It's been a while since I've done a baking roundup on the blog! The last one was in June, whoops! (and check out part one.) I was going to share in order of what I made but then I decided since I made so many pecan recipes I would group them together for this post (plus some misc. recipes)
Maple Oatmeal Sticky Buns - my Aunt's recipe
I'm a big cinnamon bun fan and this recipe is one of my favorites (although I haven't tried to make many on my own.) I prefer maple sticky buns to ones with frosting - unless we're talking about tube cinnamon buns or Cinnabon at the mall, YUM!
My aunt's recipe uses a bit of oats for added texture. This was the first time I made them without my Mom and I followed the recipe and only rolled the buns out to 10x4. Next time I'm going to roll it out more so there will be more swirls.
This is one of two recipes I found a week or so before Thanksgiving that I decided to make. I ordered a couple bags of pecans to prepare and set out on my mission! I tried this recipe first because I figured I would like the second one better (it included chocolate!) I only made half the recipe because it used a LOT of butter. It was really tasty and a nice light dessert, we could have had it for breakfast too.
Here's the second recipe I made Thanksgiving week. Christian and I made it together for our solo Thanksgiving celebration. I really love this recipe because I love pecan pie filling but not pie crust (I'm weird) so having the cookie-like crust on the bottom made this the perfect combo. Plus - who doesn't love chocolate chips!?
Braided Pesto Bread - my own concoction
Christian and I attempted to make pesto with basil from our garden but unfortunately it didn't come out too great (we didn't have enough basil) and the cheese was too chunky - I don't like cheese to begin with. SO I decided to make pesto bread out of it! I used a super simple bread dough (1 cup
warm water, 2 tsp yeast, 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp
salt,) rolled it out, spooned on the pesto, rolled it up, cut it in half
and braided it before making it into a circle.
I wanted to use up some shortening we had from when I made beignets earlier in the year and decided to see how it would work in a sugar cookie. A super simple, easy treat!
Something I make all the time and one of my favorite easy desserts! All you need is butter, chocolate, eggs, flour and sugar. I made these on my birthday with new Mickey Mouse ramekins Chrisitan got me, so cute!
Dutch Baby Pancake - various recipes (I think I used this one)
We love having breakfast for dinner and some nights I feel like making it extra special. I've made a few dutch baby pancakes and they get better each time! I don't think I've mastered the art yet but at least they taste good!