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Ingredients For the dough: 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast 2 Tablespoons white sugar 1 cup warm milk (about 110 degrees) 4 ½ cups bread flour 1 teaspoon salt ⅓ cup white sugar ⅓ cup butter, melted 2 eggs, slightly beaten For the filling: ⅓ cup butter, softened 3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon 1 cup brown […]

To-Die-For Cinnamon Buns

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Ingredients For the pastry: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cubed 3 Tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon salt ½ – ¾ cup ice cold water 1 egg, beaten with a little water, for brushing on the dough For the filling: ½ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract […]

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Non-Poppable Tarts

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Ingredients 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced (about 3 cups) ¼ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons orange juice 4 extra thick slices of bread (Italian, French or Challah all work well) Nutella (approximately ½ cup) 2 eggs ¾ cup milk Pinch of salt 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon canola oil Optional: Powdered Sugar […]

Nutella French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

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Ingredients For the dough: 4 cups flour 4 teaspoons baking powder Pinch of salt 2 Tablespoons white sugar 6 Tablespoons cold butter 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 cup milk For the filling: Finely grated zest of 2 large oranges 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice 6 Tablespoons butter, softened (not melted) 1/2 cup white sugar […]

Sweet Orange Scones

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Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon white sugar 1 Tablespoon baking powder 5 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces 1 cup shredded jack, cheddar or mozzarella cheese 1 cup milk Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine […]

Cheesy Drop Biscuits

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Ingredients 1 ½ cups milk 3 Tablespoons white vinegar 2 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 3 Tablespoons melted butter 3 Tablespoons white sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt Optional: ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Cooking spray Instructions In a medium sized bowl, combine milk with vinegar […]

Pancakes

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Ingredients 2 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ⅓ cups milk Oil or Butter Instructions Whisk together the eggs, flour, and salt. Slowly add milk, a little at a time, whisking constantly, until the batter is smooth. In a round medium-sized skillet, heat a tiny bit of oil or butter, over medium-high […]

Basic Crepes

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Ingredients 1 unbaked pie crust (see my recipe in the “Breads/Carbs” section) 4 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 1 cup half and half ½ teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 shallots or half a yellow onion, chopped ½ – 1 cup vegetables (I prefer 1 cup baby fresh spinach) 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar […]

Quiche

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Ingredients 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ Tablespoon white sugar ½ Tablespoon baking powder 3 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces ½ cup milk 6 eggs Salt 5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped ½ cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In […]

Cheesy Egg Muffins