After giving away most of the Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake, I immediately had a few regrets. I regretted not having it with a hot beverage. My choice in hot beverages changes like the seasons, or should I say like Michigan weather. These day’s I’m into coffee, preferably with flavored creamers.
While shopping during the holiday season I treated myself to a mocha Frappuccino and a slice of cranberry coffee cake. It was a wonderful treat and I savored every last drop of both. Today, while blog hopping I came across a round-up of warm winter cocktails. One was Amaretto Hot Chocolate – be still my foolish heart! I don’t even want to know how many calories are in that bad boy but I think it will be worth the plunge.
Although I like to splurge on fancy beverages and ready -made treats occasionally, I really enjoy making them at home. That way I can enjoy them in my jammies if I like . I also like to use flavored creamers. There are so many varieties to choose from and they don’t taste artificial. While looking through my posts and recipe stash I came across this post, Delightful Moments with Seasonal Creamers and was reminded how good these creamers are in baked goods as well. I’ve used them in pies, cakes, and frosting and they were a welcome addition.
Hubby’s birthday is coming up and we’re planning a joint birthday celebration. My plan is to make a small Funfetti cake and I think using a vanilla creamer in the batter and frosting will send my cake over the top. To use flavored creamers in a cake recipe use half of the liquid called for and the creamer as the other half. Due to the sugar content in the creamers it’s best to only use half so that you’re not adding additional sugar. For frostings, fillings and glazes I use the whole amount called for and have never had any issues. If you want to rock your next breakfast, use one of these creamers in your pancakes. Your kids will erect a statue in your honor.
Do you use creamers in anything other than a hot beverage and do you have a homemade latte or frap recipe that you’d like to share?
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