January, 2020

Jan 4, 2020

Your Photos/My Recipes (January)

How exciting to see that my recipes are being made all over the world! I appreciate it when someone takes the time to send a photo and I love knowing where you are from. Please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

LARRY (from Illinois) MADE MY CARROT CAKE

 “Greetings from (K) Larry in Illinois. First cake I’ve ever made and it came out great! I’ve made quite a few of your recipes now and was getting a little over confidant. I tried a few from other sites and failed! Thank You ……..yours are well thought out, clearly explained and proven. This has been a fun journey for an old guy! Yours have only failed because of me having a “senior moment” !!!! ~ Larry.”

~ Your cake looks great. Thank you for the photo. “Senior moment” huh? I know all about those. 🙂~ jennyJenny Can Cook Carrot Cake

JERI MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD & CINNAMON ROLLS

 “Love your recipes. I made both your No Knead bread and your Cinnamon Roll recipes. They are both wonderful thank you. I love your cheerful videos for them also. So upbeat. Thank you. ~ Jeri.”

~ Thank you so much for you photos. They will surely inspire many more bakers. ~ jennyJenny Can Cook No Knead BreadJenny Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls

KRISTI MADE MY DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIES

 “Jenny another marvelous recipe ‼️ 💕Kristi Ham 💕”

~ They look really good! Thank you for the photo. ~ jennyJenny Can Cook Fudge Brownies

LOANNE MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

~ Thank you for the great photos. ~ jennyFaster No Knead Bread Recipe

Best No Knead Bread

LARRY (from Illinois) MADE MY APPLE PIE BARS & PACZKI

 “Greetings from Illinois. Made the apple pie bars the other day. Tasted great! and only have 1 piece left. …….used a round pan and mine looked more like a pie.  Thanks for the recipe! and I got 2 thumbs up from 2 really good cooks! ~ Larry”

~ Thank you for your photos and I’m glad you’re having fun. Thumbs up from me, too – I love these bars (aka pie!). ~ jenny

Jenny Can Cook Apple Pie Bars

“Greetings from Illinois! Just finished another batch of PP. Turned out great again. And I am really having FUN! I over filled  one of the doughnut molds (on purpose) with the Pączki dough and it looked almost like a muffin with a small hole on top. Filled a silicone sphere ice cube mold with the dough (just a little too much) and apple butter…….it was almost round. It started to push the 2 molds apart and come out the top. These shot glass molds were frozen/ a mix of oats and ground coffee. Tried to bake them later but they slumped. (but didn’t blow up) Haven’t tried the PP dough in the shot glass molds yet,but I did try the red velvet cup cakes (tasted great!) but couldn’t get them out of the mold in one piece. ~ (K) Larry

Jenny Can Cook Polish Paczki

KRISTI MADE MY BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

 “Loved these biscuits… Jenny can I cut them and freeze the dough ? 💕Kristi Ham 💕”

~ They look perfect. I have only frozen mine after baking but you could look online for a better answer. Thank you for the great photo. ~ jennyJenny Can Cook Buttermilk Biscuits

IAN (from Canada) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

 “Great bread, even better with homemade strawberry jam. Even we older men (76) can make this. Ottawa, Canada.”

~ Now that is a handsome loaf of bread right there. Thanks from a fellow Canuck (73). 🇨🇦  ~ jennyJenny Can Cook No Knead Bread

JAMIE (from Texas) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

 “No Knead Bread … that I really need. 😉 Thank you, Jenny, for this recipe! This is my second loaf, and I have the dough for a third one sitting in a bowl on my counter. It seems to be becoming part of my nightly routine to take 5 minutes, if that, to prep the dough for dinner the next day. It’s so easy; I’m almost embarrassed for myself that I was hesitant and uncertain about whether I could make a delicious loaf of bread or not. I don’t have a Dutch oven, so I cook mine in one of my metal pots that can go into the oven as well, and with fantastic results. So yummy!” All the best, Jamie from Texas.”

~ Thanks for the photo and especially for the helpful detail about your pot. ~ jennyFaster No Knead Bread

PATTY MADE MY MEATLOAF

“Absolutely the best ever. Will be making this monthly. So moist and melts in your mouth. Thanks Jenny!”

~ I’m glad you like it and thank you for your terrific photo. ~ jennyJenny Can Cook Meatloaf

LARRY (from Illinois) MADE MY POLISH PACZKI INTO DOUGHNUTS

“Greetings from Illinois! Just finished my second batch of PP. Turned out great again. The dough is very forgiving…..they looked  “rough” going into the oven. I just got my silicone doughnut molds a couple days  ago and put some dough in one to try them out. I only filled it with apple butter on one side. It was a little thick, but I have been using a heat lamp with the fast rise yeast and getting  good results. Just did the deep dish pizza (12 hour)  start to finish in 3 hours. ~ Larry.”

~ It’s great for everyone to know that this dough works in a mold as well. Thank you for sharing this. ~ jennyJenny Can Cook Polish Donuts

LARRY (from Illinois) MADE MY POLISH PACZKI

“Greetings from Il! This was my first attempt at Pączki. Turned out great! Good enough to give away a few. ~ Larry”

~ They look fantastic. Thank you very much for your photo. ~ jenny

Jenny Can Cook Paczki

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TABITHA (from North Carolina) MADE MY GRANOLA

“Happy New Year Jenny, I just made your granola recipe to bag up to take to work for snacking. ❤️ Tabitha from NC.”

~ Happy New Year back to you and thanks so much for starting it of with a great photo. ~ jennyJenny Can Cook Homemade Granola

Jan 4, 2020

How To Restore Crusty Bread

How To Restore Crusty BreadFor anyone wondering how to re-crisp a crusty loaf of bread, here’s how I do it. A lot of us are making no knead breads and the crusts don’t stay crispy forever. My way of restoring the crust is to put it back in the oven but you don’t want to dry out the cut side. Once the loaf is cut I press some foil on the cut side and place the loaf cut side down directly on the oven rack (the oven should be preheated to 325°F). I tried spraying the crust with water first and it didn’t seem to make much difference. Bake the loaf for 6 or 7 minutes and it will crisp right back up.

For lots more in my “How To Guide” click here.