jenny can cook

Jan 5, 2023

Your Photos (Jan/Feb)

I love starting off the new year seeing photos of my recipes from all over the world. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

BRONWYN MADE MY BAKED DOUGHNUTS

“Perfect!  We have a donut once or twice a year, when we are on vacation.  Made these this morning after receiving my pan in the mail yesterday.  So quick and easy. Jenny, you may have created donut monsters.  Will try to use restraint and not make these every morning. Thanks for one of many recipes that I use all the time.”

– I agree it’s hard not to eat these every day. 😋 Thank you for your photo. –  jennyBest Baked Donuts Recipe

MAURO MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD WITH WHEY

“I was making some fresh ricotta today and I always feel guilty when I throw out all the leftover whey from the ricotta pasta…..so I thought, what the heck……I used it as the liquid for your bread recipe!! It was great. ~ Mauro Minervini.”

– That sounds like a good repurposing and healthy too. Thank you for sharing. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

HOLLY (from Vermont) MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“I love these rolls so very much and the technique is so simple and easy! Thank you so very much Jenny. ~ Holly in Vermont.”

– Holly, thank you for your photo. I’m having these rolls tonight with my turkey chili. Happy New Year!  –  jennyEasy Crusty Rolls

Dec 23, 2022

Photo of the Month (December)

Easy Christmas Bread

All I can say is,”Wow!” This gorgeous Christmas Wreath was made by Beth in Canada and it’s post card perfect. “It turned out beyond my expectations,” she wrote. “I used raisins, dried apricots and cranberries and added some orange zest and of course the xtra egg yolk as you suggested.” Beth said she is baking during a “frigid blizzard event today in south western Ontario” and I remember many blizzards growing up in the same area. We always hoped for a white Christmas but maybe not this white!

Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy Baking!

Filed Under: General
3 Comments
Nov 13, 2022

Your Photos (November/December)

I love seeing photos of my recipes from all over the world. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

TAMI MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“Hi Jenny.  I baked your No Knead rolls today, and in our opinion, they turned out perfect! The crust was nice & crunchy, while the inside was light & fluffy.  The texture was spot on!  Perfect for leftover sandwiches. Here are a few pix for you. Hope they help. Also, I’m wondering,  might you be willing to do a video making a good Navajo Frybread? If you have a recipe, I’ll bet it’s delicious like your other recipes. Thank you, Tami M.”

– Thanks for your photos and I’m glad you liked them. I’m sorry but I do not make frybread. Happy New Year!  –  jennyEasy Crusty Rolls

No Knead Crusty Rolls

BETH (from Canada) MADE MY CHRISTMAS WREATH BREAD

“Hi Jenny, it is a frigid blizzard event today in south western Ontario.  It just seemed right to try a new bake.  The Christmas wreath bread seemed appropriate. 😉 It turned out beyond my expectations.  I used raisens, dried apricots and cranberries and added some orange zest and of course the xtra egg yolk as you suggested.  It is delicious and I plan on prepping another tomorrow with the rise and bake Christmas morning.  It’s always a delightful moment when my kitchen evokes the baking scents of my mom’s. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes of baking without butter.  And thank you for answering my question a few months back about the difference in weights with flour.  I think I used about 300g total for this bake.  Which is 2 cups of flour from Canada. Merry Christmas, Beth.”

– What a beautiful photo and your additions sound wonderful. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas. 🎄-  jennyEasy Christmas Bread

LINDA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“I have never made bread before today.  I decided to make it to go with our Thanksgiving dinner.  It turned out perfect, everyone loved it.  Instead 1/4 tsp of yeast I used 1/2 teaspoon.  Thank you for such an easy bread recipe!!!”

– Congratulations on your first loaf. (it won’t be the last 🙂) Thank you for your photos! –  jennyFast No Knead Bread

Fast Dutch Oven Bread

JOEL MADE MY HALUSKI CABBAGE & NOODLES

“Quick and easy Haluski.”

