I had a dream, a sweet dream. The dream was filled with soft melt-in-your-mouth bread with sweet cream, blueberries, and bacon. This is how I manifested my Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Roll & I am sharing this dream with you. Enjoy!
1 cup blueberry
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk
¼ cup of butter
One packet of active yeast
¼ cup warm water
One package of 8-ounce cream cheese
½ cup of powdered sugar
Mix 1 cup blueberry, 1/4 cup orange juice, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar until the blueberries start to burst. Remove from the flame and set to the side.
Warm 1 cup of buttermilk and ¼ cup of butter until it melts. Too hot will kill the yeast and won’t activate your dough if it’s too hot.
Mix the yeast and warm water in a bowl to another bowl with your flour and granulated sugar. Add in your wet mixture with one egg yolk. Cover with a warm tablecloth or warm paper towels to rise.
Roll out your dough, and spread butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and some of the blueberry compote onto the dough. Roll it into a log and, with a knife, cut off slices. In a baking dish, turn the piece upward. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Cinnamon Bun topping
Fry 4-5 strips of bacon until crispy and blot out any excess oil with a paper towel. Chop up the bacon.
In a small bowl with an electric hand mixer, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and 3-4 tablespoons of milk or water until smooth.
Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the hot cinnamon rolls and top with the chopped bacon.
Note: If you don’t want to make the cinnamon roll, use the shortcut method a can of frozen Pillsbury Cinnamon Bun.
Bask in the sweetness of this tasty Bourbon Caramel Apple Pie, bursting with seasonal ingredients like cinnamon and nutmeg. Drizzled with caramel sauce, this will be your favorite go-to apple pie!
Apple Pie Has Been a Favorite for Centuries!
While it may seem like an all-American dessert, apple pie comes from England. There’s evidence that people were baking apple pies around the late 1300s, possibly even earlier! From there, apple pie became a popular treat throughout England and other European countries before finally making it to the USA sometime in the 1700s.
The 20th century turned apple pie into a famously American dessert and symbol. Now, bakers all over America have created hundreds of variations of the traditional apple pie, including the best choice: my delicious bourbon caramel apple pie recipe!
Why Use Bourbon?
Bourbon may seem like a surprising addition to the classic apple pie. However, liquor has been a popular ingredient in recipes for hundreds of years. The right alcohol can slightly alter the texture and add to the flavoring of the recipe.
Bourbon goes great with the other ingredients in this recipe. Most bourbons have a delightful vanilla and caramel flavor that blends perfectly with the delicious caramel-apple filling and flaky pie crust. Bourbon also has a great balance between sweet and bitter, which enhances the taste of the apple pie.
Choosing the Best Apples for Your Pie
One very important step to baking this perfect bourbon caramel apple pie recipe is to pick the right apples. Different varieties of apples will be sweeter or more tart. It’s typically recommended that you use a mixture of sweet and tart apples in your pie for a balance of flavor.
You also need to make sure the apples that you use are good for baking. Some varieties of apples will get mushy after baking, so you’ll want to skip those types and go with apples that will hold their firmness after baking. Many grocery stores have descriptions on each apple variety to help you choose the ones that are best for baking, so take a look next time you’re in the produce aisle!
Some apples that you might want to include in your pie are Granny Smith, which is perfectly firm; Gold Delicious, which is a mixture of tart and sweet; Jonathan, which is tart; and Honeycrisp, which are sweet and flavorful.
Make Your Own Bourbon Caramel Apple Pie
Now that you know the background of this sweet and seasonal pie, it’s your turn to make it! Watch my video for visual instructions on how to make the pie. Here’s what you’ll need!
After baking, drizzle with 4-6 tablespoon caramel sauce (thick version)
1. Prepare the pie pan and place it in the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling.
2. Mix apples, butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, cloves, nutmeg, bourbon, and flour.
3. Place the filling in the prepared bottom pie crust, cover with top crust and crimp the edges.
4. Bake at 400 degrees F for about an hour or until golden brown.
5. Drizzle with caramel and enjoy!
The super-secret special ingredient in this recipe is the King Arthur Vietnamese Cinnamon. It’s better than regular cinnamon –trust me! It fills every bite with rich flavor.
