Shauna LeAnn Blogs Has Moved

Shauna LeAnn Blogs has been re-homed!

Shauna LeAnn Blogs is now known as Modern Day Mori and can be found at http://www.moderndaymori.com. 

This site will remain in place until Sunday, March 3 and then will be closed.
Thank you for your love and support, I hope you follow me to my new home!

Much Love,
Shauna LeAnn

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BIG CHANGES AHEAD!!!!

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So if you guys can tell… I am very excited to be sharing some awesome news with you all! If you have been following me on my blog for a while, then you know that I had plans to switch my site over to a self hosted, once my contract was up in June. However the timing couldn’t be any better and therefore I decided to switch over sooner before I return to work for the season in March and I seriously couldn’t be more excited!

Shauna LeAnn Blogs was originally created as a means to dip my toes into the blogging world. At the time I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to blog about, nor did I have an official name picked out. Needless to say over the past months, I am happy to announce that I have not only found what I am passionate about and what I want to write about going forwards, but I have also found a name that is perfectly suited to not only who I am as a person, but to my blog as well.

So…….

I would like to introduce you to:

Modern Day Mori
Home Cooking | Natural Living | Flora + Fauna

I am so proud and so excited about the launch of my new site I can hardly contain it! You will be able to find Modern Day Mori up and running on Saturday February 16. Until then, I am working day in and day out on getting everything as ready as I can before the launch. This means updating my old content from Shauna LeAnn Blogs to make it better. For example, I have been updating old recipe photos when able, as well as now at the end of each post you will find printable recipe cards to make your home cooking a little bit easier.

I also have a lot of other content coming in Spring as well for Modern Day Mori. Under the natural living section you will find tips/tricks, guides, and reviews, all relating to the field of Herbalism. Here you are able to learn about herbs, as well as their affinities to help contain balance in your body, as well as other valuable information to help guide you well on your way to a more natural lifestyle. Under the Flora + Fauna section you will find information about foraging and gardening on a small/restricted plot. There is also a section: Bumbles + Honey under Flora + Fauna that has a special place in my heart. Bumbles + Honey’s content will be under Flora + Fauna, though there is a special page dedicated to what Bumbles + Honey is about. I hope you will wander over to look.

On top of all of the updates, changes, and content that I have been currently working on Modern Day Mori, I have been working on updating all of my social media platforms as well. The name: ModernDayMori extends to all my social media content but for links, feel free to check these out below:

Instagram                 Facebook                 Pinterest

While Modern Day Mori will be my future when it comes to blogging, I will never forget about Shauna LeAnn Blogs… as it was the very first time I had build enough courage to finally take the leap into the world of blogging. It will always have a special place in my heart, but I cannot wait to share and grow Modern Day Mori. I hope you will join me, and grow along with my on the ventures that await this wonderful journey.

Right now if you head over to Modern Day Mori, my site is currently down until the big day. However, I have an e-mail sign up, that will send out a notification when Modern Day Mori is active. I hope for those who have been following my journey on here will continue to, over at my new home. Thank you to those have been following me, it means the world to me! I can only hope you will continue stay in touch, and grow along with Modern Day Mori. This will be the last post over here on Shauna LeAnn Blogs, so I will have to say farewell, for now…

But…I will see you Saturday February 16!

RECIPE: GLUTEN FREE TIRAMISU

A favorite by so many, Tiramisu is a dish all on its own. Full of delicious lady finger cookies that have been soaked in either a coffee, espresso, or a coffee liqueur nestled in between layers of a sweet mascarpone cream and whip cream…and finally dusted with a layer of cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. This dish is rich, this dish is decadent, and this dish will please the palate of any one who loves coffee. While this dish is widely popular in Italian restaurants, a gluten free option is well… no where to be found. 

But fear not!

By the end of this recipe my gluten free friends, you will have an amazing tiramisu that you can be proud of and feel good after eating too! Today I am sharing with you my recipe for gluten free tiramisu. Made with my homemade gluten free lady fingers, this dish is one that is made from the heart. Take a peek down below for the recipe, as well as a few tips I share to get the most out of this recipe! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment down below! I would love to hear from you and do my best to help. 

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Recipe serves: 9-12 adults
Prep time: 2 hours to complete – 1 hour wait time
Cook time: 15 minutes


Ingredients:

16 oz [1lb] Mascarpone cheese
1 1/4 Cup heavy whipping cream
2/3 Cup milk
6 Egg yolks
3/4 Cup white sugar
20-24 Lady finger [Savoiardi] cookies
3/4 Tsp vanilla extract
3/4 Cup mocha coffee, brewed extremely strong
2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
1 Tbsp white sugar
Cocoa powder [To dust on top]

Instructions:

  • Brew the coffee first, because it will have to cool. Brew any mocha flavored coffee very strong. I did [2 cups water to 6 Tbsp coffee grounds. When brewed, it resulted in about 3/4 cup coffee.]
  • Once coffee is brewed, add 2 tbsp chocolate syrup and 1 tbsp sugar. Mix together and let cool to room temp.
  • Next in a medium pot, add together your egg yolks and sugar until combined. Slowly whisk in milk and combine until smooth.
  • Turn burner onto medium heat and stir constantly until pot comes to a slight boil. Boil for 1 minute stirring continuously.
  • Once your mixture has been gently boiled and thickened up, remove from heat and bring to either slightly warm or room temp. [Stir occasionally to let off steam.] Once cooled, cover and place into fridge for 1 1/2 hours.

After one and a half hours…

  • In a mixing bowl beat together the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl mix together the mascarpone cheese, along with your egg yolk mixture until smooth and creamy.
  • With each lady finger cookie, dip the top and bottom of the whole cookie into the coffee quickly. Lay them evenly and flat into the dish until the bottom of the dish is full.
  • Next, add 1/3rd of the mascarpone filling on top of the cookies.
  • Add 1/3rd of the whip cream and spread evenly over top.
  • Repeat the layers two more time: cookies dipped, mascarpone filling, whip cream.
  • Dust evenly a layer of cocoa powder on top. Cover with plastic wrap gently and let set for at least overnight.

Tips:

– When dipping your cookies, be quick! They absorb quickly, so if you let them sit too long they will become mush.
– When mixing your egg yolk mixture over the stove, don’t stop stirring! Non stop stirring will result in a buttery smooth, creamy mixture and will keep your eggs from scrambling resulting in you having to do all that work over.
– The trick to getting your whip cream to form stiff peaks? Start slow and build up your mixing speed until the end.
– Like your tiramisu to be intense? Use espresso along with the coffee. Dip 1 side coffee and 1 side espresso OR dip 1 side in coffee and 1 side in a coffee liquor if you have any around the home.
– Not a fan of cocoa powder? Finely chop chocolate and sprinkle on top!
– Want a more cohesive flavor? This dish tastes better the LONGER you wait. Let chill for at least overnight, but by day 2 this dish is perfect!

While this is a dish that takes a little bit of time to put together, it definitely will not disappoint! This dish is sure to please hungry guests at any events or parties that you have coming up as well. Be sure to give this a try, and be sure to share with friends, co-workers, and family. Stay tuned for my next post, as I am always coming up with new recipes and other posts to share with you!

Until next time, take care.