My favorite! I love anything Polish! 🇵🇱 Thanks for your photo!  jennyHow to Make Haluski

MARY MADE MY “CAROB” CAKE

“Thanks Jenny! Wish I could share this with you.”

What a beautiful photo! Thank you so much.  jenny

JILL MADE MY EASY CRISPY FOCACCIA

“OMG! Looks exactly like your instructions! Love it and will be sure to make again. THANK YOU.”

That does look fantastic. I love it too! jennyEasy Crispy Focaccia

Oct 10, 2022

Plain Chicken Jambalaya

plain_chicken_jambalay_jenny_can_cookNEW RECIPE: Finally! A new recipe! I know!👨‍🍳 I hesitated to post this Chicken Jambalaya recipe because it’s not authentic and it’s sort of plain but I love it so much I’m posting it anyway. I’ve been making it a lot lately because it’s fast, healthy, and not spicy since I use my own homemade seasoning mix. The whole thing takes 45 minutes to make and I sometimes include shrimp, so there is a variation for that in the recipe. Most people use Andouille sausage in Jambalaya but I don’t care much for sausage yet this jambalaya still has plenty of flavor. These days I’m always looking to my one-pan meals when I’m busy and this is my newest addition to that list. For a Creole recipe that’s quick and easy, and healthy, and not spicy, give it a try. Click here for the recipe.

Sep 29, 2022

Your Photos (September/October)

My thanks to everyone for sending in your photos of my recipes. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

BETH’S GRANDDAUGHTER (from Canada) MADE MY CHOCOLATE PUDDING

“Hi Jenny, My granddaughter is watching you make chocolate pudding while she was eating lunch and then she made it for a treat. After making chocolate pudding in the sandbox she asked to make the real thing. It was so delicious and we forgot to take a finished photo. I have to say Jenny I have so enjoyed your recipes and especially baking without butter section. And now I am addicted to the bran muffins too and use whole wheat pastry wherever I can.    I could send you numerous pics since I take many food photos for reference.  Another time.

I did have a question about flour weights.  I bake sourdough bread from wild yeast only so I’m a bit of a weigh scale snob.  😉 I am from Ontario so i know US and Canadian flours do not weigh the same.  I prefer to weigh and for certain recipes i have used the Candian weight. 150 grams/ 1 cup. Thats for white flour.  I adjust to whatever flour Im using.  Should I follow this rule for all the baking recipes?   Ive had the burger buns turn out a bit heavy I would say. Sincerely,
Beth Stewart.”

What a joy to see this darling little girl cooking! I hope she enjoys a lifetime of fun in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing these adorable photos and tell her congratulations on such as good job!  jenny

p.s. I’m from Ontario too but did not realize that these flours don’t weigh the same. For other baking besides bread, I suggest trying less flour, no more than 130 grams per cup – see my metric chart above. I hope that helps.

KATHY MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny, It is the best bread recipe I have made so far.  Thanks, Kathy 😀”

That looks great and beautifully tall. Thank you.  jennyBest Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

BEATA (from Slovakia) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny, This recipe for the bread is my favorite. Comes out perfect every single time. I have served it with Hungarian goulash soup today. Regards, Beata (from Slovakia) 😀”

I’m so happy to hear from you all the way from Slovakia! Thank you for taking time to share your delicious photos!  –  jennyFast No Knead Bread

CLARIBEL MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“I don’t have a dutch oven and used instead a stainless steel bowl and aluminum foil cover. I turns out good just as described in your video and recipe.
Thank you so much for making it easy. Indeed this bread is very forgiving 😀”

This is really helpful for people with no Dutch oven. They can see  for themselves that you don’t need a Dutch oven to make this fabulous bread. Thank you! –  jennyFast No Knead BreadNo Knead Bread No Dutch Oven

LORI MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“My daughter and I tried you quick method, skipping the extra 15 minute rise time. Wow! Just wow!  It smells so good in the house and the bread is beautiful! Thank you so much for the recipe!”

