Recipes - Bread

Dried Fruit Cream Scones

Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine


Waffles I, Allrecipes

Prep: 5 m
Cook: 15 m
Ready In: 20 m
Recipe By: OneShyOfABunch

"You can keep the batter covered in the fridge for up to a week. Just be sure to whisk well before using again. You may also use whole wheat flour for this recipe."


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.

Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

Recipe on Allrecipes HERE

Mile High Biscuits

From "Stop and Smell the Rosemary" cookbook.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder(reduce to 2 tsp at 8500 ft)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (additional as needed)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Gradually mix in enough cream to bind. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface. Knead about 30 seconds. Pat dough into a round 1/2 inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutter. Dip each biscuit into melted butter, coating top and sides. Place, buttered side up, on prepared baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes, or until light brown.

Pizza Dough from Il Fornaio

This recipe is for one crust, though we usually make five batches at a time.


  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water (105 degrees F) (Note: 2 cups for 5 batches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • additional flour for work surface & bowl


Put flour in mixing bowl, form a well in the center, and put olive oil in the ceter of the well.

Disolve yeast in the warm water and set aside for 15 minutes

When the yeast is ready, add the salt and the yeast measure to the well and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a floured bowl and let rise several times punching down each time the dough doubles in volume.

Buttermilk Biscuits (Chef John)

Prep: 20 m
Cook: 15 m
Ready In: 35 m
Recipe By:Chef John

From Chef John: "This deceptively simple recipe can come out a million different ways with some very minor variations on the ingredients and amounts. This one's my favorite - flaky, but not dry; chewy, but not tough; crisp in just the right spots."

    2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled in freezer and cut into thin slices
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk for brushing


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl.

Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 5 minutes.

Make a well in the center of butter and flour mixture. Pour in 3/4 cup buttermilk; stir until just combined.

Turn dough onto a floured work surface, pat together into a rectangle.

Fold the rectangle in thirds. Turn dough a half turn, gather any crumbs, and flatten back into a rectangle. Repeat twice more, folding and pressing dough a total of three times.

Roll dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut out 12 biscuits using a 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter.

Transfer biscuits to the prepared baking sheet. Press an indent into the top of each biscuit with your thumb.

Brush the tops of biscuits with 2 tablespoons buttermilk.

Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes.

Printed From 10/15/2017

Biga (Starter Dough)

From The Il Fornaio Baking Book


  • 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105 degrees F)
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour
  • 1 1/4 cups cool water


In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Set aside until it is creamy, about 15 minutes.

Measure the flour into a large bowl. Using a sturdy wooden spoon, form a well in the center of the flour and add the yeast mixture and cool water to the well. Using the spoon, stir together all the ingredients until sticky and difficult to stir but nevertheless thoroughly combined. Cover tightly and allow to ferment slowly in the refrigerator for 24 hours before using.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. To use, rinse a measuring cup in cool water, scoop out the amount of starter needed, and bring to room temperature.


Prep: 10 m
Cook: 10 m
Ready In: 20 m
Recipe By:ANN57
Essential crepe recipe. Sprinkle warm crepes with sugar and lemon, or serve with cream or ice cream and fruit."
Reduce sugar in recipe for savory crepes. My favorite fillings are on this site:


  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, flour sugar and salt until smooth.
Heat a medium-sized skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Grease pan with a small amount of butter or oil applied with a brush or paper towel. Using a serving spoon or small ladle, spoon about 3 tablespoons crepe batter into hot pan, tilting the pan so that bottom surface is evenly coated. Cook over medium heat, 1 to 2 minutes on a side, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

To Die For Blueberry Muffins

To Die For Blueberry Muffins
Prep:15 m
Cook: 25 m
Ready In: 40 m
Recipe By:Colleen
"These muffins are extra large and yummy with the sugary-cinnamon crumb topping. I usually double the recipe and fill the muffin cups just to the top edge for a wonderful extra-generously-sized deli style muffin. Add extra blueberries too, if you want!"


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

Printed From 12/24/2017

Pumpkin Muffins II

Prep: 20 m
Cook: 25 m
Ready In: 45 m
Recipe By:Julie
"Fresh pumpkin puree makes for great muffins. Can also be served as a loaf."


  • 1 small sugar pumpkin, seeded
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

Split pumpkin in half. Remove seeds and strings. Place on baking sheet, cut side down. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven until tender, about 90 minutes. Remove pumpkin pulp and puree in blender. Measure out 2 cups pumpkin puree; set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together 2 cups pumpkin puree, vegetable oil and eggs. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture until smooth. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.