Have you ever had a hobby that you’re not very good at but just really love doing?
Yeah? Me too. Mine is baking, which is weird because obviously I write a recipe blog. But if you check out the recipe index, you’ll notice that there aren’t actually many recipes for baked goods. The ones that I do have are delicious, but it usually takes a while to perfect them.
So if I’m having a strong craving for particular treat, I’ll probably go out and buy it.
And I think that’s totally ok. Even when I make mistakes, I keep baking because it’s so much fun, but I also know that I can’t expect to get every recipe right on the first try. Everything takes practice. And that’s hard for me to accept, because I really like being good at stuff.
In the meantime, when a lemon poppy seed muffin craving hits (which trust me, it often does), I’ll:
a) go out and buy one
b) make lemon poppy seed toast (for the days when I don’t feel like interrupting my Netflix marathon)
The fresh, cool flavors of this lemon poppy seed toast make it the perfect summer snack. And because it’s so simple- only 5 ingredients and you don’t even need the oven- you can pull it together in less than 5 minutes.
Since it’s so simple, this recipe is also easily adaptable. Just use dairy-free yogurt to make it vegan, and gluten free bread to keep things gf. My current favorite gluten free bread is Bread SRSLY, and I was even able to talk to the founder on my podcast recently!
If you make this recipe, be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram (do it! it’s so pretty!) and/or leave a comment to let me know what you think.
These Lemon Raspberry Cookies taste like the essence of sunshine and spring. They are so fresh and light, with tangy lemon and tart raspberries. At the same time, they are buttery, crumbly, and completely satisfying.
These cookies were created when I promised to bake for some friends, but then realized I had no chocolate chips. And in my experience, if you promise cookies, you only have two options. 1. Chocolate chip cookies, because you can’t really go wrong with chocolate. 2. Another type of cookie that is absolutely AMAZING. Essentially, if your cookies aren’t chocolate chip, they better be really good.
So I got to work incorporating some of the flavors I’ve been craving recently- crisp, refreshing, delicate- into a cookie I would be proud to present to my friends, despite the lack of chocolate chips.
Unfortunately, when I asked my family to taste test they fell in love and devoured nearly the entire batch. But now that they have the seal of approval from everyone from my little siblings to my grandparents, I will be making plenty more.
These Lemon Raspberry Cookies are so quick and simple, they will definitely be one of my go-to recipes for bake sales and potlucks. Maybe I can even use them to bribe my math teacher for a good grade…
If you make these cookies, be sure to share with me on Instagram and/or let me know what you think in the comments!