Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

My favorite homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe — easy to make, perfectly soft and tall and flaky, and always SO buttery and delicious. A few weeks ago when I happened to pass by our local KFC here in Barcelona, I suddenly found myself majorly craving some crispy chicken fingers and buttermilk biscuits.  (Haven’t had either in […]

My favorite homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe — easy to make, perfectly soft and tall and flaky, and always SO buttery and delicious.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

A few weeks ago when I happened to pass by our local KFC here in Barcelona, I suddenly found myself majorly craving some crispy chicken fingers and buttermilk biscuits.  (Haven’t had either in years since we moved abroad!)  I decided to indulge and popped in impulsively to place a quick order.  But after scanning the menu again and again and again, I realized that — gasp — biscuits apparently aren’t available at KFC here in Spain!

When I mentioned my shock on Instagram, dozens of you from around the world replied that your international KFCs also do not offer biscuits on the menu.  (Which, we’ve all agreed, feels like a majorly missed opportunity, KFC — who in the world wouldn’t love your soft and buttery buttermilk biscuits?!)  Either way, though, I realized that day that if I wanted to satisfy my craving for biscuits, I was going to have to make them myself.  So I picked up some buttermilk on my way home, pulled up the bookmark of my favorite recipe that I have turned to over the years, and baked up a quick batch from scratch.  And wow, I had almost forgotten just how magical a fresh-outta-the-oven hot pan of buttermilk biscuits can be.

Nothing beats a good homemade biscuit. ♡

This particular recipe that I like to use is also incredibly easy to make by hand with basic ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen, and comes together from start to finish in just over a half hour.  And the combination of creamy butter and tangy buttermilk yields here yields the most delicious biscuits, especially when brushed with some extra melted butter hot out of the oven and sprinkled with a pinch of flaky sea salt (which I highly recommend).  The simple folding technique used here also helps ensure that your biscuits will bake up soft and tall, and pull apart into flaky layers upon layers when you crack them open.

Bottom line, this recipe has never let me down when the biscuit cravings strike.  It’s perfect for morning biscuits and gravy or biscuits with jam, works great as a side dish with dinner, or you can even be used to top your favorite chicken pot pie or other casseroles.  It’s simple, classic and never lets me down.  So if you are looking for a reliable homemade biscuit recipe to have in your repertoire, definitely bookmark this one and let’s bake a batch together!

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Perfect Pumpkin Bread

This classic pumpkin bread recipe is perfectly moist, easy to make without a mixer, and full of the best pumpkin flavor! Most of the time when I’m craving pumpkin bread, I turn to my favorite recipe for these gluten-free, sugar-free, healthy pumpkin muffins. (Which, fun fact, can also be baked into bread!)  But on those […]

This classic pumpkin bread recipe is perfectly moist, easy to make without a mixer, and full of the best pumpkin flavor!

Moist Pumpkin Bread Slices

Most of the time when I’m craving pumpkin bread, I turn to my favorite recipe for these gluten-free, sugar-free, healthy pumpkin muffins. (Which, fun fact, can also be baked into bread!)  But on those days when I find myself craving the real deal…

this is the classic pumpkin bread recipe that I absolutely adore. ♡

It’s made with butter, sugar, flour, and all of the indulgent stuff you need in a good old-fashioned slice of pumpkin bread.  And I’m especially partial to this recipe in particular because it adds extra pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice in the batter to bring out the best of those cozy fall flavors we all love, and makes this bread ultra-moist as well.  This pumpkin bread recipe is also super-easy to make without a mixer.  And of course, it beats any fall candle you can buy in the store and is guaranteed to make your entire home smell downright heavenly.

I’ve been tweaking this recipe bit by bit over the years and think I’ve reached the point where I’m finally happy with it.  So if you happen to be looking for a classic moist pumpkin bread recipe to add to your repertoire, I highly recommend bookmarking and giving this one a try.  It’s one of my favorite treats this time of year and I always look forward to it.

Let’s make some pumpkin bread!

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Pumpkin Scones

This pumpkin scone recipe is quick and easy to make, drizzled with a light vanilla glaze, and full of the best cozy pumpkin flavors. Yep, it’s settled.  Give me one of these pumpkin scones to go along with my cup of coffee each morning and I think I’m set to go for life. Seriously, these […]

This pumpkin scone recipe is quick and easy to make, drizzled with a light vanilla glaze, and full of the best cozy pumpkin flavors.

Pumpkin Scones Recipe

Yep, it’s settled.  Give me one of these pumpkin scones to go along with my cup of coffee each morning and I think I’m set to go for life.

