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Jul 1, 2021

Photo of the Month (June)

Homemade Bunny Buns

I picked this photo of my Easter Bunny Buns because it made me smile right away and also it reminded me that it doesn’t have to be Easter to make these adorable (and delicious) buns. The picture was sent in by Sandy, who made them for her grandchildren. She said they “absolutely loved them!” And so do I. 🐰❤️🐰

Click here for the recipe.

Jun 1, 2021

Your Photos (June)

My favorite thing is seeing pictures 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

MY APOLOGIES FOR SOME OF THE PHOTOS BELOW BEING SO LATE TO POST. THE EMAILS WERE TEMPORARILY LOST AND I JUST FOUND THEM… SORRY!

TERESA MADE MY MAKOWIEC

“Hi Jenny,  thank you so much for sharing your recipe for poppyseed roll.  I made it and my family loved it.”

– Your swirl came out perfect and I’m glad it was a hit. Thank you for the photo. –  jennyPoppy Seed Roll

VICTORIA MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“My daughter and I made your recipe today.  She loved it.”

– Thank you for your photo. I love love love this bread too! –  jennyCinnamon-Raisin-Bread

CHARMAINE (from The Netherlands) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“I doubled the recipe (except the yeast and salt) and used amounts of whole wheat, white spelt and AP flour as I had available. This was the easiest bread recipe I have ever worked with!  I have been baking bread for the last 10 years. I only use store bought when in a pinch. You can imagine I’ve tried a lot of recipes, over the years. I’d finally settled on a very popular (Allrecipes) recipe. Though the flavor  of that bread is good and it’s full of grains, it’s very time consuming and my results have not been consistent. So, I searched and saw the pic of your bread and, it looked so perfect, I decided to try it. I followed the recipe but added a variety of grains and seeds. This is the best rise I have ever gotten (looks exactly like the picture) and the loaves are so flavorful. The texture is perfect. Absolutely delicious! Needless to say, this is a keeper and will be my recipe of choice, going forward. Thank you for the wonderful, perfect recipe! ~ Charmaine S., The Netherlands.” 🇳🇱

– Your variation sounds really good. Thank you for the photo and for sharing your details. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Wheat Bread

MIL (from Canada) MADE MY LEMON MERINGUE PIE

“Hi Jenny I made your lemon pie on Sunday and boy was it good. So simple and easy to make my family thanks you too. They just loved it. I love anything lemon and the lemon filling was just right. Also I just wanted to thank you for writing such simple recipes that are very easy to follow. I love how you leave a space between ingredients that go together. It makes it so much easier to follow. Thanks for sharing your recipes.  You are a true gem. ~ Mil from Woodbridge.”

Thank you for another (lemon recipe 🍋) photo. Your pie and crust look great! –  jennyLemon Meringue Pie from Scratch

SANDY MADE MY EASTER BUNNY BUNS

“Hi Jenny .. just thought you might like to see how cute your recipe came out! My grandchildren absolutely loved them! I really enjoy your recipes and your wonderful personality.  Thank you… Sandy C.”

They are so cute and of course it doesn’t have to be Easter to make these cute buns. Thank you for your photo. –  jennyHomemade Bunny Buns

CINDY (from Trinidad) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny..your bread was so easy to make and turned out fantastic ! Stay safe, Cindy from Trinidad.”

That’s a beautiful loaf and all the way from Trinidad!  Thank you so much. –  jennyBest No Knead Bread RecipeJenny Can Cook No Knead Bread

SARAH (from West Africa) MADE MY ONE BOWL YELLOW CAKE

“Dear Miss Jones, I wanted to share not only my picture of your One Bowl Yellow Cake, but also the story behind my making it. Since January, I have been in West Africa on a mission trip. I work a good deal in the kitchen and needed a simple cake recipe, preferably without butter, (we don’t have that around much), without a lot of eggs and which wouldn’t change too much if I used another flavor than vanilla (which we don’t have). Your oil cake was perfect. We were wanting a cake with Malibu rum, so I replaced the vanilla with that. I doubled the recipe to make it two layers, but had to do one 8″ and one 9″ layer, since we only had one of each size pan — you get creative in Africa! For the bottom (9”) layer, I placed sliced bananas in the bottom of the pan before I poured in the batter.

