Pumpkin morning buns made with my all-time favorite soft dough, filled with a spiced pumpkin pie-like filling, and finished with butter and a sprinkle of sugar. A lovely (make-ahead) breakfast situation for the holidays!Continue reading “Pumpkin Morning Buns”
Buttery, delicate chocolate chip scones infused with blood orange zest and drizzled with a beautiful blood orange glaze.Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Scones + Blood Orange Glaze”
A simple step-by-step guide on how to make star bread with a cinnamon-y cookie butter filling.Continue reading “Cookie Butter Cinnamon Star Bread”
Apple butter cinnamon rolls are Doughy, simple to make, and topped with the most perfect brown butter frosting!Continue reading “Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Butter Frosting”
The best sicilian pizza made with a very simple homemade dough and topped with lots of fresh mozzarella!Continue reading “Best Sicilian Pizza + a High-Altitude Version!”
Homemade fruit and nut crisps made with just a few pantry staples + the most delicious whipped feta with za’atar + lemon!Continue reading “Homemade Fruit and Nut Crisps + Za’atar Whipped Feta”
Rose cardamom buns filled with spiced brown sugar and finished with a pink rose glaze. Perfect with black coffee for
Continue reading “Rose Cardamom Buns”
fika or Sunday brunch.
Doughy, seedy soft pretzels served with rich bleu cheese mustard. This is the third recipe of my Valentine’s series dedicated to my cutie boyfriend, Marc.Continue reading “Seedy Soft Pretzels + Bleu Cheese Mustard”
I originally posted a recipe for lefse in 2015, but I decided to update my post this year with my great-grandma’s recipe! It’s 100% the best lefse I have ever had. Also, you may notice some older pictures mixed in with the new ones. On one hand, I really wanted some new, pretty pictures of my lefse. but on the other hand, I love the old photos of my brother and I making it together. Enjoy the rare blonde-college-era Sara pics 😉
If you’ve been on Instagram any time recently, and you have some American friends, you’ve probably noticed a couple of trends within our posts:
- Women are really stepping up in our political climate (woo!!), and
- We’re obsessed with rainbow foods
While the first trend makes my heart soar, the second one is a big “meh” from me. Although rainbow food is probably the happiest food ever, and it look really nice on Insta posts with a NYC cityscape in the background, I don’t know if I could handle eating something with those colors. Does anyone know if those dyes do something funky to your insides? Do all those foods taste like chemicals? The amount of food coloring added to get those vibrant colors just has to be astonishing…
However, my opinion has insufficient impact on the subject, because people are rainbow-ing literally everything they can get their slippery food coloring into. U.S. restaurants and bakeries are a unicorn’s freaking dream – try as I might, I can’t get away from it. And what do you do when you can’t beat them? Join them! And what do you do when you refuse to add entire bottles of dye in your food?
– which is a totally acceptable and subtle form of rainbow-ing food. (I would know. I have an expansive sprinkle collection).
Once the rainbow-food-trend got exponentially out of hand, and we Americans claimed it as our own, Australians were kind of like, “yo, wtf?”, because it turns out they’ve been eating a colorful treat called fairy bread basically this whole damn time. In case you missed it, fairy bread is strictly just white bread + butter + sprinkles, and oh, it also has the cutest name everrrrr. Anyway, I decided to do some extensive research on the subject, because these are the things that I care about, and I’ve learned a few tips from multiple articles that I have read – basically, Americans have a few things wrong:
- It’s never been called fairy toast, it’s fairy bread – a very important aspect.
- It’s not eaten as a snack or breakfast – it’s used as a birthday cake replacement at children’s parties.
- When making this treat, artisan breads, hand-rolled butter, and organic sprinkles are unwelcome. Seriously, it’s just white bread, a pat of butter, and nonpareils.
However, many Australians are really being good sports about it all, even complimenting some of the quirks we’ve added to our fairy bread in America – fancy sprinkles, thicker toast, and one article even mentioned that they think eating fairy bread for breakfast is GENIUS. So, I guess it’s not all bad.
After hearing about fairy bread, I felt the sudden urge to write a blog post about it before realizing that, hey, you guys are probably smart enough to figure out how to slather butter on some Wonder bread followed by a handful of sprinklies. And then I realized that muffins are a totally acceptable form of breakfast food and thought “Why not merge the two?”
Basically, I made a dense, slightly sweet muffin, filled it with sprinkles, and added a buttery glaze with extra sprinkles on top. Is it fairy bread? No. Is it inspired by fairy bread? Absolutely. Is it just an excuse for me to eat funfetti for breakfast in a socially acceptable manner? You bet your sweet ass it is.
Do you know any fun foods that are not well-known? Comment below, I’d love to hear!
XO Sara Lynn
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