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Lemon Curd Marbled Muffins

Lemon Curd Marbled Muffins

Lemon Curd Marbled Muffins

1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1⁄4 tsp. sea salt

1⁄2 cup sugar

1 egg

1⁄2 cup plain yogurt

1⁄2 cup whole milk

5 T. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

1 cup lemon curd, divided

 

Preheat the oven to 350°F Line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners. Put the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and whisk lightly to aerate and combine. Mix the egg, yogurt, milk, and melted butter together in a pitcher. Pour them into the dry ingredients and mix lightly, stopping as soon as everything is combined – it’s essential not to overmix or you’ll get dense, cakey muffins. Add 2/3 of the lemon curd in 6 or 7 dollops and quickly “marble” it lightly through the mixture (a couple of light stirs is really all that is needed). If your lemon curd is a bit stiff, just add it in little blobs. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups, to three-quarters fill them. Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Eat on the day you bake them, ideally while still slightly warm, topped with another dollop of lemon curd.

Parsnip and Thyme Bread

Parsnip and Thyme Bread

Parsnip and Thyme Bread

1 tablespoon canola or sunflower oil

1 large onion, sliced

1 C. plus 2 tablespoons self-rising flour

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

1/4 C. grated Parmesan, hard goat cheese, or sharp Cheddar

1 C. grated parsnip

Freshly ground black pepper

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk

 

Preheat the oven to 35O°F. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion, and cook gently for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and lightly colored. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, thyme, cheese, grated parsnip, and some pepper. Add the onion, followed by the egg and 2 tablespoons of milk, then mix to form a soft dough, adding the extra milk if needed. Don’t overwork the dough; just bring it together with a little light kneading. Shape into a round and place on an oiled baking sheet. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the loaf is golden and makes a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom. Let cool for a few minutes on a wire rack, then slice and serve while still warm.

Olive, Bacon and Cheese Bread

Olive, Bacon and Cheese Bread

Olive, Bacon and Cheese Bread

 

5 fl oz white wine

3 1/3 fl oz olive oil

4 eggs

1/2 tsp. salt

2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. of baking powder (about 5g)

5 ounces grated swiss cheese or cheddar

1 large onion

3 1/2 ounces bacon

7 ounces cooked ham

3 1/2 ounces black olives

3 1/2 ounces green olives

2 T. chopped parsley

 

In a large bowl, whisk together the wine, oil, eggs and salt. Separately, mix the flour and baking powder, sift and stir into the liquid preparation. Chop the onion finely and melt in a skillet with a bit of olive oil (or butter). Add the bacon to onions and cook for a few minutes then keep aside. Take care of draining the mixture to avoid a soggy dough. Slice the olives and parsley and cut the ham. Add all ingredients and grated cheese to the basic preparation and mix. Pour into a buttered loaf pan, 9 by 5 inches. Bake in the oven for 1 hour at 360°F (180°C).

Cheddar and Thyme Scones

Cheddar and Thyme Scones

Cheddar and Thyme Scones

2 C. flour

1 T. baking powder

1 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp. salt

black pepper

1 T. sugar

5 oz shredded cheddar

1/2 C. unsalted butter, cold and cubed

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 large egg

1/2 C. heavy cream

 

for the tomato jam:

 

2 lb roma (plum) tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped

1/2 C. sugar

1 tsp. kosher salt

a pinch of crushed red pepper

black pepper

1 tsp. lemon juice

 

Preheat the oven to 400ºf and line two baking sheets with parchment. in a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, thyme, salt, a few turns of pepper, and the sugar. add the cheese, reserving 1/2 C. for the topping, and butter to the food processor and pulse until the butter is pea-sized. add the mixture to a large bowl and mix in the onion. in a small bowl, whisk together the egg and heavy cream. add this to the dry mixture and mix to combine.  urn the dough onto a surface (you may need to give it a few kneads to bring those last few crumbs in) and pat it out into a square that is 1 inch thick. cut the large square into 9 smaller squares and place the scones on the baking sheets spaced 2 inches apart. top each with salt, pepper, and a bit of the reserved cheese. bake the scones until they’re lightly browned, beginning checking for doneness at 15 minutes. remove from the oven and serve warm with tomato jam (recipe follows).

