recipe: perfected egg and dairy-free fluffy bagels

I made a recipe for bagels a few years ago that I have since made dozens of times since. I have changed the recipe enough that I felt like it warranted a new post. They are so big and fluffy and my own family actually request that I make them more often than I make bread and buns. Try them (again) for yourself!

Perfected Egg and Dairy-Free Fluffy Bagels

(Makes 1 dozen)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 tbsp active dry yeast

2 cups warm water

1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil, plus more to grease

1/2 tsp salt

6 cups all-purpose flour

Steps:

1. Add the sugar, yeast, and warm water to a large bowl. Mix well, then cover with a tea towel for 15 minutes or until the yeast has bubbled.

2. Remove towel. Next add the oil, salt, and flour. Make sure to stir between each cup of flour. When the dough is no longer sticky, transfer to a floured surface. Knead for another 5 minutes until smoothed out. Form into a large ball and place in a new, large, oil-greased bowl. Cover with a tea towel. Put in oven with the light on for 1 hour to let rise.

3. After dough has risen, remove it from oven and punch it down. Then transfer again to a smooth surface. Separate into 12 balls. Poke your thumb through each ball and form into the shape of a bagel. Place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. You may need two. Cover with a tea towel and let rise for 30 more minutes.

4. Meanwhile preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 30 minutes or until a deep golden brown. Remove and brush with butter or margarine (regular or dairy-free). Let cool down before slicing into them. Enjoy!

Note: You may choose to add something to the top of the bagels, such as poppy seed. If so, do so right before placing them in the oven. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Emory

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recipe: apple & blue cheese bread pudding

This is a modified recipe from an old Kinfolk Magazine article that I rediscovered recently. It was geared toward single servings- not for large families but more so just for the reader to indulge in. Below is what was written:

“Depending on your level of carb-indulgence, it can be difficult to polish off a whole loaf of bread solo before it gets stale. This recipe offers a clever way to use those chewy end bits before they go bad, fusing them with something you’re meant to let grow pungent.” -Kinfolk, v. 11, p. 35

The main difference is that I removed the eggs and honey from the original recipe, added some vanilla, and changed the measurements. It turned out so lovely- especially if you are a lover of sweet and salty.

Apple & Blue Cheese Bread Pudding

(1 serving)

Ingredients:

1 tbsp butter
1 cup bread, torn into pieces
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1 apple, peeled and diced
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp blue cheese, crumbled

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat an oven-safe ramekin with butter.

2. Add the bread, milk, sugar, salt, apples, vanilla, and blue cheese to a bowl. Gently mix until everything is coated. Then pour into the ramekin. Place in oven and bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove and serve warm.

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recipe: best baked mac n cheese

I first used this recipe when I was in need of a meat-free meal that would be big and delicious enough to feed my family. There are so many recipes out there claiming to be “the best” and while I haven’t tried them all, I feel as if this is one of the great ones! It has been slightly modified from Emma’s recipe on her website A Beautiful Mess. Feel free to try it out for yourselves!

ABM’s Best Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients:

2 cups macaroni noodles, cooked
5 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup vegetable stock
2 cups cheese (any kind), shredded
Salt
Pepper
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 cup green onion, chopped

Steps:

1. Prepare large pot with water and salt for boiling the noodles. Cook, strain, and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Using the same pot, add the butter and garlic and cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Add the flour and continue to cook for another few minutes. Then add the stock and milk. Whisk. Next incorporate 1 1/2 cups of the cheese until it melts. Finally, add the noodles back in, turn off the heat, add salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.

3. Pour the macaroni and cheese into an oblong baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese, breadcrumbs, and green onion. Cover with foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Then remove foil and continue to bake for another 10 minutes. Remove and enjoy!

Emory

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recipe: gluten and dairy-free lasagna

Not only is this lasagna gluten-free and vegetarian, but I also made mine with dairy-free cheese! Talk about healthy! But you can certainly substitute some cheddar or mozzarella cheese for the dairy-free kind, as well as add a bit of hamburger meat (provided you have cooked it beforehand). This is something that I love to make in the summer months when we have a ton of fresh garden vegetables and only about 20 minutes to cook up a feast! It’s amazing!

Gluten-Free Vegetable Skillet Lasagna

Ingredients:

2 tbsp oil, any kind
1 large zucchini, sliced
1 cup spinach
1 cup mushrooms, diced
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cups grated cheese, any kind
Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Steps:

1. Heat oil over medium in a skillet. Lay down a layer of zucchini. Spread the spinach on top, as well as the mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and 1 cup of cheese. Then add the remaining zucchini and cheese. Add desired amount of salt and pepper.

2. Cover and continue to cook over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through. Then remove, slice, and serve!

Emory

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recipe: vegan blueberry lemon loaf

Each time I make a new loaf, I swear that it’s the best one yet. This, you guys, IS the best one yet! It didn’t rise as high as regular loaves (I think due to it being vegan), but it was so incredibly sweet and satisfying. No one would ever guess that it was a healthy treat!

I’ll be making this loaf again and again, with no complaints from anyone. Try it out this Christmas season!

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Ingredients:

(For the loaf)
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
⅔ cup almond milk, unsweetened
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest, grated
¼ cup canola oil
2 tbsp applesauce
⅔ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries
dairy-free butter, to grease

(For the vanilla frosting)
1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp dairy-free butter
2 tbsp almond milk, unsweetened
¾ tsp vanilla extract

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with butter. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together.

3. In a large bowl, combine almond milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and oil. Stir in applesauce, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.

4. Fold dry ingredients into large bowl. Mix until just combined. Gently stir in blueberries.

5. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan. Put in oven for approximately 1 hour. Remove and let cool for 1 hour.

6. Put all four ingredients for frosting into a bowl. Mix with electric mixture on low, gradually increasing the speed until it thickens.

7. Spread onto loaf. Gently slice, and it’s ready to be eaten!

Emory

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