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Sweet Breads, Bread Pudding, etc.

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Brown butter maple pumpkin bread. I am in dire need of a weekend morning butler. Specifically for the duties of coffee and coffee cake. It would greatly improve my mornings. Andrew, I hope you’re reading this, in case, um, you need Hannukah gift ideas, a morning butler would be amazing! A typical weekend morning in our household goes a little like this. Around seven o’clock, my body decides that it no longer wants to be asleep. But what my body doesn’t realize fully is that until it ingests about 2 cups of coffee, it, along with my brain, is amazingly, utterly useless. But I am also a bit of a prima donna – mere coffee is just not enough.

Because it’s fall and because I’m back knee-deep in love with pumpkin, I played around with pumpkin bread a bit one day and finally narrowed it down to the pumpkin bread that houses all my favorite things: brown butter, maple sugar, bourbon, and cranberries. The only downside to this bread is that I have to make it myself – no butler in the area to help me through my morning plight.

Maple Pecan Sticky Buns | Cooking for Seven. The other night, my family invited my sister's and my family over for a breakfast supper to enjoy their freshly-boiled maple syrup. My sister called me up and said, "I'll make the apple crisp if you make the ice cream. " Deal. Now, in a situation like this, when you're required to make ice cream in an afternoon (I didn't know until about two or three that this was going to be a thing), you definitely do NOT have time to cook up a custard and get it down to bone-cold temperature for churning. Thankfully, you can still make an awesome homemade ice without a custard base. All that's required is mixing all of the ingredients together and churning. BOOM. Ice cream in 30 minutes. It's dangerous knowledge. By the way, if you're a big fan of homemade ice cream, you need a good ice cream maker. Note: If you're looking for the creamiest possible ice cream, I would go for a cooked custard (I'll have to share a recipe sometime).

Easiest Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Ingredients: Directions: Self - {Gingerbread Monkey Bread with Creamy Whiskey Maple Glaze} I hate being told to relax. Winter break is over now, and as I look back at how I spent it, I'm in a funk. I want to be more laid back and take more time to just... I don't know... Do absolutely nothing before I graduate, but I can't even stand the thought of just... Not doing something. I haven't been blogging as much lately as I used to, but it's because I've got other hobbies, projects, and personal things taking to forefront as I transition from school into reality.

Also, I've got a bad case of writer's block in terms of personal things, and I can't really figure out what to do about it. Regardless, I've been keeping occupied, and I like it. I had friends visiting a few weekends ago, and I while enjoyed their company immensely, I have never been more aware of how high-strung all of this can appear until they arrived. It felt like I wasn't doing enough the whole time because I was uncomfortable just sitting around. Constantly. So they told me to relax. Finally. Printable Recipe. Monkey Bread with Bourbon Cr?me Anglaise. It didn't totally blow up my radar, however, until only a few weeks ago. I was celebrating a bachelorette with some of my favorite girlfriends at a too-cool-for-school Atlanta restaurant.

We had already overindulged in one too many courses of food, but our waiter gently encouraged us to order the sampler platter of desserts. Never one to say no to sweets, I caved against my (stomach's) better judgement. I couldn't begin to tell you what else was on that giant tray of desserts. It was the monkey bread that took it all home for the gold.

It was soft and tender, so light I thought it might just up and fly away. I fell hard for monkey bread that night; I've been waiting patiently for the right time to recreate it. Monkey Bread with Bourbon Crème Anglaise Serves 6-8 For the caramel coating1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted Sprinkle the yeast and a pinch of sugar over warm water and let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls. What do you get when you combine banana bread with cinnamon rolls? These incredible Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls! A cinnamon roll and banana bread in one, how could these not be good? Then when they are slathered generously with cream cheese frosting and finished off with toasted nuts, all I can say is wow yum! This is breakfast done right. Enjoy and be sure to eat them warm.

Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients 3 medium overripe bananas 1 tsp lemon juice 2/3 cup milk (I used whole) 3 Tbsp butter, diced 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 large egg yolk 3 3/4 cups bread flour, divided 1 Tbsp cornstarch 3/4 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 6 Tbsp butter, melted 1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting, recipe follows toasted walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional) Cream Cheese Frosting 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 6 Tbsp butter, softened 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar 2 - 3 tsp milk Directions. Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding with Bourbon Icing.

For all of you jokers out there who think that all pumpkin consumption should cease and desist immediately after the post-Thanksgiving tryptophan haze has cleared…all I have to say is this: they don’t call it WINTER squash for nothing. And to be fair, it really is one of the few bright {orange} spots in the winter vegetable consortium. Uh, literally…seeing as how the entire root vegetable melange is about as pale beige as an Upper East Side private school.

Which is not to say that I have anything against rutabagas, turnips, or parsnips (celery root, though – work of the devil). But… it all comes down to aesthetics. That being said, this bread pudding is very…brown with a drizzle of white on top. And yet, still totally scrumptious-looking. Then again, chunks of pumpkin pie-soaked challah bread tossed with sugared delicata squash and then drizzled with a bourbon-infused glaze. Deep breaths. .March 20th, people. Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding with Bourbon Icing Serves 16, adapted from Food and Wine. Pumpkin bread pudding. Here is a recipe that every single person should have in their arsenal, and I couldn’t be happier that it is now in mine. After a week of flan that never set and floppy, leaky quiche crusts, there are no words for the serenity brought on by a recipe with TWO steps. Heck, the entire set of instructions tops out around 50 words. It was so easy that despite being at my wit’s end after Tuesday night’s fiasco, I made it anyway.

Burrowing our spoons into still warm, bourbon-spiked (like I could resist) sweet fall comfort was heavenly, and as I chewed on those buttery bread cubes and pondered the ginger’s edginess, memories of cooking failures fell away, and there was just this, a blissful and eerily wholesome calm. There is utter genius is combining two of life’s great pleasures, baked French toast and pumpkin pie, into something you could as easily eat for dessert as a decadent brunch side dish. Pumpkin Bread Pudding Adapted from Gourmet Magazine, October 2007. Mojito Doughnuts. Or Donuts? Let’s debate! Just kidding. But, I have a question. Ever run to the kitchen so enthusiastically to make something and then you end up forgetting an ingredient, or a step … or three?! I’m not gonna say who or what, but don’t forget the baking powder, and grease your baking pans, people! Or you run the risk of ending up with a crumbly, sticky doughnut errrrr cake. Also, if you’re going to bake with alcohol and do a shot at the same time – just to see if it’s any good – do it when you’re not feeding a baby with Mama Juice.

Soooo, who is going to a Labor Day Party. What are you bringing? How about some Boozy Doughnuts? Oh oh … how about an Orzo Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola?!? Tell you what. I whipped up these doughnuts for my husband and my dad. He was healed. Ingredients Instructions Preheat oven to 350.