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Watkins Lemony – Pecan Loaf

Monday, February 1st, 2016

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Watkins Lemony – Pecan Loaf

1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 tsp. Watkins Pure Lemon Extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 T. Watkins Lemon Peel
1/4 cup lemon juice

In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and lemon extract; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Fold in pecans and lemon peel.

Transfer to a prepared 9 x 5 x 3 in loaf pan (sprayed with Watkins Cooking Spray).  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  In a small saucepan, combine lemon juice and remaining sugar.  Cook and stir over medium heath until sugar is dissolved.  Pour over warm bread.  Cool completely on a wire rack before removing from pan.
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Watkins Cheese and Garlic Biscuits

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Watkins sources the finest ingredients from all over the world to make their award-winning extracts, spices and seasonings. No wonder J.R. Watkins has been a beloved mainstay of American kitchens for over a hundred years.

Watkins Cheese and Garlic Biscuitsspices

2-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix

3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon Watkins Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon ranch salad dressing mix

1 cup buttermilk


1/2 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon minced chives

1/2 teaspoon Watkins Garlic Powder

1/2 teaspoon ranch salad dressing mix

1/4 teaspoon Watkins Black Pepper

In a large bowl, combine the baking mix, cheese, garlic powder and salad dressing mix. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.

Bake at 450° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Brush over biscuits. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Bon appetit!


Watkins Baking Powder Biscuits

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015


biscuits2Flaky, tender biscuits like Grandma used to make!

Serve them with butter, preserves, honey or gravy.




2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 TBSP Watkins Baking Powder

1/2 tsp salt

5 tsp vegetable shortening

3/4 cup milk

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening and cut into dry ingredients with two knives or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Make a well in center and gradually add milk, stirring until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto lightly floured board and knead lightly for 30 seconds. Roll out 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter. Arrange on greased baking sheet.

Bake at 450° F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Bon appetit!


Watkins Apple Cider Quick Bread

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flourApple cider bread
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 T. tasted wheat germ
2 tsp. Watkins Baking Powder
1 tsp. Watkins Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp Watkins Ground Nutmeg
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 egg white
1/2 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup Watkins Original Grapeseed Oil
1 tsp. Watkins Original Double-Strength Vanilla
1 cup shredded peeled tart apple
1/3 cup golden raisins

1 tsp. Watkins Orange Peel

In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, egg white, cider, yogurt, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the apple, raisins and orange peel. Transfer to a greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350ºF for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.  Yield: 1 loaf

Bon appetit!