Ray Ban Original Wayfarer Classic // Mary Kay Firecracker lipstick // The Old Try shirt // Premier necklace // American Apparel skirt // HMD Ferragamo bag from Granny // Sam Edelman Alvin flat
Friday, March 7, 2014
I mentioned that I was craving chocolate blood orange glazed doughnuts again, but I decided to try a different recipe for my second experiment in baking doughnuts.
My mom gave me a doughnut pan for my birthday, so expect many more experiments.
I used a doughnut recipe from Joy the Baker's post on double chocolate cake doughnuts and Heather Christo's recipe for chocolate glaze from her post on banana doughnuts with chocolate glaze.
I made small changes: I substituted a small amount of vinegar + almond milk for the buttermilk.
I used semisweet chocolate chips instead of chopped dark chocolate in the glaze. It was rich and delicious.
Since the second recipe made more, I had extra glaze, some of which I spooned right into my mouth. It also would have been delicious on strawberries, marshmallows, etc. as chocolate fondue.
How could you go wrong with cream + chocolate?! I'm not embarrassed.
This was also my second try at taking photos of my doughnuts. I think they look better than my first. The glaze was so shiny and photogenic. I have much to learn about photography, but I'm having fun practicing.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A few weeks ago, I made these doughnuts--dark chocolate with a blood orange glaze. They were perfect for Valentine's week, and I'm already craving them again.
I used a mini bundt pan and a doughnut pan. Both worked great.
This glaze was the best part! It had such a unique flavor and a beautiful pink color.
My family wasn't crazy about them, but if you have a more adventurous palate, I definitely recommend making these doughnuts!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Blood Orange Smoothie
1 blood orange, peeled and sections separated
scant 1/4 c shredded coconut
handful ice cubes
enough orange juice to blend
This is one of the most flavorful smoothies I have made yet! It is only for those who like coconut, though, as it lends a certain texture to smoothies.
Have you made anything with blood oranges this winter? I've always enjoyed winter citrus, but this year is the first I've experimented with blood oranges. I'll have more later on this week. (If you follow me on Instagram, you know what's coming.)
Friday, February 28, 2014
Ficcare headband // Ray Ban Original Wayfarer Classic // J. Crew tissue turtleneck // hand me down Ralph Lauren sweater from Granny // Michael Kors small Layton watch // Ann Taylor gloves // J. Crew Leggy Denim (similar) // Hunter Originial Tall Rain Boots
photos by Stuart Jones Photography
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Is it time for some more Pirate football yet? My ECU pals may remember this sweater from that time I insisted that the game was a "gold out," yet I was the only one wearing gold.