While we're big fans of Italian Buttercream (light and delicately sweet), recently we changed things up to try out a recipe for an old classic — Ermine Buttercream (also known as Flour Buttercream, Boiled Milk Buttercream, and so on.)
Flour Buttercream is perhaps the most apt description, since to make this recipe you use flour to develop a thick pudding that gets added to whipped butter. We found this recipe on The Tough Cookie, and simply subbed in our gluten free flour to replace the regular all-purpose.
This buttercream is wonderful for cupcakes, jelly and Swiss rolls, and layer cakes. Light as whipped cream, it's incredibly smooth and sets very well.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yield: 3 ¼ cups buttercream
Store-bought breakfast bars can be quite expensive, and are usually highly-processed. Using a handful of ingredients, we like to make our own at home.
These fruit oat bars are great for breakfasts, kid's lunches, afternoon snacks, or to pack along for camping and hiking trips. The best part? You can make a new flavour every time! We made this batch with rhubarb jam (it adds a wonderful sweet and tart touch), but any fruit preserves will work.
Prep: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 30-35 minutes
Yield: 12-20 bars
We're always testing new recipes, and for our egg-free, dairy-free friends we spent a good amount of time getting this one for chocolate chip cookies just right.
Our latest experiment in adding more dairy-free and egg-free recipes into our repertoire led us to using aquafaba (also known as chickpea juice) as an egg substitute. We make a lot of hummus and always have a can of chickpeas around, so we gave it a try and were amazed with the results.
These chocolate chip cookies are vegan-friendly too (just swap out the chocolate chips for the mix-in of your choosing, or vegan-friendly chocolate chips.)
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6-10 minutes
Yield: 1 ½ dozen (18) cookies
A few months ago we shared a recipe for streusel topping, which you can use to make fruit crisps in a variety of flavours. Crisp or cobbler is the perfect easy recipe when you don't have the time or patience to make a pie, and is pretty much a no-fail dessert.
Our household favourite is peach crisp — the sweet and soft caramelized peaches layered with the crunchy streusel creates a scrumptious and balanced texture that can't be matched.
For this recipe you can use fresh or frozen peaches (we used frozen, since the fresh ones won't be available until summer). Aside of making the topping, the hardest thing you'll have to do for this recipe is wait for it to bake.
Prep: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Yield: 6-8 portions
Ingredients (streusel topping):
While not all the recipes we share can accommodate everyone's dietary restrictions, every now and then we like to post one of our allergy-friendly recipes.
This waffle recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and egg free, but they can certainly be enjoyed by the whole family. Fluffy and warm, they're perfect for breakfast (or having breakfast for dinner), and they're easy to make too. Use these to surprise someone with breakfast in bed, or make the kids a special weekend treat!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 10-12 waffles
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