Sweet Saturday: Grain free cinnamon donuts

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Happy Saturday everyone! It has been quite a while since I’ve done a Sweet Saturday post, but I am so thrilled about today’s subject. Check out these Cinnamon Roll Almond Flour Donuts that I found over at the Roost blog (LOVE this blog). They are a gluten free, grain free DELICIOUS treat that also happen to be totally guilt free as well!

Lyle and his mom both thought they were eating cinnamon donuts with a chocolate topping until I told them that the topping was actually made from medjool dates. They were THAT good and super easy to make. I did make a few changes though, by using xylitol instead of honey, coconut oil instead of ghee, and pecans instead of hazelnuts. I will definitely be making these again soon!

What’s making your Saturday sweet?

July 21, 2012 9:22 AM | Comments | Categories: Food, Sweet Saturday | Tags: , , , ,

Sweet Saturday: Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

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Another sweet Saturday; another successful sweet treat thanks to Pinterest! Get the recipe here.

What’s making your Saturday sweet?

- Aurelia

August 6, 2011 9:57 AM | Comments | Categories: Food, Sweet Saturday | Tags: , ,

Sweet Saturday: Miniature Sorbet Pastries

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Today is the first Saturday in MONTHS that I haven’t either: a) been out of town or b) had company staying at our house. Seriously. For real. As in, March 26th was the last free Saturday I can remember having (and even then, I was slaving away on my research). So, as you can imagine, this has been a VERY sweet Saturday for me. 

Today, while in the grocery store, I passed by some mango sorbet. Doesn’t mango sorbet sound just perfect for a Memorial-Day-weekend-summer-time-treat? Well, it got me thinking back to a few years ago, when Fran made this pie filled with lemon sorbet. If I remember correctly, she topped it with a mix of berries and honey. And it was SO tasty. So tasty, that I decided to do a re-mix version of Fran’s pie.

I didn’t want to make a WHOLE pie since it’s just the two of us, so I decided to use miniature pastry cups instead. I baked them, filled them with the sorbet, and put them in the freezer to chill. Then, I topped them with strawberries (strawberries and mangos = best fruit combo EVER) and a blueberry (just for more frills), and I drizzled some honey on them, too. 

What a perfect summer treat! You can see from the picture that I didn’t chill the sorbet quite long enough on this one. The rest of the batch will be even better.

- Aurelia

Sweet Saturday: Birthday Cake Extravaganza

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Sunny Saturdays are always sweet, especially when they involve frilling birthday cakes. A friend of mine needed a bold and bright cake for the monster-themed 2nd birthday of one adorably cute tot. Bold you want? Bold I can deliver! It was tons of fun being playful and creative with this colorful cake. 

Check it out:

This is a French Vanilla cake with Almond Butter Cream Icing. Sorry for the poor lighting. Unfortunately, the sun and I were unable to coordinate our schedules properly.

What’s making your Saturday sweet?

- Aurelia

Sweet Saturday: Hummingbird Cupcakes with Marmalade Icing

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Man, it’s hard to have a sweet Saturday when projects and deadlines loom about me. Luckily, cupcakes exist. Cupcakes are SWEET. Cupcakes are FRILLING.

Today I made Hummingbird Cupcakes with Marmalade Icing. Mmm, Mmm. I got the recipe from 500 Cupcakes, a bakebook Fran gave me years ago. I plan on trying lots of new recipes in the coming weeks. 

The Hummingbird Cake is a delish concoction of orange zest, banana, pineapple, coconut, and carrot. Jealous yet? These turned out absolutely lovely. The cake tasted almost muffin-like (not too sweet), and the icing turned out thin, almost like a glaze. 

What made your Saturday sweet?

- Aurelia

March 19, 2011 5:26 PM | Comments | Categories: Food, Sweet Saturday | Tags: , , , , , ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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