I made doughnuts last week.
But not just any doughnuts, mind you. They were baked doughnuts full of earthy flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg.
I made six and I think I ate four before they got a chance to cool down. They made the perfect saturday morning breakfast with a cup of tea. Find the recipe at the bottom of this post, after my favorite links of the week.
London sister! Take heed of this incredible London home on Design Sponge.
Interior designer, crafter, and blog star, Justina Blakeney announced that she's publishing an interior design book. I'm her lucky editor, yippeeee! See her fun announcement post here.
Our air conditioning unit doesn't really reach our hot kitchen in the evening - so I find myself craving a ceiling fan. But it's so hard to find attractive ones! Jenny Komenda is in the process of renovating her new Arizona house, and she has found a way to spruce up the normally icky looking ceiling fan so that her laundry room looks amazing.
In every photo of Caitlin Van Horn, I find myself admiring her radiant skin, so when she discusses beauty products, I listen up. She's hosting a wonderful giveaway of La Bella Figura skin products on her site, Roost -- and she's going to be attending a green beauty event in NYC during fashion week in September. It's right around the corner from my office, so I think I'll stop by and say hi!
Here's an interesting way to treat peaches, from Tara at Seven Spoons. Tuck into her recipe for Five-spice roasted peaches with glazed sesame oats.
We're having a few days of gloriously cool weather here in the city, it's putting me in the mood for dishes like this mushroom and roasted garlic risotto from Cook Republic. Dare I say it, I'm looking forward to autumn now?!
Baked Cinnamon Nutmeg Doughnuts
Gear you'll need: hand blender or whisk, doughnut pan
1 1/4 cup almond meal flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs
2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup of oil (I used a good quality olive oil)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg) together in a large bowl, set aside. Combine wet ingredients (eggs, honey, oil, and vanilla) in another bowl and then pour into the dry ingredients.
- Blend very well with hand blender, or whisk until you've achieved a smooth consistency.
- Pour into greased doughnut pan until each mold is 3/4 full.
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until the doughnuts spring back when poked (I ended up doing 12 minutes in my oven).
- Take some time for yourself and enjoy a doughnut while looking out the window (or even better, eat them outside!)
Note: If I'd had more time, I would have topped them with Caitlin's cinnamon butter glaze. Instead I just sprinkled confectioner's sugar over them. Either way, they were fantastic.