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 …

How to Make Homemade Bagels

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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 …

Dijon Stout Soft Pretzels

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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 …

Basic Three Braid Challah Bread

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Breads, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 3 Comments

Basic challah bread can be so easy to achieve at home! This easy three braid challah bread is super soft, slightly chewy and a little sweet. The presentation of challah bread is so beautiful and my video tutorial will show you exactly how to make it!  Bread making class was absolutely my favorite class in culinary school. Not just because it meant we got to eat ridiculous amounts of fresh bread everyday, but because I really am fascinated by the whole bread making process. It is incredible to me that such humble ingredients can transform into something so magnificent. Thus …

Make-Ahead Soft Yeast Rolls

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These easy soft yeast rolls can be made ahead and refrigerated until you are ready to bake and serve. They result in tender, fluffy, chewy and buttery rolls! Every time a big holiday meal is about to roll around I have a struggle with the huge life decision of yeast rolls or biscuits? These are the big questions in life. How do we make these kinds of decisions?! But I realized the other day that I had disproportionate number of biscuit recipes to roll recipes on the site. And since we are still in the middle of the working with yeast …

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

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Prep these cinnamon rolls the night before and bake in the morning. These overnight cinnamon rolls bake up super fluffy and gooey are are slathered with cream cheese frosting while still warm!  When I first decided I was going to do a series on baking with yeast I asked people to post on facebook what questions they had about baking with yeast. One of my friends asked, “I make cinnamon rolls at night. What do I need to do to be able to bake them in the morning and still have them be as fluffy as if I baked them …

Easy Rustic Yeast Bread

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This easy bread recipe produces a beautiful rustic loaf that is nice and crusty on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Follow my simple video tutorial to find out how to make this 4 ingredient easy bread recipe!  Hello and welcome back to my baking with yeast series. Yesterday I kicked things off with a little informational post, Baking with Yeast 101. If you haven’t checked it out yet, it might be good to do so if you are uncomfortable with baking with yeast or even if you never have done it! What I’m hoping for in this …