 

for the tomato jam: In a saucepan, combine the tomatoes, sugar, salt, crushed red pepper, and a few turns of black pepper. set over medium heat and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has cooked off, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. press through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the tomato skins. stir in the lemon juice. let cool and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Choctaw Banaha Corn Shuck Bread

Choctaw Banaha Corn Shuck Bread

Choctaw Banaha Corn Shuck Bread

Two cups of cornmeal

1 ½ cup boiling water

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

corn shucks

 

Boil corn shucks for ten minutes.  In a large bowl mix together the cornmeal, soda and salt until it is doughy.  Roll into longish shape that will fit into the corn shucks.  Wrap the shucks around the dough and tie with a shuck string, then boil in pot of water for 30-40 minutes. Drain, then let set for five minutes before serving.   We eat it with salsa on top.  A great addition with pinto beans.  To make Banaha more interesting, I add a variety of things to the cornmeal mixture: chopped onions, green sweet peas, spinach, garlic, pepper. I prefer to boil the Banaha in unsalted turkey, chicken or vegetable broth instead of water for added flavor.

Zucchini and Olive Breakfast Cake, French-Style

Zucchini and Olive Breakfast Cake, French-Style

Zucchini and Olive Breakfast Cake, French-Style

This French-style cake is baked in a loaf pan, using whatever ingredients are on hand.  I love having a basic cake recipe like this because it is simple to make and encourages my creativity in the kitchen with different flavor combinations. Next time, I will bake one with tomato, mozzarella, and basil. (I know these are not French ingredients, but that combination of flavors in a cake sound good to me, just the same.)  Since it is French, you know it would contain cheese, and Gruyère and Comté  come to mind immediately, of course, as well as parmesan, cheddar, feta, or goat cheese. A cake salé could also contain vegetables, herbs, meats, fruits, or nuts.  Instead of butter, use olive oil, which is healthier and lends a more subtle savory flavor.

This cake is more like a quick bread, or a cross in texture between a muffin and a quiche. It is made much like a muffin, with the dry ingredients mixed together in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another, and the two are combined.  To the American palate, this type of cake is more likely to be eaten for breakfast.  Yes, I, too, enjoyed it with my morning coffee, but I can also imagine this cake cut into small bites and served with an aperitif at my next dinner party.

Makes 9×5 inch 1 loaf

1/3 C. olive oil, plus more for greasing the pan and drizzling

1/2 pound zucchini,

1 tsp. salt

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 3/4 C. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. black pepper

3 large eggs

1/3 C. milk

2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

1/2 C. Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

Kosher salt

 

Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with olive oil. Grate the zucchini on the coarsest side of a box grater. Place the zucchini in a colander in the sink, and toss with 1 tsp. of salt. Let drain while preparing the rest of the recipe.  In a large bowl, whisk the minced garlic with the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. In a separate, medium bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, then whisk in the milk and olive oil. Use a rubber spatula to fold the wet ingredients into the dry until barely mixed. Fold in the crumbled goat cheese and the sliced olives. Press firmly on the zucchini in the colander, pressing out as much water as possible. Quickly fold the zucchini into the batter. Spread the batter in the prepared loaf pan, and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle the top with kosher salt. Bake loaf for about 45 minutes, or until golden and a knife inserted in center comes out with a few crumbs attached.  Transfer to a rack to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife around edge to release. Turn out loaf onto rack to firm up before slicing, about 30 minutes; using a serrated knife, cut into 3/8-inch slices, then cut into halves or quarters.

 

Zucchini Parmesan Jalapeno Flatbread

Zucchini Parmesan Jalapeno Flatbread

Zucchini Parmesan Jalapeno Flatbread

 

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon vegetable broth mix

2 egg whites, or 4 teaspoons pasteurized dried egg whites plus ¼ cup water

1 cup shredded zucchini

1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt

1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

 

Preheat oven to 35O°F. Coat a 9-inch-square nonstick baking pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and broth mix. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy. Add the zucchini, yogurt, jalapeno, and Parmesan, and blend well. Stir the zucchini mixture into the flour mixture and combine well. Spread the dough on the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cheesy Bread with Thyme

Cheesy Bread with Thyme

Cheesy Bread with Thyme

Herbs, poppy seeds, and a nippy topping of cheese transform basic baking powder biscuit dough into a flavorful dinner bread. Cut in generous squares and serve hot.

