Rye Bread (I think)

This is a well worn, well loved recipe that I believe is for rye bread. That is a guess because of the use of rye flour, but if you know differently, please let me know!┬áI love when a recipe is beaten up, stained, and obviously well used. It tells me that it’s a good one. … Continue reading

Easy Pizza Crust

Although there are no instructions here, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out it should all be combined. Once combined, however, the rest is up to you to figure out, I guess! My assumption is it is ready to use for making pizza. I might try this one. Sprinkle your pizza pan with cornmeal … Continue reading

Glazed Coffee Braids

This sounds easy and would likely be impressive to see. Next time you have friends coming over for coffee, give it a try. Today is the Eastern Orthodox Easter! Enjoy your paska, ham, kolacky, breads, and various delicacies with your family & friends! Glazed Coffee Braids Melt 1 T butter in 8″ round layer pan. … Continue reading

Raisin Nut Filling

Here we have a second nut filling, this time with raisins. This sounds like you might want to put it in a sweet roll, like a cinnamon nut roll or something like that. Yum. Raisin Nut Filling 1 c chopped walnuts 1/2 c chopped raisins 1/3 c firm packed brown sugar 1 egg 3 T … Continue reading

Nut filling

Many of these recipes seem to work with others in the collection, such as this one for nut filling. It could go well with Verne’s Basic Dough, Poppy Seed Rolls, or any of the kolacky recipes. Nut Filling 1 lb walnuts (ground) 2 egg whites ( beaten with fork) 1 c sugar 2 T honey … Continue reading

Sweet Bread

This is the type of recipe that makes young people┬ároll their eyes and say “duh” because they don’t realize cooking terminology has changed over the years. What they – and many people actually – don’t realize is that ovens didn’t always have a thermostat or different heat settings. In the early days of baking, a … Continue reading

Verne’s Cottage Cheese Filling

I teased you recently about a filling for Verne’s Basic Dough and here it is. This filling contains a neutral flavored cheese, sweetened and then with coconut and raisins. To me, that does not sound like something I want to eat, but that’s probably because I don’t like coconut. You could probably omit that easily. … Continue reading