They turned out fabulously! Not perfectly shaped (from using parchment paper instead of grease) and one was a little slanted (the oven is gas, so who knows what happened), but they were so light and spongy! (Our baking powder cones in packets here and I wasn’t sure how much was in each one; I put two in the batter, so maybe that’s why they were so light!) The bottom of the 9″ layer turned into the middle of the cake; I brushed the layers with more Malibu and made a flour frosting, again with the Malibu, to cover it, and decorated it with more sliced bananas. I wanted to make a coconut-flavored sugar glaze to drizzle around the edges, but it turned I sugar, so I broke it up and sprinkled it on top. Yesterday, I made it again, this time with strawberry flavoring, strawberry frosting, and chocolate hazelnut spear and caramelized bananas between the layers. Two pictures are attached; thank you for your fabulous recipe, which can even be made in the rainforest! Sincerely, Sarah McDonald.”
What a great story! Thank you for sharing it along with these wonderful photos!  –  jennyJenny Can Cook Yellow CakeEasy Yellow Cake Recipe

JOANNE MADE MY NO KNEAD CIABATTA BREAD

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Thank you for your photo. It turned out beautifully. –  jennyNo Knead Ciabatta Bread

VICKI S. MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“Hi Jenny, Love your recipes and have made several so far!  I have just put your Crusty Rolls in the oven withe ‘Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning’ on them with egg wash. And I’m so excited to try one!!! I’ll include a picture when they’re hot out of the oven.:) Thank you!”
Thank you for this photo. I’ve seen quite a few people use this seasoning on my breads. –  jennyHomemade Crusty Rolls

SHEINAGH MADE MY PACZKI

“I made these today and Oh My! This recipe is excellent. I don’t have a piping bag yet so I sliced the bun 2/3rds through, put strawberry jam inside then a pile of fresh whipped creme. They remained me of the creme buns  of my youth, when I was a child in Australia. I now believe that the Polish bakers must have started the creme bun craze there. Delicious. I will not be needing supper.”
You might want to skip supper tomorrow too! 😀 Wow! They do look amazing! Thank you for the photo. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Paczki

JIM MADE MY HASH BROWNS

“Hi Jenny.   Your recipe worked great!”
– They look perfect. Thanks for your photo. –  jennyCrispy Hash Browns

LINDA MADE MY PUMPKIN BARS

“Used roasted butternut squash in place of pumpkin purée. Delicious and very moist.  Love the small size, fits into our life better than a big cake.”
I make this all the time because it freezes really well. Thank you. –  jennyEasy Pumpkin Bars

VICKI R. MADE MY CHICKEN POT PIE

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Thank you for the photo and that’s some beautiful crust work! –  jennyEasy Chicken Pot Pie

MIL (from Canada) MADE MY LEMON BROWNIES & NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny. Greetings from Woodbridge, Ontario again. Not sure if I sent you these photos but I thought I would share them with you.  I made your lemon brownies  to great reviews and also your no knead bread.  I added cubed pieces of cheddar cheese and it was amazing.  Your recipes are so simple and easy to make and the taste is out of this world.  Thanks again for sharing.”
I love seeing photos from my home province. Thank you so much! –  jenny (London, ON 🇨🇦)Lemon Brownies Jenny Can CookDutch Oven Bread Jenny Can Cook

LINCY MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

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Thank you for your photo but it looks like there’s one missing… hmmm… 😉 –  jennyJenny Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls

ELACUNA MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“what if i want to make 2 loaves? do i have to double the recipe even tre yeast? thanks for sharing your recipe. we love it.”
I have never doubled the recipe but others have. Please look through the recipe comments for answers and thank you for your photos. –  jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

MARY MADE MY SESAME SEED HAMBURGER BUNS

“thanks Jenny 💕”
They look good! Thank you for the photo. –  jennyEasy Homemade Hamburger Buns

YI LIN (from Malaysia) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“The first two pictures are the unsuccessful ones. The second two are the good ones. I tried this a few times and got very wet dough and uncooked interiors. Then I changed the water-to-flour ratio to 80% and I got it! Bubbles after the first proof, drier and easier to handle dough, air pockets and dry inside the bread after cooked and cooled completely! I live in Malaysia so the flours I get are of different compositions. The all purpose flour here has very low protein content, about 9% and bread flour is higher. So I mixed the both. I put about 70g all purpose and 290g japanese bread flour with 288 ml water. To improve the bread taste, you can leave the dough longer (4 hours) in room temperature (here is about 32 Celsius). I discovered this coincidentally. Happy that I managed to make a bread from scratch! Thanks! I have enjoyed this bread making challenge. Best regards, Yi Lin.”
Success! You’ve shown people the rewards of perseverance and by sharing your details, you are helping others along the way. Thank you! –  jennyJenny Can Cook BreadBest No Knead Bread Recipe

BERNIE MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Hi, Jenny.  Long time fan.  My wife says I like you better than I like her.  On some days, I must say… well… never mind. I made your hot dog buns this weekend.  I ran out of eggs so didn’t do the egg wash.  They didn’t look as pretty as yours but they were delicious. I used them to make Connecticut (aka “hot”) lobster rolls, which we much prefer to the cold lobster rolls with mayo dressing. Anyway, the rolls were perfect for these!”
I’m calling these “Lobster Dogs.” 😀 It’s good to know these hot dog buns are not just for weenies! –  jenny
May 30, 2021

Safe Travels, My Little Spatulas

Jenny Can Cook SpatulasCooking is fun. Moving is not. We’ve been looking for a long time and I finally found a dream kitchen that I want to cook in so we’re getting ready to move. I don’t remember the rest of the house but it had a bunch of rooms so I’m sure it’s going to be good. 😀  I’m excited about my new kitchen but it will take time to set things up just right so you won’t see any new recipes for a while. I’ll still be checking in every day as usual, posting your photos and answering questions when I can.