Seriously, these pumpkin scones are too good.

We’re already on our third batch of them this September and can’t get over what a perfect way they are to begin a (well technically, almost-) autumn morning.  They are a breeze to make with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.  They are ultra-soft and light and flaky and a little bit cakey (because, pumpkin purée).  They can either be drizzled with a quick vanilla glaze or sprinkled with crunchy turbinado sugar, whichever sweet topping you prefer.  But best of all, they are just irresistibly pumpkin-y and made with the perfect amount of warming spices to hit all of those nostalgic and cozy fall flavor notes that we all love.

Barclay and I are completely obsessed with pairing them with our morning coffee, but they would also make for a lovely fall dessert this time of year.  Or if you’re feeling generous, we can vouch that friends and neighbors will be thrilled if you decide to part with a few too.  I mean, who doesn’t love a good pumpkin scone?!

Time to make some.

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Swedish Cinnamon Buns (Kanelbullar)

This traditional Swedish kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) recipe is made with a perfectly soft and chewy cardamom dough, a buttery cinnamon-sugar filling, and twisted into cute little knots. A few years ago when Barclay and I visited Stockholm together for the very first time, we were introduced to one of Sweden’s most delicious national treasures that […]

This traditional Swedish kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) recipe is made with a perfectly soft and chewy cardamom dough, a buttery cinnamon-sugar filling, and twisted into cute little knots.

Swedish Cinnamon Buns (Kanelbullar)

A few years ago when Barclay and I visited Stockholm together for the very first time, we were introduced to one of Sweden’s most delicious national treasures that I have been craving ever since…

…Sweden’s famous cinnamon buns. ♡♡♡

Somehow, Barclay and I had lived our entire lives up until that trip without ever having tried kanelbullar (Swedish cinnamon buns) or kardemummabullar (Swedish cardamom buns).  But our friend in Stockholm said that these sweet treats were an absolute must.  So the very first morning that we arrived, we ordered one of each to go with our coffee.  And oh my word, you guys, it was head-over-heels cinnamon bun love at first bite.

I can’t even tell you how much I love these cinnamon buns!  By contrast to their American cinnamon roll cousins, Swedish cinnamon buns are typically twisted and tied into these cute little knots, as you can see above.  And instead of spreading a thick layer of icing on top, these buns are sprinkled with crunchy pearl sugar.  The dough in Swedish cinnamon buns is also kneaded with a hint of cardamom, which adds an irresistibly warm depth of flavor to the cinnamon in the filling.  And best of all, these rolls are baked just long enough so that they stay perfectly soft and chewy, which I strongly believe is the optimum texture for any type of cinnamon roll or bun.

Anyway, Barclay and I literally could not get enough of these sweet treats during our time in Stockholm and have been craving them ever since.  So when one of my good friends offered to teach us how to make them a few weeks ago (via Zoom, of course, while we’re all still staying home), we wholeheartedly said YES.  Turns out — they’re easier to make than I was expecting!  The twisting technique definitely takes a bit of practice at first, but it’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.  And otherwise, the process for making the dough and filling are pretty standard.  They do require a few hours of prep time overall, thanks to a few long rise times, so set aside a good long morning to make a batch.  But trust me, it will be one million times worth it.

Alright, I’ve been looking forward to sharing this kanelbullar recipe with you for weeks now.  So let’s get to it!

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Corn Tortillas

This homemade corn tortilla recipe is easy to make with 3 ingredients and yields the most delicious, soft, foldable, and naturally gluten-free corn tortillas. After learning how to make homemade flour tortillas earlier this month, it’s time to learn how to make their famous (and naturally gluten-free!) counterparts… …homemade corn tortillas! ♡ These traditional Mexican-style […]

This homemade corn tortilla recipe is easy to make with 3 ingredients and yields the most delicious, soft, foldable, and naturally gluten-free corn tortillas.

Corn Tortillas

After learning how to make homemade flour tortillas earlier this month, it’s time to learn how to make their famous (and naturally gluten-free!) counterparts…

…homemade corn tortillas! ♡

These traditional Mexican-style corn tortillas are easy to make with just 3 ingredients, they are naturally gluten-free, and full of the yummiest toasted corn flavors.  But in my opinion, the best thing about fresh homemade corn tortillas is that they are legit-easy to roll and fold!!  No cracking, breaking, or complicated re-warming instructions required here.  These freshly-made corn tortillas are soft and pliable and will fold up beautifully into your favorite tacos or enchiladas.  Or, of course, you can fry any of the leftovers to make tortilla chips, chilaquiles, nachos and more.