Thank you for your great photo. I agree it is a beautiful thing! –  jennyJenny Jones Bread

Jul 4, 2022

Your Photos (July/August)

My thanks to everyone for sending in your photos of my recipes. Please say where you’re from and you can 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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

JULIUS MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Butter waiting to soften up so I can try the bread. Thanks for your video and recipe!!! ~ Julius (Willi) Wilson.”

– Ah, yes… Bread and butter is food for the gods! Thank you for your photo.   jennyBest Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

SOPHIA MADE MY 2-HOUR NO KNEAD BREAD

“Wonderful bread!”

– Thank you for the great photo. It’s picture perfect.   jenny2 Hour No Knead Bread

Jun 1, 2022

Your Photos (June)

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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

JASMIN (from Alaska) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREADS

“I just left a review, but I’ll tell you again! I am so thankful for this recipe. My family loves it, and we can add things to it and change it up, and it always turns out great, as long as we stick to basic measurements. ❤️ We’re a military family, stationed in Alaska. Costs are so high here. Just baking your own bread helps offset some of those costs. I have to say I came across this recipe, when I was searching for a good crusty bread. We love your ribs, so I came to your page to look, and won the jackpot 😀.”

– They all look fabulous and thank you for sharing the details.   jenny

“This was a multigrain. I swapped out one cup of flour for whole wheat flour, and added a combined ½ cup of various seeds.”multi_grain_no_knead_bread

“This was a regular plain (stick to the recipe) white bread.”best_no_knead_bread

“This one had ¼ cup pumpkin seeds added.”no_knead_bread_pumpkin_seed

CYNDI MADE MY CRISPY FOCACCIA

“Made your crispy focaccia- sooo good & easy too! I topped with crushed rosemary and fresh basil and green onions. So delish! Wish you had an Instagram account where I could tag you!”

– Thank you for the photo and for the inspiration to add other toppings.   jennyEasy Crispy Focaccia

AMY MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thank you for being such a wholesome, sweet and funny individual. I used to watch your talk show and have been so happy to see that you make cooking YouTube videos. I am not the best cook but your sweet videos have given me confidence and for that I appreciate you. I hope that you are doing well these days. You don’t know it but you’re my “chosen” aunt (meaning that we are not related at all but you exemplify every aspect of an amazing aunt and honestly most people would probably love to have you as their aunt). Thank you for making cooking enjoyable and for being you. Your fan, Amy Smith.”

– What a beautiful crust! Thank you for starting off the month with this great photo (and for being a fan).  “aunt jenny”Faster No Knead Bread

Mar 21, 2022

Focaccia Fever

crispy_focacciaI found a way to make my crispy focaccia even more crispy. I make it in advance, let it cool, cut it into six wedges, and freeze. When I’m ready, which is almost every day 😋, I place the wedges directly on my toaster oven rack at 325° F for about 10-12 minutes and they come out super crispy. And they stay crispy longer than when served right after baking. If you like all things crispy as much as I do, try it. Here’s the recipe: https://www.jennycancook.com/recipes/easy-crispy-focaccia/

I know I haven’t been around lately but we are still moving! Yes, still moving. I didn’t know we had that much stuff! (most of it’s not mine 🙂)  I’ll try to post some new recipes very soon.

Feb 13, 2022

Your Photos (February/March)

– 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

(**DON’T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR PHOTO!**)

SUE MADE MY CHRISTMAS COOKIES INTO SPRINGTIME COOKIES

“Getting ready for spring so I made your awesome Christmas cookies with my cookie press.  Butterflies and sun flowers with spring time sprinkles! 😀❤️ Sue.”