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I love whipped cream, but I love it more on my cake! Whipped Cream looks intimidating however it’s one of the most simple recipes you will ever work with. For clarity, I used a specialty brand vanilla extract that has traces of vanilla bean intensifying the taste. It takes less than 15 minutes to make this cream.
1 Pint of Heavy Cream or Heavy Whipping Cream
2 Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
1 Immersion stick or handheld mixer
1 stainless steel or ceramic bowl
You can refrigerate the whipped cream for up to 7 days covered with a lid.
So, you’ve decided to become a culinary master! Or you have at least decided you want to start baking for yourself, and maybe for your friends and family, too.
No matter which level of expertise you’re at or want to reach, you must begin with your kitchen well-stocked with essential culinary tools and products. They don’t have to be expensive Williams-Sonoma items; as you will see, all the products on our top 10 list can be found on Amazon.
Below are 10 must-have baking tools and products that will see you through just about any recipe you embark on.
1. Kitchen Aid Mixer
The Kitchen Aid mixer is a must-have in your home whether you cook or bake. You can use it to mix up cremes, cake batter, doughs, pasta, and even ice cream! It’s compatible with several different attachments which you can collect over time to make specialized recipes. But in the meantime, the classic beater attachment that it comes with will serve you well.
2. Lemon Squeezer
A lemon squeezer helps you extract the juice from a lemon or lime so you don’t hurt your bare hands. It also extracts more juice than you would be able to bring out on your own, with less exertion on your part. A few tablespoons of lemon will brighten your lemon chicken in white wine, lemon cupcakes, cheesecake, and any other recipe you want to add a citrus kick to.
3. Immersion Hand Blender
An immersion hand blender will help you blend up savory sauces, sweet jellies, and smooth, creamy soups. Because this blender is small and fits in your hand, it is easy to clean and doesn’t make as big a mess as a Kitchen Aid.
4. Damascus Chef Knife
A chef knife with a Damascus steel blade will quickly become one of your most valued culinary tools. It enables you to cut through fruits, vegetables, and meat with ease. You can slice up apples for pie, dice up potatoes, carrots, and onions for a pot pie, and carve out filets, all with this one tool.
5. King Arthur Instant Expresso
King Arthur Instant Espresso is ideal for making a scrumptious Italian tiramisu, or for brewing a dark, rich cup of coffee. Espresso has a bold, smooth flavor that pairs well with all sorts of desserts. Keep it on hand if you and your family and friends love desserts. Espresso balances out sugar so you can still taste the dish underneath all the sweetness.
6. King Arthur Cheddar Powder
When it comes to King Arthur Cheddar Powder, brace yourself! This essential baking product comes with a strong cheesy flavor and will turn your creamy dish into a dairy delight. It goes best with a mac and cheese recipe, potatoes au gratin, cheese fries, or another meal where ooey gooey cheesy goodness is the star of the show.
A ladle is a versatile kitchen tool that you will find many applications for, from serving soup to coating apples with caramel. Its wide brim allows you to scoop up large amounts of liquid from a pot. This is an important feature to have when you need to work quickly, such as when you’re removing apples from boiling water after the wax has been melted off the fruit skin.
8. Danish Dough Whisk
If a Kitchen Aid mixer is outside of your budget, I recommend purchasing a Danish dough whisk instead. This tool is not automated, which means you’ll need to put a lot of elbow grease and strength behind it. But it does almost as good a job as a Kitchen Aid, so you can whip up the desserts you love, from cookie dough to cake batter to brownie mixes.
I love ramekins! They’re small so they don’t take up much space in the pantry or the dishwasher, but they’re so useful, too. You can use them to hold Japanese purin, crème Brulee, and pudding. You’ll impress your family and friends when you serve them perfect miniature portions of lasagna or Bolognese.
10. Garlic press
When it comes to whether or not to use a garlic press, my answer is always, “Why not?” It’s not as fancy and doesn’t show as much culinary skill as chopping the garlic up with a chef’s knife. But on the flip side, it’s much faster. If I need to whip up a dish quickly or just don’t feel like taking my time, I’ll use my handy dandy press and produce flavorful chopped-up garlic in 0.5 seconds.
If you live in New York City and you want to learn how to use the products we covered in this list, I’ve got you covered. I am currently offering in-home private cooking classes and baking classes for parties of 10 or less. The birthday cake package includes a custom one-tier cake.
