For me, Fall baking is never complete without several loaves of pumpkin bread. Over the years, I’ve tried many recipes, but this one remains my favorite. Last year, I picked up this Nordic Ware Pumpkin Loaf PanI had been wanting for quite a while. Lucky for me, I got it while it was on sale.
A few weeks ago, I noticed a grand opening sign for You Zen, located in the La Jolla Colony plaza that houses Vons, Leucadia Pizzeria, etc.
You Zen is a Japanese restaurant serving mainly ramen and curry. Here is the menu:
FH loves curry so he zeroed in on a chicken curry plate, which also came with a small salad.
The mini pumpkin donuts I made earlier this week disappeared fast. I decided to make another batch, but as mini muffins. Mini muffins are easier to make. It’s easier to pour into the pan and afterwards, I just dusted the tops with a cinnamon sugar mixture.
These were eaten just as quickly. Luckily they are really easy to make, requiring only one bowl and a whisk. I’ll probably be making them again very soon. I really love how they taste. They taste like a healthier version of a sugar cake donut with a touch of pumpkin flavor.