I’ve learned a few things while packing to move:

  1. I don’t wear belts any more.
  2. I thought I was doing a better job of dusting.
  3. There may be a family of squirrels living in our garage.
  4. A man can be emotionally attached to a broken vacuum hose.
  5. Moving is a good way to test your marriage. ❤️
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May 1, 2021

Your Photos (May)

My favorite thing is seeing pictures 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

EFTIHIA (from Greece) MADE MY APPLE PIE

“Hello from Greece! I made your apple pie recipe! It’s the easiest and the most delicious apple pie I’ve made. Thank you!   Eftihia.”
Your pie looks great and I’m so excited to see you’re in Greece. I have visisted there and have family from Xylokastro. 🇬🇷 σας ευχαριστώ! –  jenny Best Recipe Apple Pie

MIL (from Canada) MADE MY OATMEAL COOKIES & PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

“Hi Jenny I decided to make your cookies today and from the picture you can see that there are not too may left so before they are all gone I rushed to take a picture and send it to you. Thanks again for sharing you are amazing.  I’m from Woodbridge, Ontario.”
I’m glad you left enough to take this beautiful picture! 🌼 Thank you. –  jenny (London, ON 🇨🇦)Jenny Can Cook Best Cookies

AMANDA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hello Jenny, Thank you for this recipe! I just left a comment, but here is the picture as well. I normally don’t comment or share, but this is too good not to! I appreciate it – and the video with the tips. That helped a lot! Have a wonderful day!”
– Thank you for taking time to comment and share your photo, especially when I know you wanted to take the first bite. 😋 –  jennyEasy Bread Jenny Can Cook

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY BRAN MUFFINS & SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Hi Jenny – Your Bran Muffins are the best – I’ll never look for another recipe.  And your Sweet Potato Cake is a wow too – I used the sour cream icing version and it was fabulous.  Thank you, thank you!   Bev (from Canada).”
Thank you for more great photos. These are two of my very favorite things!  –  jennyBran Muffins From ScratchSweet Potato Chocolate Cake

KEITH MADE MY FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS

“Just had to say thank you for the Recipe! Writing this before I even finish dinner! Since I was using 3 lbs of pork ribs already cut into 2 inch pieces.  Had to Adjust to just 1.5 hrs of bake time and also let the rub marinate overnight.”
They look amazing! And good for you for adding that healthy broccoli. 🥦 –  jennyJenny Can Cook Ribs

JULIE MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Cinnamon Rolls Fresh From Oven. Below is the Fiesta Ware casserole dish I bake (your recipe) cinnamon rolls in. I have used this pan so much over the years for so many different cooking applications.  I find that lining it with aluminum foil keeps it new looking, plus, it helps find the right temperature for rising and baking the cinnamon rolls.  As you can see the pan is about 2 inches in depth and the cinnamon rolls nearly reach the top of rim—sometimes, even  more so.  It’s nice to serve in after baking, too.”
Thank you for your photo and for the tip about the baking dish you use. –  jennyHealthier Cinnamon Rolls

DICK MADE MY WHITE BREAD

“WOW! I added diced fresh jalapeños 1/2 cup and didn’t change anything else. Loved it!”
Spicy jalapeños – now that sounds good! Thank you for your photo. –  jennyBest White Bread Recipe

ADAM (from Spain) MADE MY DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIES

“Greetings from Madrid Spain, I just made your brownie recipe and they literally just came out of the oven. I didn’t have an 8 x 8” pan. So used a spring form 10”.  They’re cooling now. Many thanks! (Apologies for brevity. Please frogive spelling)”
It’s good to know this recipe works in a larger pan. Thank you so much for sending your photo from across the world! 🌎 – jennyEasy Fudgy Brownies From Scratch

PUSHPA (from New York) MADE MY CHOCOLATE CAKE

“Dear Jenny: I have made your chocolate cake 🎂 so many times and my family have enjoyed it very much and also loved the icing  –  so simple and easy.  I decorated the cake with slices of slivered almonds. Thank you very much.  I am sure you have many eggless recipes and will check on line. Sincere Regards, Pushpa.”
Thank you for this lovely photo. That frosting and topping looks beautiful! – jennyEggless Chocolate Cake

JILL MADE MY HOT DOG BUNS

“Love this recipe. I am making them right now for lunch! We top with poppyseed or sesame seeds on the eggwash. I place 2 together on baking sheet, so that they seperate just like store bought.”
Topping with seeds sounds like a great idea.  Thank you for sharing your photo. – jennyEasy Homemade Hot Dog Buns

