Friday, November 9, 2012

Fabulous Fall Food... Dessert Table

 A while back, I got an idea in my head.  I couldn't get it out of my mind.  It just kept bugging me.  The idea was this: What if I created a Fall Dessert Table?

 Dressed it up fun with Fall Findings, placed some  Fabulous Desserts on it and took some pictures of it?  My next thought was how would I accomplish this?  That is a lot of baking and displaying to do by myself.  I have some items to display with but I needed some help.

 The next thought that popped into my mind was this.  I need an accomplice!  I knew just who to contact!  My friend Melissa!!  Meliss has great items to display food with!  Sure enough, Meliss was on board with the idea and here is how our Fall Dessert Table turned out...

This was so fun to do!  We each made up some desserts and each brought different items to contribute to the shoot! The Best part is we get to share our recipes with our readers!

We also wanted to show that you can display food in a different, yet appetizing manner!  Melissa had an old door, so that was our actual table.  I had my Great Grandpa Lamb's old trunk to use as our base.  She brought some pumpkins from her pumpkin patch.  She also brought some old trays, a chicken feeder, logs and cake stands.  I also had that awesome old file drawer system from my Grandpa Barlow that I just love!

I wanted to share with you the recipe for these Cake Doughnuts.

I got this recipe from Carroll Pellegrinelli on
 ( she also mentioned a thankyou to ShadoeRose for this recipe)

1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 quart oil for frying
optional- powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar mixture

For draining doughnuts, prepare a place with either newspapers or a  brown paper bag.  Top those with paper towels.  Either flour clean kitchen counter or bread board for kneading doughnuts.  Prepare a shallow bowl or plate with an inch of flour.

Heat oil in deep fryer to 375 degrees F.  Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Mix in butter until crumbly.  Stir in milk and egg.  With floured hands, lightly knead the smooth dough.  turn onto an area prepared with flour.  Pat dough into 1/4 inch thickness.  Dip either doughnut cutter or two biscuit cutters (one 1-inch and one 3 or 4-inch) in flour.  Use to cut-out doughnuts.  Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, only a few at a time.  Fry, turning once, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.  Drain on prepared paper towels.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Melissa will also be posting some of the recipes she made for this table.  I will link up with her blog to share those!

Have a fabulous Day!

I cant wait to share the zucchini cake recipe with you!  It is soooo yummy!  

If you would like the zucchini cake recipe you can access that here:

If you would like the recipe for the caramel apples you can access that recipe here:
If you would like the recipes my friend Melissa made you can access them here:

With Much Love & Gratitude,

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  1. How fun! And I love the nod to gpa Barlow ... love him!

  2. What did you do with all the yummy treats???

  3. Is that by the barn? I love the old file drawer system. Awesome!

    You and Melissa did a great job, looks like it was fun and tempting to eat!

  4. Hi Michelle,

    I was looking online at "September decor" ideas on google, and this dessert table site popped up...and I wanted to let you know that this dessert spread is lovely! You and Melissa did a fantastic job. Love all the pumpkins and vintage items you used...and I am going to make some of your recipes. Thanks so much to both of you! Oh, and your cookie jar is super!
    Warm Regards,


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