Posts in the category: Fruit Dessert

Vegan Raw Strawberry Crumble

Vegan Raw Strawberry Crumble Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

How was your weekend? I hope it was good! For the past few Easters, we’ve had dinner at a friend’s house. I plan the menu with our hostess, Nancy, digging through my Pinterest saves for recipes we can make. This year we decided on Mom’s deviled eggs (the guys go crazy for them), Cookie+Kate’s green goddess hummus, Bacon-wrapped pork loin, beet salad with whipped goat cheese + maple walnuts, green beans sprinkled with summer savory, spaetzle and chocolate cake with espresso + bourbon buttercream and crumbled chocolate cookies (!!!) We split the menu up and I spent the better part… Continue reading

Almond Poppy Seed Bread with Blood Orange Glaze

Almond Poppy Seed Bread with Blood Orange Glaze Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

The sun is shining bright and reflecting off the snow. The temps are in the single digits. This morning I picked up paczki for Fat Tuesday and I made eye contact with an older gentleman getting out of his car dressed in striped knee socks and sporting serious bed-head that happily greeted me with a “Happy Paczki Day!” I had a lime curd cream-filled one with raspberry glaze that will be on my mind until next year. I can’t complain about today. If you’re having a lime curd cream-filled day like me or not, this almond poppy seed bread will make… Continue reading

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

When the farmers market is open, often I’ll treat us to a raspberry white chocolate scone on Saturday mornings. They’re sweet, but not too sweet and perfect for a quick breakfast before washing the veggies that came from the market. I’ve always wanted to make my own version and I’ve finally done it. These are actually not very similar to the scones I get at the farmers market, which are more like a drop scone with trails of raspberry making the dough a touch blue. I saw this technique of rolling the scones over at The Vanilla Bean Blog, a method America’s… Continue reading

Christmas Stollen 2014

German Christmas Stollen 2014 // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

This recipe is one of the best parts about Christmas. It takes a bit of planning and a whole day of baking, but it’s the coziest food memory I have. My Oma used to bring foil-wrapped loaves of this traditional Christmas bread every year. This is the 6th year I’m making it and the 3rd year making it with my friend, Nancy. That’s why we call it the “Stollen Workshop” now. We split up the ingredients and we both get our mixers going. Every year I think I have the recipe and technique perfected, but each year I write a… Continue reading

Apple Marzipan Galette

Apple Marzipan Galette Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

I’m an aunt, you guys! Miss Molly Irene arrived on November 13 and our whole family couldn’t be more smitten. Check out my Instagram feed for a sweet photo of her followed by a celebratory waffle cone with my new favorite flavor salty caramel coffee (!!!) We went to the hospital on chilly Saturday and just couldn’t get enough of her. She likes to stretch out her little arms even when she’s wrapped like a baby burrito. I made Meg some raspberry chia pudding for her little hospital fridge and we brought Matt some snacks, too. We bought Molly a Mini… Continue reading

Slow Cooker Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Butter

Slow Cooker Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Butter // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

Last year my CSA pumpkin was turned into this pretty stuffed pumpkin and this year I wanted pumpkin butter. I read about Stephanie’s Pear Quince Butter and her technique for caramelizing the butter in the slow cooker with vanilla bean was genius. Inspired, I was ready to make pumpkin butter magic. I have a large slow cooker and figured I’d need two pie pumpkins. My CSA farmer, Yvonne, generously gave me a second pumpkin after I told her what I was making and it just made my day. On a rainy Saturday morning I put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and let… Continue reading

Blueberry Nectarine Galette

Blueberry Nectarine Galette Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

I’ve decided that galettes are my favorite food. They’re pretty no-fuss to make, adaptable to the seasons and always the most beautiful things to ever come out of my oven. How could they not be? The fruit bubbles up and glistens as it cools. The free-form crust of the galette ensures there’s no two alike, but each one is rustic and charming. I love that. They don’t last long in our home and they are the sole reason I keep a spare pie crust in my freezer. You know, for galette emergencies. I found some beautiful nectarines at the farmers… Continue reading

Best Buttermilk Waffles with Sour Cherry Maple Syrup

Best Buttermilk Waffles with Sour Cherry Maple Syrup Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledua

I’m hooked on Gossip Girl. It all started after reading through the latest issue of Vogue magazine peppered with Blake Lively dressed in high-fashion Americana. She’s wrapped in fringe, blankets and leather in breathtaking scenes shot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It reminded me that I had missed the boat on Gossip Girl and that it was streaming on Netflix. I am now 2 seasons, dozens of Blair’s headbands, hundreds of Chuck’s quips and endless scandals in and I still can’t wait to sneak in an episode before starting dinner. On Gossip Girl, Rufus Humphrey is known for his waffles. He’s the… Continue reading

Strawberries and Yogurt Brulee

Strawberries and Yogurt Brulee Recipe // Dula Notes

Cindy just had a beautiful baby boy (yay, Cindy!) and while she’s taking care of that precious little guy, she’s asked some blogger friends to guest post. Today on her beautiful blog, Hungry Girl Por Vida, I’m sharing this easy, 4-ingredient recipe for Strawberries and yogurt brûlée! It’s like creme brûlée, but the healthy version! Head over to Hungry Girl Por Vida for the recipe.

Coconut Milk Grilled Pineapple

Coconut Milk Grilled Pineapple Recipe // Dula Notes

As if hearing Prince’s, “I Want To Be Your Lover” TWICE wasn’t reason enough to call it a great weekend, the rest of it was pretty spectacular, too. We packed so much good stuff into the long 4th of July weekend. Some highlights include: barbecues, Dutch bakery cronuts, shrimp tacos, bocce ball, cool mornings on my parents’ deck, fireworks, ice cream, loads of sunshine and long walks. We almost made this grilled pineapple over the weekend, but we just couldn’t do it all. Don’t worry, though, I’ll still make this all summer long. It’s hard to improve upon ripe fresh… Continue reading