Flowers, showers, and all things fresh – 'tis the season to tuck into some delightful spring treats with your loved ones.
Calling all home cooks and budding little chefs! Now that social distancing is easing up and the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to make use of the gorgeous spring veggies and fruits available in the markets. So, try your hand at these three simple recipes below by The Veggie Wifey, then gather your friends and family to share the delicious spring treats together.
Delight in these spring treats by The Veggie Wifey
1. Chai spiced carrot cupcakes with cardamom- and rose-infused cream cheese frosting
This isn’t your average carrot cake – it’s infused with some serious flavour! I used chai masala for this recipe, which includes all the gingery notes needed for the perfect carrot cake. As for the frosting, I mixed rose extract and cardamom powder to balance out the chai aroma with some delicate sweetness.
These cupcakes come out super moist and crumbly, and you can store it in the fridge for about a week. Using an electric whisk or a KitchenAid helps a lot when making recipes with eggs and butter, so I would highly suggest you use one for this recipe.
Stay tuned for a vegan version of this recipe, too!
2. Creamy truffle asparagus and mushroom galette
If you’re looking to make something extremely quick, this is the best recipe for you. I dehydrated the filling in a saucepan to avoid the mushrooms sweating out and dampening my pastry. This galette comes out crispy around the edges, with the perfect amount of tenderness on the inside.
If you don’t have an oven, you can use the same stuffing and use it in a wrap or toast, then heat it up in a pan.
3. Fig jam tartine with butter maple walnuts and feta
This tartine was one of my favourite dishes I have ever made, as it tasted absolutely divine. After making this jam at home, I’m never going back to store-bought jams again. The jam only took 25 minutes to make, and the best thing about making your own jam is that you can adjust the sweetness yourself. I added some lime zest in this to bring out the flavours, but you can also add lavender, chamomile tea leaves, or mint – go wild!
The buttered walnuts mixed with feta and parsley created a whole new dimension of flair to this dish. Additionally, the bread for this recipe is homemade, and before you turn away and say this sounds too intimidating, please let me tell you this is the easiest bread recipe you’ll find. You can make gorgeous, fluffy, fresh bread in two hours using my recipe!
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