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Breakfast baking for the cabin

Have been invites to a friends cabin and thought it would be nice to bring some baking. Looking for something to bring to feed 9 people, inexpensive to make. Not muffins. Can be baked ahead and frozen or maybe premade but baked there. Sweet and savoury recipes would be appreciated.

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  1. This recipe for Winter Warming Baked Oatmeal is a treat - like a thick, soft oatmeal cookie/bar but slightly "healthier"

    1. And this Snickerdoodle Bundt cake was a HUGE hit at a family celebration brunch. Note that you'll want to use full-fat sour cream in this one (voice of experience -- cake fell when nonfat was tried.)

      1. For things to make there, couldn't get much cheaper or quicker than pancakes.

        For things you could bake ahead of time and bring up, my first thought is banana bread. As for savory, well you'd have to be careful about avoiding more expensive ingredients, but you could use frozen pie shells and make a bunch of quiches to be reheated. Eggs are dirt cheap and quite filling.

        1. This recipe is not expensive, killer tasty - and is best if made the day before. So perfect to make the day before you travel!

          Don't be fooled by the title - it does not need the blueberry stuff on the side. Just bake it in a deep dish pyrex pie pan, poke holes in the top while it is warm and pour the glaze over it - and let cool and set overnight. It becomes the perfect breakfast or tea cake!


          1. frittata comes to mind for a savory dish, they freeze well and reheat or can be eaten cold. I made one not too long ago using a ham slice and a bunch of veggies - not expensive at all. :)
            I was also going to suggest a baked oatmeal - i make it about once a week for our weekday breakfasts.

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            1. re: jujuthomas

              I second the frittata idea. Recently made this one from BA with creminis, leeks and fontina. Delicious. I used low-fat sour cream in the eggs and they were so fluffy. I don't think I'll ever make another frittata without it. http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/qui...

              1. re: MrsJonesey

                Thanks for all the ideas. I think I was a little unclear in my OP though. I am looking for baked goods, not meals. I have been thinking of scones. Anyone have a nice recipe for scones? I have some cherries I can use too!

                1. re: cleopatra999

                  I think folks thought when you said "savory" that, savory baked stuff as well.

                  But hey, the advice you've gotten, both sweet and savory? It's helping me, so, thank you!

                  1. re: cleopatra999

                    Montreal has a great tea room and the owner has provided this scone recipe, am posting for your review.

                      1. re: cleopatra999

                        It is supposed to be a good recipe, the tea room is very popular in Montreal. I want to make the recipe as well, maybe today is the day.

              2. I bring Ina Garten's Lemon Cake to my friend's lake house every summer - it is a huge hit, and fairly inexpensive to make. Keeps well, too. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

                I've also made a sour cream coffee cake that goes over very well - similar to this recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in... I'm planning to try a version with browned butter this year.

                Zucchini bread is always a huge hit as well, and since summer produce is in, it's a good way to use up some of those oversized zucchini that aren't so flavorful. I love it with cream cheese.

                1. On the savory side - Strata's are really nice. Good hot or room temp. Could be made ahead and baked there or baked at home and warmed or at room temp.

                  cheap to make - it really better with day old bread. You can go as elegant or as simple as you want.


                  More or less it's the same stuffing you have at thanksgiving flavored any way you like. For a friends baby shower / reception I made with goat cheese, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers etc.

                  1. Stuffed bread. Jamie Oliver put hard boiled eggs in his and I love it w/ bacon. It's like this:


                    Bake ahead and serve at room temp; or you can quickly reheat in the oven.

                    For something sweet, cinnamon rolls are easy to make ahead w/out baking and then bake in the morning, I like MidwesternerTT's oatmeal, too. I mix it the night before,put it in a zip lock bag, bake in the morning in a pan. I love to pour cream over it about half an hour before it's done baking. You can serve it like a bar cookie, or add milk while it's warm. It's like a soft oatmeal cookie.

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                    1. re: chowser

                      That looks like a great recipe chowser - thanks for sharing! I might try it with pizza dough to make my life easier.

                    2. Pancakes dry ingredients premixed might be a hit. Some refridgerator rolls are great to have on hand to heat up. Joy of Cooking has some great rolls as recipes.

                      1. So, this is to accompany the breakfast meal, as you stated in the thread that it is not the meal?
                        How about variations of monkey bread? One can do the cinnamon sugar one, or an orange marmalade one, or a bacon and cheese type.

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                        1. re: wyogal

                          Yes exactly wyogal. I didn't mean to be so confusing. I have found a great sausage cheddar biscuit that will suit the bill nicely. But still open to other thoughts.

                          1. re: cleopatra999

                            Do you know what else is being served?

                        2. you mentioned scones, and while they can be lovely, i always find they are best out of the oven... if you want to make them there (or even decide to bake ahead and take), i do have good recipes for pumpkin glazed scones and cream scones.

                          something easy to make and bring would be granola - you could do different varieties/flavors...

                          1. I'm sure your friends would love cherry scones. You could make a little sweetened butter to serve with it -- maybe with marmalade or ginger preserves. You could also make a quick bread with your cherries and dress it up a little with a almond or pecan streusel topping, or add mini chocolate chips with the cherries. I happen to love savory scones, like cheddar and herb.

                            Another thing to consider might be to make a batch of gougeres (which are super cheap) or savory biscotti to have with drinks later in the day.

                            Have a fun trip!

                            1. I'd make corn bread,using Sacco's dried buttermilk,dried berries or freeze some blueberries ,strawberries etc. add water to mix at cabin adding the berries . Tastes good even when cold from the cooler with a cold drinks or hot coffee or tea.