Chocolate Chip Scones

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Scones 2 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 …


Perfect Pan Baked Easy French Toast

Baker Bettie Breakfast 3 Comments

This method for perfect and easy french toast gives you a super crispy crust with a light and fluffy inside! The pan baked method allows for all of the french toast to be complete at the same time while preventing any of the toast from getting soggy!  Honesty time. I have never been a big fan of french toast. Especially homemade french toast. It just seems that every time I make french toast it always gets soggy and cold before I can sit down and eat it. Even if I try to keep it warm in an oven it all starts to get …


Fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Pancakes & Waffles 5 Comments

These fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes really live up to the “cake” party of their name. They are incredibly tender and light and filled with fresh blueberries. Whatever you call them: pancakes, hotcakes, flapjacks or griddle cakes, these will quickly become a favorite breakfast!  This article was originally published in the May 2015 Issue of VRAI Magazine.  Becoming an adult forces you into realizing a lot of things about the world. While a lot of these realizations are little things, some of them are big and almost too much to process sometimes. A few big things my adult years have taught me …


How to Make Homemade Bagels

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 7 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 …


Dutch Baby Pancake

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Learn the easy process of how to make a dutch baby pancake! With just a few simple ingredients you already have in your pantry, this impressive puffy pancake is so fun to make and eat!  I am obsessed with creating simple things in the kitchen that seem super impressive. Chocolate truffles anyone? Seriously, probably the easiest confection you could ever make and everyone is always so impressed that you made your own. Or I can whip up a batch of my cream puffs with very little notice and you would think I was some world class pastry chef when I show …


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 …


Classic Sausage Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Cooking Techniques, How to Make Gravy, Savory 6 Comments

This recipe for classic sausage gravy only calls for a few ingredients and comes together quickly. Serve over fresh biscuits for a hearty, comforting meal of biscuits and gravy!  I grew up eating biscuits and gravy for dinner. Not extremely frequently, but it was a dinner that we had on ocassion and boy did I love it! Living in the heart of the Midwest, biscuits and gravy was a necessity on any good breakfast menu. It wasn’t until I moved to the East Coast that I ever heard someone question this combination. They seemed confused by it and I was …

poached egg

Cooking Eggs: How to Perfectly Poach an Egg

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Cooking Techniques, Eggs, How to Cook Eggs, Poaching 4 Comments

With this one simple trick, you can learn how to easily poach an egg perfectly every time without using vinegar or an egg whirl pool.  One thing I know to be true is that a lot of people have this thing about poaching eggs themselves. It seems overly complicated and like this elusive task that only highly trained chefs can do well. I have been planning to make a post about poached eggs for some time because I want you to know just how dang easy it is. And I mean, no silly tricks, dang easy. I think the home cook has made poaching eggs …