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 …


How to Render Lard

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Cooking Fats, Cooking Techniques, How to Render Lard 5 Comments

  Over the past few years I have fallen more and more in love with cooking and baking with lard. It makes beautiful pastries and I love the flavor of roasting veg and other savory foods in this beautiful silky white fat. However, growing up I remember adults referencing lard almost as if it was a bad word. I would hear things like,”my grandmother used to make the best biscuits, but they were filled with lard!!” And then everyone would gasp as if this was a terribly awful thing. As I have become more educated in the culinary world, I have …

Cooking Eggs: How to Perfectly Poach an Egg

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Cooking Techniques, Eggs, How to Cook Eggs, Poaching 5 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 …


Cooking Eggs: Tips on Boiling and Peeling

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Boiling and Peeling, Breakfast, Cooking Techniques, Eggs, How to Cook Eggs 2 Comments

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 …