1/2 cup (l stick) butter

1 large yellow onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

 

Preheat oven to 35O°F and grease an 8-inch square pan. In a small skillet, melt l tablespoon of the butter and sauté the onion until it is soft and golden. Combine the egg and buttermilk in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder, and cut in 5 tablespoons of the butter. Blend into the egg and buttermilk mixture. Add the onion and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and combine with the remaining cheese, the thyme, and the poppy seeds. Spread the dough in the pan and pour the cheese mixture over the top.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, cut into squares, and serve hot.

Cracklin’ Cornbread

Cracklin’ Cornbread

Cracklin’ Cornbread

Makes one 9-inch round loaf

4 ounces bacon

2 C. Coarse Yellow Cornmeal

1 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. baking powder

1½ C. whole-milk buttermilk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

 

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Put a 9-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven to preheat for at least 10 minutes. Run the bacon through a meat grinder or very finely mince it. Put the bacon in a skillet large enough to hold it in one layer and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently so that it doesn’t burn, until the fat is rendered and the bits of bacon are crispy, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the bits of bacon to a paper towel to drain, reserving the fat. You need 5 T. bacon fat for this recipe. Combine the cornmeal, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and bits of bacon in a medium bowl. Reserve 1 T. of the bacon fat and combine the remaining 4 T. fat, the buttermilk, and egg in a small bowl. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just to combine; do not overmix. Move the skillet from the oven to the stove, placing it over high heat. Add the reserved T. of bacon fat and swirl to coat the skillet. Pour in the batter, distributing it evenly. It should sizzle. Bake the cornbread for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm from the skillet.

Savory Scallion and Cheese Scones

Savory Scallion and Cheese Scones

Savory Scallion and Cheese Scones

1 cup (230 g) cottage cheese

4 tablespoons milk, plus more for brushing on top

2½ cups (320 g) all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon salt

⅛ teaspoon black pepper

6 tablespoons (80 g) unsalted butter, chilled and diced

3 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced (about ½ cup sliced)

 

Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner. Puree the cottage cheese and milk together until smooth in a blender or food processor; set aside. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork or using two butter knives until it looks like coarse meal. Add the scallion and stir in the cottage cheese/milk puree. (The dough should come together, but not be too wet; if the dough is still too crumbly, you can add milk a little at a time until it comes together.) Shape the dough into a ball, then flatten it into a disk; wrap it in plastic wrap and chill 10 minutes in the freezer. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or press the dough out to a circle about 7 to 8 inches in diameter and ¾ inch thick. Use a floured 2½ inch round cookie cutter to stamp out the scones, then gather up the dough scraps and repeat as necessary (you should get about 8 to 10 scones). Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, lightly brush the tops with a little milk, and bake until puffed and light golden brown on top and bottom, about 14 to 16 minutes. Serve warm. (Leftover scones will keep for a couple days in an airtight container at room temperature; you can reheat them in the microwave before serving.)

Bacon, Cheddar Zucchini Bread

Bacon, Cheddar Zucchini Bread

Bacon, Cheddar Zucchini Bread

3 eggs

1 Tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup or 120 ml oil

Half (about 1 cup) of a whole zucchini, washed and shredded

1 cup cooked and drained chopped bacon (cooled)

1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

6 Tablespoons of milk

1 1/2 cups All Purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 tsp. Black Pepper

 

In a mixer, add eggs, sugar, oil and mix for 5 minutes . Switch off mixer and using a wooden spoon, add the zucchini, bacon and cheese. Combine well. Then add 6 Tablespoons of milk.   In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and baking powder, salt & pepper then add that slowly to the wet mix and combine well. Pour the batter into the lined bread pan and bake at 325 F / 170 C for 1 hr 20 minutes. Test with a toothpick the center is cooked.

Bacon and Dried Tomato Scones

Bacon and Dried Tomato Scones

Bacon and Dried Tomato Scones

3/4 C. dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)

2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour

1 T. baking powder

1 tsp. dried basil, crushed

1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed

1/4 tsp. garlic salt

3/4 C. butter, cut up

8 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled

1/4 C. sour cream

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 T. milk

1/2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

Crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place tomatoes in a bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain well; chop tomatoes. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, basil, oregano, and garlic salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped tomatoes and bacon. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside. In small bowl combine sour cream, eggs, and milk; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir with a fork just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough gently 10 to 12 strokes or until dough holds together. Divide in half. Pat or lightly roll each dough half to a 7-inch circle. Cut each circle in 8 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on a very large ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle tops of scones with cheese. Bake 7 to 8 minutes more or until tops are lightly browned. Serve warm. Top with additional crumbled bacon. Makes 16 scones.