BOGHOS MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“I’ve baked your No Knead Bread several times with success and loved it. So today I tried your Simple whole wheat Bread. I doubled the recipe by exactly doubling your ingredients. I did add 6 teaspoons of wheat gluten and brushed the tops with milk before baking to get a softer crust. Fantastic. Thank you for your amazing recipes and btw, I love your sense of humour in both videos. The Apology and The Egg. Lol.”
Thanks for your photos and for all the details you shared. This helps other home cooks. – jennyHomemade Wheat BreadEasy Homemade Bread

DEBBIE MADE MY FOCACCIA

“Love your focaccia recipe. ❤️ Thanks again.”
Those are beautiful with all that rosemary and coarse salt. Thank you for the photos. – jennyEasy Crispy Focaccia Bread

 

BHAIRAVI (from California) MADE MY CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Hi Jenny. We love love love your recipes ! Have tried quite a few from your list and they all have always turned out so good 😊👍🏻 Sunday baking for me is some quality + fun time with my teenage son ! Today We made your braided cinnamon raisin bread and as always… it was awesome 🤩 Thank you ! Sharing some pictures. Lots of love from,  Bhairavi & my son Ameya ~ San Jose , CA.”
Thank you for these great photos, and what a wonderful thing to do with your son. I hope more people follow your lead and instill a love of cooking in their own children. Their lives will benefit in so many ways! ❤️ – jennyEasy Cinnamon Raisin BreadBest Cinnamon Raisin BreadHomemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

ELENA MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“No knead bread is so easy. Thanks.”
You are so right. Thank you for your photo.– jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

RICK (from Canada) MADE MY SANDWICH BUNS, 20-Min PIZZA DOUGH & HAMBURGER BUNS

“Again, thank you so much for the fantastic recipes.”
Thank you for these inspiring photos. It looks like you have a full time job in the kitchen! – jennyFast Pizza Dough from Scratch Jenny Can Cook Hamburger Buns

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY ORANGE SESAME CHICKEN

“Hi Jenny – Last night we tried your fabulous Orange Sesame Chicken.  I didn’t have any rice on hand so steamed some cauliflower along with the broccoli but next time I’ll make sure to use rice so I can add some of the yummy sauce to it.  We ended the meal with your Buttermilk Spice Cake.  Thanks for another couple of amazing recipes!   Bev (from Canada)”
I just made my orange sesame chicken last night and it’s still one of my all time favorites. Thanks for your photo! jennyJenny Can Cook Orange Sesame Chicken
Apr 1, 2021

Photo of the Month (March)

Jenny Can Cook Paczki Recipe

It’s paczki again! I’ve never seen paczki done this way and I love Boston cream pie. The idea for “Boston Creme Donuts” came from Erika last month, who said she made them for her husband’s birthday.  I am so trying this! Thank you, Erika.

Click here for my Pączki recipe.

p.s. I’ve been super busy and have not posted any new recipes but I will soon. I’m working on a couple of new ones and just need time to fine tune them and take the photos.

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Apr 1, 2021

Your Photos (April)

I love seeing pictures of my recipes 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

MARY ANN MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thank you Jenny! I never baked worth a slap until I found you! ❤️”
I’m glad to hear it. Thank you for the photo and a reminder to have that butter ready! jennyFastest Dutch Oven Bread

MARK (from Texas) MADE MY CHOCOLATE-DIPPED COCONUT MACAROONS

“Jenny, A late night craving for something sweet led me to your Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons. So quick and easy, luckily I had the 7 ounce bag of coconut in my pantry and the ever present Baker’s Baking Bars. Fast and easy to make and great with a big glass of milk! Thanks. ~ Mark from Deep East Texas.”
Thank you for the photo and that big glass of milk sounds good. jennyEasy Chocolate Macaroons

BETH MADE MY ENGLISH MUFFINS

“Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Takes me back to childhood and enjoying this “nooks and crannys” treat.”
Thank you for your photos and I’m happy to bring back those good memories. jennysy Recipe English Muffins

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY ENGLISH MUFFINS

“Hi Jenny – It seems I’m on a baking kick lately.  Today it was your English Muffins, something I never would have even attempted if it hadn’t been for your trademark clear and simple instructions.  They turned out beautifully.  Thank you – what a nice Sunday treat!  Bev (from Ontario, Canada).”
You are on a roll! Your English Muffins look perfect. Thank you for another great photo. jennyHomemade English Muffins

DIANE MADE MY PACZKI

“As a beginner level baker, I did not think I could make pączki successfully, but your recipe worked perfectly for me! The pączki turned out beautifully light, and I filled them with guava. I love that these are baked and not fried. Thank you! I look forward to making your cabbage rolls next.”
Thank you for your mouth-watering photo and good luck with the cabbage rolls.  jennyJenny Can Cook Paczki

