Apr 7, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Photos (April 7-9)

The whole world is home and cooking and I love seeing photos of my recipes from all over the world, so please say where you’re from – include yourself in the photo too! (I post these manually so you won’t see it right away.) Use this link to send your photo: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com

DOUG MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“First try – it came out great. Everyone thought that I’d purchased it! They were surprised to learn that it was made from scratch. Added thyme and sesame seeds. What do you think? The Pink Gloves are a nice touch. Thanks for the great recipe.”

~ I think it looks awesome, with beautiful cracks and your additions were perfect. – jennyEasiest No Knead Bread

JERRI-LEE MADE MY SOFT OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

“Thank you for your excellent recipe Jenny. I utilised both wholewheat and white flour, incorporated flaxseed and barley. As I am diabetic I substituted sugar with watermelon in one batch. My hubby loves  both batches  and demolished them with English Cheddar Cheese. Thank you so much for the quarrantine treats. ~ Jerri-Lee Lovell-Barrow (Mrs.).”

~ I’m glad you were able to adjust them to your needs. Thank you for your photo. – jennyOatmeal Raisin Cookies

ASHLEY (from Germany) MADE MY QUICK & EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny! We are from the U.S., but currently stationed in Germany. I made your Quick & Easy Chocolate Cake this afternoon and it was a total hit! I only have two small 6 inch cake pans, so I divided the batter as evenly as possible, used your frosting in between the layers, and voila! We are down to 4 eggs on day 30 of our quarantine, and I have to say, we didn’t miss the egg or butter one bit—your recipe is absolutely decadent! Best wishes to you and your family—stay healthy! ~ Ashley Andrade.”

~ My cake is in Germany! Does that make it a “German Chocolate Cake?” 🙂 – jennyQuick & Easy Chocolate Cake

ENZA (& her 11-year old daughter) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS  & PACZKI

“Hi Jenny, I love baking now! Your recipes and videos are so easy to follow and with very few ingredients makes it even easier to bake. My 11 year old daughter loved baking the cinnamon rolls and the Polish doughnuts with me. Thank you. Regards, Enza.”

~ Everything looks great. Congrats to your daughter for learning how to bake. ~ jennyEasy Cinnamon RollsJenny Can Cook Cinnamon RollsHomemade PaczkiPolish Jenny Donuts

DOMINIQUE (from Florida) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny, I just made your chocolate cake and it’s DELICIOUS!  A few modifications–1 c. coffee instead of water,  semi-sweet chocolate chips added to the batter,  substituted Kahlua for the vanilla in the icing (I ran out). Anyway, it turned out great.  Thanks for a quick and easy cake recipe. ~ Dominique, From Sunny Florida.”

~ Thank you for your photo. A few other people have also used coffee – sounds good! ~ jennySimple Easy Chocolate Cake

PAUL (from Canada) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny..again, yr no knead bread is a most wonderful & quick recipe that you have shared. In my latest baking, instead of using (hot) tap water, I substituted the saved (reheated) water from boiling potatoes. The starch from the potatoes added a “nice” flavour to the no knead bread & created a most delicious bread. I used my Kitchen Aid cast iron pot (fm CTC) but upped yr ingredients to 1 1/3 times eg 4 cups flour, 2 C potatoe water etc to fill my oval pot. Ciao fm Kitchener.”

~ What a great idea to use potato water. Thank you from a fellow Canuk. 🇨🇦 ~ jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

LINDA (from California) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD, CHOCOLATE CAKE & PAN PIZZA

“Hi Jenny, I was lucky enough to come across your cooking videos on YouTube – I’ve always loved your humor!  Made the bread in my tiny 2.5-quart dutch oven and it still turned out great.  My son and I made your pizza dough but forgot it was proofing it the cold oven when he turned it on to pre-heat for making cookies.  Tried again and the pizza was the best pan pizza we have ever had!  My daughter made your chocolate cake last night and I’m surprised there is that one piece left today.  We are definitely making pizza again tomorrow.  Thank you for the yummy recipes and the fun you put into sending them out there! ~ Linda Mo, from Nipomo, California.”

~ Wow, you have been busy. Thank you very much. Stay well. ~ jennyBest No Knead Bread
Easy Chocolate CakeBest Pan PizzaSkillet Pizza

LAURA (from California) MADE MY FOCACCIA BREAD

“Hi Jenny, Here is a photo of the Focaccia Bread I made. I made one last night and ate it so fast I forgot to take pictures. It was so good I made another one today. Thank you for the easy recipe. I also have your deep dish pizza dough proofing for tonight. Sheltering at home in Santa Maria, California.”

