Apple Cinnamon Rolls

This easy favorite puts a fresh apple twist on a favorite cinnamon roll recipe!

A tender dough is smothered in butter, cinnamon, and our favorite apple topping. It’s all rolled up and baked until tender. Top with a quick glaze or your favorite cream cheese frosting for a delicious treat.

close up of plated Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

A Twist on a Favorite

Who doesn’t love apple pie in the morning?

These apple cinnamon rolls taste just like fresh apple pie, filled with cinnamon-sugared apples, fragrant and perfect for serving with a steaming cup of coffee

Ingredients

DOUGH This recipe is made with homemade dough and while it takes a bit of time, it’s not difficult to make.

FILLING We make homemade apple pie filling in minutes, this gives the best flavor. Canned apple pie filling can be used in a pinch.

SUGAR & SPICE Cinnamon sugar and the glaze are just as important as the apples and the dough, so don’t skimp on the seasonings! If you have it, swap out some of the cinnamon for apple pie spice.

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Prepare the apple filling. If using canned, chop the apples smaller.
  2. Prepare the dough per recipe below and let rise for 1 hour.
  3. After rising, roll into a rectangle, brush with butter, & sprinkle cinnamon sugar over top.
  4. Spread apple filling over top, roll the dough into a log.

adding apples to dough and cinnamon to make Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Carefully slice the rolls into 12 pieces and place them in a baking dish.
  2. Rise until fluffy and bake according to the recipe.

Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls in a dish before baking

To Serve

  • Let the rolls cool a few minutes in the pan.
  • While cooling, make the glaze in a small zippered bag. Snip off one end and drizzle the glaze over the tops. Serve warm.

top view of Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls in a dish

How to Store Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  • Keep apple cinnamon rolls in an airtight container at room temperature and they’ll be good for about 3 days.
  • Baked rolls can be frozen as long as they are wrapped tightly and placed in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside. Toss one into a backpack or briefcase and they’ll be thawed in a couple of hours!
  • Freeze unbaked rolls in the baking dish and wrap them with plastic with the date written on the outside. They’ll keep in the freezer for about 2 months. Let them thaw overnight and bake in the morning!

Delicious Apple Dishes

Did you love these Apple Cinnamon Rolls? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

close up of plated Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls are soft, gooey, and loaded with apple pie filling. The whole family will love this delicious twist on a classic favorite!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 418
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

Glaze

  • cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

Dough

  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast or 2 ¼ teaspoon
  • cup granulated sugar plus 1 teaspoon
  • ¾ cup milk
  • cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 4 to 4 ½ cups all purpose flour divided

Instructions

  • Grease a 9×13″ pan and set aside. Chop the apples in the filling and set aside.

Dough

  • Combine water, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in a small bowl. Let sit 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • Combine milk, butter, remaining sugar, and salt in a saucepan and heat to 120-130°F. Place 2 cups flour in a stand mixer. Add eggs, milk mixture and yeast mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Using a dough hook, add remaining flour, ½ cup at a time to form a soft dough that pulls away from the side of the bowl. You may not use all of the flour.
  • Remove dough from the bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic (approx. 8 mins).
  • Place in a greased bowl in a warm spot and cover with a towel for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • On a floured surface, roll out bread dough into an 18″x9″ rectangle.

Assembly

  • Cover the dough with a thin layer of butter. In a small bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle it over the rolled dough. Top with apple filling.
  • Roll the dough into a log (it should be 18″ long). Slice into 12 pieces. Place the rolls in the pan and cover with parchment paper and a dishtowel. Place in a warm area to rise (about 60 minutes).
  • Once risen, preheat oven to 375°F. Bake 22-27 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly.
  • In a small zippered bag, mix the glaze ingredients together. Snip off the corner and drizzle over top.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

Ensure the filling is not chilled from the fridge or the rolls won’t rise properly. 

These rolls are best served warm from the oven.

You can use thawed bread dough in place of homemade dough. It will need longer to rise. If using thawed bread dough, the centers will hollow slightly as these cool.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 418 | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg
before rolling Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls with plated dish and a title
baked Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls in a baking dish
Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls in a dish with a title
close up of Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls with a title

Originally posted at Spend with Pennies

Baileys French Toast

Now we aren’t normally one to advocate alcohol for breakfast. Although our baileys French toast is made using an alcoholic drink, the good news is that by the time it gets to your plate, all of the alcohol has been cooked away. This leaves you with a decadent toast recipe that is sublime. I’m going to show you how I make Baileys French toast, offer up some serving suggestions and give you a few tips along the way.

bailey's french toast dish

How to Make Baileys French Toast

For me, French toast is the perfect breakfast. It’s filling, a little bit savory, and a little bit sweet (especially if you use Baileys). One of the reasons I love Baileys French toast is that it is a little bit of a blank canvas. While it is delicious on its own, you can top it with whatever you like.

My personal favorite is a selection of finely chopped fresh fruit such as strawberries and bananas. However, if you want to go all savory, why not try your baileys French toast with crispy bacon and maple syrup?

To make Baileys French toast is super simple. You will need a bowl, a fork, and a skillet. We begin by breaking the eggs into the bowl and beating them, we add the baileys until it is fully mixed. From there, we take slices of white bread and give it a liberal dunk on either side before frying the French toast to golden brown perfection.

We like to go all old fashioned and give our French toast a little dusting of powder sugar for the ultimate presentation.

See? We told you it was simple! Ok, here is our Baileys French toast Recipe.

