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.
Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes baked with a thick swirl of Nutella right in the batter. Topped with sweet strawberry buttercream and a Nutella dipped Strawberry. I’m falling in love!
Seriously guys. Look at these cupcakes. Someone needs to make Nutella dipped strawberries the universal symbol for love. Are you with me? If the strawberry dripping with melted Nutella doesn’t catch your eye, well then you’re a weirdo. Now I’m definitely a dark chocolate fiend at heart. I can chug a bowl of chocolate ganache if the challenge presents itself, but there is just something so comforting and indulgent about Nutella that get’s me going. So to keep this post G-rated, lets talk about these Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes before I get carried away 🙂
“Oops! My kids must have dropped them in the cart, but since you’ve already scanned them I guess I’ll keep ’em. Darn.”
“But Ma’am, they’ve been opened and there are three cookies missing.”
“What? That’s so strange. My son can’t ever wait until we get home…”
Strawberry Key Lime Cupcakes filled with key lime pie filling and topped with swirled strawberry and key lime butter cream frosting.
I’m not gonna lie. I think my husband “put a ring on it” because I can bake an amazing key lime pie. I’m not going to say it’s the only reason he married me, but I’m pretty sure it’s in his top five reasons he loves me. It surely is his weakness. He can’t really handle acidic foods like tomatoes, lemons, and oranges, so you could probably say it’s his Kryptonite. I’ve always loved strawberry combined with lime so this cupcake is the perfect marriage of sour and sweet.
Strawberry Shortcake Bundt drizzled with warm fresh lemon curd and topped with tart strawberry buttercream and strawberries.
For ten years I have never had a weekend off from work. My Mondays always started on Wednesday and my Friday was Sunday. Confusing right? I’ve worked in hospitality for as long as I can remember so I was quite used to it. That was my life. Even when the kids came along nothing changed with my schedule. Chris and I both work, so we pretty much tagged each other into the ring. Like a crazy wrestling match. The only time our clan is all together in the same house at the same time (and awake), is for a few hours.
Kind of lame.
Until recently…I snagged a job at Disney World (pretty cool huh?). My new schedule allows me to pick at least one day off during the weekend. So now, for the first time in 10 years I have Sundays off with my family! I’m loving it! I’m beginning to really see how important it is to spend time as a family and just be together. Last Sunday we decided to splurge and head to the local flea market, dramatically called “Flea World”. Extravagant, I know. My husband likes to plunder for used cd’s while I hit the dishes, antiques, and bake ware. That day I snagged some cute baby bundt cake pans. I finally put them to use with this dreamy Strawberry Shortcake Bundt. I had some fresh lemon curd I made earlier in the week and drizzled it all over the finished cakes, and topped them with some strawberry buttercream frosting. I see you drooling 🙂
I just took my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe found here, and added fresh chopped strawberries to the batter. That was it! The lemon curd recipe is super easy and can be found at My Baking Addiction. These are pretty small, so they are the perfect serving size for one person. These would be great at a bridal shower or tea party.
I have always been a chocolate kind of girl. Always. I think its because chocolate is always loyal and always tastes good. I also don’t want to make something new and be utterly disappointed. So starting this blog has been a teensie bit scary. Honestly, I’m just terrified of everyone seeing my failed attempts at food photography! So as I learn the ropes I’m venturing out and munching on other things besides just chocolate chip cookies. I’m exploring a little more and so far I’m loving it. These Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting were created for my husband, Chris. He’s a strawberry kind of guy.
I’ve never made strawberry cupcakes before, so naturally I just googled “best strawberry cupcakes” and prayed I found a blogger that was telling the truth. So with fingers crossed, I baked the recipe from Kara’s Party Ideas. So delicious! The recipe called for fresh fruit and preserves mixed into the batter which I loved. They came out super moist and you got these yummy little pockets of tangy fruit in every bite. To compliment these lovelies I wanted a really light frosting. Definitely made with whipped cream. I went with whipped mascarpone frosting from Martha Stewart and I fell totally in love. It’s sweet enough to mingle with the flavors in the cupcake but doesn’t overpower at all. To garnish them I made a fresh, herbaceous basil sugar. It was incredibly easy to make. Just throw 1 cup of granulated white sugar into a food processor with 3-4 leaves of fresh basil. Pulse until its incorporated and bright green. Of course you can add as much as you want of the basil. The fragrance that hits you right when you open the food processor is enough to make you drool. So this is my new favorite love. Basil sugar. I can’t wait to see what desserts I can work it into.