SERGIO (from Mexico) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny. I have been using your recipe for almost a year now. It’s simple, easy and entertaining. Thank you very much. Here is a photo of today’s loaf. Best regards. Sergio,  Monterrey., México.”
– It looks perfect but then you are an expert by now. 🙂 Thank you for your photo.  jennyFaster No Knead Bread

CAROL (from Maine) MADE MY ENGLISH MUFFINS

“Hello from Maine! These are now in our weekly rotation they are SO tasty and versatile! From breakfast sandwiches to simply toasted and buttered with homemade jam to mini pizzas. We love this recipe! Thank you for all you do, I’ve not found one recipe on your site that hasn’t been a success as well as delicious. ~ Carol & Bo.”
– Thank you for the compliments and the great photo. I never thought of “English Muffin Pizza” but it sounds good. jenny

Homemade English Muffins

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY PACZKI

“Hi Jenny – A good day for baking with the snow storm in southern Ontario today so I decided to make the Boston Creme variation of your Paczki.  Another hit!  This is also the first time I’ve made custard – I’ve been too afraid to try it since I’ve been told it’s not an easy thing to make.  Well, yours is!  Thank you, Jenny, I can’t believe how quick and easy these donuts are to make.  Maybe too easy lol……good thing we’re going for long walks in lockdown.   Bev (from Canada).”

– It’s not fair to send me these photos! I want to make them but I know I will eat every single one before breakfast! 😀 jennyBoston Cream Donuts

FRANCINE MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny, Thank you for your recipes and videos with easy to follow instructions.”

– Thank you for taking time to send these photos, especially the cut version. It looks good! jennyFast Dutch Oven Bread

JANE MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD

“Here’s my 2nd loaf that I made this morning!! Thank You Jenny!!!! Jane Roth.”

– That looks awesome. Thank you so much for the photo! jennyFastest No Knead Bread

NASRIM MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Bread recipe was perfect. Thanks.”

– Thank you for your photo and for showing how beautifully you serve it. jennyBest No Knead Bread Recipe

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY PACZKI

“Hi Jenny – First time trying these.  I used Active Dry Yeast but think I should have used the Rapid Rise because the dough didn’t puff up or increase in size so I was only able to make 7 instead of 12.  Still delicious though, they baked up really nicely.  Next time I’ll try the custard filling….and the time after that the Boson Creme variation…  Thanks for a bright spot in our day.   Bev (from Ontario, Canada)”

– I could eat these every single day. Thank you for this awesome photo! jennyJenny Can Cook Paczki

RICK (from Canada) MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT SANDWICH BUNS

“Hello Jenny. It is Rick from Ontario Canada.”

– Thank you for another beautiful presentation. I just made these today! jennyEasy Sandwich Buns

BONNIE MADE MY FOCACCIA BREAD

“Love, love , love this! I have made it it several times, with several toppings and it is always fantastic….and so, so easy! Thanks! This one is topped with marinated olives and feta.”

– That looks soooo good! 😋 Thank you for your photo.  jennyEasy way to make focaccia bread

F.W. MADE MY BREAD

“Thanks Jenny …I added a few things on top…olive oil (wee bit) garlic, rosemary, pepper and parmesan….”

– Thank you for your photo. Your additions sound delicious.  jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

GAIL MADE MY PACZKI

“Thank you for the recipe – delicious!”

– Custard is my favorite filling and these look perfect. Thank you for the photos.  jennyRecipe Polish Paczki

Custard Filled Donuts

CECIL MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

“Made it exactly as recipe stated yesterday.  I will tent it a little next time.  Today I made it again but I am going to put it in 2 small bread pans.  One for me and one for the great grandkids  I like to toast it in the mornings. I like having it rise only once.”

– Thank you for your photo. I love the idea of two smaller loaves, one for toasting and one for the glaze. Yumm!  jennyEasy Cinnamon Raisin Bread

GAIL (from Scotland) MADE MY POPPY SEED ROLL

“Thank you for the recipe, Jenny. I’m in Scotland and have converted it to our system.
300g strong bread flour
Sachet yeast
50g sugar
1/2 tsp salt
160ml milk
2 tbsp oil
1 egg

150g poppy seeds
20g ground almonds
Lemon and orange zest
100g sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
80ml boiling water
180 degrees C”

– I love this bread so much! You are especially kind to share your conversion details. Thank you very much!! ❤️  jennyHow To Make Poppy Seed Bread

BARBARA MADE MY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Hi Jenny – I’ve been looking for a decent whole wheat bread recipe for *decades* & so glad I found yours. Thought you’d like to see it with an egg wash glaze and (homemade) Everything But The Bagel seasoning on top – oh so good toasted! I do make the whole thing in my mixer with minimal hand kneading (I let it rest in the mixer for 5 minutes before turning out to give the flour a bit more time to hydrate). Slice it & freeze with wax paper between the slices & easy peasy to take out what’s needed. Thank you for this recipe! (and for the crusty roll recipe, too – always on hand in our freezer). Cheers, and happy baking!”

