No Knead Dinner Rolls

This recipe is super easy and tastes fabulous!  Mix it up just like you would a brownie batter, let rise, shape into rolls, let rise again, bake and eat!  This is adapted from a recipe I found online:  http://www.recipetineats.com/soft-no-knead-dinner-rolls/

No Knead Dinner Rolls
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Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18 minutes 2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18 minutes 2 1/2 hours
No Knead Dinner Rolls
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Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18 minutes 2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
18 minutes 2 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: rolls
Instructions
  1. Combine all dry ingredients. Place water, buttermilk, butter in microwaveable dish and microwave just until lukewarm. Add eggs and whisk into other liquids.
  2. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients. It will resemble the texture of a brownie batter. Spray some plastic wrap with nonstick spray and cover bowl. Set aside to rise for about 1 1/2 hours or until almost tripled in volume.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle flour on counter where you will be working. Punch down dough to deflate. Scrape dough onto flour. Work enough flour into dough to form a log shape. Cut into quarters, then cut each quarter into thirds, to get 12 pieces of dough.
  5. Shape into rolls and place on baking sheet as you work. http://www.recipetineats.com/soft-no-knead-dinner-rolls/ has a video for how to shape the rolls. Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside and let rise for another 35-45 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 390F. Bake rolls for about 18 minutes, or until the rolls are a golden brown and the roll sounds hollow when tapped. Remove rolls from oven and brush with melted butter.
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Healthier Buttermilk Pancakes

This recipe came from www.thebusybaker.ca/2015/04/healthy-buttermilk-pancakes.html.  The idea is that the butter and sugar is replaced with mashed banana, which makes it healthier.  They were pretty good, light and fluffy, had a bit of a banana taste, but not too much.  I cut the recipe down because it made a huge batch!

Healthier Buttermilk Pancakes
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Servings Prep Time
8 4-5" pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 4-5" pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Healthier Buttermilk Pancakes
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Servings Prep Time
8 4-5" pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 4-5" pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: 4-5" pancakes
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mash banana. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. I just used a fork.
  3. Add banana mixture and buttermilk to flour mixture. Stir everything just until combined.
  4. Heat well seasoned cast iron (or your choice) griddle over medium heat. Add a little butter or oil if necessary. Ladle about 1/2 cup batter at a time onto griddle. When you see some of the bubbles around the edge begin to break, flip the pancakes over. Cook on the other side just until a nice golden brown. Serve immediately!
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

Nutrition info for 2 pancakes (1/4 of the batch):

179 calories, 4 g fat, 301 mg potassium, 30 g carb, 2 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 8 g protein

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Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes

This is our grandkids’ favorite breakfast!!!  I make the batter and my husband makes the pancakes.  You can also make them without the chocolate chips if you prefer.

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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Servings
8 pancakes
Servings
8 pancakes
Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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Servings
8 pancakes
Servings
8 pancakes
Ingredients
Servings: pancakes
Instructions
  1. Beat egg with mixer until fluffy. Beat in remaining ingredients just until smooth. You may have to add a little more buttermilk if it is too thick. Drop by 1/4 cup onto hot greased griddle. Cook until edges start to cook, then flip and cook on other side. Continue with rest of batter. Serve warm with powdered sugar.
Recipe Notes

The buttermilk powder makes a more fragile pancake than the real buttermilk.  We like to use the full fat buttermilk.

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

Nutrition info for 2 pancakes:

399 calories, 19 g. fat, 263 mg potassium, 53 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 29 g sugar, 11 g protein

If you make this without the chocolate chips, 2 pancakes contain: 212 calories, 8 g fat, 263 mg potassium, 29 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 8 g protein

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Irish Soda Bread

This is much faster and easier than making bread from yeast, but is very delicious!  Total time for preparation and baking is about 35 minutes if you are using buttermilk.  This is a moist, tender bread rather than the crusty bread that I usually make.  This is wonderful for sandwiches, but also makes good toast.

If you desire sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or caraway seeds on the bread, that is an option.  If you want to add 1 cup of raisins or cranberries, you can do that too!  This is very versatile!

I like to brush the top of my loaf with one of these choices:  egg wash (makes a crustier bread), butter or milk.  These will help make the crust a pretty brown.  However, it is totally up to you whether you do this or not!

