Browsing Category BREADS

Popovers-The BEST!

Chef John of Allrecipes has a foolproof technique for making the BEST, airy, spongy, yet delicate popovers ever! He puts them in a COLD OVEN first, then turns up the heat. I love it! It’s genius! They turn out perfectly every time! No more soggy doughy results! My husband is a big fan of popovers, and I love them too! A Little Popover History: The…

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Patsy’s Pizza

My sister Patsy, or Pat, is the pizza queen of the family! She is famous for her pizza and makes it the best! Her technique never fails her and people go crazy for it! The crust is delicious and crunchy, and the sauce is simple and spiced just right! VIDEO:  Pat and I made a video of her making pizza because her technique is so unusual…

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2-Ingredient Apple Pie Cups~ Easy! Fast!

“With just 2 ingredients,  5 minutes to make, and 12 minutes to bake, this Pillsbury recipe hit it big!  What a delicious, easy dessert to make and eat in no time!  Try it!   Change the filling too if you’d like!  Enjoy!” INGREDIENTS: 1 can (13 ounces) Pillsbury refrigerated flaky cinnamon rolls with buttercream frosting 1 ⅓ cups (or more) fruit apple pie filling, coarsely chopped…

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Chef John’s Pita Bread

    : “No pita bread in the house?  Make some; they are so much better than any you can buy!  So easy to make, too!  The only change I made to the acclaimed Chef John’s recipe from Allrecipes, is I added a teaspoon of sugar to the dough, just because I am used to doing that.  They are a lot of fun to make, and delicious…

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Wine Biscuits

“My good friend Donna Marinaccio O’Brien gave me this old world wine biscuit recipe which I think is the best one ever!  Donna is a fantastic cook and baker and has great recipes she has shared with me over the years.  NO rolling-pin is needed, just form the dough into ropes and shape with your hands!  I am not a fan of the hard wine…

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Irish Soda Bread, American Style

      This is my favorite recipe for Irish soda bread that I have used with much success and many compliments. I remember  making 15 or 20 of these at a time for fund-raisers and taking orders for St. Patrick’s Day. It is not dry, not bland, there’s just a hint of sweetness and there are lots of raisins and caraway seeds. Americans seem…

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Zucchini Carrot Apple Walnut Loaf Bread

   “A moist zucchini bread base with added grated carrots, diced apples, and walnuts topped with a cream cheese and butter frosting.  The flavors and textures of the fruit and vegetables in this bread make a combination that is really delectable.  I am partial to the lighter colored, mildly spiced zucchini breads, so there is just a touch of cinnamon.  I wanted to accent the fruit…

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Broccoli Spinach Mozzarella Pinwheels

     “Homemade Pinwheels, similar to the ones found in Long Island and NYC pizza places,  can easily be made at home for a fraction of the price and just as good! You can add anything you want in them!  Try adding other veggies, or pepperoni, or sausage for the filling. This spinach/broccoli/mozzarella combo is my favorite.   Usually they are served with a small container of…

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Cinnamon Raisin Buns~Extra Soft

“This is my favorite cinnamon bun recipe that I tweaked over the years until I was happy with it.  Sweet and soft, filled with extra raisins, they are very hard to resist!   My recipe makes 9 large buns, or 12 medium buns, or 18 mini buns.  It can also make 1 braided coffee cake, just adjust the baking time accordingly. To reheat the buns, microwave…

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Blueberry Scones

  “Blueberry Scones made my way, with a blueberry overload, and the American way, sweet and fluffy, almost like a muffin but not quite. A scone really is a taste between a muffin and a biscuit,  but this leans more towards a muffin. The top has a bit of a crunch to it from the milk and sugar. I think Americans like their scones a little…

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

            “A double chocolate banana bread that gets an approval from my chocoholic husband Bill.  He thinks chocolate is a necessary food group! This is rich and moist with a strong chocolate and banana taste.  It needs no icing!   This will  make three mini loaves, just reduce the baking time.  Enjoy!”    Servings: 12 INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cup flour 1 teaspoon baking…

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Stuffed Apple Raisin Sticky Bun Ring

  “An easy, delicious sticky bun recipe made with biscuit dough, apples and raisins. This comes together with just a few minutes of fun preparation really. It is even extra fast if you leave out the apples and raisins and just use the rolls of dough, but I like the additional fruit mixed into the dough. My technique is to make little stuffed oval puffs…

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Flatizza, Homemade and Low Calorie

   “This is my low calorie version of Subway’s Flatizza. There are so many varieties of fast pizza using pitas, English muffins, you name it, but my favorite is to use  flatbread. Take your pick of white, whole wheat, or other varieties of flatbread.    It is crunchy, but not too much, and I like that it is thin but you can still taste the…

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Cranberry Bread

   “This is another oldie but goodie recipe. My Aunt Gloria used to make this often and I loved it.  To me, it is the best cranberry bread recipe and I have tried many others!  This recipe will make three mini loaves if you prefer.  Just adjust your baking time shorter.  Enjoy!” Servings:  10     Cook Time: 60 minutes INGREDIENTS: 2 cups flour 1…

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