A great day for a Sew-in…..

A sew day with Jenn of JennTQuilting. Nothing better on a cold Winter's day.....fun, laughter and good company!


Today was a very cold and cloudy Winter’s day. A great day for a sew-in. So I invited my friend Jenn, from JTQuilting over for a productive day of sewing. We always have a great day full of laughter and fun. She is good company and is a amazing quilter. I have linked you over to her Instagram so you can see for yourself.

I often find it difficult to be productive at some Sew-Ins ……too much going on, too many show n’ tells ( never 🙂 ), too much gossiping, and not enough sewing. So I cherish the moments, I get when I can just sit, sew and still have a blast.  These are moments where I get to try out new recipes, as well. Today’s goodies were Gluten Free Apple Cider Doughnuts.

You might be wondering what I got done well: my goal was to use up some of my scraps from a quilt top I had made a while back for a Guild meeting. I did that and it turned out really nice. So now I can catch up on some other projects.

I am taking part in the AllPeopleQuilt 2016 UFO Challenge this year. They have put out a UFO challenge: it is just doing one project a month. You write down your 12 UFO Projects on the sheet they provide and then they pick a number on the 1st of each month. This will be your UFO to complete that month. So for those of us who sometimes have too many to choose from this takes it all out of our hands: we can then just enjoy the project. I really have a pile of tops that need to be quilted ….which is one of my UFO’s #12 on my list. 🙂

So go check everything out and have fun along the way!

Until next time……..find time to enjoy the things that bring you joy!


Gluten Free Apple Cider Doughnuts

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 18 doughnuts (if using a medium doughtnut pan)

Gluten Free Apple Cider Doughnuts


  • 2 cups of unfiltered gluten free apple cider
  • 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup gluten free buttermilk, shaken
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract.
  • 1 3/4 cups of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour (light blue bag)
  • 1/4 cup Almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking power
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • topping:
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar and 1 1/2 cinnamon, mixed together


  1. Heat the cider in a small saucepan and bring to a boil...reducing the heat to condense the amount to 1/2 cup. Let it cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Use a gluten free cooking spray, I used a non propellant 100 percent EVOO spray; to coat my doughnut pan. ( If you don't have a special doughnut pan- you can spray a cookie sheet and pipe them directly on the pan giving them lots of room between each other.)
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together, then mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then add the wet ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture, blend, then add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. It will feel like frosting when it is mixed right.
  4. Then place the dough/batter into a piping bag ( a Ziploc bag works as well, snipping one corner) Fill each well of your pan about 1/2 full, these will rise as they bake. Do Not over fill. .....they will be misshapen, still delicious just not pretty:) .
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