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4 Ingredient Crusty Bread Bowls

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Breads, Savory, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 2 Comments

With only 4 ingredients, this easy bread bowl recipe could not be simpler to put together! Water, flour, yeast, salt are the only 4 ingredients you need to create perfectly crusty bread bowls for your favorite soup or dip!  A few years ago I posted a recipe for how to make homemade bread bowls. I have never been completely satisfied with that recipe. Don’t get me wrong, it is bread after all! I will eat bread pretty much any which way. But I’ve always wished those bowls were  a little easier to make and a whole lot crustier on the …

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Dijon Stout Soft Pretzels

Baker Bettie Breads, Game Day, Savory, Yeast Breads 1 Comment

Looking for unique GameDay food for your Super Bowl party? These Dijon Stout Soft Pretzels are a show stopper! Beer and mustard are the quintessential flavors to pair with pretzels. Why not put those flavors IN the pretzels?!  This article was originally published in the January 2015 Edition of VRAI Magazine.  My creativity in baking has always come through classic techniques. Once I become confident with the basics I feel free to experiment and push the boundaries. With “the big game” fast approaching I was inspired to take the iconic flavors of game day food and reinvent them. I love to present common flavor combinations in a modern …

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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 …

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Salted Caramel Corn

Baker Bettie Candy, Christmas, Holidays, Snacks 5 Comments

Salted caramel corn is the best way to eat caramel corn! The simplicity of adding extra salt takes caramel corn to a whole new level and it is so difficult to stop eating this stuff! This recipe makes a large batch and is perfect for sharing during the holidays!  Remember last week when I told you that Mr. BB and I were eating cleanly? When I gave you a recipe and sexy pics of donuts and told you it was torture because I wasn’t eating sugar that week. Well that was in preparation for all this holiday baking that has …

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Creamy Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Baker Bettie Christmas, Holidays, Savory, Sides, Thanksgiving 2 Comments

This is my favorite way to make mashed potatoes. Creamy herbed mashed potatoes come together so quickly and are full of flavor! For Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, make these ahead of time and reheat with a little more cream and butter! I know, I know. I’m giving you a recipe for mashed potatoes? That seems kind of silly right? Well, I get a lot of comments and emails all the time from people asking me for my favorite recipe for this or that and it is almost always requests for the basics. My favorite pie crust recipe, or my favorite …

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Cranberry Brie Tart

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Christmas, Fall, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Thanksgiving Leave a Comment

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just want something a little more fancy to go along with the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast. Something to munch on while the rest of the meal is being finished and guests are still arriving. I plan for something festive and beautiful to set the tone of the day. I have made a brie en croute with a cranberry filling the last few years, but this year I wanted to try something just a little different- a take on brie en croute with a more fun and cheerful feel to it. What I love so …

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Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Baker Bettie Pizza & Pasta, Savory 5 Comments

This oven roasted tomato sauce recipe is my all time favorite tomato sauce. Oven roasted veggies and tomatoes make this sauce super thick with an incredible depth of flavor. This may sound a little over dramatic but this sauce changed my life. It has ruined all other tomato sauces I will ever eat for the rest of eternity. It isn’t something particularly out of the ordinary or over the top. It is just a seriously good and well balanced sauce. I have to credit most of this recipe to the one and only Thomas Keller. So I guess it shouldn’t …

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Philly Cheesesteak

Baker Bettie Savory 23 Comments

Follow these 8 tips making an incredible Philly cheesesteak at home. The recipe is incredibly simple, but the technique will take yours over the top! Mr. BB and I have been living in Philadelphia now for a year and a half. It doesn’t quite feel like home yet. It probably never truly will. Kansas will always have that comforting coming home feeling for us. But Philly is starting to grow on us more and more. Some of its assets include the fascinating history that fills the streets, it is incredibly compact and walkable (the main part of the city anyway), it …