Mr.CBB’s British SpudNuts a.k.a Zeppole Potato Donuts

Ring in 2013 New Year’s with a sweet or savoury Italian potato donut also called zeppole. Zeppole in Italy is a traditional fare that is served on Saint Joseph Day March 19 and during the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. Last week when I posted my Thai Fish Cakes recipe which is also a great New Year’s finger food I mentioned our mates Marco and Christina and their famous Italian recipe for savoury potato donuts. Being British and all I joke around and call them spudnuts donuts just because that’s what we call potatoes in the UK. I turned their zeppole donut into my Zeppole Spudnut based around the same concept adding my own flavours. Since moving to Canada and being exposed to Tim Horton’s and the famous Boston Cream donut I always wondered; how do I make donuts? It can’t really be that difficult and with the myriad of donut flavours available you can’t go wrong with a homemade donut recipe. From what I understand there are 2 types of donuts a cake donut and a yeast donut but heck I’m not a donut connoisseur. Is a donut a cake? Well when you bite into a Boston Cream Donut for example that is a yeast […]

Mr.CBB’s Family Holiday Snowballs…Mmmm

These Holiday Snowballs are going to melt in your mouth and you will be sneaking them one by one when no one else is looking. It’s so hard not to because you can’t resist the taste and they keep calling out to you. At least that’s what happens to me. I pop one in my mouth and instantly you hear, Mmmm, Mmmm. I’m like an 8 month old child trying new flavours for the first time. It’s now December and with the festive season upon so is baking Christmas Cookies and this Holiday Snowball recipe is an easy Christmas cookie recipe. It’s pretty much no fail and really no effort at all to make. They are actually very budget friendly and the kids can help to make them as well. If you remember from reading the previous Grocery Game Challenge- Ho, Ho, Ho Holiday Treats, I gave you a full run down of what I was going to make each week in December for the upcoming festivities. The goal is to finish them all and it’s a lofty goal for us but we will try. Mrs.CBB has been making these recipes compliments of her grandmother for many years as Holiday Baking is […]

Mr.CBB’s Mum’s British Lemon Fridge Cake

  This Lemon Fridge Cake has been passed down the ranks in my family from my grandma all the way to my mum and now us kids. She would make it for any special occasion as did my grandma and I distinctly remember the smell of lemon permeating our house. Most often it was made for Birthday’s, Christmas and Easter but we could devour it any time of year. Growing up one of 3 children my mum was a stay at home mum and was always mixing something up in the kitchen. If you couldn’t find mum she was in the kitchen with her white apron tightly drawn around her mincing, rolling, stirring and testing something new. There were no boxed cakes in our house as my mum always wanted to create new recipes. Likely why I am so passionate about being in the kitchen. It was great to have my mum at home and I learned just as much from her in the kitchen as I did from my dad about repairs to the house and vehicles. The tartness of the lemon in this cake will please the lemon lover in anyone. The whipped cream balances out the sweetness of […]

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