Basic Quick Bread Recipe (sweet or savory)

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Sweets, Vegan 84 Comments

A basic quick bread recipe that is adaptable to be savory or sweet. Take this base recipe and add any spices, herbs, dried fruit, nuts, or any add-ins you like! There are endless combinations!  I don’t know about you, but quick bread is one of my favorite things to bake. I am pretty obsessed with trying new flavors and combinations of ingredients to make gluten free or vegan quick breads. They can be savory or sweet and the base recipe is so incredibly adaptable and fool proof that bread or muffins can be in the oven in less than 10 minutes. In …

Classic Fudgy Brownies, Only 5 Ingredients

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Brownies, Sweets, Vegan 40 Comments

Get this easy brownie recipe with cocoa powder and only using 5 ingredients! Make homemade fresh and fudgy brownies in just 30 minutes! I am in a sort of difficult transition at the moment. I have moved enough times to know this would probably happen. The feeling that your new home doesn’t quite feel like home yet and knowing that your old home doesn’t exist anymore. The feeling will absolutely subside. I have no doubt about that. It just takes getting to know a few people and the area more. But for now, I have to use my husband as …

5 Ingredient Classic Pancakes

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Breakfast, Pancakes & Waffles, Sweets, Vegan 49 Comments

This is an easy pancake recipe that only takes 5 ingredients to make! These basic pancakes are simple to make and come out light and fluffy any time! Add blueberries, chocolate chips, bananas, or any of your favorite add-ins.  If I had it my way, I would start every morning with something savory. Something warming and salty and usually oozing with egg yolk. If my husband had it his way, we would eat pancakes every morning. And they would absolutely be filled with chocolate chips and oozing with butter and syrup. His love of pancakes and my love for him …

4 Ingredient No-Knead Rustic Bread

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Breads, Savory, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 57 Comments

This is the easiest bread recipe. With only 4 ingredients (water, flour, yeast, salt) and no-kneading you can have fresh bread our of your own oven! If you are scared of using yeast, this bread will get your feet wet! I feel like I have been away for ages. I don’t like that. It’s like missing a friend so terribly but then getting incredibly excited when you get to see them again. That is this. This blog, you readers, creating recipes… all of it. It feels good to be back. Even though I feel bumbly and out of practice. To …

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Only 5 Ingredients

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Cookies, Sweets 125 Comments

These easy chocolate chip cookies only require 5 ingredients! With only butter, flour, sugar, egg, and chocolate chips you can make great chocolate chip cookies! Cookies equal comfort. Especially warm right out of the oven eating them straight off the cookie sheet. It just feels like warmth, love, and home. And while I love fancy cookies, sometimes I just want easy chocolate chip cookies. I don’t think there is any secret by now that I have a certain obsession affection for cookies. Especially the kind mentioned above. I have this memory of visiting my aunt in Alabama when I was very …

Chocolate Chip Cookies without Baking Soda or Baking Powder

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Baking Techniques, Cookies, Sweets 109 Comments

A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe without baking soda or baking powder. The cookies are soft in the middle and slightly crispy on the edges. You don’t absolutely need baking soda or baking powder to make chocolate chip cookies! I have always excelled at procrastinating. In case you haven’t mastered it for yourself, the secret to procrastination is to find anything that is something other than what you are supposed to be doing. And do that. For as long as possible. Becoming a blogger has made this infinitely easier on me. The effort I put into procrastination these days is …

Easy No-Knead Skillet Bread

Baker Bettie Breads, Skillets, Vegan, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 190 Comments

The easiest no-knead skillet bread. Just mix all of the ingredients together, let the dough rise, pan and bake. You won’t get your hands or counters messy! I am at a weird place in my life… I was out the other night with a group of friends from work when I ran into an old friend from college. We had not seen each other since the day we graduated. We hugged, exchanged pleasantries, and then the inevitable question came up, “What are you up to these days?” I graduated college in 2010 after 6 long years of working on my …

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe

Baker Bettie Basic Recipes, Pizza & Pasta, Savory, Yeast Bread Techniques 8 Comments

Learn how easy it is to make homemade pizza with this basic pizza dough recipe. This crust turns out thin and crispy yet sturdy enough to load up on toppings. I used the dough to make sausage, onion, and cream cheese pizza, as well as bite size caramelized onion, prosciutto, and goat cheese pizzettes. I first moved out of my mom’s house when I was 19, a sophomore in college.  It was hardly away from home. A small apartment my mother owned above her photography studio that I shared with my cousin.  But it was a good transition from total …