Baileys French Toast

0 from 0 votes

Recipe by Laura Ritterman
Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy

Servings

4

servings

Prep time

25

minutes

Cooking time

20

minutes

Calories

510

kcal

Make this for breakfast today and serve up 4 delicious slices of baileys french toast. Follow the instructions with these ingredients to serve up the perfect morning dish.

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs

  • 8 slices of white bread, crusts trimmed

  • 3 shots of Baileys Irish Cream

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • Powder sugar to garnish

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 180°F
  • Take a large bowl and break your eggs into it. Whisk with a fork until well beaten, then add your shots of baileys before mixing again.
  • Place your skillet on the hob over medium to high heat.
  • When your pan is up to temperature, add a small knob of butter and swirl around the pan until it foams.
  • Taking a single piece of bread, give it a dip into the egg and baileys mixture. Swirl it around until both sides of the bread are evenly covered, then place it carefully into your skillet.
  • Fry the bread on each side for 3-5 minutes until it has turned golden brown. Flip and repeat on the uncooked side.
  • As each piece cooks, transfer to the wire rack in the oven as you cook the rest.
  • Serve two pieces of Baileys French toast per person, add to a plate, and dust with a teaspoon of powder sugar and your favorite toppings
  • Enjoy!

Like this recipe?

Follow us @recipefairy on Pinterest

{“@context”:”https://schema.org”,”@type”:”Recipe”,”name”:”Baileys French Toast”,”image”:[“https://recipefairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/baileys-french-toast-1.jpg”,”https://recipefairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/baileys-french-toast-1-500×500.jpg”,”https://recipefairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/baileys-french-toast-1-500×375.jpg”,”https://recipefairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/baileys-french-toast-1-480×270.jpg”],”description”:”Make this for breakfast today and serve up 4 delicious slices of baileys french toast. Follow the instructions with these ingredients to serve up the perfect morning dish.”,”keywords”:[“Baileys French Toast”],”author”:{“@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Laura Ritterman”},”datePublished”:”2021-02-27T12:08:42+00:00″,”prepTime”:”PT25M”,”cookTime”:”PT20M”,”totalTime”:”PT45M”,”recipeCategory”:[“Breakfast”],”recipeCuisine”:[“American”],”recipeYield”:[“4″,”4 servings”],”nutrition”:{“@type”:”NutritionInformation”,”calories”:”510 cal”},”recipeIngredient”:[“3 large eggs”,”8 slices of white bread, crusts trimmed”,”3 shots of Baileys Irish Cream”,”1/4 cup butter”,”Powder sugar to garnish”],”recipeInstructions”:[{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Preheat your oven to 180u00b0F”,”text”:”Preheat your oven to 180u00b0F”,”url”:””,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Take a large bowl and break your eggs into it. Whisk with a fork until well beaten, then add your shots of baileys before mixing again.”,”text”:”Take a large bowl and break your eggs into it. Whisk with a fork until well beaten, then add your shots of baileys before mixing again.”,”url”:””,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Place your skillet on the hob over medium to high heat.”,”text”:”Place your skillet on the hob over medium to high heat.”,”url”:””,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”When your pan is up to temperature, add a small knob of butter and swirl around the pan until it foams.”,”text”:”When your pan is up to temperature, add a small knob of butter and swirl around the pan until it foams.”,”url”:””,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Taking a single piece of bread, give it a dip into the egg and baileys mixture. Swirl it around until both sides of the bread are evenly covered, then place it carefully into your skillet.”,”text”:”Taking a single piece of bread, give it a dip into the egg and baileys mixture. Swirl it around until both sides of the bread are evenly covered, then place it carefully into your skillet.”,”url”:””,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Fry the bread on each side for 3-5 minutes until it has turned golden brown. Flip and repeat on the uncooked side.”,”text”:”Fry the bread on each side for 3-5 minutes until it has turned golden brown. Flip and repeat on the uncooked side.”,”url”:””,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”As each piece cooks, transfer to the wire rack in the oven as you cook the rest.”,”text”:”As each piece cooks, transfer to the wire rack in the oven as you cook the rest.”,”url”:””,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Serve two pieces of Baileys French toast per person, add to a plate, and dust with a teaspoon of powder sugar and your favorite toppings”,”text”:”Serve two pieces of Baileys French toast per person, add to a plate, and dust with a teaspoon of powder sugar and your favorite toppings”,”url”:””,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Enjoy!”,”text”:”Enjoy!”,”url”:””,”image”:””}]}

.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .recipe-card-image .wpzoom-recipe-card-print-link .btn-print-link {
background-color: #FFA921;
box-shadow: 0 5px 40px #FFA921;
}
.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .details-items .detail-item .detail-item-icon {
color: #FFA921;
}
.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .ingredients-list>li .tick-circle {
border: 2px solid #FFA921;
}
.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .ingredients-list > li .tick-circle {
border-color: #FFA921;
}
.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .ingredients-list > li.ticked .tick-circle {
border-color: #FFA921 !important;
background-color: #FFA921;
}

