Maple Whipped Cream

Maple Whipped Cream

With the leaves changing color and a hint of chill in the air, I’ve added a cup of coffee to my breakfast routine. Cradling the warm mug in my hand, I go about getting ready for the day. Surprisingly, this small adjustment leaves me feeling pampered in the morning.

Maple Whipped Cream

While most days I stick with a simple black cup of coffee, there are those occasional mornings where I would rather stay snuggled under the covers than face the day. For those groggy mornings, I wondered how I could tempt myself to roll out of bed. After mulling it over I came up with the perfect addition — maple whipped cream!

Maple Whipped Cream

Who wouldn’t want to crawl out of bed for this?! Placed on top of pipping hot coffee, the whipped cream melts into a delicious layer of foam that is sure to start your day with a smile.

Maple Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 C. heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbs. maple syrup

Directions:

  • Place the heavy whipping cream and maple syrup in a bowl
  • Whisk until soft peaks form
  • Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 hours

Summer Strawberry Pavlova

Summer Strawberry Pavlova

I’ve seen images of pavlovas sprinkled across the internet and featured in glossy magazines over the years and always thought, “Wow, that is a beautiful dessert! Must be complicated to make…” So I would go on with my life, turning to my tried and true dessert recipes when I was in the mood for something sweet.

Summer Strawberry Pavlova

Summer Strawberry Pavlova

In the past year I’ve tried to be more adventurous with my baking and after a semi-success with our Nutella Brioche Swirls, my confidence was raised. Over the weekend I decided it was finally time to try the legendary pavlova – and guess what?! I was nervous for no reason! These mini pavlovas were a breeze to make.

Summer Strawberry Pavlova

If you are ready to impress your friends, or simply bring a gorgeous dessert to your next party follow the pavlova recipe below!

Summer Strawberry Pavlova

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 C. white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C. whipped cream
  • 1 C. sliced strawberries

Recipe:

  • Preheat your oven to 300˙ and line a baking pan with parchment paper
  • Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form
  • Gradually add the sugar, then gently fold in the vanilla extract
  • Spoon the mixture onto your baking pan and form fist sized circles
  • Place in the oven and bake for one hour
  • Let cool and serve topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries

 

 

French Toast with Raspberry Whipped Cream

Berry French Toast

During the week my breakfast consists of a bowl of cereal. Not that impressive, but I try to make up for my lack of variety over the weekend when I have more time to spare.

Berry French Toast

Last weekend I was craving french toast so I whipped up a batch. Normally I would just drizzle a bit of maple syrup on top and call it a day, but I felt a bit more adventurous this morning. I had leftover whipped cream in the fridge and I thought it would be a shame for it to go to waste. Right?!

Berry French Toast

A handful of raspberries later, I had a bowl of raspberry whipped cream. Pure heaven! Topped with fresh berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, I dug into my breakfast. French toast craving = satisfied!

Raspberry Whipped Cream French Toast

Ingredients:

  • Thick cut bread
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbs powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C raspberries

Recipe:

  • Whisk the egg and milk in a shallow bowl until well combined
  • Dip the bread into the milk/egg mixture, making sure each side is evenly coated
  • Place on a hot skillet and cook until each side is golden
  • Whip the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form
  • Gently crush the raspberries and fold them into the whipped cream
  • Plate the french toast and top with whipped cream
  • Sprinkle on a handful of fresh berries and powdered sugar if desired