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Muesli Snacking Cookies, How to Make Crumpets + Earl Grey Hot Cross Buns

Well today has been a bit of an emotional high for me. You know Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards I was talking about last week? Yeah. You know how I was finalist in the Baking & Desserts category?

Well I’m absolutely stunned and honoured to say that Top With Cinnamon is the Editors’ Choice winner!

The lovely Sarah of  The Vanilla Bean Blog won the Readers’ choice for the same category and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Gotta also give a shout out to my girl Molly who was a finalist for the Baking & Desserts Category too <3 (If you haven’t seen her blog yet, go go go read it now).

aaaand super congrats to all of the other winners!

Anyway, thanks for all of your support guys, I really feel blessed! 🙂

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If you’re a reader of Food52 you may have noticed that I’ve had a couple of recipes up on their site!

I’ve done two posts for their Small Batch column – the homemade hot cocoa mix, and also how to make Crumpets 🙂 (NB: not the same thing as English muffins)

In other exciting news: I’m going to be contributing recipes regularly to The Kitchn (!!!!!). As a long-time fangirl-er of their site I’m so thrilled to be sharing my recipes and photos over there, so keep an eye out for me if you frequent The Kitchn too. Just in case you’re interested in the posts I’ve done so far:

– A few weeks ago I had a recipe for some Muesli snacking cookies, which are such an ace on-the-go energy boost. I was cramming them into my face all week when I made them. Bonus points because they’re moderately healthy AND won’t fall to pieces in your bag.

– Today I’m contributing a recipe for Earl Grey Hot Cross Buns :O Yeah, all you Earl Grey tea fans (who I found out about when I posted that lemon/blueberry/tea cake) will love them.

Okay, that’s it! I’m done with all the links, I promise . Sorry for giving you a lot more tabs to look at when you probably already have a bunch open, but I hope you like the recipes.

Ima go eat some celebration cake 🙂


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  • helen April 15, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Congratulations! I’m English; I’ve lived in Florida for many years but I’m still British! Your site, which I found by chance, and photos never fail to amaze me. I don’t know how you manage A-Levels with all you do here and with your baking. I am so excited for you – you are an exceptional person and I wish you much luck in what ever endeavours you choose – preferably maintaining this site!

  • helen April 15, 2014 at 12:48 am

    So sorry – I made a mistake when entering my email address – this is the right one!

  • Sophia @ NY Foodgasm April 15, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Congrats to you and it is much deserved! You have such beautiful photography and great recipes!

  • Leigha @ Minougirl April 15, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Congrats Izy!! So exciting! 🙂 You really do have a special talent! Someday I hope I can create recipes as good-looking and tasty as yours. <3 🙂

  • Jade Sheldon-Burnsed April 15, 2014 at 1:03 am

    So happy for you Izy! I’ll be sure to eat something sugary tonight in celebration…

  • Rossi @ A Baking Girl April 15, 2014 at 1:05 am


  • Laura April 15, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Congratulations Izy!!! so happy for you! yours and Sarah’s blog were my favorite on the category, so I’m really glad you guys won 😉

  • Belinda@themoonblushbaker April 15, 2014 at 1:24 am

    This is only the beginning of your greatest Izy! Books and many more awards to come your way this year. Congratz, you deserve it.

  • Baby June April 15, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Congrats! So well-deserved! And those Earl Grey hot cross buns look fabulous to this tea lover. 🙂

  • Megan April 15, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Wow, congrats! Saveur awards two years running and you’re still a teenager! I wish I was as productive when I was your age. God, that makes me sound old. I’m only 21, really.

  • Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme April 15, 2014 at 2:21 am

    You are officially taking over the internet!!! And I LOVE it 🙂 Congratulations on Saveur (and the Kitchn gig)–so excited for you.

    Also, those cross buns look to.die.

  • laurasmess April 15, 2014 at 2:36 am

    You are amazing. AMAZING, I tell you! Congrats on the well-deserved win. Just read your crumpet recipe, I am dying to make them over the weekend… yum!!! xx

  • Tieghan April 15, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Ahh!! You rull! Congrats! I am so excited for you! 🙂

    Your buns look so good! 🙂

  • jennifer April 15, 2014 at 4:49 am

    I’m so proud of you! Congratulations! Someday I’ll be able to say “I knew you when…”

  • Julia James April 15, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Well done Izy! Great news

  • Kezia April 15, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Congratulations! You 100% deserve this award, your blog is amazing! The muesli cookies look like a great revision snack, I’m gonna try them soon:)

  • Karen | Citrus and Candy April 15, 2014 at 9:01 am

    WOOHOO!! Congratulations Izy! We lurve your work so you go on and stuff your face with as much celebration cake as you can muster cos you deserve it 😀

  • Esther @ Pimpante April 15, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations! Like many, I think you absolutely deserve this. Keep doing what you’re doing. It’s amazing.

  • Ala April 15, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Giiiiiiirl, you did it! And jeebus louise, you earned it. I’m sending lots of celebration vibes and yummy thoughts your way, have fun with the YOU partay and congrats!!

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  • molly yeh April 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    i am so so happy for you and i cannot WAIT to hang out in VEGAS!!! (do you have an older sister or something who can get you a fake ID? heh JK but seriously bc we need a celebratory toast or six)

    those earl grey buns look AMAZING!!!

  • Katrina @ WVS April 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Couldn’t be happier for you love. This award is BIG. Liiiiike, big big. You totally deserve it!

  • stephanie April 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    congrats girl! so many happy things happening for you! can’t wait to hang out in Vegas!! 😀

  • Eva | Adventures in Cooking April 16, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Congratulations!!!! So excited for you!!!!!!!

  • Deirdre April 16, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Congrats!! Love love earl grey cupcakes so will be making these hot cross buns.

  • sarah April 16, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Izy!! so many xo’s to you. Can’t wait to meet you!
    (I’m still freaking out).

  • Jelito de Leon April 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Big big congrats to you! 🙂 It was definitely well deserved!

  • Anne April 19, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Wow! Congrats Izy! You are soooo AMAZING!!!
    I looked at the links and they look absolutely divine!!!

  • Antionette Blake April 19, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Congratulations! What an awesome recipe, I love hot cross buns!

  • Kira - HealthAble Old Soul April 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    This is soooooo very exciting! I can feel your excitement!!! Congrats!

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    I just m

  • Frank April 27, 2014 at 4:12 am

    That is amazing, congratulations!

  • Kristan@ the-broken-bread May 6, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Izy, I meant to say CONGRATS a looong time ago. Your award is SO well deserved. I am constantly amazed by all of your wonderful creations, and not to mention your beautiful pictures.

    I am quite excited to me you in vegas!

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