Thursday, November 28, 2013

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

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Hello Loves! I have a newfound addiction to cinnamon rolls. And of course a long time love for pumpkin pie. 
As much as I love the cinnamon rolls that you can pop out of a can, and as much as I love a large slice of pumpkin pie,
 I decided to combine the two and make a healthier recipe that is perfect for fall.

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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Roll Dough;

Ingredients;
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup butter
2 & 1/2 tsp yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 & 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
(if you do not have pastry flour, you can sub for 3/4 cake flour, 3/4 all purpose flour)

Recipe;
Heat in microwave the milk, water, & butter until the butter is melted. 
Let cool to 110°F (like warm bath water)
In stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix warm butter mixture, 
yeast,and 1 tbsp of the sugar, for a few seconds until combined. Let sit until foamy.
Mix in eggs and remaining sugar until combined.
Mix in whole wheat flour until combined.
Switch to the dough hook attachment on stand mixer.
Mix in pastry flour ( or mixture) until combined. 
It will come together in a ball, but still sticky.
Grease large bowl, place in bowl, and turn over to coat.
Let sit in warm draft free place (I used my microwave) for one and a half hours.
During this time prepare the filling. (below)
Turn dough out on floured surface and roll into a large rectangle.

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Roll Filling;

Ingredients;
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
from The Homesteady, you'll never buy store bought again!)
1 tbsp organic skim milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp freshly ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

Recipe;
Mix ingredients together until well combined.
Spread filling thinly over dough.
Roll the dough up into a log.
Using a sharp knife, slice the cinnamon rolls (about twelve)
Place in parchment paper lined baking tin.
Bake 20-30 minutes at 375°.


Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting;

Ingredients;
4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1&1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Recipe;
Cream the cream cheese until smooth (about 1 min.)
Gradually add in the powdered sugar and continue mixing until combined.
Mix in the pumpkin pie spice and vanilla until combined.
Drizzle and spread over the rolls


(Frosting & Filling recipe adapted from Diethood, Dough recipe adapted from Chocolate & Carrots)

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xo, Stay Infinite

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Frondescence

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Hello Loves, here are some photos of the beautiful Clara that I shot while she was visiting a few weeks ago.

xo, Stay Infinite

Friday, November 22, 2013

Cheddar Apple Pie with Fall Leaf Crust

Hello Loves! Let me start off by saying that there is possibly nothing better then the combination of fruit, bread, and cheese (..and maybe some wine thrown in there). Also, let me tell you that I absolutely love apple pie, I make one every fall. I normally use the same basic recipe that I know and love, but this year I decided to mix things up. By adding cheese into the mix. I know, perfect.
My DIY recipe for Cheddar Apple Pie with fall leaf crust;

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What You'll Need;

Crust;
2 cups flour
5 ounces cheddar
12 tablespoons cold butter
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cold water

Filling;
6 Granny Smith Apples
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp butter

Topping;
1 egg (beaten)
3 ounces cheddar cheese shredded

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Steps;

Crust;
-In a food processor shred the cheddar.
-Combine the flour and butter (cubed) with the cheese in the food processor until crumbly.
-Turn the food processor until low and pour the cold water in until a dough forms (1 or 2 min).
-On a floured surface knead into a ball.
-Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hrs (up to overnight).

Filling;
-Peel and cut the apples.
-In a bowl combine the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and cornstarch.
-Stir in the apples until completely coated.

Assemble and Bake;
-Preheat oven to 375°F.
-If refrigerated over night, set dough out on counter for 10 minutes to soften.
-Butter a pie dish.
-Separate dough into two halves.
-Roll out on a floured surface.
-Place bottom crust into the pie dish.
-Fill with apple mixture.
-Slice the tbsp of butter and place on top of apple mixture.
-Cover with the top crust.
-Press edges down and remove excess. Slice six slits into the top.
-Using the excess dough cut small leaf shapes and press around the edges.
-Cut a large leaf shape and press into center.
-Brush top of pie with beaten egg.
-Bake for 45 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle the top with the 3 ounces of cheddar cheese.
-Place back in oven for 5 minutes.
-Let cool, slice, and enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (+ a glass of wine)!

*Recipe adapted and modified from A Beautiful Mess.

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xo, Stay Infinite

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Halloween Weekend Recap

I absolutely adore Halloween. I love watching my favorite spooky classics on repeat, Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, and The Craft. I love eating excessive amounts of candy and having an "excuse". And above all, I love dressing up. My friends and I take Halloween pretty seriously, and creatively. No prepackaged plastic-y costumes for us, no disrespectful cultural appropriation, or degrading-ly sexy outfits. I dressed up three nights this year, meaning three costumes. Here is a recap of photos from my camera, and my Instagram.

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My favorite costume I wore was my Edie Sedgwick Costume. (If you saw this post you know how extensively I love her.) I wore a leotard from American Apparel, tights from Madewell, and fur coat from Patagonia. And of course no Edie is complete without her Andy, so, my friend Brian dressed up as Andy Warhol.

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Ashleigh was my favorite singer, Lana Del Rey;

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One night Honora was Marla Singer from Fight Club (above) and the Government Shutdown the other night (below).

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I needed a last minute costume one night, so naturally opted for Cereal Killer. (mini cereal box tops + red nail polish + knife + LBD)

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Dany was Frida Kahlo. Fitting, since not only is Dany Mexican, but she is also great at drawing.

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And one night, my 6 closest friends and I dressed up as 80's work out girls.

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And because I love it, here is a photo of my friends and I at a party, from one of those fun disposable cameras from Urban Outfitters;

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I already know what I want to dress up as next year (Edie again, Melanie Daniels from The Birds, and Ophelia).
And I'd like to know, what were you all this year for Halloween?

xo, Stay Infinite

Monday, November 18, 2013

Morning Light

Hello Loves! Here are some photos Clara shot of me in the dewy & fresh morning light, a few weeks ago, while she was visiting Boston.

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Outfit Details; Skirt, DIY. Halter, Urban Outfitters. Braid, DIY here.

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Links I Love;
Beautiful City of Angels documentary/music video.
My Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made it onto FoodGawker!
Breathtaking black and white historical photos colorized.
Timelapse photos of lovers sleeping, it is as if they are dancing.
Facebook 'posts' that will help make sense of WWII.
Stunning Vogue editorial of Art meeting Fashion, my two loves combined!

xo, Stay Infinite