 

Yield: 16

Calories: 202

Fat: 13g

Fiber: 1g

Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones

Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones

Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones

3 C. flour

1 T. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 stick butter, cut into small pieces, about 5 ounces of cheddar, grated

4 green onions

10 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

3/4 C. buttermilk

1 large egg

 

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine dry ingredients (flour through cayenne). Add in butter and work with your hands to combine – press butter between your fingers to form thin sheets. Add cheese, green onions, and buttermilk, and mix together. Add bacon and egg and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated. Turn dough out onto a flat surface and knead a few times to smooth out the dough. Form dough into a ball, then flatten into a 1/2-inch thick disk. Cut the disk into wedges. Spread wedges across a parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving a little room around them. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the bottom of the scones start to brown and the cheese in the scone begins to turn golden. Best served warm

Bacon & Scallion Cornbread

Bacon & Scallion Cornbread

Bacon & Scallion Cornbread

1 C. flour

3/4C. cornmeal

3 T. sugar

1 1/2tsp. baking powder

3/4tsp. salt

1/2tsp. baking soda

1/2tsp. pepper

1 C. buttermilk

2 eggs

4 slices bacon, chopped

1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, green and white parts separated

3 T. unsalted butter

 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs.  In a large (10-inch) cast-iron skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until golden but not crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in the scallion whites and butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the scallions soften, about 3 minutes.  Whisk the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture to combine. Whisk in the scallion greens, then mix in the hot bacon mixture, leaving some fat in the skillet.  Immediately pour the batter back into the hot skillet. Transfer to the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in the skillet for 5 minutes before serving.

Cranberry Quick Bread

Cranberry Quick Bread

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan

2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan

1 cup packed light-brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, lightly beaten

3/4 cup whole milk

1 bag (12 ounces) cranberries

1 tablespoon turbinado sugar, for topping (optional)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; butter and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan (8-cup capacity), and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine butter, egg, and milk. Add wet mixture to dry mixture, and whisk to combine; fold in cranberries.     Pour batter into prepared pan; sprinkle top with turbinado sugar, if desired. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack; let bread cool 30 minutes. Invert onto rack, then immediately turn right side up to cool completely.

Spam Scones

Spam Scones

2 C. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 T. butter or margarine
Scant 1/3 C. SPAM, cut into 1/8” deice
About 2/3 C. Milk, plus extra for glazing

Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with baking parchment. Sift together the flour and baking powder and salt in a bowl (I added cayenne pepper here as well). Rub in the butter or margarine, and add the SPAM (I also added grated cheese here too). Add enough milk to make a soft rolling consistency. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board to 1.5 cm thick. Cut it into small rounds and brush the tops with the milk. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top. Place the rounds on the baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven, 425 degrees F, for 12 – 15 minutes until the scones feel firm when pressed at the sides. Serve the scones hot with butter. Alternatively, leave them to cool, then split and spread with a little butter, slices of SPAM, and tomato and cucumber.

Bacon & Mielie (corn) Bread

Bacon & Mielie (corn) Bread

8 slices Bacon, Bacon and Meilie BreadDiced
3 cups All-purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ cups Butter, Melted
1 cup Milk
4 whole Eggs
3 cups Fresh/Frozen Corn
2-½ cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Divided Use

Preheat the oven to 350 F and then start by frying up the bacon bits until crispy. Once they are crispy, remove from the pan and set aside on a sheet of paper towel to drain. In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) together. Whisk the melted butter, milk and eggs together in another bowl. Add the mixture into the dry ingredients and blend well. Add the corn kernels, 2 cups cheese and bacon bits to the mixture and blend well (mixture will be thick). Pour the mixture into a parchment paper-lined loaf pan and top with half a cup of grated cheese. Bake the bread for 60-75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Then remove it from the oven and allow the bread to cool before slicing. Top with butter and enjoy as a side or for breakfast.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