Tips and Tricks

  • If you are being healthy or just don’t like white bread, it’s not a problem. While our Baileys French Toast recipe calls for white bread, it will work just as well with brown bread too!
  • We appreciate that some people may be avoiding gluten. This recipe also works with gluten-free bread. We have found that gluten-free bread is slightly denser. However, once you’ve got it soaked in that lovely Baileys egg mix, the taste is practically identical.
  • Here is a super important tip, so pay attention. While it may seem easier to throw all of your bread slices into the mix in one go, we recommend working piece by piece. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is that in no time at all if left in the egg mixture, your bread is going to turn soggy and even fall apart. Yuck! Secondly, you don’t want to overcrowd your skillet. If you do, you’ll find that your French toast won’t cook evenly.
  • This recipe is completely scaleable. We’ve made ours for 4  people. If you want to make more, simply double the ingredients equally.
  • Don’t worry that baileys is an alcoholic drink. Once it is combined with the egg, it is really diluted. The heat from the cooking process burns away any alcohol, so yes, you can eat this before you go to work.
  • Our French toast recipe can be made ahead of time and frozen. This is a great idea if you want to create a steady supply of delicious Baileys French toast when you are on the go. To freeze, simply make the recipe as instructed, allow it to cool, and then freeze in individual portions. You can reheat the French toast by baking it in a hot oven for 15 minutes or placing it in a toaster until it defrosted and warmed through
  • Here’s a top tip. We’ve saved it until last, so you’ll remember. Be sure that when you are making the French toast, cut the crusts off your bread. The crusts are slightly thicker than the rest of the bread and don’t cook quite as quickly. Nobody wants a soggy crust. By trimming off the edges, you’ll make your French toast look so much neater too!

Conclusion

We love French toast, and we love baileys too! When we get both tastes combined in our Baileys French toast, it is a lovely way to start the day (guilt-free). This makes for an ideal breakfast to make ahead if you follow our guide above. Now all you’ll have to worry about is preparing the toppings. What’s your favorite topping for French toast? Let me know in the comments below. I’m always looking out for new breakfast ideas.

Originally posted at Recipe Fairy

How to Make a Breakfast Strata

A savory strata is the perfect make ahead meal! Combine bread cubes with some add-ins and cheeses. Toss with a quick egg mixture and refrigerate overnight. 

While the mixture sits overnight, it soaks up the egg mixture and is ready to be baked in the morning. A great meal for a lazy morning or when you have guests!

close up of Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata

What is a Strata?

A strata is a super-easy-to-make breakfast almost like a savory bread pudding (and truly, it’s great any time of day!).

Bread is cubed and tossed with flavorful ingredients (in this case brie and mushrooms). It’s tossed with egg/milk mixture and sits overnight. As it sits, the bread soaks in the mixture and in the morning it is baked until puffy and set.

Best of all, you can use this base to use up any ingredients you have on hand from leftover taco meat to roasted asparagus.

Frittata vs. Strata

A frittata and a strata are both essentially breakfast casseroles. A strata has a more soufflé-like appearance whilea frittata is more similar to a baked omelet.

A strata often includes bread cubes while fritattas can have potatoes or even pasta along with the add-ins.

ingredients on a table to make Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata

How to Make a Strata

  1. Cook veggies or meats (such as mushrooms, sausage or bacon). Cool.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg mixture (per recipe below).

ingredients to make Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata

  1. Toss the egg mixture with bread cubes and let it soak in a few minutes.
  2. Stir in add ins, herbs and cheeses.

ingredients in a glass bowl to make Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata

  1. Spread into a baking dish and cover. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove from the fridge while the oven preheats. Bake until set in the middle.

top view of ingredients mixed in a casserole dish to make Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata

PRO TIP: Letting the strata set overnight ensures the egg mixture is completely soaked into the bread cubes so it puffs up almost like a soufflé.

close up of cooked Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata

Best Breakfast Dishes

Did you love this Mushroom Brie Strata? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

close up of a slice of Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata on a white plate with casserole dish in the back

Mushroom Brie Strata

Full of fresh veggies, cheese, and eggs, this Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata is the perfect dish for breakfast or brunch!
Course Breakfast, Casserole
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 343
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms or 1 ½ cups vegetables of your choice, asparagus is another favorite
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or ⅛ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 6 cups bread cubes slightly dried
  • 1 cup Havarti shredded, or mozzarella
  • 4 ounces brie cheese cubed

Egg Mixture

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • ½ cup light cream or half and half
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Cook mushrooms and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until tender. Set aside to cool.
  • Whisk the egg mixture in a large bowl. Season with salt & pepper. Add bread and toss to combine. Let sit 5 minutes and toss again until the liquid is absorbed. Stir in mushrooms, brie and ½ of the Havarti cheese.
  • Add the mixture to a greased 2 qt baking dish (or 9×9 pan). Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake covered for 30 minutes. Uncover, top with remaining cheese and bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until set in the middle.
  • Rest 10 minutes before cutting.

Notes

Any mix ins can be added. Vegetables should be cooked to tender crisp and meats should be cooked and drained.

This recipe can be doubled and cooked in a 9×13 pan to feed a crowd. In a 9×13, bake covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until set. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 343 | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 728mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 2mg
slice of Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata on a plate with writing
Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata in a casserole dish with a title
close up of Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata on a plate with a title
ingredients to make Mushroom Brie Breakfast Strata in a glass bowl with the final plated dish with a title

Originally posted at Spend with Pennies

Bostock {Brioche with Almonds}

Crunchy toasted Brioche topped with jam and almonds creates an irresistible pastry called Bostock.

As simple as it sounds (and is to make) once you’ve tasted it, I’m willing to bet that you’ll be telling everyone about it. I’ll go ahead and call this the Ultimate French Toast in the sense that it puts French toast to shame.

Bostock {Brioche with Almonds} is the ultimate French toast! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Bostock may not sound like the fanciest pastry or bakery treat, but I’m telling you now that this is absolutely positively irresistible.

I tried Bostock for the first time while visiting my friend Rebecca in Western New York several years ago.

There is an amazing bakery called Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora that we visited a couple of times, and their list of tempting treats goes on for days. When I spied the Bostock, I had to try it.

