There are at least two times when it is completely acceptable to have beer for breakfast...When you're eating beer bread and when it is on St. Patrick's day. I'm sure there are other times as well. On your birthday? I love making beer bread when I'm really craving bread, but I don't want to have to wait for it to rise....more
I have lots of recipes for Irish Soda Bread, which is usually made with wheat flour. This recipe is my own round-up of the best bits of several recipes, with the unexpected switch to gluten free teff and rice flours, and a nice delicate crunch from the toasted millet. I don't think there's anything at all traditionally Ethiopian about this bread, but because it's made with teff flour, the key ingredient in the wonderful Ethiopian flat bread called injera, this loaf seems more Ethiopian than Irish to me....more
One of my favorite things about fall is baking. And while I’m usually whipping up thins that have a little sweetness to them, I do enjoy making something a little heartier – something that can actually be served with a meal as opposed to before or after dinner! Enter: beer bread. It’s delicious simplicity puts a smile on my face. And my hubby’s too – if you can’t tell from the picture, he ate darn near the entire batch that I made the other night within about fifteen minutes....more
Now listen, I don't choose my friends by what I can get out of the relationship, really I don't! But, this year my fig tree failed me (or maybe I failed it, given the drought) so when my friend called a few days ago and said her tree was giving her more figs than she could manage to harvest, and would I like some, well... you know where this is going already, right?I went over and picked the next morning and came home with more figs than I could safely eat before they went bad. In casting about for a different use for figs, I came across this... ...more
This bread has a cake like texture which makes it great for a treat. Breads are not a staple of my diet anymore since I dramatically changed my eating happens to accommodate my healing but it is nice to have a treat once in a while especially when in the company of others....more
A great food project for a wintry day is to bake up a quick bread recipe. These recipes can be sweet or savory, but have one thing in common: they don't require the slow rise of a yeast bread. That means even quicker, delicious gratification! Here are some quick bread ideas to consider making in your kitchen.
It's that time of year again - back to school and back to schedules. I am always on the hunt for quick school snacks and after school treats. The easier the recipe the better and Nigella's Double Chocolate Chip Muffins fit the bill. Super moist and rich in chocolate flavour but not too sweet....more