3 eggs, lightly beaten 252628
1 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups white sugar
2 cups shredded zucchini
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 pint fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 4 mini-loaf pans. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar. Fold in the zucchini. Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer to the prepared mini-loaf pans. Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon Bread

IMG_50571 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

2/3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs. Add milk, flour, and baking soda. Put 1/2 of batter (or a little less) into greased loaf pans (1/4 in each pan). Mix in separate bowl the 2/3 c sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 3/4 of cinnamon mixture on top of the 1/2 batter in each pan. Add remaining batter to pans; sprinkle with last of cinnamon topping. Swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick tester come clean. Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.

Savory Scones with Gruyere, Prosciutto and Green Onion

Savory Scones with Gruyere, Prosciutto and Green Onion

savoryscones2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup butter
2 large eggs
2/3 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup grated gruyere
1/2 cup chopped prosciutto
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 tablespoons half and half
Sea salt
Additional parmesan for sprinkling

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture, until you have coarse crumbs. This can also be done with two knives or a food processor. Whisk the eggs lightly and combine with the buttermilk. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just moist. In a small bowl, mix together the gruyere, prosciutto, parmesan and green onion. Add this to the batter, then mix lightly. The dough will be sticky. On a lightly floured surface, turn the sticky dough out and knead lightly until all the cheese, prosciutto and green onion are incorporated into the dough. Roll the dough 3/4 inch thick. Cut out 3 inch squares, then cut diagonally to make triangles. You should have about 10 scones. Place the scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone mat, and lightly brush with half and half. Sprinkle with sea salt. Place the scones in the freezer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Once the scones are chilled, bake for 20 minutes, or until golden. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese and serve warm.

Lemony Blueberry Bread

Lemony Blueberry Bread

594a055f359c7e9a20aca966e6f737c21/3 cup melted butter
1 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, 1 cup sugar, juice and eggs. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk. Fold in lemon zest, nuts, and blueberries. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Remove bread from pan and drizzle with glaze. Cool on a wire rack.

Cakes Salé

Cakes Salé

cakeolive3webUnsalted butter, softened, for brushing pan
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup olive oil
6 ounces baked ham, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 1 1/4 cups)
6 ounces Gruyère, coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups) or half grated and half cut into 1/4-inch dice.
¼ C. chopped Green Olives

Center a rack in the oven and heat to 350 degrees. Or, if making mini muffins, position 2 racks in upper third of the oven and heat to 425 degrees. Generously brush a loaf pan or four 12-portion mini muffin pans with butter. In a large bowl, whisk flour with baking powder, salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, lightly whisk eggs, then whisk in milk and olive oil. Using a rubber spatula, fold wet ingredients into dry until barely mixed. Fold in ham and cheese and olives. Scrape batter into loaf pan and smooth top, or using your finger, push a tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Bake loaf until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few crumbs attached, 40 to 50 minutes. Or bake muffins until golden, about 15 minutes, switching pans between racks halfway through. Transfer to a rack to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife around edge to release. Turn out loaf onto rack to firm up before slicing, about 30 minutes; using a serrated knife, cut into 3/8-inch slices, then cut into halves or quarters. Muffins can be served warm or at room temperature.

Huckleberry Streusel Muffins

Huckleberry Streusel Muffins

GLAC_Huckleberry_DavidRestivoNPS2 C. All Purpose Flour

1/3 C. Granulated Sugar

1 T. Baking Powder

3/4 tsp. Salt

1 C. Milk

1 Large Egg

3 T. Butter, Melted

2 tsp. Vanilla

1 C. fresh, rinsed Huckleberries

Streusel (recipe follows)

 

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; make a well in the center of the mixture.  In a 2 cup glass measure, beat milk, egg, butter and vanilla; pour into center of well.  Mix gently just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Batter will be lumpy.  Stir in huckleberries.  Spoon batter equally into 12 paper lined muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.  Sprinkle streusel evenly over batter.  Bake at 425 until streusel is lightly browned.  Remove muffins from pan and remove to wire rack to cool.

Streusel:  In food processor, whir 1 C. flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar until blended.  Add 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into chunks and whirl until mixture forms coarse crumbs.

