Cherry season is short, so I try to make the most of it.
Baking with cherries is often a process, because you have to take the time to pit each fruit. They sell cherry/olive pitters in stores, but I try to get creative with the tools I have. (more…)
Latest bake: brown butter coconut cake! This is a dense loaf cake that’s soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
It’s hearty and filling and tastes great as breakfast, topped with a bit of whipped cream and a handful of berries. (more…)
Lately, I’ve been trying to come up with to-go breakfast ideas that I can easily eat at work. The other day, I remembered we had English muffins in the freezer and thought they would be perfect!
But when I took them out, I could tell right away that they were freezer burned (honestly not sure how long they had been there…) so I decided I would make some English muffins myself the following weekend. Homemade is better anyway, right?
These whole wheat muffins are amazing! They rise tall, have a perfect crumble, and have a nice, hearty touch due to the whole wheat. My ideal English muffin is toasted with some salted butter, topped with some raspberry jam! (more…)
Bananas are definitely a staple fruit in my house, but they are also the only fruit that seems to always be going bad. Maybe “going bad” is the wrong expression, but none of us like to eat them once they turn too soft and brown.
Of course, brown bananas are amazing for many reason. Reason number being this pancake recipe. These pancakes are light and fluffy but also have the full flavor of the aromatic banana bread that we all know and love.
In a lot of ways, these pancakes are even better than the classic bread. First of all, there’s the instant gratification: no need to wait an hour for this to bake and no need at all to wait for it to cool (because pancakes are also hotcakes). (more…)
If you like having lazy weekend mornings but still want a delicious, warm breakfast, then you should definitely try out these yeasted overnight pancakes.
This recipe is from one of the latest books I’m reviewing: Homemade Decadence. Book review and recipe below!
Yes, you read that post title correctly: these are the perfect chocolate chip pancakes. Why? Because they’re fat and fluffy, made with whole wheat flour, and you can whip them up in minutes.
But, before I give you the recipe, I’d like to announce the opening of my new Etsy shop! Last week I worked on setting up my site (etsy.com/shop/jackiesdelights) where I’ll be selling handmade accessories, purses, pouches, and hopefully some laptop sleeves too.
Currently, there are scarves, headbands, and zipper pouches and I hope to be adding more summery items. I also enjoy knitting and crocheting but will probably wait until fall to post the bulk of those items. (more…)
Bananas go bad pretty quickly in my house so I’ve tried various recipes to use the fruits before they completely rot. Banana bread is always the first thing that pops into my head as a recipe idea, and I’ve tried several different banana bread recipes, and I’m pretty sure I’ve reached perfection with this one (the only addition one might have is some walnuts).
This bread is made perfectly moist with three whole bananas and half a cup of yogurt, as well as with the creamy glaze on top. Unlike a pound cake, this is a light and soft bread.
And, since this is made with little butter and sugar, and a lot of fruit and yogurt, you don’t need to feel bad about going for seconds (or thirds or fourths…). Use whole wheat flour instead of white and this treat is made even better. And the glaze is completely optional; the bread is still super delicious without it. (more…)
A lot of people make banana bread when their bananas begin to over-ripen. I love banana bread, but sometimes it can be just a bit boring. So if you’re like me, looking for a bit more of a sweet treat, try this super amazing and delicious banana crumb cake!
As you can see in this little diagram I have going in the picture above, this banana cake contains apple sauce bits baked right into it, a delicious, buttery crumble topping, and a sweet glaze to top it all off.
I’m honestly not sure if banana cake can get better than this. (more…)
Looking for an excuse to have breakfast for dinner? Want another sweet twist on the classic pancake?
Well then you have to make this recipe. And making a pancake cake is actually a great idea for any type of pancake recipe you have, however I would definitely recommend you try this one. These pancakes aren’t your average. They’re light, sweet, buttery, and just a melt-in-your-mouth kind of delicious.
And this strawberry filling truly is a great match for the pancakes as it is also light and sweet. (more…)
If you’re looking for a great twist on the classic cinnamon roll, or just another interesting pumpkin recipe, this is definitely one to try.
These are also great to simply have around the holidays, since they are pumpkin flavored. Pair it with a latte and you’re set! (more…)