October 25, 2011

Easy Cheese Muffin Recipe

Mmmmmmmuffins!  I remember back in the day when I was a kid going inside a mall to a bakery shop named exactly that and all they sold were muffins.  That was the first time I ever tasted a cheese muffin, and every time I make these it brings back a bit of nostalgia.

Anyways, enough of me whining about days gone by.  Now it's time to pass along new memories to my kids! Hopefully, your sweeties will fall in love with this muffin too!  I based the recipe off of a basic muffin recipe and just added in the cheese.  You can try many flavours with this all-purpose recipe like blueberries, nuts, banana, etc. etc. etc.  Yummers!


October 16, 2011

Custom Made To Order Knitted Baby Hat Purple Present Hat

My latest project completed.  This custom-order baby present hat is making its way to a lovely home in Ohio!
Please feel free to contact me if you would like a finished custom order item!

October 9, 2011

Best Crumb Cake Recipe Cakeboss Inspired Createry Styled

So for this Thanksgiving I thought about making that famous Cakeboss crumb cake that everyone has seen on one of their episodes (remember the one where that lady drove all the way from who know where to get an order of crumb cake that was to die for?).

Well, I searched for the recipe and could not find it.  Then I ran into a book called "America's test kitchen" and their was a New York Style crumb cake that I sure was going to be a hit.  Then life took over and I lost the recipe.  Soooo.... after many crumb cake recipes and test tries I finally nailed down my own recipe for crumb cake.  It's light, buttery, sweet, and got that bit of caramelized butter and brown sugar flavour.  Dense enough to cut and pick up, but lightly crumbs in your mouth after a bite.  Distinctively 2 layered, you can serve as is but I added some brown sugar glaze drizzle on top and powdered sugar for flair!  Enjoy all you cake lovers out there!

The Createry Shop's Best Crumb Cake Recipe
Cake Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of butter, unsalted at room temperature
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup of buttermilk
- 2 cups of cake flour
- 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Crumb Topping Ingredients:
- 3/4 cups of butter, chilled
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of cake flour
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon powder

1) Beat sugar and room temperature butter together until smooth.
2) Add eggs, milk, vanilla.
3) Slowly add in cake flour and mix well.
4) Line a 9x13 inch size pan with parchment paper or grease pan (I like parchment paper but to each their own)
5) Pour batter into a pan (I use a 9x13 pan), set aside.

6) In a bowl, use a cheese grater and grate the chilled butter into this bowl.
7) Add cake flour and lightly toss mixture around, careful not to overmix.
8) Add white and brown sugar and lightly mix.
9) sprinkle this on top of the cake batter.
10) Bake at 350 degrees F. for 40 minutes.
11) Cool and top as desired!

Infinity Scarf - One scarf with many styles!

Happy thanksgiving Canada! In honor of turkey day I was thinking of things to be thankful for.... and this knitting year I give thanks to the Infinity Scarf! This thing can be work so many ways, and it's in all the store and on TV right now too. There are tons of patterns out there to make it yourself, talk about getting your money's worth. Gobble gobble!

(Please note:  This pic is not mine, I found it online and it fabulously shows how many options you can have with this scarf!)

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