Month: January 2020

Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

Raise your hand if you love coffee cake! I’m betting that like me, you can’t resist a piece of such scrumptious deliciousness when it comes your way. I’ve had this recipe on an old recipe card knocking around my pantry for ages and my family 

No Mixer Needed Banana Bread

No Mixer Needed Banana Bread

How to make banana bread – your way: I love banana bread and so does my family. It is almost a staple in our home as we buy bananas weekly and some of them get too soft for some of the more fickle eaters amongst 

Brioche Bread

Brioche Bread

I love brioche bread. There’s something about the buttery deliciousness that makes it hard for me to resist. Here where we live, it’s not something that you see at all on the shelves in any of the supermarkets nor bakeries here and maybe that’s a good thing as I may be tempted to buy loaf after loaf after loaf.

Luckily, my family has an affinity for anything brioche and so I won’t be solely responsible for when it gets snarfed off in no time at all.

While searching the web for a good recipe, I found this one from fifteenspatulas and gave it a try. I’m happy to say it came out pretty good!

I adjusted it a little as I found that I needed to add maybe a 1/4 cup more flour than the recipe called for as the dough was incredibly soft – really, too soft for what dough should feel like based on my past experience baking bread. I believe it’s because it’s super hot here and the butter may have been too soft during the mixing process.

Anyways, all’s well that ends well! Here are some pics of the results.

brioche bread in pans on table
I have to work on my braiding technique!
sliced brioche bread

Besides the extra cup of flour, I used almond milk instead of cow’s milk. I don’t recall the recipe saying to grease the pans but I greased mine, and I think that was it… This was an recipe included nan overnight refrigerated rise, but I’ve found a few others that skip this step. If it’s hot where you are then I suggest not skipping it.

This is really good on it’s own but I’m going to make some french toast out of it (see my earlier french toast recipe here) and if any of the loaves are left, perhaps a small bread pudding!

Have a great weekend!

Raisin Cake

Raisin Cake

I’m not quite sure how this recipe came into my hands, most likely from some recipe book that’s now long gone. I’ve made it so many times that I’ve almost committed it to memory… my family LOVES when I bake this and I hope that