Homemade donuts as you probably have seen are taking over the internet, and after making a batch of my own I totally understand why. These donuts are a much healthier options compared to fried donuts, and although are much cakier density, taste just as delicious, and in my opinion even better. Follow these 5 easy steps to make some delicious donuts of your own!
– 2 cup of all-purpose flour
– 3/4 cup of all white sugar
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 3/4 cup milk
– 2 eggs, beaten
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 teaspoon butter
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius).
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3. Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and butter. Beat together until well blended.
4. Pour the batter about 3/4 into the molds. Try not to pour too much, because the donuts will rise.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, until donuts spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.
If you are not a fan of frosting or icing you donuts, you can roll or dust them in cinnamon sugar, which taste amazing too! On my donuts I used edible flowers to decorate mine, but you can also add some red, white and blue sprinkles for your 4th of July celebrations this weekend!
Today Emily and I (Lizzy), visited the Alfred Tea Room on Melrose Place. We’ve been wanting to visit this cute little tea room for a long time now, and finally made it happen. This quaint little tea room met our high expectations and hopes, especially after looking at these photos from the alfred tea room instagram account. This place is a must to go to if you’re a tea lover.
It’s just as pretty in person!
I am forever grateful that these pink tiles exist
Iced matcha tea
Address: 705 N Alfred St, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Lizzy and Emily
After completing the peony wreath kit last summer, I was dying to make another one. At Paper Source I found this adorable succulent wreath kit, you can purchase it here, and I love how it came it out. This is such a fun craft that you can easily pick up again at anytime, and especially a fun craft to make on these gloomy LA mornings.
Kit includes: pre cut shapes, ribbon, wreath form, foam squares
You will need: scissors, tape or glue
1. Begin by punching out the pre cut shapes. To punch out the shapes quickly, I suggest layering the sheets on top of each other and punching them out together.
2. Using a pencil or scissors (which is what I found most effective) curl the petals towards the center.
For the outside petals made the curls more loose, and tighten your curs as your leaves get smaller, and closer to the center.
3. Follow the diagram the kit gives you to assemble your succulents. You will have extra petals, which you can use to fill up your wreath more, or what I like to do is turn them into present toppers.
4. Begin to lay out your succulents on the wreath before taping or glueing them down.
5. And voilà, a beautiful wreath made by you!
Happy weekend everyone! Heres a couple of little moodboards to get you through those last few days till summer!!
Meringues are one of my favorite desserts, and the steps to making these sweet treats are super simple and easy! These meringues only require 4 ingredients to make, and best of all you might already have these in your kitchen. These are a great dessert to make for a special occasion, or a quick pick me up. Recipe by Chef Eric Crowley. Enjoy! – Lizzy
4 Egg Whites
1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees with the rack in the lower third of the oven.
2. Coat two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
3. With a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the egg whites, salt and cream of tartar until the mixture is in soft peaks form.
4. Very gradually beat in 1/2 cup of sugar, adding 1 tablespoon at a time until stiff and glossy. Add in food color as you please.
5. Drop 4 inch mounds of meringue onto prepared baking sheets, or put the meringue in a piping bag, to make the meringues into different shapes. Spread the meringues 4 inches apart.
6. Bake until dry but still white, about 1 1/2 hours, rotating the baking sheets halfway through. Let them cool on sheets.
Good news everyone, the blog is back up and running again! We got our new theme installed, which we are totally obsessed with, and have so many ideas and projects in the works that you will be seeing soon. Recently I (Lizzy) just got back from a trip travelling along the east coast, to do some college tours, and see the east coast, which I’ve never been to before. When I was in New York, I stumbled upon the cutest Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village, named Olio E Piú. Heres a few photos I took at the restaurant, which by the way has the best pizza I’ve ever eaten, and I’m sure their other options are just as amazing!
Right next door to the restaurant was a little flower market with the prettiest succulents and cacti. I wish I could’ve taken them all home with me!
This time of year its especially hard to know what kind of shoe to wear. Even though it’s the middle of October and I feel like by now I should be walking out the door with a cute pair of booties on, its still sooo hot outside. I’ve been mostly wearing my sandals lately, and sneakers a little here and there, but here’s a nice inbetween shoe that combines a little of fall and summer.
Shop these shoes here at urbanoutfitters
I can’t believe that this day last weekend it was raining here in LA, and it was only 65 degrees. Today it was over 100, but even though its crazy hot, it really has begun to feel like fall. Fall is one of my favorite times of year, even though I seem to easy forget that, and it always seems to go by so fast and never feels long enough. Here are some photos to make this fall feel a little bit longer.
On Sunday yesterday Emily and I (Lizzy) spent the day walking around 3rd street looking going in and out of stores and checking out all of the cool walls of course! One of our favorite places we stopped by was Sockerbit, a swedish candy store with a minimal clean layout and scandinavian feel. The store was filled with colorful candy and white bright white walls. We left the store with our custom made bags filled with yummy candy!
Lizzy and Emily