Lemon & Thyme Old-Fashioned Donuts

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Lemon Thyme Old Fashioned Donuts are made with lots of egg yolks and sour cream and fried at a lower temperature to help get that crackly donut top! They are tangy, herbacious, slightly sweet, and so good with a strong cup of coffee! I have to tell you, these donuts were quite the feat. The reason they were quite the feat is that the first time I made them was quite traumatic. Let me start at the beginning. I am the kind of baker/chef/person-in-everyday-life that likes to just make it work. In my real world job, where I am a …

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Perfect Pan Baked Easy French Toast

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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

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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 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 …