Every monkey bread recipe I’ve ever seen is made with butter and brown sugar resulting in a caramel covered pull apart bread. This recipe intrigued me because of its main ingredient. Lemon. Lemon? Yes indeed. It is a bright fresh citrus bread drizzled with butter, lemony sugar and a sweet glaze. Lemon is so vibrant and clean. With the beautiful powdery snow around here lately, this monkey bread seemed a perfect complement to the fresh white landscape. This bread looks and tastes like you slaved away making it, in fact, it is so quick and easy you won’t believe it. But absolutely delicious. Continue reading
The only biscotti cookie I’ve ever made is my mom’s Twice Baked Walnut Cookies. Biscotti are fantastic and since I’m having a little tea/coffee get together tomorrow night, I thought a hard biscuity cookie would be a nice addition to my table. But, I wanted to try something new. I updated a typically bland cookie by including cranberries and white chocolate. I also threw in some orange and almond flavors to make it a little brighter and springy. Continue reading
I just have to give a little plug for a gift I was recently given. My grandma got me some cupcake liners and toppers from a local shop called “Three Cups of Tea” and I cannot get over how adorable they are! They are made by Meri Meri and are just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. They also make all kinds of other stuff, all as cute as these babies. Continue reading
I’ve posted this recipe before, but I have a lot of new readers who may have missed it. This is my absolute most requested treat. I have never had a better scone. Seriously. You may think “a scone is just a scone”, but you are wrong. You only think that because you’ve never had mine. Try this recipe and you’ll understand what I mean. They are so moist and full of flavor. Trust me. You’ll never go back to those dry crumbly things other people claim are scones. Yesterday I made a batch of these for tea. I left half plain (served with my lemon curd and raspberry jam) and added chocolate chips to the others. Other favorites in my family are the orange cranberry version (my mom and Nanny LOVE them), and blueberry.
I frequently make lemon cookies of varying kinds, but for today’s family tea I thought I’d mix it up with these light buttery cookies that are just bursting with a different fresh citrus flavor. Lime makes me think of spring, and since it’s snowing in the Seattle area today, I thought a dose of spring was just what tea needed! The topping is a glaze, not an icing – so it will be very thin and tart.
I first had this cookie at a tea party thrown by my good friend Lauren. She’s from Australia and has the most delightful accent ever. Also, she made some delicious treats from her homeland. These cookies were one of my favorites. I went searching for a recipe for them (probably just should have asked “Loz” for hers). Anyway, found this on an Aussie baking blog. Had to do some calculations since the original recipe was in grams – here it is for you all translated!
These cookies are delightfully delicate and practically dissolve in your mouth (thus the name). The slightly tart lemon filling is perfect with the rich buttery cookie. Enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee and a few good friends. Continue reading