Serving Size: 1 Muffin

Yield: 12 servings

Calories: 291

Fat: 12g

Fiber: 1.1g

Cheddar Corn Bread

Cheddar Corn Bread

1/2 C. yellow cornmeal

1/2 C. all-purpose flour 1 T. sugar

1/2 tsp. Salt

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

2 T. unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 C. well-shaken buttermilk

1 large egg

2 ounces grated Cheddar (about 1/2 C.)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Into a large bowl sift together cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Put butter in a well seasoned 8-inch cast iron skillet or a 1-quart baking dish and heat in middle of oven until melted. Swirl skillet or baking dish to coat bottom and sides with butter and pour excess into another large bowl. Whisk buttermilk and egg into bowl with butter. Stir buttermilk mixture and Cheddar into cornmeal mixture until just combined. Pour batter into hot skillet or baking dish and bake 20 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool corn bread in skillet or baking dish on a rack 10 minutes. Corn bread may be made 1 day ahead and cooled to room temperature before being chilled, wrapped in foil. Cut corn bread into 8 wedges. Reheat corn bread, covered with a paper towel to retain moisture, in a microwave oven 30 seconds on high.

 

Apple Cheddar Bread

Apple Cheddar Bread

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2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. kosher salt

8 T. butter, room temperature

¼ cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature & fork beaten

2 cups apples (any favorite), unpeeled & finely shredded

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

2-3 T. minced sage, to taste

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9” loaf pan with cooking spray. (Insert parchment paper overlapping over the long sides if you’d like.) In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs until combined. By hand, mix in the flour mixture. Fold in the apples, cheese and sage. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake until risen and a wooden skewer comes out of the center clean, about 45 minutes. Cool to room temperature before slicing

Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Starbucks Lemon Loaf

1 1/2 c. flour

1/2 t. baking powder

1/2 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

3 eggs at room temp.

1 c. sugar

2 T. butter softened

1 t. vanilla

2 t. lemon extract

1/3 c. fresh lemon juice

1/2 c. oil

Zest of one lemon

Glaze

1 c. powdered sugar

2 T. milk

1/2 t. lemon extract

Juice of 1/4 lemon

 lemonloaf

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 9 x 5 loaf pan or 6 mini pans. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla and lemon extracts, and lemon juice with a mixer. Scrape bottom to make sure all is combined. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and blend until smooth, scraping sides and bottom of bowl. Add oil and lemon zest. Mix well. Pour into prepared loaf pan(s) and bake for 45 min. (9 x 5) or 25 min. (minis.) Insert toothpick to test…it must come out clean. Remove from oven and let set 3 minutes. Prepare glaze; whisk to combine. Remove bread from pan(s) onto wire rack. Make sure and put a cookie sheet under the rack. Pour glaze over bread. Cool completely on rack.

 

Pan measurements

mini = 2 1/2 in. x 4 in.

small = 3 in. x 5 1/2 in.

large = 9 in. x 5 in.

Cheese, Olive and Buttermilk Herb Bread

Cheese, Olive and Buttermilk Herb Bread

buttermilkbread52 1/4 cups plain flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard powder
60g freshly grated parmesan
60g grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup green olives, sliced
8 pieces sundried tomatoes, sliced thinly
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup mixture of spring onion and Italian parsley
2 tsp. thyme leaves or 1 tsp. dried thyme
2 eggs
2 1/2 T. olive oil
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
Egg wash (optional) made from 1 egg yolk beaten with 2 tsp. water
Extra thyme springs and sea salt, for topping

Preheat oven to 180C or 350F. Generously butter a large loaf tin (23 x 13 x 6cm) and either line it with butter parchment paper or dust with flour. Set tin aside. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt, pepper and mustard powder into a large bowl. Whisk with a whisk to incorporate the dry ingredients. Add both cheeses, olives, sundried tomatoes, spring onion, parsley and thyme and stir them thoroughly together. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the oil and buttermilk until they are well combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir together to form a thick, sticky batter. Scrape the batter into the prepared tin and spread it out evenly. Brush the top of the batter with the egg wash and then sprinkle some thyme leaves and sea salt onto the loaf. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until a fine skewer inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. If the top starts to burn, place a piece of foil to cover the top of the loaf and continue baking. Leave in tin for 5 minutes before turning it onto a wire rack. This loaf is best served on the same day. Wrap left overs tightly and store in fridge. Gently reheat in oven if serving left overs.