~ Focaccia is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for your photo. ~ jennyHow To Make Focaccia Bread

CAROL MADE MY ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny, I made your chocolate zucchini cake recipe. I tweaked it, using half a cup of coconut flour in place of regular flour. I think my zucchini was a bit dry and added a couple of tablespoons of water. I think I might add 2 tablespoons of cream cheese to add a little more moisture to the mix. Or serve with a dollop of whip cream or vanilla ice cream. I also used a bundt pan – will need to double the recipe to have it a traditional size bundt cake. Mine is a little shorty as you can see! You’re the best – thanks for sharing your wit and recipes! Be safe. Best regards, Carol Hemingway aka Daisy likes to cook.”

~ Thanks for your photos. Bundt pans always make a great presentation. ~ jenny
Jenny Can Cook RecipeJenny Can CookZucchini Chocolate Cake

ANDREW (from the UK) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD & CHICKEN POT PIE

“Dear Jenny, I stumbled across your site looking for bread recipes and in two days I have tried two things, both have worked out brilliantly.  And your videos are such fun to watch too, as well as being informative and helpful.  Sorry that that Chicken Pot Pie is not in the right sort of dish, but it still worked brilliantly in this small baking tray, with no overflowing sauce, and with the pastry just plonked on top!  Hope you are staying well during the crazy Coronavirus times.”

~ Thank you for these inspiring photos. It’s good to know that the pot pie works in other shapes just as well. 😋~ jennyEasy Fast No Knead BreadChicken Pot Pie From Scratch

9-YEAR OLD SVEA (from Minnesota) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hello!  My mother in law recently sent me your recipe for bread that I will try. My 9 year old (Svea) has been baking up a storm since the quarantine began.  Her first recipe was your chocolate cake and frosting.  It was fabulous and it disappeared quickly! ~ Amy, Lakeville, MN.”

~ WOW! I Love Love Love this photo and to know that Svea has a love for baking is wonderful!! Svea, keep it up – I can see your family is so proud of you and so am I that you chose my recipe. I look forward to your next creation. ❤️ ~ jenny

FRAN (from Georgia) MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD & APPLE PIE

“I Think it’s the Aldi Yeast 🤞- Well, bummer.  I have tried Whole Foods to Fresh Market, Publix to Kroger, Sprouts to Walmart, Target, and beyond.  NO yeast to be found, but finally found some at Aldi. Alas, no Gelson’s here and I don’t know if this yeast is old because the date is funky plus it’s made in Turkey!  Oy vey. Anyhoo, this is the wheat bread rise after 45 minutes.  Bummer! What a waste. Thanks Jennie… love your recipes, especially your apple pie! – Fran Russell.”

~ Oh, I’m so sorry. I feel your pain, I really do. My only suggestion is to proof the yeast (google “how to proof yeast” and maybe it will be good and something else was the problem, possibly the liquid wasn’t warm enough. Meantime, you could still leave it out overnight to see if it rises (nothing to lose). 🙁~ jenny“Well, it’s a miracle! I thought my low rising dough might be a throw away, then saw again that the bread rises a lot in the oven. So I tossed it in.  Indeed! I’ve never baked before quarantining, and it’s a miracle!  Family favorite?  Apple pie, but they haven’t tried this amazing 90 minute wheat bread! Thanks again Jenny! ~ Fran Russell.”
Wow, that’s great news. I’m so glad to hear it. You just proved that we should always trust a good recipe and keep going. I’m so happy for you! 😀👍 – jennyEasy Sandwich Bread Recipe“I only had a 10 inch pie plate so stretched the dough to make it fit for this fabulous apple pie.  My family’s favorite thing I’ve ever made with just the right amount of sugar and cinnamon/nutmeg.  I really needed the instructions on the apple piece size.  Thank you Jenny! – Fran.” (Your pie is perfect! – jenny)asy Apple Pie From Scratch

HOLLY MADE MY CHICKEN POT PIE

“I made this this morning and will have it for lunch…anyone know how to reheat it?? I’m assuming put it back in the oven at 350 might work (?) Thanks you Jenny…your recipes are the best 😍”

~ What a beautiful pie, thank you! I reheat by putting foil inside the pan and pushing it up against the exposed  filling so the filling stays put,  and I leave the top crust exposed. I put it in a 350 oven but don’t remember for how long. I hope that makes sense.  ~ jennyHealthier Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

KATHRYN (from Texas) MADE MY FOCACCIA BREAD

“Hi Jenny, Here’s a pic of my Focaccia bread that I tried today. It turned out great. All I had was AP flour. I’m here in Texas sheltering in place, I do not work for Morton salt…lol.”

~ I just made some yesterday. Yours looks nice and crispy. Thank you!  ~ jennyHomemade Focaccia

One Comment on "Quarantine Cooking Photos (April 7-9)"

  1. Patricia

    I love your recipes. I’ve made the pierogis twice now so I’m confident enough now to make a change from potato to cheese or fruit filling.

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