Being an Anglophile, I've tried lots of scone recipes over the years, but this is my all-time favorite. It was given to me by a hotel chef in Los Angeles and bakes into batches of lovely Christmas gifts for friends and family.
This holiday bread is easy to make, although the braiding takes a bit of practice. I serve it for evening coffees, then use the rest toasted for breakfast. I also give it as gifts—it's delicious with cheese—and it always goes over big at Christmas bake sales.
My husband's a dairy farmer. I work as a bank teller and stenographer. At home, I enjoy cooking and crafts.
These gooey breakfast buns will have your whole family happily licking their fingers! The recipe is easy to prepare using refrigerated crescent dough, dried cranberries, pecans and other kitchen staples. —Barbara Miller, Oakdale, Minnesota
My family just can't seem to get enough of these fun, cheesy rolls. They have a delightful texture from the cornmeal and are a great switch from traditional dinner rolls. I like to serve them with spaghetti, lasagna and stew.
-Marietta Slater, Augusta, Kansas
Similar to an almond crescent, this coffee cake is light and flaky, with a rich almond center. It’s so versatile you can serve it for dessert, breakfast or brunch. It will taste as if it was made from scratch at a bakery, yet the packaged puff pastry makes the recipe quick and easy.
—Gina Idone, Staten Island, New York
"I started make these rolls in the 1960s because my children liked their meat or cheese separate from their bread," explains Ruthelaine Hoolsema of Grand Rapids, Michigan. "Sometimes I add poppy seeds or use rye flour instead of wheat flour and add caraway seeds."
Carole Jasler of Lecanto, Florida asked us to lighten up this British tearoom classic without losing the tender, flaky texture and outstanding flavor of her original recipe. Our Test Kitchen did just that, and the tasty result has 54 fewer calories and 75% less saturated fat per one scone serving.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
"Cranberries add a delightful tartness to this coffee cake that is a Christmas morning tradition for my family," writes Anne Keenan from Nevada City, California. "I make my own almond paste to use when making this treat." (You can find Anne's recipe by searching for "Homemade Almond Paste" in the Recipe Finder)
I love making bread, and you can't go wrong with this recipe. These tender, golden brown loaves have a great combination of seasonings on top that make them go well with pretty much any meal or sliced for sandwiches. —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania