Dutch Baby Pancake

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Pancakes & Waffles 2 Comments

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

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 16 Comments

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 …

Cooking Eggs: How to Perfectly Poach an Egg

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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 …

Cooking Eggs: Tips on Boiling and Peeling

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Follow these easy steps for how to boil and peel eggs perfectly. This is the first installment in BB’s How to Cook Eggs series. Learn how to boil eggs! Hello there! This is my first post in my series about cooking eggs. In my opinion eggs are the most perfect food. I could eat them for every meal and never get sick of them! I frequently get questions about the basics of cooking eggs so I decided to tackle eggs in my fundamentals series. Today, I want to talk to you about boiling eggs, how to do it without fail, and …

Buttermilk Raspberry Scones with Toasted Almonds and Buttermilk Glaze

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Holidays, Scones, Sweets, Valentine's Day 4 Comments

A bit of a twist on the classic cream scone, these Buttermilk Raspberry Scones with Toasted Almonds and Buttermilk Glaze are elegant, and incredibly light and tender. Share them with the people you love!  I feel like these scones are a perfect representation of my current state of mind right now. Cheerful. Celebratory. Happy… Guys, I am happy. I don’t know how long it has been that I could truly say that and not be lying at least a little bit. Perhaps never in my adult years. I’m happy. I’m content. And it almost doesn’t feel real. Do you ever think …

Savory Pancakes with Bacon and White Cheddar

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Light and fluffy savory bacon cheddar pancakes are the perfect combo of savory and sweet. Fry the pancakes in the reserved bacon grease to give an even more intense bacon flavor!  Friends! Exciting things are happening for me and Mr. BB right now! REALLY exciting things! I already announced that my husband and I are moving to Chicago. He has wanted to live there for a really long time now. He has family ties to Chicago, he grew up a Chicago sports fan, he is obsessed with Chicago style pizza. Basically, his life has been building up to this. So …

Raspberry Pancakes with Chocolate Glaze

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Tart raspberry pancakes with chocolate glaze for the syrup are incredibly easy to make using my basic pancake recipe. They are light, tender and fluffy and the raspberries and chocolate make this breakfast feel very decadent.  I’m easing back into it. I still feel like I’m in a daze from the holidays and my birthday. I feel spoiled. I’ve been relaxing, having fun, being with friends and family, and drinking a little more than my fair share (which is probably most people’s normal amount). I feel like I really haven’t had to seriously work in weeks and it has been …