Did you know? While the scone is most often associated with British Afternoon Tea, they were originally a Scottish treat. They officially came to the tea table around 1840, thanks to Anna, the Duchess of Bedford.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, mix water and sugar. Heat in microwave to a temperature of between 110℉ - 115℉. This should take less than a minute and it’s very important to use a thermometer to get the correct temperature.
Dissolve yeast in water mixture and set aside for 7 minutes to proof. Normally, I would look for a foam to form on the top but in this case, because of the small amount of yeast, the blooming will not be obvious.
Mix the flour with the yeast mixture. Cover and leave it at room temperature for at least 4 hours or up to 16 hours. It will be fluffy and full of bubbles.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, mix milk, butter and sugar. Heat in microwave to a temperature of between 110℉ - 115℉. This should take less than a minute and it’s very important to use a thermometer to get the correct temperature.
Dissolve yeast in milk mixture and set aside for 7 minutes to proof. It should “bloom” or form a foam on top.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, place the flour, cornstarch, salt and baking powder. Add starter and bloomed yeast mixture. Beat on low speed for 8 minutes.
Cover and let rise for 1½ hours.
Preheat a skillet to 325℉. Place English muffin rings (I used silicone egg rings) on the skillet and spray lightly with cooking spray. Pour ¼ cup of batter into each ring and “swish” it around a bit to spread it out.
Cook undisturbed for 10-15 minutes until a skin forms on the upper side of the muffin. Remove the ring, flip the muffins and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 200℉.
Transfer muffins to a rack and allow to cool completely. For the best flavor, store in a tightly covered container or plastic bag overnight before eating.
Hack: If you prefer to bake these in the oven, reduce the initial rising time to one hour. Place rings on a baking sheet and coat lightly with cooking spray. Pour ¼ cup of batter into each ring, cover and let rise for an additional hour. Bake in a preheated 350℉ oven for 25 minutes or to an internal temp of 200℉.
Hack: If you don’t have rings, you can make these without them. The edges will not be as well-defined but they will still taste great!
Hack: Store English muffins at room temperature for 1-2 days, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 8 weeks.
Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
Remove frozen sticks of butter and grate them using the largest holes of a box cheese grater. Return the butter to the freezer until ready to use.
Use a whisk to mix the sour cream and cold water, Store the mixture in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Add butter to the flour mixture and toss until well incorporated. Pour in the sour cream mixture and stir to combine.
Turn the dough onto a floured surface and pat it into a rough triangle. Fold the dough into thirds, like a letter. Press it out into a rough triangle again and repeat the folding process. It’s important to work quickly so that the butter doesn’t get soft. You should be able to see chunks of butter in the dough.
Divide the dough into two portions. Wrap the portions tightly and put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, peel, core and thinly slice apples.
In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch. Add to apple slices and toss to coat.
Preheat oven to 400℉.
Remove one portion of the dough and roll it into a 10” x 15” rectangle. Cut it into 6 equal squares.
Place ¼ cup of apple filling into the center of each square and top with 1 tbsp deluce de leche. Fold the dough over the top of the apples to create a triangle. Moisten dough slightly and press to seal.
Place turnovers on a cookie sheet. Brush each one with egg wash and dust with a small amount of sugar.
Repeat with the second portion of dough.
Bake turnovers for 20-30 minutes until they are golden brown.
Transfer turnovers to a wire rack and allow to cool.
Hack: Store turnovers at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Hack: To freeze cooked or uncooked turnovers, lay in a single layer on a cookie and allow to freeze. Wrap each tightly and keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. Add an extra 3-5 minutes to the baking time for frozen turnovers.
In a small bowl, mix yogurt, honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in granola just before serving.
Hack: Stir in some chopped fruit or berries for an exciting twist!
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Place a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Place a silicone egg ring in the middle of the pan and drop the butter inside the ring to melt.
Crack the egg into a bowl, add milk, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt and green onion. Whisk until egg and spices are well incorporated.
Pour egg mixture into the egg ring. When the top of the egg mixture begins to set, remove the ring and flip it over. Cook until it’s completely set with no runny or wet spots.
Meanwhile, split the bagel and toast until it’s light brown. Place a slice of Swiss cheese onto the bottom portion of the bagel. Top cheese with the cooked egg and the other half of the bagel.
Serve hot or cold.
Hack: Make sure the pan is heated before adding the egg mixture to the egg ring. This will ensure that the begins to cook as soon as it hits the surface, avoiding any leakage at the bottom of the ring.
Get breakfast on the table in less than 15 minutes with these Quick and Easy Homemade Pancakes! Make some extra to freeze for another day!
Quick and Easy Homemade Pancakes
1 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup milk
Heat a large skillet or griddle on the stove over medium heat.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together vanilla, butter, milk and egg. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and whisk just until moistened. Do not over mix (a few lumps are fine).
Coat skillet with cooking spray and pour batter by ¼ cupfuls into the pan. Cook until the surface of the pancake has some bubbles that have just begun to pop (about 2 minutes). Flip pancake and cook until the other side is browned (1-2 minutes). Pancakes will quickly over brown so don’t leave them unattended!
Serve warm with syrup, jam, sugar or other desired toppings.
6 pancakes, 165 calories per pancake
Hack: Pancakes can be frozen for up to 3 months. Allow to cool, lay on a baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes or until frozen. Transfer to freezer-safe bag or container and seal tightly. Reheat from frozen using oven, microwave or toaster.
Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a square 6”x8” pan. Lay bread in egg mixture and let rest for 10-15 minutes, flipping once, to allow the bread to soak up the liquid.
Heat skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
Transfer bread slices to pan and cook, flipping once, until bread reaches desired brownness, 3-4 minutes per side. Remove to plate.
Top French toast with fruit, jam or syrup, if desired, and serve immediately.
1 serving, 300 calories (French toast only)
Hack: This recipe can be doubled or tripled for multiple servings and frozen for up to 3 months. Lay cooked french toast on a baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen. Wrap toast tightly and store in the freezer. To reheat, microwave, covered with a damp paper towel, for 15-second intervals until hot. Alternately, warm in the oven for 8-10 minutes or pop in the toaster.