Sign yourself up, or book a class as a holiday present for your closest friends and family members!
The holiday season is upon us! We’re so proud and honored to celebrate three great local small businesses this month. From pre-made cookie mixes to outrageous custom cakes, Kayisha from De’Lor Cakery knows how to pack flavor into every bite. Next, meet the Kleinhandler’s, that’s Daniel and Karni Kleinhandler of “Sugar, Butter, Chocolate,” who are bringing their Micheline experience right to your doorstep with their unique twists on classic favorite treats. Finally, Bahati of Bahati Chai brings a bit of his warm Swahili culture to chilly NYC with his organic and delicious assortment of East African teas.
Have you tried Wilton New Fondant flavors? Spring has sprung! Hello Everyone! I apologize for my absenteeism regarding my blog as my plate got full-no complaints! As an entrepreneur, who works solo most of the time, I have to prioritize what I can handle. You have to vet people who are either just as passionate as you are about food. Or vet people who really need income as some aren’t as dependable as they present themselves to be. My cookie mix line is now available at the Sistah Shop in the Mills Mall in New Jersey. Hoorah! I am working on my Mother’s Day Sweet Campaign. I will be offering a treat box for my locals. On-demand cooking and baking courses will be available by the end of April.
I love to share products that I enjoy using authentically. We are in a world where others can easily influence people into making purchases one might regret. I asked the universe to work with brands that align with my brand. It’s non-negotiable. I have turned down opportunities because it doesn’t fit. From time to time, I like to share brands that I may not even be in a paid partnership with, and that’s because I want others to enjoy what’s available to them.
Wilton Industries launched, or should I say, revamped their flavored fondant line; White Chocolate, Caramel, and Chocolate fondant. You can watch my live reviews on the flavors at www.instagram.com/Delorcakery on my IGTV series.
If you’re not a chocoholic, Wilton’s Chocolate fondant is perfect for you. It’s the ideal depth of chocolate that anyone can enjoy reasonably. It’s the opposite statement of “it’s too chocolatey .” It’s simply perfect.
Wilton’s White Chocolate fondant smells like white chocolate, the flavor is very subtle, and it tastes far more sugary. I’ve had Wilton’s regular fondant as well, as I have samples of many other brands. The traditional vanilla Wilton fondant is my preference.
Wilton’s Caramel fondant is the creme de la creme of fondant. It’s superb! The scent is delicious! It smells like a fresh batch of sea salt caramel that I made in my kitchen. Wilton used real sweetened condensed milk to create this product, and you won’t be disappointed!
If you live in the surrounding area of Bronx, NY, Upcakesuppliesshop has this new fondant available. You can find these new and exciting fondant flavors at Upcakesuppliesshop located at 3511 Boston Road #3 East Bronx, NY.
Follow the directions on the Duncan Hines Brownie Mix and mix in the Bailey’s Irish Creme. Pour in half of the batter in an 8 x 8 square pan, scoop in the Cherry Preserves, and using a fork, swirl the Cherry preserves around. Pour the remaining batter on top and repeat the steps. Garnish the top with the chocolate wafers and Maraschino Cherries.
This past summer in my De L’or Cakery Buttercream Bliss (cake decorating) Camp, I taught my students how to make this recipe. Their response was out of this world. Originally, it was a chocolate peanut butter cupcake recipe. However, one of my students didn’t like chocolate, one was allergic to chocolate, and the other didn’t have chocolate on hand. So, I improvised and I offered them the elective of making Caramel Apple Cupcakes. They loved the idea and were more intrigued by the idea of cream cheese buttercream.
● 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
● 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
● Two eggs
● 2 tsp. vanilla extract
● 2 cups all-purpose flour
● 1 tsp. baking soda
● 1/4 tsp. salt
● 1 cup buttermilk
● 2 Granny Smith Apples Chopped
Sift your flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. This step will allow for even distribution of the baking soda, so your cupcakes bake evenly.
In a separate bowl, cream your sugar and unsalted butter until it is light and fluffy. Add in one egg at a time. Slowly add in dry ingredients, and then add your buttermilk. Fold in your chopped apples and reserve some of your chopped apples to top your cupcakes.
