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Mood Boards

Communicating scent design through visual imagery using colors and textures.
March 22, 2021
Winter Favorings

Winter Favorings


Pajamas West Of Breakfast

Orange Cream FACE STOCKHOLM

Blanket Unhide

Dark Maple Syrup Laurel & Ash Farm


Puzzle Galison Phat Dog Vintage Pencils
February 02, 2021
Recipe Share - Our Favorite Bake for Fall @SmittenKitchen

Recipe Share - Our Favorite Bake for Fall @SmittenKitchen




Pumpkin Bread

  • SERVINGS: 8
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This is a towering, craggy pumpkin bread with a crisp cinnamon sugar lid that is impossible not to pick off in deeply satisfying bark-like flecks. Trust me, someone in my family notnamingnames did exactly that this morning, and I almost cannot blame them.

 

Very key here is the size of your loaf pan because this will fill out every speck of it before it is done. Mine holds 6 liquid cups; it’s 8×4 inches on the bottom and 9×5 inches on the top. If yours is even slightly smaller or you’re nervous, go ahead and scoop out a little to make a muffin or two. You won’t regret that either. This also uses an excess of cinnamon sugar on top — it’s always too much and I cannot stop because I love the way it spills off when I slice it and then you can slide your slices through the extra. If this is going to bother you, however, go ahead and use half.

You can also make this as muffins. It should make about 18 standard ones and you can distribute the cinnamon sugar (perhaps make 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon worth) across the tops before you bake them. They should bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

I’ve also made this with mashed sweet potatoes and other squashes with success (but if it’s more wet and thus the batter ends up more loose, be caaaaareful as it could throw this towering loaf into a spilling-over situation). And I’ve done it with half whole-wheat flour.

Finally, I know someone is going to say “that’s way too much sugar!” but please keep in mind this loaf is gigantic, easily 1.5x a normal one and the sugar is scaled accordingly. You can decrease it if you wish but we have made this now several times and many people have commented about how in-check the sugar level tastes, not over the top at all.


BREAD
    • 1 15-ounce can (1 3/4 cups) pumpkin puree
    • 1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable or another neutral cooking oil or melted butter (115 grams)
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 2/3 (330 grams) cups granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea or table salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Heaped 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
    • Heaped 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • Two pinches of ground cloves
    • 2 1/4 cups (295 grams) all-purpose flour
TO FINISH
  • 1 tablespoon (12 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 6-cup loaf pan or coat it with nonstick spray.

 

In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs and sugar until smooth. Sprinkle baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinanmon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves over batter and whisk until well-combined. Add flour and stir with a spoon, just until mixed. Scrape into prepared pan and smooth the top. In a small dish, or empty measuring cup, stir sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over top of batter.

Bake bread for 65 to 75 minutes until a tester poked into all parts of cake (both the top and center will want to hide pockets of uncooked batter) come out batter-free, turning the cake once during the baking time for even coloring.

You can cool it in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove it, or cool it completely in there. The latter provides the advantage of letting more of the loose cinnamon sugar on top adhere before being knocked off.

Cake keeps at room temperature as long as you can hide it. I like to keep mine in the tin with a piece of foil or plastic just over the cut end and the top exposed to best keep the lid crisp as long as possible.


Recipe/Images courtesy of Smitten Kitchen 

And of course if you are not the June Cleaver type, you can always purchase our Pumpkin Chai candle and pretend that you baked all day... your secret is safe with me! 

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Product Spotlight - Our Signature Candle

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Our signature scent, an elevated spiritual experience with notes of camphor, frankincense and myrrh. I wanted to develop a scent that touched upon the practice of prayer and finding peace. To formulate a fragrance that is as close to a God as possible, without being too churchy. In fact, if churches made home a fragrance line, this might be it. 

We all have our rituals, from having conversations with ourselves, talking to your higher power, lighting candles in hope, prayer, and honoring loved ones. Signature is that go-to candle - not only does it fill your space with such lush relaxing fragrance - it soothes the soul. Available in our 16oz three wick glass with lid, and our classic 9oz white vessel. You're home is going to smell like 'heaven'! 

Hudson Candle Signature Spiritual 3 Wick Signature Mysterious + Sacred:  Our signature scent, an elevated spiritual experience with notes of camphor, frankincense and myrrh. Taking the high road never smelled so captivating. 

 

July 01, 2020
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Most of us are navigating the new work-at-home during a pandemic program. From maintaining full time careers to homeschooling we have the perfect scent match according to your quarantining personality.  
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Rainbows In June - Summer Collection

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Each candle's fragrance was meticulously designed to stand up on it's own - while also being a part of a bigger story when put together as a whole.
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Bustle Editor's Self Care Pick - Our Sea Coast Candle!

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We are humbled to be one of the top picks for self care by the talented editors at Bustle.com. This is exactly what we set out to do - ease, comfort, decompress. Thank you Bustle! We heart you xo - Kristin 
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Giving thanks + appreciation for our Frontline Workers

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"You are Revered" - I wanted to provide a candle that was not too heavy or perfumy. A candle that meant something more than a thank you. Our Revered candle seemed like the perfect pairing. To be revered is to feel deep respect or admiration for (something). We ended up donating cases of our special candles to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Westchester County. A small gesture, but as I said before - we feel everyone has something to offer. Thank you to our Frontline - You Are Revered.   
May 21, 2020
How To Stay Lit Candle Tips

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So you have an addiction to luxury candles, we're with you, yet you are afraid to actually burn them because the experience can be so fleeting. We have some tips for making your candle investments burn more efficiently and last much longer. 

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