Welcome to 30 Days of Hygge, Day 2!
Confession time: I don’t own an oven at the moment. I know, it’s horrible. I have a very nice gas range top, a microwave, a pressure cooker, and a slow cooker, but no oven (and no space for a toaster oven). If I want to bake, I have to go to my father’s house down the road.
That said, I LOVE to bake. I make the best carrot cake you’ve ever tasted, and love to experiment with different kinds of quick breads, cakes, and cupcakes (I make a mean chocolate stout cupcake, complete with whiskey frosting, as well as a delicious plain chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting and candied bacon on top).
For day 2 of my hygge “challenge”, it’s time to bake something delicious! And I’m going to share with you some of my favorite recipes so you can do just that.
These soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies from Martha Stewart (I’m a huge Martha fan, what can I say?) are DIVINE. So good, and so easy.
If you’re in the mood for quick breads instead of cookies, check out this Pumpkin Bread with Salted Caramel Drizzled Pumpkin Buttercream from A Kitchen Addiction. I made this for Thanksgiving one year and it was a HUGE hit.
If you’d rather make something for breakfast, these Blueberry Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Muffins are on my to-bake list. I used to make what I called “Blueberry Everything Muffins” that pretty much consisted of a blueberry muffin mix, an oatmeal muffin mix, and then whatever healthy granola-y, flax seed-y, hemp seed-y, coconut, etc. that I happened to have in the pantry (along with an extra egg to help bind it all together). These are kind of in the same vein as those, but look like they’d be way less crumbly than mine.
Another option: The Famous Ritz Carlton Hotel 1920’s Tea Room Lemon Pound Cake. I’ve been obsessed with lemon the past few years, and while it’s not a traditional fall flavor, I’d bake this any time of year.
If you’re in the mood for something a little more on the savory side, check out these Spinach-Feta Muffins with Herbed Cream Cheese from Dr. Ola’s Kitchen. Spinach and feta is one of my all-time favorite flavor profiles.
What are your favorite fall baking recipes? Share in the comments! And don’t forget to download your 30 Days of Hygge Calendar.