Cinnamon Twists
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Cinnamon Twists | Dawn's Recipes

Growing up, there were many occasions where my dad would surprise me by bringing a cinnamon twist or two home from the bakery. Maybe it’s a nostalgia thing, but they’re still one of my first choices when looking in the bakery case. They’re a simple little pastry that is easy to make and goes together very quickly. They’re great as a light dessert or snack with coffee or tea or as that little something extra served at breakfast or brunch. … Continue Reading →

Applesauce
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Homemade Applesauce | Dawn's Recipes

Did you know that October is National Apple Month here in the U.S.? Our CSA shares are never short on apples this time of year. Luckily there are about a million ways to enjoy them. (I’m pretty sure that’s not an exaggeration!) Applesauce is one of the simplest ways to prepare them short of eating them raw. … Continue Reading →

Apple Pie Ice Cream
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Apple Pie Ice Cream

I came up with this recipe in my desperation to use up all the apples I was getting from my winter CSA. It’s fortunate that my daughter loves raw apples so much, but I really prefer mine cooked. I thought I’d see if I could replicate the taste of apple pie a la mode by cooking a pie filling on the stove top, then using that as a mix-in for the ice cream. It worked! … Continue Reading →

Cinnamon Rolls
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Cinnamon Rolls

I had a craving for cinnamon rolls this weekend after talking about them with a friend. I decided I’m make some this Sunday. Well, I couldn’t wait till, so I ended up baking them on Friday night, then warmed them up and iced them on Saturday morning so I could have them for breakfast. I used a recipe from King Arthur Flour, but used their baker’s cinnamon filling instead of just sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on the inside. It’s amazing stuff, and I highly recommend buying some. (No, they don’t pay me to say that. It’s just that good!) Print … Continue Reading →

Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread with Crumb Topping
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Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread with Crumb Topping - Sliced

I’ve had so much fun with the Daring Bakers challenges that I’ve decided to participate in another monthly foodie event – The Master Bakers. The rules of this one are simpler, and allow for more creativity on my part. Nikki picks an ingredient, and we’re allowed to make any baked good we desire using that ingredient. This month’s ingredient is cinnamon. As it happens, making Julia Child’s French bread set me on a bread-baking frenzy. I bought myself a couple of books on the subject: Beard On Bread by James Beard and The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. The following recipe … Continue Reading →