Bostock is made with a sweet bread cut into slices and spread with a thin fruit glaze and topped with an almond spread. A sprinkling of sliced almonds goes on top and then it is baked until crispy.

Brioche is the most common bread used for making Bostock, but challah works too and can often be easier to find.

The taste reminds me of Italian Pine Nut Cookies (aka Pignoli Cookies) or these Italian Almond Cookies, which makes sense, as those cookies are made with almond paste as the main ingredient.

I am sitting here struggling for words because I love this so much. I compare it to French Toast, except that it is so much simpler and tastes better by a mile.

I made this twice, in the week after I returned home, and I have been making Bostock on repeat ever since.

As we sat in the bakery, Rebecca and I chatted about how to recreate the Bostock at home. The bread is topped with a toasted frangipane.

All you need to make frangipane is almond meal, sugar, butter, and an egg. It makes a heavenly topping for this Bostock and it literally takes just a few minutes.

While I’m sharing the traditional Bostock here in all its glorious almond deliciousness, Rebecca dreamed up a Nutella Raspberry Bostock and shared hers as well.

I’m thinking there are endless flavor combinations possible and we are duty bound to try them all, right?

How To Make Bostock

Kitchen Tip: I use this sheet pan, this spatula, and this powdered sugar sifter to make this recipe.

Bostock Recipe {Brioche with Almonds}

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Make the frangipane by combining the almond meal, sugar, butter, egg, and almond extract in a medium-size mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Spread the sliced bread across a large metal baking sheet. Warm the jam in the microwave or on the stovetop and stir until smooth and runny. Using a pastry brush, spread a thin layer of jam on each slice of bread.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, divide the frangipane generously over the slices of bread. 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 cookie scoops worth) topped each piece perfectly. Use a knife to spread evenly across each piece. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the top is puffy and lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar.
  5. Serve warm or use a metal spatula to transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely and store loosely covered for up to 2 days.
Bostock is the ULTIMATE French toast. Get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Almond Dessert Recipes

If you love almonds as much as I do, you’ll want to try my Aunt Judy’s Almond Bars, Almond Shortbread Thumbprints, Almond Joy Brownies, and these Homemade Almond Joys too.

Oh! And as soon as peach season comes around again, this Peach Pound Cake with Almond Glaze is an absolute must as well.

Bostock {Brioche with Almonds} is the ultimate French toast! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Print

Bostock {Brioche with Almonds}

.wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; }

Crunchy toasted Brioche topped with jam and almonds creates an irresistible pastry called Bostock.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 278kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 1-inch slices of Brioche
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1 recipe Frangipane (see below)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

FRANGIPANE RECIPE

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Make the frangipane by combining the almond meal, sugar, butter, egg, and almond extract in a medium-size mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Spread the sliced bread across a large metal baking sheet.
  • Warm the jam in the microwave or on the stovetop and stir until smooth and runny. Using a pastry brush, spread a thin layer of jam on each slice of bread.
  • Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, divide the frangipane generously over the slices of bread. 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 cookie scoops worth) topped each piece perfectly. Use a knife to spread evenly across each piece. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the top is puffy and lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar.
  • Serve warm or use a metal spatula to transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely and store loosely covered for up to 2 days. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

{originally published 10/26/17 – recipe notes and photos updated 2/16/22}

How To Make Bostock {Brioche with Almonds} the Ultimate French Toast! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Four years ago, I met up with my friends Mesiedy and Rebecca in Western New York. We rented a little house in East Aurora and did as little as possible for a week.

Sometimes travel plans are filled with nonstop activities and other times, it’s nice to plan nothing. And by nothing, I do mean nothing.

Except for one very important drive to pick up some hot Maple Glazed Amish Doughnuts, we barely left the house. Let’s just say those doughnuts were well worth the drive.

Things to do in Western NY

We spent several days on the couch watching our favorite musicals, eating popcorn, drinking wine, and cooking nothing at all. If it couldn’t be placed on a cheeseboard or eaten directly from the refrigerator or pantry, it had no place with us on this vacation.

Did I mention that the entire trip was planned over 6 months ago based on our desire to rest, relax, and simply enjoy each other’s company? Mission accomplished.

We did, however, take one day at the start of the week and another at the end to explore the area. Despite my desire for rest, there was no way I was going to be that close to Niagara Falls and not experience that for the first time.

We drove across to Canada and saw the falls from the Canadian side. Take my advice (and the advice of all who have gone before) it’s worth the effort.

The two views simply do not compare. We also rode the ferry up close to the falls and the views from the water were a lot of fun. Be prepared to get splashed and laugh about it.

A man riding a wave on top of a body of water

While in Canada, I highly recommend checking out Antica for some great wood-fired pizza. (I love it when Yelp comes through with a terrific restaurant find!)

And if you walk just a little ways up the street, you’ll find Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium. We stopped in on a whim and wound up loving it.

When in Western New York, a drive through Letchworth State Park is a must. We stopped at several overlooks and the views were incredible. I could’ve easily spent a full day wandering in the park.

Letchworth State Park is often called the “Grand Canyon of the East” and I can see why. It was a cool and drizzly morning while we were there and the views were still wonderful.

Letchworth State Park (Grand Canyon of the East)

I can only imagine how spectacular it is on a clear day of sunshine. My family is planning a cross-country road trip next year and I’m looking forward to camping at Letchworth next time I visit.

Just remembering this trip puts a smile on my face. When you are blessed with friends who truly speak your language, make time to just be with them. If you’re lucky enough to live in the same town, set aside the time for a cup of coffee or a quick lunch.

