Breads, Desserts, Traditions

Warm sticky cinnamon buns…cold weather favorite!  

My dear friends on diets or watching gluten… please dont hate me for this one.

I Love the smell of warm cinnamon bread in the house. My secret to adding this recipe in my simple/easy file is my bread machine. Making the dough in the bread machine takes the mess, sweat and time off your hands.

In bread machine- add 1/2 cup warm water and 2 and 1/2 Tsp yeast.  ( or one packet) allow to disolve. Add 1 beaten egg

Pour in three and 1/2 cup  bread flour ontop of melted yeast.

Small sauce pan 1/2 cup milk and 1/3rd cup butter – melt together add 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup sugar melt together. Take off heat.

Make a well in flour and pour warm mixture in well.

Set bread machine to dough setting. (1.5 hour setting) walk away. 

Once done roll out on floured service to a

15×9  inch rectangle.

  • Melt 1/2 cup butter
  • Seperate bowl mix 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs cinnimon

 rolled dough paint with half butter and sprinkle with half cinnimon sugar.

Roll dough pinching end and slice into 12-14 eaqusl slices. 

Baking pan cover bottom with butter and sugar mixture. Assemble buns close in pan. Allow to rise another thirty minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees 25-30 min until golden brown.


  • 2 cups powder sugar
  • 2 table spoon butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbs hot water as needed

Breads, breakfast

Waffle Time – get my batter bowl! 

Momma had this huge heavy black electric waffle iron that made four seperate waffles. It always scared me a bit with how it steamed and sputtered and clanged close when Momma dropped the hot lid on the golden batter.  She would make a mountain of warm squares waiting butter and warm syrup. Dont use a mix for waffles… the recipe is so simple and so good. I was in heaven when I found a batter bowl like Momma had at a local estate sale to mix it in. Create the tradition snd make memories.

Simply Delicious Waffle Batter

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Two eggs
  • 1-1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 stick butter melted

Mix with wisk in batter bowl.

Pictured Strawberry syrup by Lupe and whipped cream by me. 🙂  

Momma Batter Bowl!

Breads, Holiday, Traditions

Jack Bread … childhood favorite 

Jack was a wonderful family friend that always payed a visit with his famous sweet warmbread to share neighborly love. I will alwAys remember his sky blue eyes and hearty laugh.  I found the recipe that was close to Jacks and relive the tradition sharing these loaves with neighbors and friends on holiday mornings. Enjoy…

1/3 cup melted butter

2packets yeast

1 cup warm wateR

2 eggs beaten

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

5 cup flour

1 egg yolk for egg wash

1 T water

Raw sugar

Disolve yeast in wArm water

Add melted butter, sugar, salt, eggsand flour.

Knead on floured suface until smooth but not tough.

Place in greased bowl  let rise 1 hour

Divide into four pieces

Shape into 18″ rope and braid two together

Repeat with other two ropes

Cover on baking sheet- rise 45 min

Brush with yolk water and sprinkle with corse suger

Bake 350 for 20-25 min

( stale loaved make amazing bread pudding or french toast. )
This can be made in large setting bread makers.