Chef Tess made this recipe awhile ago. I had bookmarked the recipe wanting to try it and I am so glad I did! Deliciousness for all the senses! They look superb, they smell delicious, they taste amazing, the texture is moist and soft, and if they could talk I'm sure we'd hear the muffins say "I can't even believe I am this good!" I did alter a couple of things (used powdered eggs and vanilla powder instead of the "real" thing) but otherwise this genius concoction is Chef Tess'. Enjoy!
Eating these totally got me yearning for Fall. Something about baking with spices makes me want to carve a pumpkin and think about what elastic waisted pants I should wear for Thanksgiving. (This year with baby #2 on the way I might just skip pants all together and wear a mu-mu as I waddle to the food tables). But you didn't really want to read about me and waddling right? Let's get to it:
Spiced Buttermilk Peach Carrot Crumb-Cakes with Maple Hazelnut Glaze
Recipe by Chef Tess
Spiced Crumb Cakes:
1 1/2 cups Honeyville Freeze Dried Peaches
1/2 cup Honeyville Dehydrated Carrots
1 cup Boiling Water
3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
3/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Honeyville Six Grain Rolled Mix
1 Tb. Chef Tess Wise Women of the East Spice and Floral Blend
2 tsp Wayzata Bay Vanilla Powder
1/2 cup Honeyville Powdered Whole Eggs
1 cup Water (yes this is a SEPARATE amount from the water listed above)
zest of one Orange
2 1/2 cups Honeyville Buttermilk Pancake Mix
Streusel Crumb-Cake Topping:
2 1/3 cup Honeyville Buttermilk Pancake Mix
1/2 cup melted Butter (no substitutions)
2/3 cup Sugar
2 tsp Chef Tess Wise Women of the East Spice and Floral Blend
1/4 cup Maple-Hazelnut Whipped Honey
1-2 tsp Hot Water
1/4 tsp Maple Extract
1 cup Powdered Sugar
Start making crumb-cake batter by combining: freeze dried peaches, dehydrated carrots and 1 cup boiling water in a glass or metal bowl. Make sure that all the pieces get a dunk into the water (I just used a fork to pat down the top to make sure everything got dunked once) and set them aside and let them hydrate for 10 minutes.
|If you bought a can of Freeze Dried Peaches that are in larger chunks, I'd recommend carefully chopping them into a smaller chop/dice. Just so they are a better sized match to the carrots. You don't need them exact.|
Mix together the dry ingredients first (buttermilk pancake mix, sugar, and spice blend) and then add the melted butter. Stir until its "chunky-crumbly". When I first started stirring (using a fork) I thought I'd need more butter but trust me, just keep mixing to incorporate everything and it'll end up just fine, like this:
At this point in the recipe I KNEW Chef Tess and I were kindred spirits. She says "Generously top your cakes with the topping. I'm not going to lie...I like a lot of crumb on my cakes." I couldn't agree more. The more streusel topping the merrier!
|This picture doesn't do them justice, they look super flat here but they were really nice and pretty.|
Have a tall glass of milk handy because you won't want to leave your crumb-cakes to get it. It was the perfect breakfast for me (hey they have pancake mix AND six grain mix AND powdered eggs in them plus some fruit so no judging)! Don't be wary of the dehydrated carrots in these. One of my very, very favorite cookies have carrots in them. It was really fun to re-purpose the pancake mix into a crumb-cake. Maybe I'll have to start buying that mix by the case now (remember how I told you about how much I went through in one year here).
You can now purchase Chef Tess' spice blends as well as the Wayzata Bay lines at our retail stores (brick and mortar). If you don't live close to any of our 4 locations feel free to browse Chef Tess' Etsy Shop for her blends. The Wise Women of the East blend is a intoxicating blend of cinnamon, spice, citrus, and hints of calming lavender and rose petal. Some of the customers at our SLC store have commented just leaving a jar next to their pillow for a calming aroma as they drift off to sleep. The Vanilla Powder can be substituted with pure vanilla extract in a 1:1 ratio.
Alright time for another crumb-cake! Thanks for reading.