If you are out of store-bought buttermilk, add two tablespoons of white vinegar to whole milk allowing it to sit for 10-15 minutes. The milk will start to sour and thicken up. Voila! You will have buttermilk.
This is a thick batter recipe. Do not fret!
● One stick of unsalted butter at room temperature (do not use shortening it will not yield the same results)
● 1 cup light brown Sugar
● 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
In a saucepan, melt your butter and brown sugar until it became golden brown and thickens up. Slowly add your ½ cup heavy cream and turn the stove off and remove from the stove to avoid burning. The caramel will thicken as it cools. I usually pour my caramel sauce into a mason jar for easy use.
Cream Cheese Frosting
● (1) 8-ounce package cream cheese
● Two sticks unsalted butter room temperature
● 4-6 cups powdered sugar
● One teaspoon salt
● 4-6 tablespoons milk or water
One teaspoon of vanilla extract
I love cream cheese buttercream. Cream cheese is rich, flavorful, and very creamy. With a standing or handheld mixer, combine your cream cheese and butter beat until it’s fluffy. Slowly add in your powdered sugar, rotating with your milk or water. Add in your vanilla extract. You will want to whip your buttercream until you reach your desired consistency.
This recipe yields 12-14 cupcakes.
If you want to make substitutions to make this vegan please do and comment below how it turned out.
Our cookie mix line offers at-home baking alternative options for many to enjoy. We currently offer two flavors; our Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies and White Chocolate Lemon Cookie. Our motto is we offer a trip around the world in every bite. We have a few exciting flavors coming in the future. For now, enjoy the flavors we have below.
SEA SALT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Mix
Our vegan option is my favorite. The coconut flavor is faint. Baking option 1: 2 jumbo-sized eggs and two sticks of unsalted butter Baking option 2: Use 1 cup of coconut oil (I used Trader Joes) and ¾ cups of Aquafaba liquid, aka chickpea liquid. In my opinion, this alternative cookie yields a softer texture. Baking option 3: Use 1 cup of coconut oil (Trader Joes) and two jumbo-sized eggs. Baking option 4: Use ½ stick of melted butter (cooled) and two jumbo-sized eggs. This option results in a thin and crispy cookie. Yields 10 Jumbo Cookies or 16 standard size cookies.
Fun option: Scoop some vanilla ice cream in between two of our baked cookies, freeze for an hour to firm up, and you have a delicious ice cream sandwich.
WHITE CHOCOLATE LEMON COOKIE MIX
White Chocolate Lemon Cookie Mix
Baking option: Two tablespoons of water, two sticks of unsalted butter, and two jumbo-sized eggs. I do not recommend using coconut oil as a vegan replacement as the coconut oil is very potent. You may not be able to taste the lemon flavor.
New Cookie Mix Line I am so super excited to announced that my new cookie mix line has launched. After recuperating from COVID19, I was exhausted; even though I tested negative after a 40-50 day battle, my body didn’t fully recuperate. With the support of my Start, Small Think Big Family, I could pivot my business and launch a cookie mix product line.
My favorite flavor is my Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies (2 lbs mix), a little salty, a lotta sweet. I love the vegetarian baking option for this cookie. You add 2 eggs and two sticks of butter baking 2 inches apart on a double parchment lined cookie sheet. Or you can recreate it the way I love it with 1/2 cup coconut oil and 3/4 cup Aquafaba (can chickpea juice). The coconut oil is slightly strong, but I love the taste and texture.
The White Chocolate Lemon Cookies (2 lbs mix) is perfect with tea or a chai latte. The lemon flavor is a little tart, a lotta sweet. You mix 2-4 tablespoons of cold water, 2 sticks of butter, and 2 eggs. I do not recommend the vegetarian option above as the coconut oil conflicts with the lemon flavor. Basically, you won’t taste the lemon, but the cookies are nice and soft.
The Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix is perfect for making those holiday shaped inspired cookies. This flavor will launch in late December.
Of course, I am launching a few more flavors in 2021. We offer a trip around the world in every bite. Our upcoming 2021 cookie mixes are inspired by countries I have visited, my diverse friends, and my family.
Our cookie mixes retail from $29.99 to $39.99 complimenting our various gourmet and exotic flavors.