Hi Sue! What a great idea so we don’t have to wait until Christmas for these classic favorites. Thank you for the photo. Now try to eat just one! 😋 –  jennyBest Sugar Cookies Recipe

MARY (from Wisconsin) MADE MY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI

“Dear Jenny, Here is a photo of the biscotti I made last week using your Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti recipe.  In a pinch, walnuts or macadamia nuts are an easy substitute for the almonds. Back in the 1990’s, I worked for a Milwaukee, Wisconsin television station that carried your talk show.  The years go by so quickly. Thank you for sharing your talents with so many people! ~ Mary Milanowski, West Allis, Wisconsin.”

They look exactly like mine but may be even better if you used macadamia nuts. Thank you for this photo. –  jennyHow To Make Biscotti

LISA (from South Dakota) MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Love these buns! So easy, fast and delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe! ~ Lisa Williams, Yankton, SD.”

Thank you for this amazing photo. The sheen and the seeds look fabulous! – jennyasy Homemade Hot Dog Buns

GORDANA (from Canada) MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny my name is Gordana and thank you very much for wonderful recipe that works every single time. Regards from Montreal Canada.”

That is a beautiful crust. Thank you for your photo. I used to live in Montreal (NDG). 🇨🇦 – jennyEasy Fast No Knead Bread

JON (from New York) MADE MY 20-MINUTE PIZZA DOUGH &
SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Dear Jenny, I followed your recipe and made the 20-minute pizza dough in the stand mixer.  The dough was so tender and delicious!  It was so good I made it two nights in a row.  I made my pizza on a 12-inch cast-iron skillet.  I have made your simple whole wheat bread a few times now.  It comes out perfect every time.  My daughter called and wanted to stop by for dinner with a friend.  I whipped up the recipe and it was ready in 90 minutes to go with our minestrone soup. ~ Thanks! Jon Lavelle, Adams, NY.”

I can see why anyone would want to come to your house for dinner. That pizza looks so good and the bread is amazing. Thank you so much for your photos!  – jennyquick_easy_pizza

Easy Fast No Knead Bread

TABATHA (from Tennessee) MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD &
WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Cinnamon tunnel bread & fresh whole wheat bread – Thank you, I enjoyed watching your video and making these with you! 😀 I am from Knoxville, Tennessee.”

They both turned out beautifully! Thank you for the great photos. – jennyCinnamon Raisin Bread

Homemade Sandwich Bread

JON (from New York) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD INTO A RYE LOAF

“Dear Jenny, My family and I really enjoy your recipes and videos. I used your simple whole wheat bread recipe and substituted rye flour for the whole wheat + caraway seeds. It came out perfect and was delicious. Thanks! ~ Jon Lavelle, Adams, NY.”

– What a great idea! And it looks terrific. I always use caraway seeds with rye bread but I never thought of using this recipe. I will definitely be trying your version. Thank you. – jennyJenny Can Cook Bread


Easy Homemade Bread

PAUL (from the UK) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny, Many thanks from over the pond for your fantastic videos on YouTube and your easy to follow recipes its got me baking 🙂 All the best, Paul from the UK.”

– Thank you so much. It’s so exciting to see this photo all the way from the UK. – jennyJenny Can Cook No Knead Bread

Jan 4, 2022

Photo of the Month (Nov – Dec)

Cinnamon Rolls Jenny Can CookThis photo sent me into my kitchen to set out the cinnamon and all the ingredients needed to make cinnamon rolls. That’s why my photo of the month(s) is this one from Barb in Ontario, Canada.  She and her husband both lost their jobs in the past year so she’s been making everything at home, including all of my breads. Hubby has a sweet tooth and was craving cinnamon rolls. “I was reticent about cinnamon rolls,” she said, “I thought they’d be too tricky for me!  BUT I watched your video, taking note of the tips for not rolling too tight and using dental floss for slicing. It was easy!” And they must have been delicious because they were all gone by the next day. Thank you, Barb, for your tasty photo. My cinnamon rolls didn’t last long either. 😋

Filed Under: General
13 Comments