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Monday, October 22, 2018

Lemon buttercream icing

I hope you enjoy my homemade lemon buttercream icing! Perfect for icing macarons, or for some bright and cheery (and yellow) cupcakes!

                              First you will need to get all your ingredients together. 

                                                                 Now put the butter, shortening, and milk in a large bowl.
                                                                                                              Mix on high speed until creamy.
                                                                                                          Next pour in the powdered sugar. 

                                                                                                              Mix on high speed until creamy.

                                                                                                 Add the food coloring and lemon juice. 
 Even though it is not spring anymore, or even summer, I thought that y'all would enjoy having this recipe on hand anyway. I was going to wait for spring to publish this recipe But a good friend of mine inspired me to do it anyway!! 


            Lemon Buttercream Icing:

                 1/2 cup butter, softened
                 1/3 cup shortening 
                 2 tsp milk
                 2 cups powdered sugar
                 2 1/2 tsp lemon juice
                 yellow food coloring
       In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, shortening, and milk until smooth and creamy. Mix in powdered sugar a little at a time until all is incorporated. Add food coloring and lemon juice. mix for another 30 seconds until the icing is light and creamy. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Pumpkin muffins

Its Fall!! The weather is growing cooler and the days are getting shorter. I am so excited to share with you the very first post on "Macarons For Breakfast". I hope this simple, and healthy recipe will give you the boost you need to get going on these short Fall days.

Pumpkin Muffins  

                                                                                              - 3 cups flour
                                                                                              - 2 tsp cinnamon        
                                                                                              - 1/4 cup sugar (optional) 
                                                                                              - 1/2 tsp nutmeg        
                                                                                              - 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
                                                                                              - 1/2 tsp baking soda
                                                                                              - 1/2 tsp salt

                                                                                              - 1 cup brown rice syrup
                                                                                              -1 canned pumpkin (2 cups fresh pumpkin)
                                                                                              - 1/4 cup applesauce 
                                                                                              - 1/4 cup oil
                                                                                              - 2 eggs 
                                                                                              - 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper muffin cups. In a large bowl whisk the dry ingredients together. In a different bowl beat the wet ingredients together. Now combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until there is no longer any of the dry mixture visible. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of one of the muffins comes out clean. :) Enjoy!