So today, I’m sharing my go-to recipe for making classic corn tortillas, plus all of my best tips and shortcuts to make the process a bit easier and more foolproof.  I’ve also included an option below for how to roll out these guys out without a tortilla press, if you do not have one.  But if you plan to make them regularly, a tortilla press is incredibly helpful with corn tortillas and worth the investment.

Alright, well gather up your three ingredients and let’s make some homemade tortillas together!
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Flour Tortillas

My favorite homemade flour tortillas are irresistibly soft, chewy, thick, and flavorful — and easy to make with just 5 ingredients (no lard)! Meet my latest obsession that I sincerely hope may turn into your new obsession as well… …homemade flour tortillas. ♡♡♡ I’m just going to tell you right now that once you go […]

My favorite homemade flour tortillas are irresistibly soft, chewy, thick, and flavorful — and easy to make with just 5 ingredients (no lard)!

Flour Tortillas Recipe

Meet my latest obsession that I sincerely hope may turn into your new obsession as well…

homemade flour tortillas. ♡♡♡

I’m just going to tell you right now that once you go homemade with your tortillas, get ready because you’re never going to want to turn back to store-bought.  And why should we?!  All you need to make a batch of the most irresistible homemade flour tortillas are 5 easy everyday pantry ingredients.  All you need equipment-wise is just a mixing bowl, a sauté pan, a rolling pin.  (Or you can break out the stand mixer and/or tortilla press, if you happen to own one.)  There is zero yeast involved, nor any complicated kneading required.  All you need is a little over a half hour or so, and the most life-changing batch of soft and chewy flour tortillas will be yours to enjoy in no time.

Oh, and bonus?  I’m happy to report that this homemade flour tortilla recipe is lard- and shortening-free.  Yes, I know that they are the ingredients traditionally used in flour tortillas, but I never really cook with either.  And as it turns out, I’ve found an even better ingredient that works to achieve a satisfyingly chewy texture, that just so happens to be plant-based too.  Win-win!

I love to roll my tortillas extra-thick (almost bordering on na’an bread), which I highly recommend if you like your tortillas to be nice and chewy.  But you can roll yours out to be as thick, thin, large or small as you would like.  I’ve also included tips below for ingredient substitutions, if your pantry is running low and you can’t make it to the store right now.  Plus, tips for how to prep the dough ahead of time, how to store tortillas, and also freeze flour tortillas if you end up having extras.

Serve these up for Taco Tuesday, roll them into enchiladas or burritos, fold them into quesadillas, toast them into tostadas — basically, homemade tortillas are guaranteed to kick any of your favorite recipes up a delicious notch.  Let’s make a batch!

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No Knead Bread

My favorite no knead bread recipe is incredibly easy to make, perfectly crusty and golden on the outside, and soft and flavorful on the inside.  Two versions included — one with a traditional (overnight) rise, and one with a faster (1.5-hour) rise. Interested in trying to make no knead bread? ♡ Well today, I thought […]

My favorite no knead bread recipe is incredibly easy to make, perfectly crusty and golden on the outside, and soft and flavorful on the inside.  Two versions included — one with a traditional (overnight) rise, and one with a faster (1.5-hour) rise.

No Knead Bread Recipe

Interested in trying to make no knead bread? ♡

Well today, I thought I would share my two favorite no knead bread recipes with you — the traditional recipe that I like best (which requires the dough to rest 12-18 hours) or a faster method (which requires just a short 1.5-hour rise).

Both of these no knead bread recipes are incredibly forgiving and easy to make, with just 15 or so minutes of active hands-on prep time.  They both bake up magically in the oven to yield artisan-style loaves with the most gorgeous golden crusts and soft, flavorful interiors.  They call for just 4 basic ingredients, plus an extra teaspoon of honey or sugar for the faster version.  They are guaranteed to make your entire home smell like the yummiest, coziest French bakery as they cook.  And best of all, they both taste downright heavenly served warm and fresh outta of the oven.  (And — my breakfast-loving husband would add — fabulous toasted up the next morning too!)

So whether you are brand new to bread-baking, or just looking for some tried-and-tested recipes to add to your repertoire, I highly recommend bookmarking these recipes if you would like to give no knead artisan bread a try!  If you are planning ahead and have the time for an overnight rise, I would recommend going with the traditional version (my favorite) which gives the dough time to develop more of that yeasty, sourdough-like flavor and yields a more airy, porous crumb on the inside.  But if you’re pressed for time and just want a hot loaf of crusty homemade bread in a hurry, this faster version is a great option to try too.  Both versions can be made with any extra seasonings that you would like to add in, and baked up with however light or deeply golden of a crust you prefer.