Poppyseed Bread

Poppyseed Bread

poppyseedBread:

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

3 eggs

1 1/8 cups cooking oil

2 1/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 T. poppy seeds

1 1/2 tsp almond extract

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp butter flavoring extract (or 1 1/2 tsp melted butter can be substituted)

 

Glaze:

1/4 cup orange juice

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp almond extract

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp butter flavor extract (or 1 1/2 tsp melted butter can be substituted)

 

For the bread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients together. Pour into greased and floured baking pans. Makes 6 small loaves or 2 large loaves. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes for large pans and less for smaller pans. If you have a dark metal pan make sure to bake it for less time at a lower temperature. I overdid this batch a little bit because I used a dark pan. I like the disposable foil bread pans the best.  For the Glaze: Pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and let cook on stove on medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove bread from pans and pour glaze over warm bread. Use knife or spatula to bring the glaze that has run off up and over the warm bread until it stays on.

 

 

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

banana-bread-slices1/2 C. (1 stick) butter, at room temperature

1 C. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1-1/2 C. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

3 ripe bananas, mashed

 

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar; mix well. Add the salt, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking soda, baking powder and bananas. Mix well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes.

 

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Sausage & Cheese Bread

Sausage & Cheese Bread

Sausage Bread1wm1 lb. pork sausage

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon Texas Pete hot sauce

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

Dash of red pepper flakes

2 cups baking mix – Bisquick

2/3 cup milk

1/4 cup mayonnaise

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9×5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Crumble sausage into a large skillet and cook along with onion until brown. Drain on paper towels and cool. In a large bowl, combine egg, cheeses, hot sauce, salt and pepper.  Mix well. Add baking mix, milk,  and mayonnaise.  Stir. To the mixture, add sausage & onions.  Mix until just blended. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes.  Turn out to plate to serve.

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups grated, peeled, raw zucchini

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon double-acting baking powder

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Beat the eggs until light and foamy. Add the sugar, oil, zucchini, and vanilla and mix lightly but well. Combine the flour, salt, soda, baking powder and cinnamon and add to the egg zucchini mixture. Stir until well-blended, add nuts, and pour into two 9-x-5 x-3-inch loaf pans. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 1 hour. Cool on a rack.

 

Cheesy Popovers

Cheesy Popovers

2 Eggs, beaten

1 C. Milk

3/4 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Thyme, crushed

1/4 tsp. Sage, crushed

1/2 tsp. Basil, crushed

1 C. Unbleached flour

1/2 C. Grated cheddar cheese

 

Combine seasonings with milk and eggs; add flour and cheese; mix until just blended. Pour into well-oiled muffin tins, filling 2/3 full. Do not preheat oven. Place muffin tin in oven, and heat to 450 degrees. Bake 30 minutes, no peeking. Remove from oven; turn off heat. Pierce popovers on 4 sides at right angles. Return to oven (do NOT turn on heat). Allow popovers to dry in oven about 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

 

Hide and Seek Muffins

Hide and Seek Muffins

strawberrymuffins11 ½ C. Flour

2 tsp. Baking Powder

½ tsp. Baking Soda

½ tsp. Salt

¼ C. Sugar

2 Eggs

1 C. Milk

½ tsp. Vanilla

4 T. melted Butter

12 medium Strawberries

2-3 T. Sugar

Sift together all dry ingredients into a medium size bowl.   Preheat oven to 375.  Place muffin papers in tin.   Breaks eggs into a second bowl.  Add milk, vanilla and melted butter.  Whisk about 20 times.  Pour milk mixture into the flour mixture.  Mix with the spoon “until the flour is all gone”.  Fill muffin papers halfway (use a ¼ C measure).  Roll a strawberry in sugar the put it in the center of the muffin, pushing it down into the batter.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted all the way down comes out clean. Remove from pan to cool and let sit at least 10 minutes before eating.

