Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Favorites

our bar cart is coming together

It's finally starting to feel like fall in LA, and I couldn't be happier!  I love the crisp weather and any excuse to wear layers.  With Halloween just around the corner, my roommate and I have been decorating our apartment my roommate decorated the apartment- I added 2 gold candles- to celebrate one of our favorite holidays!  Happy Friday! 

spooky decor on the mantleplace

 my new scarf

halloween candy favorites

Friday, October 18, 2013

File Under: Make This Weekend!


So you know those powdered sugar-cinnamon doughnut holes from Dunkin' Donuts??  They were always my favorite kind growing up and bring me back to Sunday mornings, where I cared more about the breakfast treat than learning about Jesus--sorry Dad!

Taking cue from this recipe, I made a few little tweaks and created an easy weekend (hell weekday!) fall treat.  They'll be a crowd-pleaser, I promise!

For the doughnuts:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup canned plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie)
  • 1/2 cup milk
For the coating:
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin tin by spraying with non-stick spray.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk together the applesauce, sugar, egg, vanilla, canned pumpkin, and milk in a separate large bowl.
  4. Mix the flour mixture with the pumpkin mixture until just combined.
  5. Scoop approx. 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. 
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 
  7. Prepare the coating: Pour the melted butter in a bowl. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  8. Remove the doughnuts from the muffin tin and roll in the melted butter. Next, roll the doughnut in the sugar mixture.
  9. Repeat.
  10. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  11. Try and only eat one....nah eat 5!

 Happy Friday!