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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bread Machine Yeasted Gingerbread


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I've seen this recipe floating around cyberspace for several years now and it has been on my to-do list since it first caught my eye. The original recipe was created by Beth Hensperger and it can be found in The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook. I was able to borrow a bread machine today, so I was able to experiment with some recipes that had been sidelined because I do not have a machine of my own. With a bread machine, this flavorful, albeit unconventional, loaf is effortless to make, and the only problem I had was deciding how, or with what, I would serve it. Its flavors are unique and the bread does not lend itself to haphazard service. I came up with a couple of options that I think are workable. If you have a good European-type butter, quartered slices, slathered with butter would make a grand addition to a tea table. However, I think breakfast is the meal where most of us can best find a use for the bread. It makes marvelous toast and if the toast is served with cream cheese, it makes for a stellar breakfast offering. Those of you who enjoy standard gingerbread will probably enjoy this yeasted version. Here is how the bread is made.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chipotle Brownies


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...A gal can never have too many recipes for brownies. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I found this recipe in Family Circle magazine a while back and clipped it with the intention of trying it as soon as things settled down around here. It's became apparent that wouldn't happen any time soon, so this morning I pulled out my whisk and made the brownies while the bacon was frying. It took all of ten minutes to get these into the oven and they were finished before our breakfast had ended. Is dessert for breakfast acceptable? Yea or nay, I tried one just as soon as the brownies were cool enough to cut. This moist, fudge-like brownie has intense flavor that is enhanced by the addition of the chipotle powder. I think the brownies would be perfect with a bit more salt and vanilla, so you might want to double the amounts of each suggested in the recipe below. If you are looking for a slightly different brownie to add to your repertoire, you might want to give this recipe a try. Here is how these brownies are made.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Child's Play - Lemon Crinkle Cookies


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...These cookies look like wallflowers, and while their plain appearance might keep them from the tea table, I'd be remiss if I failed to tell you just how good they are. I'd also be remiss if I failed to tell you how easy they are to make. This is a great recipe for young cooks to try. The cookies can be made with a hand mixer in about 15 minutes, although the dough will need to be chilled before it can be shaped for baking. The batch I made had crisp edges and soft centers that made them perfect for dunking in milk or coffee and I suspect that lemon lover's will enjoy them as much as I did. The recipe was a contest winner that I found on the blog, Lauren's Latest. Do try these. Here is how they are made.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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