Strawberry Shortcakes

Mixed Berry Shortcakes

To me, strawberry shortcakes just scream summer!

The berries are bursting in every farm market and supermarket and they are just begging to be reckoned with!

As you can see those berries reckoned with ME instead since I bought every variety they had to offer, turning this strawberry shortcake recipe into a mixed berry shortcake recipe!

Oh well, the more the merrier I always say!

Now this right here is the real deal, authentic strawberry shortcake BISCUIT recipe.

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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

 

Saint Patrick’s Day is a time for all the Irish inspired recipes to come out!

I do love Irish Soda Bread and would serve it all year round!

I found this recipe on the internet many years ago and have been using this one ever since.

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Sticky Buns

Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

The fabulous sticky buns recipe.

But more precisely, the caramel, almond, raisin sticky bun!

If you have never tasted sticky buns, I am crying for you.

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Crumb Bun Recipe

World Famous Crumb Buns

The world famous crumb bun recipe!

I guess it’s a New Jersey thing, since Crumb Buns are basically unfamiliar in every other place!

Most people will think of “crumb cake” but don’t be fooled because this is not that!

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How to Make Donuts

Assorted Donuts Recipe

 

There is nothing quite like a fresh donut to make any problem go away!

Yes my friends I present to you the real deal, no imitation, professional bakery style yeast donut!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns

Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns

Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns

Who doesn’t love a cinnamon bun!?

Make it Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns and you are now at an entirely new level!

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but this new recipe is even better than the original Cinnamon Buns recipe I shared years ago!

This time complete with cream cheese icing I ate 3 of these jumbo buns before the pan was even cooled!

They are dangerous so I will warn you to have an exit strategy for them before they finish baking.

Since being alone with these bad boys may prove to be a disaster for the diet!

This recipe does not need eggs, so for those who are wondering the “non-vegan” version….. there isn’t one!

So simple, minimal ingredients and if you don’t have or use almond milk, use whatever milk you DO use! See how easy??

Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns
 
Serves: 12 jumbo buns
Ingredients
  • Almond Milk 1½ cup (360ml)
  • Oil of your choice ½ cup (120ml)
  • Granulated Sugar ½ cup (100g)
  • Dry Yeast 2¼ teaspoon
  • Pumpkin Puree 1 cup
  • All Purpose Flour 4 - 5 cups (500g - 625g)
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice2 teaspoons
  • Baking Powder ½ teaspoon
  • Baking Soda ½ teaspoon
  • Salt ½ teaspoon
  • For the filling:
  • Granulated Sugar ½ cup (100g)
  • Light Brown Sugar ¾ cup (158g)
  • Ground Cinnamon ½ teaspoon
  • Ground Nutmeg ¼ teaspoon
  • Coconut Oil or any oil of your choice ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Cream Cheese Icing Recipe
Instructions
  1. Combine the yeast with the warm milk and let stand for 5 minutes
  2. In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients and blend well
  3. Add the oil, milk with the yeast and the pumpkin and mix with the dough hook (or by hand) for 5 minutes
  4. Add flour to adjust the consistency as needed *see video demonstration
  5. Turn out to a lightly floured surface and continue to knead until it is no longer super sticky to your hands of the table
  6. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl covered and let rise to double in a warm spot
  7. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 12" x 18" and about ½" thick
  8. Brush with melted oil and then spread evenly with the sugar filling mixture
  9. Roll up then cut into desired portions
  10. Place them in a lightly oiled sheet pan spaced 2" apart and let rise again covered in a warm spot. 35 - 60 minutes depending on the conditions in your area
  11. Once they are light and fluffy and puffy bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approx 25 - 45 minutes depending on the size of your buns * see video demonstration
  12. While the buns are baking you can prepare the cream cheese icing recipe
  13. Cool slightly then top generously with Cream Cheese Icing
Notes
Like any yeast pastry they will go stale before they go bad.

I store them in an airtight container at room temperature *even with the cream cheese icing

**the vegan version does not go sour even at room temperature overnight and through the next day- use your judgement if you are using regular cream cheese icing - you may want to store the buns in the refrigerator however it will make the bun hard, so I like to keep them at room temperature
 

 

 

 

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