's Day Cupcakes

By Julycupcakes! Follow the links to see more Enjoy


This was one of our picks this week. I love the flowers on the heart

Hey, baby!

Hey, baby! by Daisy Loves Cake
Hey, baby!, a photo by Daisy Loves Cake on Flickr.

Love the colours!

Which santa beard is your favorite?

I am jumping the gun for next Christmas but these Santas show so many techniques that can be used for other decorating .... Say Bunny tails for Easter?

Valentine Cookies

Valentine Cookies by mint_lemonade
Valentine Cookies, a photo by mint_lemonade on Flickr.

These are adorbs!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A little love note.

A little love note. by CheetahCookies
A little love note., a photo by CheetahCookies on Flickr.

Another sweet pick done by Tina! I love the tinyness of these cookies xxx

Valentine you're TONS of fun!

Tina again with my fave colour combo and Ohhh how I love these cookies!

I'm nuts and bolts about you.

Tina really captures the spirit of Valentines day with these awesome turquoise and red (my fave combo) robot loves!

Valentine Cookies 2013

I love the detailing on these cookies! Over the next few days we are on the look out for inspiring cookie decorators for our readers, there is so much talent out there!

Valentines Day House

qqr6 by sassybeautimus
qqr6, a photo by sassybeautimus on Flickr.

What a fantastic idea!

Donut Cookies ........

Today I came across these adorable donut cookies! I love these

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Saving all my love for you

From now until Valentines I will post our pick of the day! Sugar lily Cookies creates the most gorgeous cookies! Sugar Lily is a member of our Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery on FlickR Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cocoa Icebox Cookies

Cocoa Icebox Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 t salt
3 T cocoa powder
2 cups flour
1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup nutella to melt on top when out of the oven

-stir butter and sugar together until creamy
-add egg and stir again until creamy
(you can also use a mixer for this part)
-add dry ingredients and stir until well combined
-divide dough in half
-shape each half into a log
-wrap in saran wrap
-refrigerate for at least one hour, up to 2 days
-when ready to bake, remove from fridge and slice into 1/2 inch thick circles
-lay flat on cookie sheet
-bake at 375 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes, just until top is slightly firm
-cool on rack  Enjoy!
Good afternoon y'all! Slow start this morning, these new early morning hours UGH! It's nap time by 10am, so today I tried it out! it was heaven I tell ya!
NAP I even love the word ... Or wee kip or lay in or or... What do you call it?

As you know I've been out on the prowl for great ideas and new members to join our bakery picks and also our photo pool. We are 911 bakers strong and the content is gorgeous, fun whimsical and inspiring. Below there are links for you to click and have a blast.

I've finally sorted out all my recipes, so keep a look out as my begin a renewed blogging experience with everyone who has supported me while I was away!

Happy Day

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chick Cupcake

Chick Cupcake by Fleury Douce
Chick Cupcake, a photo by Fleury Douce on Flickr.

We chose this little fellow to be our pick today!

Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery

Bella's 1st Birthday cake and cupcakesVintage inspired birthday cupcakesBella's 1st Birthday cake and cupcakesVintage inspired birthday cupcakesIMG_1789IMG_1657
IMG_1634Strawberry Cream PuffsColorful SnowflakesLemon drizzle cakeCupcakes
pineapple tartletsMaking meringues IClose up of Salted Caramel Chocolate CookiesBeach cookiesMexican Three-Milk CakeValentine's Day Love Birds
Cowed Themed Valentine CookiesMilkshake & Ice Cream Cookiesberry cheesecakelove mailsaving all my love for youvalentine russian nesting doll

Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery, a group on Flickr.

Here is an update for this week Enjoy!