– Wow, that looks great! Thank you for starting off the month with all this detail, which is always appreciated by fellow bakers.  jennyHow To Make Whole Wheat Bread

Mar 1, 2021

Your Photos (March)

It’s exciting to see pictures of my recipes 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

BEV (from Canada) MADE MY CINNAMON PUFFS

“Good morning Jenny – Just made your Cinnamon Puffs.  It did make 12 but my husband couldn’t wait for me to take the photo before grabbing a couple of them lol.  A definite make-again, love how light they are.  Thanks for another hit, Jenny.    Bev (from Canada).”

– Thank you for you photo. I have the same problem when I take my pictures, but it’s usually me who eats the food before the picture! 😋  jenny

Cinnamon Puffs (Jennycancook.com)

Cinnamon Puffs (Jennycancook.com)

RICK (from Canada) MADE MY… WELL, SEE FOR YOURSELF

“Jenny’s Recipes I make weekly ❤️ Thanks Jenny from Ontario Canada.

– What a fabulous presentation! Thank you. I want to come to your house for Easter dinner. 😋 Everything looks incredibly good. Rick’s got some mad cooking skills! – jennyJenny Can Cook Bread

MARGIE (from South Africa) MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS

“Hi Jenny I’ve recently retired, and am filling my days by trying out new recipes.  I watched the YouTube of you making these Golabki, and decided to try them.  I froze most of them, but the four that we ate for supper were delicious.  I will definitely make them again.  Thanks for a great website! ~ Margie Barker, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa.”

– Those are spectacular cabbage rolls and browned in a pan (with sour cream) is exactly how I serve them. Thank you for sharing your own photo as well, and from South Africa! You just made my day! ❤️ – jennyHow To Make Cabbage Rolls

VICKI MADE MY BAKED DOUGHNUTS

“First time making these! So easy and delicious!”

– Thank you for sharing your photos. They look great! jennyOven Baked Donuts Jenny Can Cook

BRAIN MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“It’s taken a long time, but at 82 I’ve just started baking, and this recipe is a winner. This is my first attempt and I’m well pleased. Thank you Jenny.”

– I’m keeping this in my “It’s never too late” file. I think you will inspire other octogenarians to try something new, especially bread! Thank you.jennyBest Dutch Oven Bread

RON MADE MY CHEWY OATMEAL COOKIES

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– Thank you for your photo. (nice stove!) jennyHomemade Oatmeal Cookies

BRIAN (from the U.K.) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Still making Cinnamon Rolls to your recipe, absolutely fabulous. Just wanted to say that they freeze perfectly well, and upon defrosting, with 10 seconds in the microwave, turn out perfect, as if they had just been made. You can now grab one of my buns, you know you want to. Ha, ha. ~ Brian, from Oxford U.K.”

– Thank you for this luscious cinnamon rolls photo. And consider this a virtual grabbing of your buns! 🖐 😀 jenny

HOWARD MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“We just love the no knead recipes.  I’ll be adding more baking in the near future.  Thank you so much your videos are a sure hit, and are especially helpful to us amateurs.”

– From this photo, I don’t think you’re an amateur baker any more! 😀 Thank you for your photo. jennyNo Knead Bread Fast

CANDY MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Dear Jenny, I’m a 75 year old recently retired hotel/restaurant owner.  I learned about cooking from my Great Aunt.  My Great aunt and Uncle had no kids and their house was my favorite place to go, on weekends, from the time that I was 5 years old.  Twice a month, my Uncle Frank would pick  me up on Saturday morning and drop me home on Sunday afternoon.  My Auntie Moe, was the Christmas cook in the family.  They lived in a house they built around the turn of the century and it had a real root cellar in the basement and a storeroom that was bulging with home made jams and preserves and my Uncle even made his own Rootbeer!  It was heaven for me.  Every time I went over, she would ask what we should make, pies, bread, rolls, cakes, meat loaf, roast chicken, and I’d go over the day before a holiday and I would get to help with the roast turkey and cranberry sauce and dinner rolls and always old fashioned Mac and cheese, made in layers and baked in the oven.  One of my favorite things to ask for, was her fabulous cinnamon rolls!  The pain in the butt old fashioned way!

When I saw your recipe, while I was trying your whole wheat bread, reminded me of hers. I tried your easy recipe, but since I too am a pro. cook,  I had to screw with it, of course.  I added a tsp. of vanilla powder, and substituted melted butter, which I added to the heated milk.  I got a kick out of your instruction to cut off 1/2 inch from both ends of the roll before threading the rolls into eight pieces, (do you square your potatoes when you make French fries too)?  I laughed!  I always just make the end pieces a little bigger and smootch them into the pan, with the odd side down.  Auntie Moe always baked hers in muffin tins with a pat of butter and a spoonful of brown sugar and cinnamon in the bottom of each one.

