Tag Archives: quick breads

Cinnamon Rolls made in a Muffin Tin

Yum!

Cinnamon Rolls can make a grown man cry! With that said make these for the favorite man in your life.  You’ll be queen for the day or maybe for the week.  This can be a no-brainer if you can make basic biscuit dough.  If you’ve never made biscuits before just cut yourself a little slack and practice, practice, practice!

My students love this lab!  I’m not such a fan.  I’m more of a savory person, but really can go for  one of these with a good cup of coffee.    So get in the kitchen and whip some of these mouth-watering cinnamon rolls up for someone special.

Last spring GI Joe and I were in Halifax on a very cold, blustery day and walked into a very busy coffee shop Cabin Coffee to be exact.  Guess what we found?  Cinnamon rolls going like hot cake made with biscuit dough not the usual yeast dough.     They were cooked in a huge muffin pan and as soon as they came out of the oven they were flying out the door.  I’ve  never seen anything like it.  So here you go –   my Cinnamon Rolls in a Muffin Tin.  Yes,  this is something else that you can enjoy with your family  in this coming week of frigid temperatures.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Breakfast, Cinnamon Rolls

Strawberry Lemonade Muffins

Do you love strawberry shortcake?  I have just the recipe for you, but less trouble and less calories.  This is a fabulous muffin recipe and I know because I have made my share of muffins with high school students.  Since  I just received my first strawberries of the season in my CSA box I was searching for a great recipe.  I did not have to go far.    The new issue of Southern Living coincidentally featured strawberry recipes ranging from strawberry pie to strawberry curd this month.  There many great looking  recipes using strawberries.  I didn’t have to make a choice because my friend Syble mentioned to me that she tried these strawberry lemonade muffins which were divine.  I was sold .  Her word is gold and I love it when I don’t have to make decisions.

Continue reading

68 Comments

Filed under Muffins, Quick Breads

Pancakes

After suffering for three days with laryngitis, I was ready to demonstrate in silence how to prepare pancakes.  But, a scratchy voice appeared on Friday morning and I was able to end my quick bread unit with some light and airy pancakes that will melt in your mouth .   This recipe makes a very thick batter, but surprisingly not a heavy pancake.  It is light as a feather and will absorb whatever topping you decide to choose. I used a recipe that I have seen floating around on many  blogs.  They are heralded as the world’s best buttermilk pancakes.  You can be the judge of that.  We thought they were fabulous!

Continue reading

86 Comments

Filed under Quick Breads

Pineapple Pumpkin Bread

I have had enough of perusing all my magazines and cookbooks for the perfect dish for Thanksgiving.  I no longer want to see the inside of the grocery store.  I just want to enjoy my time at home with my family.  Why do I put all this pressure on myself to come up with this fantastic menu that’s going to knock everyone’s socks off?  My inner self or ego whatever you want to call it somehow thinks that I’m being  judged by some great food editors so I must out perform what I did last year! Why can’t I just keep it simple?  No, I  have to cook two turkeys.  One on the grill and another in the oven.  Why do I want to cook two desserts?  You’d think that I was running a restaurant where everyone gets to place an order.   This is going to stop this year.  There I have said it.  No more trying to find perfection.   What was wrong with the perfection that I made last year or the year before that?  I am sticking to my guns and making my tried and true recipes that will please everyone and not drive me insane!   Before I started blogging three years ago I did not have this problem, but now when I cook a dish I say to myself, ” Cook a new recipe that you will be able to blog about it.”   I can kill two birds at once.  Then the ultimate goes wrong as it did this past weekend.   Two of the recipes that I chose were complete duds.  I mean they were bad.  Both went into the garbage and I was back to square one at eleven o’clock on Saturday night and lunch was to be served at one on Sunday.  Serves me right.  I should do as I tell my students.  DO NOT try a new recipe when you are having guests.  So it is totally my fault.   You are my witness I have turned over a new leaf!!  And to make myself feel better about my kitchen disappointments  I got myself into the kitchen and whipped up my new favorite bread that is great for the holidays, but truthfully I love it all year-long.

Continue reading

5 Comments

Filed under Quick Breads

Mayonnaise Rolls

This school year has been quite a challenge for me for many reason that I won’t go into because  I am working so hard  to be a positive influence in my classroom. My students are absolutely wonderful!  With the exception of a handful,  all of them signed up for my class to learn how to cook.  I have a large number of seniors that will be leaving their families for college next year and they want to be able to cook for themselves.  I applaud them!

Continue reading

81 Comments

Filed under Bread, Quick Breads

Cake Doughnuts made with Buttermilk

This was my first attempt at making doughnuts and I am not kidding when I tell you that after making these 5 times in a row that I thought of the episode of “I Love Lucy”  that is shown all the time.  You know the one where she is working in the candy factory filling boxes.  The candy starts coming out too fast and she stuffs her pockets, then puts candy down her shirt and  tries to put as much as she can in her mouth.  That was me making doughnuts in a forty minute class back to back four times.

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Desserts

Cinnamon Roll Lab

1st Block Kitchen 1

If you’re in a hurry making Cinnamon Rolls from biscuit dough is the way to go.  It is quick to put together and taste so good.  This group of students had no big problems  putting these things together.  A couple of groups still need to work of kneading the dough.  They haven’t quite got the knack of how much to handle it to make the end product light and fluffy.  But, I really can’t complain because they were all better than usual.  I had none that could break out windows.

Continue reading

44 Comments

Filed under Biscuits, Breakfast, Quick Breads

Pimento Cheese Biscuits and a Great Lab!

 

Being  the Southern Girl that I am I have had my fair share of fried chicken, deviled eggs, buttermilk biscuits, red-eyed gravy and pimento cheese!  With that said I have just made the best Southern biscuits that I have ever had in my entire life.  Yes, that  is correct- my entire life!  Oh, my gosh you have got to make these.  I am telling you that they are so good that you will skip the rest of your meal. 

Continue reading

46 Comments

Filed under Bread

Waffles made Light and Crispy

I have been on a search for the best waffle that is light and crispy and guess what?  I found it.  It’s Pam Anderson’s Light and Crispy Waffle from her cookbook Cook Smart. After reading the reviews from Food and Wine and Fine Cooking I knew that I couldn’t go wrong.  I put it to the test in my classroom and they loved it, too.  

Continue reading

163 Comments

Filed under Breakfast, Quick Breads, Waffles

Pancakes from scratch vs. Bisquick

 

On Valentine’s Day while most people were having lunch with their sweetie,  I was making pancakes for my angels.  I have been a little of an overachiever lately.  Two recipes in one class period and I think that I have gone a little crazy.  I have used Bisquick for years because it is easy and students that are new to the kitchen can handle it.  But, have you seen the price of Bisquick lately?  It is sky high!  And according to the paper today we are going to have a huge hike in most grocery items as well as clothing because of the weather.  Anyway, I made one from scratch and the recipe from the Bisquick box.  Guess what the scratch recipe won hands down.  Not surprising to me. 

Continue reading

53 Comments

Filed under Quick Breads