There's only one word for these suckers... obsessed! I am, my husband is, our friends are... The bagel bombs from Christina Tosi and the Momofuku Milk Bar are incredible. The mother dough that is the "bagel" outside is super easy to whip up in the KitchenAid and then the filling can be whatever you want it to be, though I've yet to venture far from the original of cream cheese, bacon and scallions... You can order the book on Amazon at the link above for this recipe and a ton of my other favorites (chocolate chocolate cookie, candy bar pie, the list goes on and on!)
In all the craziness that is the weeks leading up to the National Stationery Show, I feel like I barely get out the door in the morning, let alone grabbing a Greek yogurt (my fave!) from the fridge. This weekend, I took a step back and prepared some food for the week... Healthy lunches, bags of vegetables for snacks and homemade granola to top that yogurt for breakfast. Give it a go - it just might give you that boost that I find myself needing in the morning!
Homemade Maple Granola
1/4 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup maple syrup 2 tsp almond extract 4 cups oatmeal (not the quick stuff… you want the old fashioned oats!) 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup dried cherries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil and almond extract. Mix well.
In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine. Drizzle syrup mixture over oat mixture until all syrup has been incorporated.
Spread out on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and stir mixture around on cookie sheet. Return to oven for 8 minutes more or until golden brown.
Let cool and serve. (If stored in an air tight container, granola will keep for a couple of weeks.)
I've shared this recipe before on The District Domestic, but it's one of my favorites and will be perfect for the Royal Wedding Watching Party I'm attending at 3am! If ginger and pecans aren't your thing, try my recipe for Chocolate Scones. Read more about the Royal Wedding food on Epicurious.com.
Ginger Pecan Scones 3 3/4 cups flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup sugar 3 tbsp baking powder 1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/4 cups whole milk
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In the food processor, combine the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Add the butter and process until the butter has been cut into the flour mixture and you can still see little pea-sized pieces. Add the ginger, pecans and milk. Process only until the mixture comes together.
Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and flatten to 1 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to make into rounds. Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with sanding sugar, if you like.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden brown.
Serve with whipping cream and fresh fruit, or just dig in with a little butter right when they come out of the oven.