I’d never  made cinnamon rolls any other way, so I decided to try your 8 to a 8” pan system.  I couldn’t resist, however, putting a small pond of butter with a bunch of brown sugar and cinnamon in the bottom of the pans,  I made a double recipe. This is what happened.  They raised so much that they fought for space in the pan and raised way over the top.  Great recipe, but no frosting for me, 5 minutes out of the oven, I flipped them over, upside down, onto plates.  Gotta have that butter, brown sugar, cinnamon soaked gooey rolls.  I never write in to cooks on the internet, but I loved your sense of humor and helpful hints, so I couldn’t  resist. ~ Candy”

– Candy, I enjoyed reading your story and can see why you have a love of cooking. You are so lucky to have had such a great history of food and family. Thank you for sharing.  ❤️  jennyJenny Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls


MATTHEW MADE MY MULTIGRAIN NO KNEAD BREAD

“Jenny, I SO enjoy your website & videos. Thank you! Tried your multigrain in my Dutch cooker today, with 2 changes: 70 g sourdough starter (so I had to let it go overnight), and I sprinkled the top with wheat bran and oat bran. Nothing more satisfying than homemade bread…. — Matthew Lind.”
– I am making my own multigrain loaf today. Thank you for sharing your photo. jennyMultigran Dutch Oven Bread

JENNIFER MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

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– It looks perfect. Thank you for the photo. jennyBest Cinnamon Raisin Bread

TERRY MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“So happy I found your recipe, so delicious and so easy. I folded in Kalamata olives. Picture below. Will be making cheese and roasted garlic bread in the future.”

– Thank you for your photos. That is a beautiful crust! jennyDutch Oven Olive Bread

Easy Crusty Olive Bread

MARTIN MADE MY HEALTHIER APPLE CRISP

“I just baked your recipe for Healthier Apple Crisp. It’s delicious. Thanks for another great recipe!”

– I love any dessert with apples. Thank you for your photo. 🍏 jennyHealthy Apple Crisp Recipe

DANILO (from Tokyo) MADE MY SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

“Greetings from Tokyo! I start learning how to bake during this pandemic. I don’t have your kind of baking pan. I have a bigger one so I multiplied the ingredients by 1.5 and made two loaf. Turned out great! Thank you for the great recipe.”

– Thank you for the lovely photos. Your loaves turned out fantastic!  jennyEasy Whole Wheat Bread

Jenny Can Cook Bread

ERIKA MADE MY PACZKI

“Made your Paczki into Boston Creme donuts for my hubby’s birthday. They were amazing!”

– What a great idea! Thank you for inspiring us all and Happy Birthday to your husband – I already know he had a good one. 😋 jennyJenny Can Cook Paczki Recipe

MARK (from Texas) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Jenny, I have gone through many stages of bread baking. I’ve tried starters, pooish, and bigas, using exact measurements and elaborate technique. Thank goodness those days are over. I am amazed at this simple No-Knead Bread recipe. Last night I mixed up the recipe only bumping the yeast to scant 1 teaspoon and using cool water for overnight 10 hour rest. This took all of 5 minutes to do. Before daylight I started my hot oven and using my Grandmother’s 100-year-old cast iron Dutch Oven I made this incredible loaf of bread. The sun is up, house smells great, and the bread is done and it is so good! I am very pleased with the taste and texture. Simply amazing! Mark from Deep East Texas.”

– A big thumbs up from me, too. 👍 That’s for the beautiful loaf of bread and for sending in your photo (love that apron! 🐓) – jennyenny Can Cook No Knead Bread


Faster Dutch Oven Bread

Easy Recipe Crusty Bread

SHARON MADE MY EASTER BUNNY BUNS

“Please ignore the scrap rolls- making these with my grandsons for Easter. Love all your recipes. I’m 73 years old and still learning. Thank you and God Bless.”

– What a great job on the ears! Your bunny buns are so darn cute! 🐰 Thank you for the photo.jennyEaster Bunny Buns

MARK (from Texas) MADE MY CABBAGE ROLLS

“I followed the recipe with no problems and got 16 beautiful rolls. The first picture is two rolls right from the oven with pan liquid. My neighbor was here and we ate a few. The next picture is when later that evening I browned some in butter. With the sour cream this was the best thing I’ve tasted all week. Brought back great childhood memories. So good! Your videos are easy to follow and the recipes online are great while cooking. Thanks for all you do! Onward to the Paczki! Mark from Deep East Texas.”

– Thank you so much for these photos. The browned ones are exactly the way I like them! And gotta have sour cream! 😋 – jennyJenny Can Cook Cabbage Rolls

Best Recipe Cabbage Rolls

ARLENE MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Loved this recipe. Easy and delicious.”