If you live a thousand miles apart, cheap flights on Southwest make a lot of face time possible. Whether you are able to spend a single day or a whole week together, take that time whenever you can.

My favorite souvenir from this trip is the memory of trying Bostock for the first time. I’m thrilled to be able to make Bostock at home now, anytime I like and I hope that you enjoy it every bit as much as we do.

The post Bostock {Brioche with Almonds} appeared first on Barefeet in the Kitchen.

Originally posted at Bare Feet in the Kitchen

Sausage Breakfast Strata

A strata is a one-dish wonder! It’s similar to a bread pudding but with hearty (and savory) ingredients, in this case, sausage and cheddar!

This savory dish is best made ahead (or even left overnight) making it the perfect make ahead meal or even breakfast-for-dinner!

cooked Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata in a casserole dish

What Is a Strata?

A strata is a bread casserole often served for breakfast. Don’t confuse a strata with a frittata, which is basically a version of an omelet.

Stratas are primarily made with cubes or layers of bread, meat, & cheese.  An egg/milk mixture is poured over top and soaks into the bread (a bit like french toast or bread pudding).

A strata, often served as a breakfast casserole, can be made with almost anything and it’s a great way to use leftover meats, veggies, and cheese that need to be eaten.

Stratas are a favorite casserole and are usually served for breakfast or brunch (but I love them ANY time of day). It makes for a simple light dinner when it’s paired with a tossed salad.

top view of ingredients to make Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata

Ingredients

BREAD This is a great way to use up that stale or crusty bread! Sourdough, rye, focaccia, whole wheat, the list goes on. Save your bread by keeping it in the freezer and when you have enough, whip up a strata!

CHEESE I opted for cheddar cheese, but any sharp cheese will lend loads of flavor to this dish.

EGG MIXTURE Eggs, cream, and seasonings are mixed together to create the flavorful egg mixture for this dish.

MEAT I added crumbled breakfast sausage that’s been sautéed with festive red and green bell peppers, but bacon or ham would taste great too!

Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata ingredients in bowls and a frying pan

How to Make a Strata

A breakfast strata casserole is easy to layer up and serve in just a few easy steps.

  1. Cook and drain sausage (per recipe below).
  2. Whisk eggs, milk and seasonings.
  3. Toss bread cubes with the egg mixture and sausage until egg is absorbed.
  4. Place in a casserole and refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 24 hours before baking.

top view of Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata in a casserole dish before cooking

Best Breakfast Casseroles

Did you love this Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below! 

cooked Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata in a white casserole dish

Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata

Loaded with cheese, sausage, and peppers, Strata is the perfect breakfast casserole for a crowd!
Course Breakfast, Casserole
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 1005
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • ½ pound sausage crumbled
  • ½ cup red or green peppers diced
  • 6 cups bread cubes slightly dried
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided

Egg Mixture

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup light cream or half and half
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook sausage over medium heat until no pink remains, drain the fat and return the sausage to the pan. Add the peppers and cook until partially tender. Set aside to cool.
  • Whisk the egg mixture in a bowl. Add bread, peppers, sausage, and half of the cheese. Toss to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes and toss again until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Add the mixture to a greased 2 qt baking dish. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, top with remaining cheese and bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until set in the middle.
  • Rest 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 1005 | Carbohydrates: 122g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 1967mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 827IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 699mg | Iron: 10mg
cooked Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata in a dish with writing
slice of Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata on a plate with a title
close up of Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata with a title
ingredients to make Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Strata with finished dish and a title

Originally posted at Spend with Pennies

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Homemade Breakfast Sausage - Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they're also freezer-friendly. Win-win!

Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they’re also freezer-friendly. Win-win!

Homemade Breakfast Sausage - Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they're also freezer-friendly. Win-win!

Not sure if it’s the New Year, or if it’s the quarantine-lockdown-stay-at-home-order, but I’ve been making A LOT of things from scratch.

Pizza dough. Rosemary bread. Sourdough biscuits. Pasta. English muffins. Hamburger buns. (recipes for the latter all coming soon). I HAVE BEEN MAKING ALL OF IT CONSTANTLY.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage - Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they're also freezer-friendly. Win-win!

Now I can add sausage patties to the list. And believe me when I tell you that it is so hard to beat homemade.

With just a few spices, ground pork and bacon (yes, we need just a little bit of bacon fat here!), these guys are simply perfect. Not to mention, they are completely freezer-friendly, giving you 100% breakfast insurance down the road.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage - Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they're also freezer-friendly. Win-win!

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they’re also freezer-friendly. Win-win!

breakfast
Homemade Breakfast Sausage

20 minutes10 minutes

Chungah Rhee

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine sage, thyme, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, nutmeg, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pork, bacon, maple syrup and sage mixture; be careful not to over mix.
  3. To shape the patties, scoop out 1/4 cup (about 2 ounces) of pork mixture and flatten to create 2 1/2- to 3-inch wide patties, forming about 16 patties.*
  4. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage patties and cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Notes:

*TO FREEZE: Uncooked sausage patties can be frozen between sheets of parchment paper for up to 1 month. Cook over medium low heat, turning often, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. DO NOT THAW.

Did you Make This Recipe?

Tag @damn_delicious on Instagram and hashtag it #damndelicious.

The post Homemade Breakfast Sausage appeared first on Damn Delicious.

Originally posted at Damn Delicious

Brie Avocado Toast

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

I am a huge fan of a simple avocado toast, but every now and then I like to mix it up.

After the Holidays, we had some brie leftover from our charcuterie board. So, I decided to make this Brie Avocado Toast for my husband. However, my oldest son ended up eating most of it. Turns out, he’s a big fan of brie. I never would have expected that.