Irish Soda Bread
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Irish Soda Bread
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. If you are not using buttermilk: In a cup or small bowl, stir together the milk and vinegar. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until curdled.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder. Stir in the buttermilk and honey until smooth.
  3. Scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a floured surface, and shape into a disc. Place the disc into a cast iron skillet. (Mine is 9 1/2" and was plenty big enough for a batch and a half.) Lightly cut a cross in the top of the loaf. Brush top of loaf with egg wash, milk, or butter (opt.) Now would be the time to add sesame seeds, poppy seeds, caraway seeds, etc.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the crust feels firm to the touch.
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

The first instruction image was my first attempt at this bread.  It tasted great, but was pretty ugly because I did not brush the crust with any milk, butter or egg.  The other images were my second attempt.  I made a batch and a half and baked it for 30 minutes.  I forgot to cut the cross in the top of the loaf, but brushed it with butter before baking and shaped it better with my hands.  It is a much prettier loaf.

I made a double batch, used the same medium sized cast iron skillet and baked it for 35 minutes.  It was perfectly done!

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Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is not my recipe.  It came from http://www.food.com/recipe/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting-67256

Our daughter wanted me to put this recipe on here.

 

Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Servings Prep Time
1 9x13" pan 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
1 9x13" pan 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Servings Prep Time
1 9x13" pan 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
1 9x13" pan 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Frosting
Garnish
Servings: 9x13" pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275. Grease and flour a 9x13" pan.
  2. In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp. vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Stir in banana mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
  3. For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 1 tsp. vanilla. Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth. Spread on cooled cake. Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.
Recipe Notes

These were the notes for this recipe: This is one of (if not) the BEST banana cake I have ever tasted! I thought the oven temp of 275° sounded a little low, but this cake baked up (and rose) beautifully in my oven at this temp after pretty much exactly one hour. I do not know if the little "freezer trick" to this recipe is what ensured its moistness or not, but I did it, and it was exceptionally moist & delicious. Would be interesting to see if it still came out as great if this step was skipped. All I know is that I followed this recipe EXACTLY as stated (except that I had no buttermilk, so I subbed with a mix of lemon juice & milk) and I got exceptional results. So moist and yummy...a dense cake, similar in texture to a carrot cake... I personally would not call this frosted banana bread :o) Depending on the amount of frosting you like you can decide whether to half the recipe or not. I used the full recipe and had some leftover. I sprinkled on the chopped walnuts and threw this baby in the fridge and cut it the next day...TO DIE FOR! I really liked it slightly chilled, but great at room temp too! It got better each day it sat, I always make this cake at least the day before I need or want it. I was extremely pleased with this cake and will be making it over & over again!! So glad I came across this one!! (on another website). (* * Just to update the recipe, (based on some of the reviews), the baking time may vary based on individual ovens. It was RIGHT ON for my oven, but some others have stated it has taken 1 hour 10 minutes, 1 hour 20 minutes, and my sister just informed me that it took 1 hour 30 minutes in her oven!!!!!)

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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

A very easy biscuit recipe baked in Lodge cast iron biscuit pan.  The flour mixture can be made up ahead of time, cut the butter in, then refrigerate or freeze until needed.  Then just add the buttermilk, drop biscuits into pan with an ice cream scoop and bake.

These are great with sausage gravy:  http://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/sausage-gravy/

This recipe works great in a mini muffin maker.  This size works better for us since it is usually just the 2 of us, so we don’t really need 7 enormous biscuits between us.  It also worked out great for Christmas morning when the oven temperature for the biscuits was 100 degrees warmer than the oven temperature for our egg casseroles.  We really like how the edges come out kind of crunchy.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
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Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
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Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Biscuits
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, stir dry ingredients together. Cut in butter to coarse crumb stage. This can be covered and stored in the refrigerator or freezer at this point. Add buttermilk. Stir just until blended. Drop dough into Lodge biscuit pan, using 3 oz. scoop. Bake 15-18 minutes in 450 degree F oven. Serve warm.
  2. This works great in a mini muffin maker. Use 164 g. of mix and 100 g. (7 T.) buttermilk.
  3. Use 1 oz. scoop and cook for 6-7 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

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