Fluffy and light, extra lemony scones drizzled with the most perfect fresh strawberry glaze. These Lemon Scones with Strawberry Glaze are the perfect pick-me-up in the morning!
I always feel like I’m trying to give up on my first love. Coffee. It’s hard guys. That smell of fresh brewed coffee with my favorite creamer…I’m done. Even though you mess with my skin and give me the jitters, I just can’t quit you! Whenever I’m on that “down with coffee” kick, I always reach for my second favorite hot drink. The good ‘ole Earl Grey standby. With cream of course. I’ve been trying all sorts of teas lately so I’ve been feeling totally British.
So what goes best with a nice cup of tea? These Lemon Scones with Strawberry Glaze of course! I know you saw that coming. So if you want to feel perfectly British, grab your favorite tea and make these scones. They’re incredibly tender and have the perfect lemon bite to them. My favorite part is that crunchy top from the sprinkle of sugar right before baking.
A gorgeous Greek pastry made with layers upon layers of delicate phyllo dough and vanilla bean custard. Bright green pistachios and amber honey make this one elegant pastry!
What on Earth is a Bougatsa? I came across this funny sounding Greek dessert while hunting some inspiration for my next post. Low and behold was this absolutely gorgeous rustic masterpiece on Phoodie. At first glance, my thoughts were…”Well, this looks like it’s going to take some effort. Let me think of every excuse imaginable so I don’t have to get off Pinterest…” I checked out the ingredients and method and was shocked to see how simple it was!
Scroll down for the Pistachio and Honey Bougatsa recipe!
Luscious layers of buttery phyllo dough nestled between gorgeous layers of cinnamon pear, pistachios, and pecans. Baklava was never meant to be boring. It was meant to be epic like this Pear and Fig Baklava!
I hope everyone is ready for a fabulous New Year’s Eve! I’m going to live vicariously through all the cool kids tonight. First of all, I’ve never been able to stay up past midnight. Don’t think that’s because I’m a parent, or old, or have two early to bed kids. I’ve been that way since my 20’s. It’s so sad! I blame it on my old soul. Secondly, I do have two little kids who can’t seem to keep it together past 9. In our house 9 P.M. is the witching hour of tantrums, whiny little voices, and utter melt downs. So every New Years Eve it’s hot chocolate, a cozy blanket, and the good old fashioned New Year’s countdown from my quiet little television.
A yummy and moist Apple and Sweet Potato Clafoutis with all the flavors of your favorite holiday pies. Full of beautiful spiced apples and sweet potato, its the perfect addition to your morning coffee.
I’m freaking out right now guys. Its only a couple days until October and I have not been able to get my hands on any canned pumpkin. In the land of Dubai where the rose water is flowing and all the spices known to mankind reside, pumpkin puree is very difficult to come by. Don’t they realize that white girls NEED pumpkin?! They have freaking durian fruit. The fruit that smells like hot week old garbage. But no pumpkin yet. So I’ve been using sweet potato in place of pumpkin until I can find some.
Vanilla Madeleines filled with fresh, tart, raspberry mousse and delicately topped with whipped dark chocolate ganache. Take these simple french tea cakes to the next level. I promise you won’t stop eating them!
Simply put, french pastries are awesome. There are so many different kinds it’s pretty amazing. You have the Tarte au Citron. The Chocolate Eclair. The Macaron (which I have yet to master). I could go on for probably forever, but at the top of my list of favorites is the simple little delicate cookie daintily named the Madeleine. Even the name is beautiful. So beautiful that children are named after this gorgeous little cookie. Actually, I’m pretty sure Madeleine is derived from Magdalene, but if I was a new mommy again I would name her after a cookie. No regrets.