In the United Kingdom (UK), Pancake Day is synonymous with Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. It is viewed as the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before the upcoming Lent season. What better way to use up these ingredients than with Pancakes?
Making yeast bread is an immensely satisfying endeavor. Watching yeast transform simple ingredients into an amazing bread is magical. For the yeast breads, I generally but not always use my bread machine to do most of the work. Don't forget quick breads - they are easy to make and delicious to eat.
Some of my favorite yeast breads include homemade hamburger buns, crusty French bread and oat rolls. You will be amazed at how easy these delicious breads are to make and even more amazed at how good they are!
Pain Perdu is French for “lost bread”, referring stale bread that would otherwise be disposed of. Pain Perdu, the New Orleans version of French toast, is generally made with stale French bread. The French bread is sliced thick, dipped in an egg custard, and fried in butter. It’s perfect for a Mardi Gras breakfast or…
Laissez les bon temps rouler with these delicious Mini Mardi Gras Cinnamon Rolls. They have all the flavor of a traditional King Cake in a deletable small package!
Mardi Gras which French for Fat Tuesday begins on January 6 and culminates on the day before Ash Wednesday. The King Cake is a quintessential confection that is decorated in Mardi Gras colors. Purple signifies justice; green denotes faith; and gold or yellow signifies power. Traditionally, a tiny plastic baby is hidden in the King Cake. Whoever,…
It may not be the official sandwich of New Orleans, but the Po ‘Boy is as much a New Orleans tradition as is jambalaya and gumbo. Start with a Po ‘Boy Roll, add fried shrimp and the “fixin’s”, and you have the perfect Shrimp Po ‘Boy.
In New Orleans, Beignets are a fried yeasted dough served with confectioners’ sugar on top. They are traditionally prepared right before they’re served to be eaten fresh and hot. They were brought to New Orleans in the 18th century by French colonists, and made famous by the Café du Monde.
New Orleans Po ‘Boy Rolls are known for their light crispy crust and fluffy interior. There are different stories as to the origin of the term Po ‘Boys, but a popular view is that it’s the Louisiana rendition of “poor boys.” Because of their fluffy interior, New Orleans Po ‘Boy Rolls are perfect for sopping…
If you like cinnamon rolls, you’ll absolutely love this show-stopping Braided Cinnamon Bread Wreath. It’s perfect for your holiday brunch or anytime. While it may look difficult to make, it’s actually variation on a classic King Cake. What’s even better is that your bread machine does most of the work!
Amish Potato Rolls are the quintessential soft dinner roll. Because they stay fresh-tasting for several days, they’re the perfect make-ahead roll for your special holiday feast. Even better, they make the ultimate slider buns to wrap around your leftover turkey or ham.
Yummy Mummy Lemon Curd Bread is a delicious spooky treat for Halloween. It’s made with a sweet yeast dough, filled with cream cheese and lemon curd, and topped with a spooktacular cream cheese frosting!
The awesome aroma of freshly baked bread by itself will inspire you make this Crusty French Bread time and time again. However, once you taste it, you’ll definitely be hooked. It only has five ingredients, and the bread machine does most of the work!
The perfect Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame is a simple creation. However, if you try to order one in an American restaurant, you’ll likely receive quizzical look. Not so if you ordered a grilled cheese sandwich. Croque Monsieur, literally translated as “crunch sir” is somewhat of a French grilled cheese sandwich. However, it is so much more…