Soft Sour Cream Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Butter

Baker Bettie Breads, Christmas, Holidays, Savory, Sides, Thanksgiving, Yeast Breads 4 Comments

These Soft Sour Cream Dinner Rolls are the perfect way to get that slightly tangy sourdough flavor without using a sourdough starter! They have a slight crust on the outside, and are super soft, pillowy, and chewy in the middle! Best side dish to any comforting meal!  This recipe was originally published by me in the September 2014 Issue of VRAI Magazine.  I love the transition of seasons. There is just something about the changing air, the changing smells, and the changing sights that energizes me. The changes make me feel more present in the world instead of just going about …

How to Make Homemade Bagels

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 10 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 …

Epi Bread- Wheat Stalk Bread

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Learn how to make epi bread also known as wheat stalk bread. This elegant looking loaf is perfect for any holiday table and each piece is easily broken off into individual rolls for easy passing around the table.  Have you ever heard of Epi Bread aka Pain d’Epi, or wheat stalk bread? I only just recently learned about it last year in school, but I am kind of obsessed with it. I love this bread so much for several reasons. One, because it looks so nice sitting on a dinner table. It seems impressive and can almost be a centerpiece …

How to Make Focaccia Bread & Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Recipe

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Learn how to make focaccia bread, the classic Italian flat-bread. The process is simple and creates a high quality bread that can be flavored any variety of ways. This recipe is for rosemary focaccia with garlic and Parmesan. The dough can also be used as a pizza crust. I’ve been doing a lot of bread baking lately. A lot of baking and reading about bread baking. I am fascinated with it. It is so crazy to me what wonderful things can come from such simple ingredients. Not only wonderful things, but such a variety of things. I feel like I could devote my life to …

Homemade Pan Pizza with Perfectly Crispy Crust

Baker Bettie Breads, Pizza & Pasta, Savory, Skillets, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 12 Comments

Homemade pan pizza with a perfectly crispy crust can be achieved at home! This recipe and these tips will show you exactly how you can do it and I dare say it is better than take-out!  I haven’t met too many pieces of pizza I didn’t like. Even crappy pizza is good pizza in my book. Especially at 2 am… Now that football season is in full swing and Mr. BB’s Sundays are devoted to obsessing over his fantasy team, he has been asking for game day food. This week his request was for “pan pizza like the kind they make at Domino’s …

Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Rolls with Pearl Sugar and a Waffle Pantry Giveaway

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast Breads, Pastries, Sweets, Yeast Breads 31 Comments

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing an awesome recipe with you for cinnamon rolls that are stuffed with chocolate and studded with pearl sugar. What is pearl sugar you might be asking? Pearl sugar or nib sugar, are large crystals of sugar. Belgian pearl sugar is most commonly used in making Belgian liege waffles. The large crystals of sugar don’t dissolve into the dough. Instead they create pockets of caramelized crispy bits of sugar in the waffle. You might remember that I made some liege waffles a few months ago. I didn’t have Belgian pearl sugar at the time so I shared …

Braided Cinnamon Sugar Bread

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This beautiful braided cinnamon loaf uses the same dough as the country white loaf bread. It is soft and fluffy and filled with pockets of cinnamon and sugar. You know when you’re in a store and the clerk lays a total sales pitch on you, but tries to sound all non-nonchalant about it? Well I’m that person that knows they are trying to get me to buy the thing but then buy it anyway. Because I mean, what if they are right? What if the thing WILL change my life forever? I just can’t risk not getting it. Well, I’m …

Country White Sandwich Bread

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Learn how to make this beautiful and fluffy country white sandwich bread recipe. No added preservatives, just a good wholesome loaf of bread you will feel good about eating! I have been thinking a lot about the idea of worthiness lately. I recently heard someone say, “There are no prerequisites for worthiness.” This statement hit me hard. And initially I wasn’t even quite sure why. I just couldn’t quit thinking about it. “There are no prerequisites for worthiness.” It just feels powerful. We are constantly questioning and trying to prove our worth. If only I was smarter, or skinnier, or …