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

How to make a simple avocado toast:

A simple avocado toast is one you can’t really go wrong with. Made by toasting a hearty piece of bread and spreading some ripe, creamy avocado on top. Easy as that! It’s one of those recipes I can eat any time of day.

What do I need for Brie Avocado Toast?

This specific recipe makes two delicious Brie Avocado Toasts, feel free to add more or less of each ingredient depending on your preference.

  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • desired amount of brie cheese
  • dash of salt & pepper
Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

Start by toasting your bread with two or three slices of brie cheese under the broiler in your oven.

Remove and top with baby spinach leaves, avocado slices, 1 cooked egg and a dash of salt & pepper.

Feel free to use your favorite type of cooked egg for this recipe. Poached, fried, sunny side up….all are amazing.

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

I’ll be the first to admit that this is a rather simple recipe. But sometimes, the easiest recipes are the BEST!

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

Be sure to check out my Ultimate Avocado Greek Breakfast Toast below:

This Ultimate Avocado Greek Breakfast Toast combines healthy sourdough bread with creamy avocado, layers of Greek flavors and crumbles of MorningStar Farms® Sausage Patties. Each bite is heavenly and will give you energy for the entire day!
Brie Avocado Toast

Brie Avocado Toast

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • desired amount of brie cheese
  • dash of salt & pepper

Instructions

    1. Start by toasting your bread with two or three slices of brie cheese under the broiler in your oven.
    2. Remove and top with baby spinach leaves, avocado slices, 1 cooked egg and a dash of salt & pepper.

Originally posted at The Healthy Homecook

Zucchini Muffins – Loaded with Fresh Zucchini!

These zucchini muffins come out moist and flavorful every time!

We love this recipe because it’s easy and of course the zucchini makes them extra moist.

close up of two Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients

We love these zucchini muffins just the way they are— but switching out ingredients makes these muffins super versatile!

DRY INGREDIENTS This recipe calls for all purpose flour and other ingredients typical in muffin recipes. Half of the all purpose flour can be substituted for whole wheat flour if desired.

VEGGIES Similar to a quick bread, zucchini muffins can be switched up with shredded carrots instead of zucchini. Or use shredded pumpkin and add some cinnamon!

OTHER ADDITIONS Why not add some frozen blueberries? Zucchini muffins are a great low-sugar way to get healthy nutrition into hungry bellies. We are convinced this is one of our best recipes ever!

process of adding ingredients to bowl to make Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

How to Make Zucchini Muffins

It’s not hard to whip up a batch of homemade zucchini muffins!

  1. Prepare muffin tins. Whisk all the dry ingredients together (per recipe below).
  2. Combine egg, oil, and vanilla, and zucchini. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Don’t over mix.
  3. Pour into prepared muffin liners or tins. Bake until a pick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins in the muffin tin

How Long to Bake Muffins

  • For mini-muffins: Bake @ 350°F for 14 to 16 minutes.
  • For regular-sized muffins: Bake @ 350°F for 22 to 24 minutes.
  • For Texas-sized muffins: Bake @ 350°F for 24 to 27 minutes.

Baking with Zucchini

Baking with zucchini can be simple— we recommend squeezing out the excess moisture from grated zucchini by pressing it down in the colander or pressing it between layers of clean paper towels.

Storing Zucchini Muffins

  • Zucchini muffins are best when they are kept at room temperature and in a closed container or a zippered bag. Keep a slice of bread with them so it absorbs excess moisture.
  • Zucchini muffins freeze perfectly, so wrap them individually in plastic wrap, then place them in a zippered bag. Write the date on the outside of the bag and they will last about 8 weeks in the freezer!

More Muffins

Did you love these Zucchini Muffins? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

Zucchini Muffins with a bite taken out of one

Zucchini Muffins

These Zucchini Muffins are moist, decadent, and make the perfect snack or breakfast treat!
Course Breakfast, Muffins, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 187
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup zucchini grated
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line muffin wells with liners.
  • Whisk dry ingredients medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine egg, oil, vanilla. Fold in zucchini.
  • Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture just until combined. Fold in walnuts (and chocolate chips if using.)
  • Divide over muffin tins and bake 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

Zucchini muffins can be kept at room temperature in a closed container or a zippered bag. Keep a slice of bread with them to absorb excess moisture.

Nutrition

Calories: 187 | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Zucchini Favorites

close up of Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins with a bite taken out
stacked Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins with a title
pile of Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins with a title

Originally posted at Spend with Pennies

Cracker Barrel French Toast

French toast is a real combination of savory and sweet. It’s all the best parts of a pancake, an omelet, and toast all in one tasty dish. Cracker barrel French toast is one of those genuinely American style breakfasts and can be served in several ways. Today we are going to show you how to make Cracker Barrel French toast at home. We’ll also show you some tips and tricks to ensure that you get the perfect result every time.

copycat cracker barrel french toast

How To Make Cracker Barrel French Toast

If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that we much prefer simple recipes. Well, they don’t come more straightforward than this. You’ll be able to make Cracker Barrel French toast using standard store cupboard ingredients.

The distinctive taste of Cracker Barrel French toast actually comes from its main ingredient. We are, of course, talking about the bread. You’ll notice that this recipe uses sourdough bread. Sourdough bread is naturally leavened using a ‘starter’. This is where the ‘sour’ flavor comes from. The starter is made by mixing flour and water. Gradually over time, the natural sugars in the flour begin to ferment. This produces carbon dioxide that causes bread dough to rise.