Alright friends, let’s make some no knead bread together!

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Rosemary Focaccia Bread

This delicious Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe is easy to make, and topped with fresh rosemary, olive oil and flaky sea salt. Meet my all-time favorite focaccia bread recipe. ♡ It was actually one of the very first bread recipes that I learned to make years ago, and still continues to be a fave because it […]

This delicious Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe is easy to make, and topped with fresh rosemary, olive oil and flaky sea salt.

Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe

Meet my all-time favorite focaccia bread recipe. ♡

It was actually one of the very first bread recipes that I learned to make years ago, and still continues to be a fave because it is so simple to make.  And most importantly, it’s just so dang good.

It’s perfectly soft and fluffy and satisfyingly chewy.  It’s sprinkled with lots of fresh rosemary and crunchy flaky sea salt, and drizzled with extra olive oil just before serving, which soaks perfectly into all of those little classic holes that you have poked in the bread.  It’s easy to make by hand, or even easier to make with the help of a stand mixer.  It also happens to be naturally vegan, and can be shaped into a free-form round or pressed into a rectangular baking dish.  And best of all, it is just the ultimate cozy carbohydrate comfort food.  I know you’re going to love it.

Also, if you happen to be new to working with yeast in bread, please don’t let that deter you from making focaccia!  This recipe is a great place to begin when working with yeast, and I will walk you through each step of the process so that all of your questions are answered.  You’ve got this.

Let’s make some rosemary focaccia!

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Honey Beer Bread

My favorite honey beer bread recipe is ultra-easy to make with just 6 ingredients (no yeast required) and tastes so buttery and delicious! Looking for an easy homemade bread recipe that doesn’t require a packet of yeast? This honey beer bread recipe is here for you. ♡ If you have never made beer bread before, […]

My favorite honey beer bread recipe is ultra-easy to make with just 6 ingredients (no yeast required) and tastes so buttery and delicious!

Honey Beer Bread Recipe

Looking for an easy homemade bread recipe that doesn’t require a packet of yeast?

This honey beer bread recipe is here for you. ♡

If you have never made beer bread before, I’m telling you, bread-baking doesn’t get any easier than this!  Simply stir 5 basic ingredients together (flour, baking powder, salt, beer and honey), brush melted butter on top of the batter, and bake until golden.  Then — voila! — in less than an hour, the most delicious, buttery, cozy and comforting beer bread will yours to enjoy in no time.

It can be served up with just about any kind of meal, although we’re especially partial to dipping it in soups and stews at our house.  It can also be easily frozen and saved for later, if you would like.  And it’s also easy to customize with various herbs or a handful of shredded cheese, if you would like.

I have probably made this recipe hundreds of times, and thousands of our readers have made and loved it too.  So if you haven’t yet given it a try, I say it’s time! ♡

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Healthy Banana Bread

This healthy banana bread recipe is easy to make, naturally gluten-free, and full of the best rich banana-y flavors. Friends, do you have an amazing healthy banana bread recipe in your back pocket these days? If not, I can’t recommend this one enough. ♡ It’s basically a simple adaptation of my favorite healthy banana muffins […]

This healthy banana bread recipe is easy to make, naturally gluten-free, and full of the best rich banana-y flavors.

Banana Bread

Friends, do you have an amazing healthy banana bread recipe in your back pocket these days?

If not, I can’t recommend this one enough. ♡

It’s basically a simple adaptation of my favorite healthy banana muffins recipe turned into — you guessed it — banana bread.  And it is everything you could want in a good banana bread and more.

First and most importantly, I love this recipe because is deliciously banana-forward.  There are a few delicious warming spices and vanilla mixed into the batter too, but they are firmly in the supporting role here so that the bananas (hopefully nice and brown and deliciously over-ripe!) can be the stars of the show here.  I also love this recipe because it is naturally sweetened with just a half cup of maple syrup, which adds a wonderful subtle touch of flavor and also prevents this bread from being overly sweet.  It’s also naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, easy to prep in just 10 minutes or so, and it bakes up to be perfectly rich and moist.  But most impressively — especially with this list of healthier ingredients — it is just legit delicious.

We go back and forth in our house between making banana bread and banana muffins, so feel free to go with whatever works best for you.  But for everyone who has requested a lightened-up banana bread recipe, here’s how I make mine!

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