Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer may be here, and my kids may be home, but there will be many more recipes to come!

Summer is here for our family, life has been very crazy with birthdays, last few days of school not to mention many other things....I have not forgotten about you all and the need for new recipes, I have baked up quite a few so I will have some new posts for you soon.

stay tuned for.................

Cinnamon buns
Update on that amazing pizza dough
Some absolutely amazing white bread....I am hooked

and I am sure a few more along the way!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

OMG melt in your mouth Donuts

Melt in your mouth Baked Donuts

Picture to come!


3 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 C sugar
1 tbls active yeast
1 3/4 C warm/hot milk
1/3 cup soft butter
2 eggs


  1.  In your mixing bowl add flour, salt, sugar, yeast and eggs.  Slowly mix 
  2. Heat your milk till close to boiling, melt your butter in the milk
  3. slowly add your milk/butter mixture to your flour mixture and mix with dough hook for about 5 minutes
  4. This dough will be thick and does not form a ball
  5. Cover with saran wrap and let rise for 1 hour or till doubled in size
  6. Dump out onto a floured surface and need for 30 seconds
  7. flatten the dough with your hands till it is about 2 cm thick and cut using a round cookie cutter or a glass.
  8. Place donuts on a lined baking sheet 
  9. Let rise for 45 -1 hour or till doubled
  10. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes
  11. When they come out of oven you can brush with butter and roll in sugar or leave plain (no butter) or roll in icing sugar
  12. Use any type of filling you would like and with a piping bag stick in donut and squish out a good amount.  
These are awesome and not that bad for the diet :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Home Made Apple filling

Homemade Apple Pie Filling


  1. Cut up an apple into tiny cubes and put in a saucepan
  2. Add sugar (I use just less then a 1/4 cup) 
  3. Add 1tsp Cinamon
  4. Add 1/2 cup water or 1/2 a lemon if you would like it more tart
  5. Add 1 tbl cornstarch
  6. Stir together and slowly heat up and bring to a boil to thicken, once think your filling is complete.  
Hints: If you cut your apples too big they will not soften, you might want to cook them for a minute or two in the microwave first before starting.

* this recipe works for most berries, you will just have to adjust your sugar and cornstarch depending on the fruit you use.

Sweet Dough Recipe

This dough can be used for a base to many things, donuts, cinnamon buns, or even sweet rolls.

Sweet Dough


1/2 cup of warm water
1 tsp of sugar
2 1/4 tsp of active yeast

2/3 C. warm milk
3 tbls sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbls butter
1 egg
3 1/2 cup white flour


  1. Mix the warm water, 1tsp sugar and the yeast together and let sit for 10 min in a small bowl
  2. Mix the milk, sugar, salt, butter and egg together 
  3. Add one cup flour and the yeast mixture to the mixer and start needing and gradually add the rest of the flour till a ball is formed and no longer sticks to the side of the bowl
  4. Let rise 1 hour or till it doubles in size
  5. Your dough is now ready to work with

Baked Kolaches

Sometimes we just have to treat ourselves!Instead of the unhealthy deep fried donuts I have created a perfect baked kolache, although to be honest it is a little heavier then a doughnut



1 sweet roll dough (recipe in another post)
1 can or homemade (recipe in another post) pie filling
1/4 c icing sugar


  1. Divide dough into even balls (approx 10-11)
  2. Roll into balls and then create the indent in them by using a bottom of a cup and pressing down hard.

  3.  Fill the holes with filling (do not overfill)

    4. Cover and let rest for 40 minutes

    5. Preheat oven to 375F, bake for 15-18 minutes till golden brown
    6. Sprinkle with icing sugar

    Pretty simple!