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Dear Fellow Foodies!
Today I have delicious, snow day comfort foods, the great coffee cake debate and a brand new recipe that has more than 8 uses!
Yesterday, we had over 14 beautiful, light and fluffy inches of snow, much needed snow I might add!
Snow makes me so happy, it just does! I know many of you are not fans of the white stuff, but for me…
It’s like God is giving me a reason to slow down, make a slow-cooked dinner, sit on the couch and read a good book in front of the fire…it’s an invitation to slow down, something I personally need a reminder to do, how about you?
What does snow have to do with a food blog — chilly, snowy days get my baking and cooking juices going!
For instance, today I made some of these delicious, fresh Cinnamon Crunch scones, a bit healthier — AMAZING!
Our home is filled with the amazing aroma of this fall-apart, tender and delicious Bread and Butter Pot Roast while it slow cooks in the oven! An easy, budget and family friendly meal!
Coffee Cake vs. Coffee <IN> Cake
This week there has been a lot of chatter on another platform about my recipe for Gluten Free Coffee Cake — people arguing (both for and against) that coffee cake should have coffee in it!
A few reader testimonies about Gluten Free Coffee Cake
THIS IS AMAZING!!!! I also used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1. Thanks for sharing!
~Adrienne (5 stars!)
I was absolutely ecstatic when I saw the recipes various options and “no fail” comment. I made it for my bible study group using orange juice as a substitute for the milk as one of our members has a dairy allergy. This recipe was a hit! Will definitely make it again and I might even try the use of coffee as the liquid…for my husband (the coffee lover).
~Lori (5 stars!)
I learned something from those conversations. In the US we refer to coffee cake as a cake we enjoy WITH our coffee.
However, in Australia and the UK coffee cake HAS coffee in the cake or in the icing.
What are your thoughts? You can comment at the end of the post, but don’t miss “all the good stuff” in between!
Did you know you can add coffee powder or liquid coffee to many recipes?
Coffee or Espresso powder is perfect to add as a compliment to many recipes; in fact it usually enhances the intensity in a chocolate recipe.
Mix into the batter, ½ -1 teaspoon of Coffee or Espresso Powder to your favorite cake, brownie, cookies, trifles, puddings or frosting.
Replace a portion of the liquid in a recipe with fresh brewed (but cooled) strong coffee or espresso.
Recipes that use Espresso Powder or Enhanced with Coffee
These recipes below either use espresso powder, or you could replace some of the liquid in the recipe with liquid coffee or add ½ – 1 teaspoon of espresso powder to enhance the recipe.
Creamy, rich chocolate chip cookie dough frosting sandwiched between the chewy goodness of a brownie cookie. Or try just the frosting and make Cookie Dough Frosting Shots, easily adapted to be gluten free.
Rich Milk Stout Fudge brownies with a stout reduction, enhances the chocolate, with notes of vanilla, brown sugar and coffee, topped with a thick layer of decadent Irish Cream buttercream and a sprinkle of sea salt. The perfect treat for your St. Patrick's day celebration.
Do you like dark, deep, rich chocolate? A moist, heavy and delicious cake, with notes of coffee topped with a dreamy buttercream. Well say hello to Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Buttercream.
Super rich and fudgy, Chocolate Zucchini Cake is studded with chocolate chips, frosted with creamy, chocolate buttercream -- nobody will even know there's zucchini hidden inside! It will become a family favorite!
Five ingredients -- that's it, just five simple and basic ingredients to this AMAZING, creamy, no-cook, old-fashioned homemade chocolate ice cream! Keep it basic or get creative with your mix-ins, regardless this is an amazing ice cream.
A copycat recipe for Nothing Bundt Cakes for moist and amazing Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt cake! The best and easiest part, this Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake recipe uses cake mix and pudding! The ideal recipe for Mother's day, baby and bridal showers or just because! Make bundtlets, mini bundts or cupcakes too!
Gooey chocolate oozing out of warm caramel bourbon monkey bread, yes please! This small batch breakfast or brunch treat uses frozen bread rolls to make it a snap to put together! But start the night before!
I discovered the simplest from-scratch chocolate cake recipe! This mouth-watering, easy chocolate loaf cake is light, almost spongy, not overly sweet, and it could not be easier to make, plus I have provided high altitude baking adjustments!
This weeks music video; Truth Be Told — let’s be more honest with one another, when we share our struggles others can relate and are actually relieved. Let’s dispel the myth that our lives our perfect, without struggle and pain.
“I say, “I’m fine, yeah I’m fine oh I’m fine, hey I’m fine” But I’m not I’m broken And when it’s out of control I say it’s under control But it’s not…Then let the truth be told“
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