Chef's Notes Plus

12 Best Easter Brunch Recipes

Easter brunch is the holiday meal of our dreams, since you can have sweet, savory, and definitely a little bit of both! Try a few of our favorite spring brunch recipes for your holiday table, and don’t be afraid to mix and match! Cherry and Cheese Blintzes with Mixed Berry […]

Cakes, Desserts

Angel Food Cake

Makes one 9-inch tube cake In order to reach a lofty height, angel food cake needs to cling to the sides of the pan, both as it bakes and while it cools. This is why the pan is ungreased and the cake is cooled upside down. Some angel food cake […]

Breakfast and Brunch

Apple Pie Scones

Makes 12 scones Pre-cooking the apples keeps these scones moist, but not soggy. You can do that part a day or two ahead of time, if you like. Galas are a neutral, crisp apple that are great for baking, but you can use Granny Smith or something similar if you […]

Desserts

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 6 large eggs 3 cups sugar 1 – 15oz can pumpkin pie filling 1 – 15oz can pumpkin 1-1/2 tsps. pumpkin pie spice 1 Tbsp. baking powder 1 cup oat flour 2-2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour 2 cups Pumpkin spice/Cinnamon sugar Directions In a […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Family Fun

Banana Nut Loaf

Makes 2 Loaves Ingredients 6 bananas, very ripe 1/4 lemon, peeled or 1 tsp lemon juice 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans Directions Preheat […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Family Fun

Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Makes 8 Servings Pancakes Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 1/4 cups buttermilk 4 large eggs 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen Cooking spray or vegetable oil to coat […]

Sandwiches

Butifarra (Traditional Peruvian Ham Sandwich)

Makes about 24 sandwiches This recipe makes quite a bit of ham, so you may have leftovers (unless you have 24 hungry people to feed!). You can tightly wrap any remaining pork and freeze for later, if you like. You can find Peruvian-style chile pastes (we use ají panca and […]