 

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Cranberry Upside-Down Muffins

Cranberry Upside-Down Muffins

Cranberry Upside-Down MuffinsCranberry Sauce:

1 1/2 cups (170 grams) fresh or frozen cranberries

3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar

1 tablespoon orange juice or water

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

Muffin Batter:

2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour

1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (240 ml) milk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

4 tablespoons (57 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Orange Zest

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place rack in the middle of the oven. Butter well or spray, with a non stick vegetable spray, 12 muffin tins. Cranberry Sauce: In a medium sized saucepan place the cranberries, sugar, orange juice (or water), and orange zest. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries start to pop open, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly while you make the batter. Muffin Batter: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, egg, vanilla extract, and melted and cooled butter.  Add the milk and egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Do not over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough when baked.    Evenly divide the cranberry mixture among the 12 well greased muffins cups and then evenly spoon the batter over the cranberry sauce. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until very lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool for about 2 minutes, and then invert them onto a cooling rack so the cranberry topping is face up.

 

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Pistachio Muffins

Pistachio Muffins

Pistachio Muffins1 C. all-purpose flour

1 C. whole-wheat flour

3/4 C. brown sugar

3/4 C. low-fat milk

1/2 C. applesauce

1/2 C. vegetable or canola oil

1/2 C. oats – quick or old fashioned

1/3 C. pistachio nuts – finely chopped

1 large egg – lightly beaten

1 T. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

 

For Topping (just mix togeter):

1/4 C. pistachio nuts – finely chopped

3 T. brown sugar

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Prepare 12 muffin C. with papers or generous coating of cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flours, sugar, oats, nuts, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together milk, applesauce, oil and egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Fill prepared muffin C. a little more than 3/4 full. Sprinkle topping evenly over each muffin. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Stick a toothpick in the center of one of the muffins. If it comes out dry, the muffins are done. If there’s a little batter stuck to it, you need to cook the muffins longer. Allow muffins to cool before serving.

 

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Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

 Cranberry Muffins1 C. chopped cranberries

1/3 C. honey

1/4 C. margarine, or shortening

1/4 C. honey

1 egg

1/2 C. milk

1 orange rind, grated

2 C. all-purpose flour

1 T. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

 

Mix cranberries with 1/3 C. honey.  Cream margarine and remaining honey, until light and fluffy.  Add egg and beat thoroughly.  Stir in cranberry mixture, milk and orange rind.  Sift together dry ingredients; add to the cranberry mixture and stir until just combined.  Batter should be lumpy.  Spoon batter into greased muffin tins, filling 2/3 full.  Bake at 400 degrees F.  for 15 to 18 minutes.

 

Corn and Bacon Muffins

Corn and Bacon Muffins

6 slices lean back bacon

1 medium onion, peeled and diced

1 1/2 C. self-rising flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 C. cheddar, grated

12 oz canned corn, drained

2/3 C. milk

2 eggs

5 T. olive oil

 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a muffin pan with paper muffin cases. Trim any fat off the bacon slices and then cut into squares. Place in a small skillet, add the onion, and gently fry for 5-10 minutes until well cooked. Place the flour and baking powder in a bowl and mix. Stir in the cheese and corn. In another bowl whisk the milk, eggs, and oil together.  Add this mixture to the flour mixture, then add the onion and bacon. Stir to combine but do not overmix.  Spoon into the muffin cases and bake for 15 minutes until firm to touch. Cool on a wire rack.

 

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Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

Orange Poppy Seed Muffins3 C. Flour

21/4 C. Sugar

11/2 tsp. Baking powder

11/2 tsp. Salt

1/4 C. Poppy seeds

3 Eggs

1 C. Sour cream

1/2 C. Vegetable oil

1 1/2  C. Orange juice

2 tsp. Orange extract

 

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds and set aside. Whisk eggs, sour cream, oil, orange juice and extract and add dry ingredients just until moistened. Divide batter into 24 greased muffin C. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Parmesan Cayenne Scones

Parmesan Cayenne Scones

6 C. flour

½ C. cold butter, cut into squares

3 tsp. baking powder

2 ½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. coarse black pepper

1 T. cayenne pepper

2 C. grated parmesan cheese

1 C. milk

½ C. buttermilk

2 eggs

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, butter, baking powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and parmesan cheese and pulse so that it is the consistency of fine sand. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, buttermilk, and eggs. Slowly add this wet mixture to the dry mixture that is in the food processor. Flour a clean work surface and using your hands, bring the dough together. If dough is too sticky, sprinkle on more flour. Divide dough into your favorite small molds.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly golden. Serve warm.

 

 

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