baking · Bread · Kitchen Tips

Two Big Mistakes I’ve Been Making

I’ve been cooking and baking for all of my adult life, but I’m still learning! I recently discovered two things that I’ve been doing WRONG in my bread baking for all these years! Getting them right has made a big difference in results,. I wonder if you’re doing these things, too?

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Beautiful Homemade Hamburger Buns

I remember hearing years ago about a friend who made her own saltine crackers. I thought she was crazy! You can buy them so cheaply! Why bother? Perhaps you’ll think I’m the crazy lady today when I tell you I made my own hamburger buns last week!

My husband went to the grocery store and found a package of really nice beef patties marked down. When he brought them home, I knew burgers were on the menu for the next day, but I had no buns. I’ve always wanted to try making my own! Soooo, the next morning I went to King Arthur Flour and looked for a recipe! I found Beautiful Burger Buns on their site and set in to make them. It started out as a necessity and ended up as the best decision I’ve made in the kitchen in a while!

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Bread · breakfast

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I love Cinnamon Bread and have made it often using my sour dough starter. It’s good, but recently I was flipping through an old bread cookbook of mine, and found a recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Bread that is out of this world! It’s a little different than any recipe I’ve made or eaten. Each short side is rolled up toward the middle, making the cutest slices!

The filling has brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts in it. When I put a piece of this in the toaster, buttered it a little and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar over the slice, it was heaven! It made a wonderful breakfast, alongside my scrambled eggs. It’s kind of like having a cinnamon roll, only it’s not nearly as fattening!

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Bread · Celebrations · Chicken · Dinner · Side dish

Celebration Dinner

Our family loves to celebrate, and that is usually interpreted into the meal planning. If it’s someone who is being celebrated, they rightfully get to help select their favorites.”What should we have for dinner for Father’s Day?” was an important question I asked my husband last week. He landed on some old favorites, then I chose one new recipe, and one I hadn’t made in a while. The result was a sumptuous fare that celebrated him and the gift he is to our family.

We missed our son-in-law who had to be out of town for Father’s Day!
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