Saturday, May 8, 2010


There are a few recipes / formulas that always make their way to the table at Holidays. This is one of them. This formula is great at breakfast with a hot cup of coffee.. or to snack on throughout the day. :) I will worn you now, they have an addictive quality.

Book: Family Favorites
Chapter: Bread

Anna Nelson

1 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups flour sifted
1 cup milk warm
3/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons yeast
3 eggs beaten

1. Melt butter add warmed milk. Cool till 105*F
2. Add rest of ingredients and mix. Knead 5 minutes. Dough should be smooth and elastic. Cover gently with light towel.
3. Let dough rise until double in size.
4. Punch down. Shape into cresent type roll.
Divide dough into 3 rounds. Roll out to a circle. Cut into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge from the large to small end. Place on sheet tray.
5. Let rise till double.
6. Bake 20 minutes @ 375*F.
7. Cool. Frost with buttercream.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Orange Cookies

So, my challenge for this summer is to find formulas for cookies that offer a food memory...! This cookie may just succeed at this objective.

11 tbsp of butter, unsalted
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup Freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
2 tbsp orange zest (from 2 oranges)
2 cups Whole wheat flour
2 cups white chocolate chips

Cream the butter. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cream. Add egg. Cream until pale in color.
Add juice and zest. Add whole wheat flour. Fold in the white chocolate chips.

Place on sheet pan 2 tbsp each. Bake 12 - 16 minutes at 350*


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Double Fudge Brownies

These brownines are delicious! Enjoy the brownies today, but if you wait 24 hours.. the texture is so much better!

1 cup Unsalted Butter
2 cups packed Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Cocoa
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
4 large Eggs
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 cups SemiSweet Chocolate Chips

Melt the butter in a saucepan - the saucepan needs to be big enough to hold all of the ingredients.... Once melted add the brown sugar. Keep over low heat until the mixture moves freely.
Remove from heat, add cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine. Allow mixture too cool slightly. When adding the eggs, you don't want to cook them.
Add vanilla extract and eggs (one at a time).
Add whole wheat flour and chocolate chips. Stir to combine. Do not over mix.
Place batter into a 9X13 pan, coated with pan spray.

Bake at 350*F for 20 - 25 mintues.

I have been looking for a formula that was yummy! And well I think I might have found it. After making this formula, I substituted the butter for a Vegan option and the chips for a dairy free product. The brownies were just as delicious.