– Thank you for the photo. I imagine they are all gone by now. 😀 – jennyEasy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

JANET (from Kentucky) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD

“Hi Jenny, I really love your site. Today I made your No-Knead bread as a special surprise for my daughter who is coming to dinner tonight. Throughout the pandemic, we have tried to get together either on Zoom or with her at my house every Friday night (and we Zoom with her sister, who lives in NYC). I just felt like I wanted to make her something really special today. Anyway, here it is and I’m so pleased. I have made your whole-wheat sandwich rolls in the past and they are wonderful, too. Thanks so much from Louisville, Kentucky! (Here’s a picture of me and my husband from December. He lives in assisted living because he has dementia, which is why it’s extra special that my daughter spends time with me.)”

– I’m so glad my recipe is adding a little extra joy to your daughter’s visit and thank you for sharing the photo of you and your husband. I wish you both well. ❤️ – jennyNo Knead Bread Jenny Can Cook

MARK MADE MY NO KNEAD CRUSTY ROLLS

“Jenny, I have struggled for years to bake decent homemade bread. You have really opened my eyes with your easy and straightforward methods. I am so happy with the results I am getting! Thank you! Mark.”

– I’m happy to help and these rolls look good! Thank you. jennyEasy Crusty Rolls

PAM MADE MY FASTER NO KNEAD BREAD

“Thanks so much for your great recipes and method for making bread. I especially like using the overnight method because I can make the bread when its convenient anytime within the time frame. Here is my favourite, the Faster No Knead Bread. Can’t wait to try them all. ~ Pam.”

– I also use the overnight method most of the time for the same reason. Your bread looks great, thank you! jennyFast No Knead Bread

BRIAN (from the U.K.) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS

“Just tried Jenny’s recipe for Cinnamon Rolls, the best I’ve ever tasted. I used to buy them from Mavericks, in Ririe, Idaho, U.S.A, when visiting my wife’s pen pal of 61 years to date. Many thanks Jenny, now I don’t need to grab your buns, although I wouldn’t mind, ha, ha. ~ Brian, Oxford, U.K.”

– This is so exciting! My cinnamon rolls in the UK! And they look amazing – thank you so much! jennyHomemade Cinnamon RollsCinnamon Rolls from ScratchJenny Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls
Feb 28, 2021

Photo of the Month (February)

Polish Paczki RecipeA Polish lady (Beczkowski) made my Polish paczki and took her photo using beautiful Polish dinnerware – this is my favorite photo of the month. On top of that, she is 71 years old and “finally successfully made paczki” for the first time. Thank you to Joyce Beczkowski Nicholas for this wonderful photo! 🇵🇱

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Feb 27, 2021

My Favorite Recipes

Favorite Recipes Jenny Can CookFor anyone wondering which recipes I make the most, my own go-to favorites, here they are:

No Knead Crusty Rolls: I always have some in the freezer because you can pop them into a 325° F oven for about 10 minutes and they are even more crusty than when first baked.

My Dinner Salad: With a few variations in olive oil dressings, pretty much every meal I make starts with a salad.

Pork Tenderloin Dinner: The pork is lean, takes on marinade really well, and I love roasted veggies.

Oven Chicken Veggie Kabobs: It’s an easy and simple one pan meal with delicious marinated chicken, and I always serve it with Basmati rice. One pan = easy cleanup.

Granola Bars: I make a lot of these granola bars. They can be a quick snack, dessert, or something to take on a hike or trip. There’s one in my purse right now.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake: Of all the chocolate cakes I make, this is my favorite And there’s a whole sweet potato in there for some vitamin A, or as we say in Canada, “Vitamin eh?” 🇨🇦

Cracked Wheat No Knead Bread: I love farm breads and this easy no knead bread with extra fiber is the one I make the most. I bake, slice, and freeze.

Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables: It’s fast, easy, healthy, low fat, and it all roasts in one pan. It’s delicious. I love this meal!

Bran Muffins: I make a dozen and freeze them for the days I crave traditional, old fashioned, bran muffins, which is almost every day.

Tapioca Pudding: Light as a cloud, this comfort food dessert is a family favorite. My husband swears I always take the bigger serving, but he can’t prove it. 😀

Giant Breakfast Cookies: These are almost a meal in themselves, chewy, delicious, and full of fiber. As soon as I’m down to one, I make more.

One Pan Broccoli Bean Pasta: I buy fresh broccoli every week so I know I can always make this quick and easy last minute dinner with my pantry staples of pasta and canned beans. Any time I can make dinner in one pan, I’m on it! 🥘

Jan 31, 2021

Photo of the Month (January)

How To Make Dutch Baby Pancake

I chose this photo from Ellen in Oregon because as soon as I saw it, I turned on my oven to make my own Dutch Baby Pancake. Her way was exactly the way I serve mine, with a dusting of powdered sugar and lots of fresh fruit. Ellen made it for her husband’s birthday!

Click here for the recipe.

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