Basic Sweet Yeast Dough Recipe

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Learn how to make this basic sweet yeast dough recipe. This dough can be used to make cinnamon rolls, raised doughnuts, soft dinner rolls, sticky buns, and much more!  Today we are going to talk about a master recipe for sweet yeast dough. A recipe that can be used for all kinds of applications. Cinnamon rolls, raised doughnuts, dinner rolls, monkey bread, pull apart bread. The options are endless. I like having good master recipes in my repertoire because this is how you can become creative as a baker. When you have a base that is solid you can add all …

Cinnamon Roll Wreath

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This cinnamon roll wreath is a fairly simple cinnamon roll recipe that doesn’t take a lot of rise time and is formed into a wreath instead of individual rolls. Slathered with cream cheese icing and Christmas morning never tasted so good or looked so festive!  I have a confession. I am a closeted obnoxious holiday person. I love that Christmas music starts playing on the radio the day after Halloween. I will fully belt Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” if nobody is around. I can watch the same Christmas movies over and over again every year …

Homemade Bread Bowls

Baker Bettie Breads, Fall, Savory, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 65 Comments

A simple recipe for making homemade bread bowls! Perfect for holding a bowl of soup or for filling with dip for a party! These bowls are a bit crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.  My husband and I were lounging around last night watching KU basketball and this conversation ensued: Me: Why are you bored? Him: I’m not bored. Why do you think that? Me: You just seem to be emuting that. Him: Emuting? That isn’t a word. What are you talking about? Me: Emuting. You know. Like to emute something? Him: No. I don’t know. Me: …

Rosemary Lemon Cinnamon Rolls

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Light and tender rosemary lemon cinnamon rolls are a unique and delicious take on the classic and they happen to be vegan! Regular butter and eggs can be used for a non-vegan version if desired!  I absolutely needed to get in the kitchen today and be creative. I haven’t had a free moment to do that in so long. Sure I have cooked and thrown things together here and there, but it has been so long since I’ve had time to really create. To let the creative juices flow and to really take my time with ingredients and the process …

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 …

Sweet and Savory Soft Pretzel Bites

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5am is my jam. My time to spend with my thoughts. I concentrate so well in the wee hours of the morning. I slide out of bed trying not to wake my hubby, though I know I always do. There is just something about this time that feels so comforting to me. One of the only times that my anxiety feels under control. The day hasn’t yet started buzzing with all of the stresses of the world and work and errands and just…everything.  I leisurely sip my coffee, and catch up on notes for work. Then I slip back in bed …

Easy No-Knead Skillet Bread

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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 …

Chocolate Chip Banana Pull Apart Bread

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The way you choose to eat this bread says a lot about you. Do you need a fork and a napkin? Or do you just dive in with your hands and not feel embarrassed about licking your fingers? Neither way is wrong… Except that I’m judging you if you choose a fork. Just saying. Get all of your ingredients ready. You don’t want to be running around like a crazy person once this process starts. You will get flour everywhere. Trust me. The bread will be messy enough. Roll out the dough, then use a pizza cutter to cut it into thick …