Sourdough bakers are obsessive about their starters. Different flours and fermentation produce different flavors. For us, that is just a little too much hassle. When we make our homemade Cracker Barrel French toast recipe, we only use store-bought sourdough bread.

To make this recipe, you’ll need a skillet and a large bowl. That’s it! See, we told you that it was simple!

Making homemade Cracker Barrel French toast is easy. It makes the perfect ‘canvas’ to serve with other breakfast favorites. Let’s talk toppings. Our favorite is to top our French toast with a big blob of whipped cream and piles of candied bacon. However, you can use practically anything. Whipped cream and Blueberries? A few slices of strawberry and banana?  Maybe just a thick lashing of maple syrup? The choice is yours.

Before we dive into the recipe, we want you to get a perfect result every time. Why not take a look at some of our tips and tricks below. We offer lots of practical advice and even suggest some alternatives if you are running low on a few ingredients.

Cracker Barrel French Toast

5 from 2 votes

Recipe by Laura Ritterman
Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy

Servings

8

servings

Prep time

5

minutes

Cooking time

10

minutes

Calories

250

kcal

This copycat Cracker Barrel French toast recipe is so quick and easy to make, you won’t know the difference from the restaurant.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup of whole milk

  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

  • 4 tsp of white sugar

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • ½ cup powder sugar

Directions

  • Take a large skillet and place on medium to high heat. Meanwhile, using a large bowl, add the milk and eggs and whisk until well mixed.
  • Add the vanilla essence and the white sugar and mix again.
  • Working one at a time, take a slice of sourdough bread. Dunk it into your egg mixture, flip it, and dunk it again. You want the bread to be entirely covered, no bare patches!
  • Drop each coated piece of bread into the pan, cook for around 2 minutes per side until it is lightly golden, then flip.
  • Remove the French toast from the pan and dust with a little powder sugar.
  • Serve with the topping of your choice.

Notes

  • We include a hint of vanilla in our Cracker Barrel French toast recipe. There’s something about vanilla and powder sugar that really works. However, if you don’t have vanilla, it is ok to leave it out. In this recipe, we use vanilla essence. For something a little bit classy, feel free to use real vanilla pods. Just split the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds from the inside.

Like this recipe?

Follow us @recipefairy on Pinterest

{“@context”:”https://schema.org”,”@type”:”Recipe”,”name”:”Cracker Barrel French Toast”,”image”:[“https://recipefairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/cracker-barrel-french-toast.jpg”,”https://recipefairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/cracker-barrel-french-toast-500×500.jpg”,”https://recipefairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/cracker-barrel-french-toast-500×375.jpg”,”https://recipefairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/cracker-barrel-french-toast-480×270.jpg”],”description”:”This copycat Cracker Barrel French toast recipe is so quick and easy to make, you won’t know the difference from the restaurant. “,”keywords”:[“Cracker Barrel French Toast”],”author”:{“@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Laura Ritterman”},”datePublished”:”2020-12-24T17:25:21+00:00″,”prepTime”:”PT5M”,”cookTime”:”PT10M”,”totalTime”:”PT15M”,”recipeCategory”:[“Breakfast”],”recipeCuisine”:[“American”],”recipeYield”:[“8″,”8 servings”],”nutrition”:{“@type”:”NutritionInformation”,”calories”:”250 cal”},”recipeIngredient”:[“4 large eggs”,”1 cup of whole milk”,”1 tsp of vanilla essence”,”4 tsp of white sugar”,”2 tbsp butter”,”u00bd cup powder sugar”],”recipeInstructions”:[{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Take a large skillet and place on medium to high heat. Meanwhile, using a large bowl, add the milk and eggs and whisk until well mixed.”,”text”:”Take a large skillet and place on medium to high heat. Meanwhile, using a large bowl, add the milk and eggs and whisk until well mixed.”,”url”:”https://recipefairy.com/cracker-barrel-french-toast/#wpzoom-rcb-direction-step-5fe4caa426aee”,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Add the vanilla essence and the white sugar and mix again.”,”text”:”Add the vanilla essence and the white sugar and mix again.”,”url”:”https://recipefairy.com/cracker-barrel-french-toast/#wpzoom-rcb-direction-step-5fe4caa426aef”,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Working one at a time, take a slice of sourdough bread. Dunk it into your egg mixture, flip it, and dunk it again. You want the bread to be entirely covered, no bare patches!”,”text”:”Working one at a time, take a slice of sourdough bread. Dunk it into your egg mixture, flip it, and dunk it again. You want the bread to be entirely covered, no bare patches!”,”url”:”https://recipefairy.com/cracker-barrel-french-toast/#wpzoom-rcb-direction-step-5fe4caa426af0″,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Drop each coated piece of bread into the pan, cook for around 2 minutes per side until it is lightly golden, then flip.”,”text”:”Drop each coated piece of bread into the pan, cook for around 2 minutes per side until it is lightly golden, then flip.”,”url”:”https://recipefairy.com/cracker-barrel-french-toast/#wpzoom-rcb-direction-step-5fe4caa426af1″,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Remove the French toast from the pan and dust with a little powder sugar.”,”text”:”Remove the French toast from the pan and dust with a little powder sugar.”,”url”:”https://recipefairy.com/cracker-barrel-french-toast/#wpzoom-rcb-direction-step-1608829728230202″,”image”:””},{“@type”:”HowToStep”,”name”:”Serve with the topping of your choice.”,”text”:”Serve with the topping of your choice.”,”url”:”https://recipefairy.com/cracker-barrel-french-toast/#wpzoom-rcb-direction-step-1608829744184227″,”image”:””}],”aggregateRating”:{“@type”:”AggregateRating”,”ratingValue”:”5.0″,”reviewCount”:2}}

