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Soft Sour Cream Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Butter

Baker Bettie Breads, Christmas, Holidays, Savory, Sides, Thanksgiving, Yeast Breads 4 Comments

These Soft Sour Cream Dinner Rolls are the perfect way to get that slightly tangy sourdough flavor without using a sourdough starter! They have a slight crust on the outside, and are super soft, pillowy, and chewy in the middle! Best side dish to any comforting meal!  This recipe was originally published by me in the September 2014 Issue of VRAI Magazine.  I love the transition of seasons. There is just something about the changing air, the changing smells, and the changing sights that energizes me. The changes make me feel more present in the world instead of just going about …

Classic Butter Biscuits

Baker Bettie Biscuits, Breads, Breakfast 15 Comments

These classic butter biscuits are so tender and flaky and filled with that irresistible butter flavor! The recipe only calls for 6 simple ingredients and comes together very quickly. You can have fresh hot butter biscuits on the table in just about 20 minutes!  I LOVE biscuits. I love biscuits so much that I literally ate half of this pan slathered in butter and blackberry jam as my lunch the day I shot this recipe. I didn’t even feel guilty about it either. Because, YOLO, or something like that. These biscuits are just so dang good. How much do you …

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Blueberry Lemon Sour Cream Bread

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Sweets 9 Comments

Blueberry Lemon Sour Cream Bread is a quick bread that can be in the oven in just about 10 minutes! It comes out incredibly moist and tender and is drizzled with a tart lemon glaze! A great way to get some more blueberries in before summer ends!  I originally published this recipe in July 2013 as a guest post on the blog, The Cooking Actress.  A while back I started a series on my blog called Back to Bake-sics. In each post I brake down the science of various different baked goods to create very simple and adaptable recipes. One of …

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Whole Wheat Summer Squash Chocolate Chip Muffins

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Summer 5 Comments

These whole wheat summer squash chocolate chip muffins are so moist and tender! They combine zucchini and yellow squash with a hint of orange, cardamom, and mini chocolate chips!  I feel like a lot has changed for me in the last month. My real world job, where I work as a private chef, has been non-stop busy since I took it over a year ago. I am head over heels in love with the job. But because of the craziness with the number of hours I work, frequent travel, inconsistent schedule, and never ending things to do, I will admit, I haven’t …

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Chocolate Chip Scones

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Scones 4 Comments

These chocolate chip scones are fluffy, flaky and tender! The scones are slightly sweet, filled with mini chocolate chips, and topped with crunchy coarse sugar!  I had my first day off in over a month over the weekend. It was glorious! On Saturday attempted to sleep in but was awake at 5:30am because I’m a crazy person! But then I went to brunch with friends, drank mimosas, had a ridiculously long nap, then went to dinner and a show with Mr.BB! We saw Matilda the musical. It was adorable! On Sunday I was bound and determined to bake something. I …

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How to Make Homemade Bagels

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 9 Comments

Learn the step-by-step process of how to make homemade bagels! This article walks you through every step of the way and explains the science behind yeast bread and how to make bagels!   This article was originally written for the April 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine.    Yeast dough was always something I was intimidated by when I first started baking. I would avoid it at all cost. I’m not sure why. I think it’s because you always hear people talk about how difficult yeast is to work with. And yes, there are a lot of things about bread making …

4 Ingredient Crusty Bread Bowls

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Breads, Savory, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 4 Comments

With only 4 ingredients, this easy bread bowl recipe could not be simpler to put together! Water, flour, yeast, salt are the only 4 ingredients you need to create perfectly crusty bread bowls for your favorite soup or dip!  A few years ago I posted a recipe for how to make homemade bread bowls. I have never been completely satisfied with that recipe. Don’t get me wrong, it is bread after all! I will eat bread pretty much any which way. But I’ve always wished those bowls were  a little easier to make and a whole lot crustier on the …

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Dijon Stout Soft Pretzels

Baker Bettie Breads, Game Day, Savory, Yeast Breads 1 Comment

Looking for unique GameDay food for your Super Bowl party? These Dijon Stout Soft Pretzels are a show stopper! Beer and mustard are the quintessential flavors to pair with pretzels. Why not put those flavors IN the pretzels?!  This article was originally published in the January 2015 Edition of VRAI Magazine.  My creativity in baking has always come through classic techniques. Once I become confident with the basics I feel free to experiment and push the boundaries. With “the big game” fast approaching I was inspired to take the iconic flavors of game day food and reinvent them.  I love to present common flavor combinations in a …