Dessert

Panettone (2 Loaves)

Listen to Episode 52: 2nd Anniversary & Panettone

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 c flour
  • 1 c very warm water
  • 1/4 c melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • Fruits & almonds, listed in directions
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbs or 1 packet yeast

Directions:

  • Mix 2 c flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Add melted butter, water, vanilla, orange extract, and eggs, mix well.
  • Knead in additional 1-2 c flour to make a soft dough. Cover and let rise.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together 1/3 c each of golden raisins, craisins, dried cherries, dried apricots, and slivered almonds.
  • After dough doubles in size, press dough down. Knead in fruit and almond mixture and let rise again.
  • Form into two balls. Place into paper baking cups or tall round pans and let rise for a 3rd time before baking.
  • Bake 10 minutes at 400°F, 10 minutes at 375°F, then 30 minutes at 350°F. Cool on a wire rack.
Breakfast

French Toast Casserole

Listen to Episode 29: Holiday Brunch

Ingredients:

  • 10 c bread cubes (2 French baguettes or 2 loaves white bakery bread)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 c milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs sugar

Directions:

  • Place bread in 9×13 buttered dish.
  • Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1 tsp cinnamon well.
  • Pour over bread cubes. Put a sheet of plastic wrap over the mixture and gently press on the cubes so they absorb the egg mixture.
  • Cover dish with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  • Remove plastic to bake. Sprinkle mixture of 2 Tbs sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon over top.
  • Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes.
Lunch/Dinner, Side Dishes

Mary Mac Corn Bread

Listen to Episode 25: Five Can Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 c unbleached flour
  • 1 c cornmeal
  • 1/4 c raw sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/4 c melted butter

Directions:

  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Add eggs, milk, and butter. Mix batter until just smooth.
  • Bake in greased 9x9x2 or 9” round baking pan or 9” cast iron skillet at 425°F for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve warm with honey.