.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .recipe-card-image .wpzoom-recipe-card-print-link .btn-print-link {
background-color: #FFA921;
box-shadow: 0 5px 40px #FFA921;
}
.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .details-items .detail-item .detail-item-icon {
color: #FFA921;
}
.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .ingredients-list>li .tick-circle {
border: 2px solid #FFA921;
}
.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .ingredients-list > li .tick-circle {
border-color: #FFA921;
}
.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .ingredients-list > li.ticked .tick-circle {
border-color: #FFA921 !important;
background-color: #FFA921;
}
.wp-block-wpzoom-recipe-card-block-recipe-card.is-style-newdesign .recipe-card-notes .recipe-card-notes-list>li::before {
background-color: #FFA921;
}

Tips and Tricks

  • As we’ve said, sourdough forms the basis of this recipe. But it isn’t a deal-breaker. If you don’t have any sourdough bread, ordinary bread will work just as well. The only difference will be that you won’t get the slight ‘tang’ like you would with sourdough bread. Some people don’t actually like the ‘tang’.
  • We use sugar to sweeten the recipe. If you are trying to count calories or reduce your sugar intake, a sweetener such as stevia or another alternative can be used.
  • One of the main keys to this recipe is making sure that your pan is hot enough. We don’t want the French toast to be soggy. Use medium to high heat and make sure your pan is up to temperature before cooking.
  • If you are cooking for a crowd, then making French toast can get a little messy. The key is to be organized. Make a mini production line that looks something like this… Bowl, pan, plate. Work methodically and cook the French toast in batches.
  • Here’s a secret tip. For your egg mixture, use the biggest bowl that you can get your hands on. The larger the bowl, the easier it will be to dip and flip your French toast.
  • Don’t be tempted to leave several pieces of bread submerged in the egg mixture. A quick dip is fine. A long soak is not. Your French toast will end up soggy and may even break apart if you leave it in the mixture too long.
  • This recipe is adaptable. It will make 8 slices of Cracker Barrel French toast. If you need to make more, simply double the ingredients. Likewise, if you need to make less, then you can halve the ingredients.

Conclusion

Cracker Barrel French toast is one of those recipes that looks ‘classy’ but is actually really simple. The dish is delicious on its own, but don’t be afraid to experiment with different toppings. What is your favorite French toast accompaniment? Let us know in the comments below.

Originally posted at Recipe Fairy

homemade cinnamon rolls warm from the oven in under an hour

Sitting here enjoying a cup of tea with the Tree lit trying to figure out what I want to share with you. Firstly have a wonderful holiday however you choose or have to celebrate it. Hopefully next year will be how you want to celebrate it!

The timing for this post I would normally share how I make my prime rib roast for Christmas but I have shared that a few times now so I here is a link to how I do mine Christmas Garlic Herb Ribeye Roast I thought I would look through some of my older posts and share some of the rolls I have made over the years but I seem to have not posted any of them. I know I think that’s odd too. I don’t always make fresh rolls for holidays but I make them more then I buy them so I wonder why I haven’t posted about any of them. The only thing I can come up with is it would be hard to take pictures while my hands have flour water and yeast all over them. So if I make any this week I will be sure to have my daughter take the photos so I can share. 


IMG_5129

In our house Christmas breakfast is just as important as Christmas dinner. It might even be more important to some of us. I always make some egg dish, usually a strata since I assemble it the night before and just throw it in the oven and it cooks while we open presents. There is always something sweet like these cinnamon rolls or monkey bread. And the last several years fresh out of the oven croissants. I totally take the easy route on those and order them from Williams Sonoma. They sit out all night thawing and rising on the counter and in the morning we pop them into the hot oven and are never disappointed. 


IMG_5097


This recipe is so easy and quick; if you are a cinnamon roll lover there is no reason not to try making them. I can tell you honestly I will be making them as soon as I finish writing this blog.
IMG_5109

IMG_5110

IMG_5111

Print

homemade cinnamon rolls warm from the oven in under an hour

Easy Fast Homemade cinnamon rolls
Course Breakfast
Author dclarkabal

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon yeast or 1 packet
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

filing

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter softened/room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Dough

  • Pre-heat your oven to 200’ and just before you place the rolls in the oven; turn it off.
  • in a large bowl add the flour, sugar, salt and yeast; mix well. In a microwave safe bowl heat the milk, water and butter till the butter melts 30-40 seconds. Once melted stir into the flour mixture and the egg and knead until the the dough is no longer sticky roughly 3-4 minutes. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl to rest for 5 or 6 minutes.

Filling

  • Mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the filing. Roll out the dough after it is done resting; into a 15″x 9″ rectangle. Spread the softened butter on top and then sprinkle the sugar cinnamon mixture over the butter. Roll the dough on the 15” side tightly and cut into 9 large even pieces
  • Place them in a 9″x 9″ slightly greased pan. (I place parchment in the pan so I can remove them easier) Cover with plastic wrap and place in the; turned off oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove the plastic wrap and turn the oven up to 375’F. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are lightly browned.

Glaze

  • Make the glaze while the rolls are in the oven. Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and use enough milk to make the glaze light enough for you to drizzle over the hot rolls when they come out of the oven.
  • Best served right out of the oven. They are OK re-heated but they do lose a little of their deliciousness. But I have never had any re-heated cinnamon roll that I truly loved

IMG_5113
IMG_5115IMG_5116

IMG_5120


IMG_5123

 

recipe adapted from: the recipe critic

Originally posted at Cooking at Clark Towers