irish soda bread
Get your St. Patrick's day celebration off to a great start with this wholemeal, authentic, Irish Wholemeal Bread.
Use your sourdough starter to make this Spelt Sourdough Bun recipe.
This moist, delicious quick-bread studded with chocolate chips is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack.
With the increase in small-scale farming activities, people are looking not only at backyard poultry but also into raising backyard livestock. This post is about Mary Jane Phifer’s experience with Irish Dexter cattle, a small-sized dual-purpose.
Discover the difference between baking soda and baking powder, and learn when to use which leavening agent.
It's Easter Time, and one's thought's naturally turn to Hot Cross Buns (at least mine do), those yeasty, spicy little treats with the cross on top.
Using the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, technique and a few changes, you can produce a sourdough olive oil/rosemary type bread that is just heavenly.
For the last week we had no propane and as a result I have had to cook all of my food on an electric skillet. Holy week usually involves a lot of baking in preparation for Easter Sunday.
How to make a quick, healthy dessert on Three Kings Day.
Homestead skills of yogurt-making and bread-baking increase your independence from grocery store aisles and international food conglomerates.
Instead of corned beef, whip up traditional Irish colcannon--with a healthy twist.
Bread! hits the water on Lake Ontario while taking a week long sailing course. The Rosemary Olive Oil Sourdough was featured for dinner.
What exactly is water kefir soda? Well, I describe it as pop that makes you forgo buying cans from the store, all while making your tummy happy. The experts call it a “probiotic beverage made with kefir grains that consist of bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic relationship.”
You can create refreshing-flavored waters and sodas right from your backyard. Homemade waters and sodas are easy, cost effective and healthy.
Want to avoid extensive kneading? Try a bread-folding technique! Here are a few pointers and our favorite videos on how to fold bread dough.
This recipe is a great introduction to all the joys and possibilities the world of home made pizza represents.
This is the second part of our foray into sourdough baking. Here are tips and insight on sourdough to make working with it even easier.
When it's cold and windy nothing says comfort like a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. And when that loaf is filled with heart-healthy, omega-3 rich seeds, it's even better.
The "Almost No-knead Bread" technique from Cook's Illustrated Magazine is as much worth trying as the totally no-knead technique that has become so popular.
This Blueberry-Infused Homemade Bread recipe has a unique taste and color that will find a tasty use for any large blueberry harvest.
Resist popping tabs this season and get familiar with the ultimate cola cure: soda syrups made from fresh fruits and herbs.
Spending time baking with others will be time well spent. Make some memories that you will never forget.
Love of family, love of tradition, love of pumpernickel bread — need I say more?
Sourdough bread doesn’t just come in large loaves and rounds. Sourdough also works up wonderfully into buns, rolls, grissini and my personal favorite, mini-baguettes.
This is the pita sourdough of the desert.
Trying out the new whole-grain bread recipe was a bit of a challenge; but in the end, the result was a delicious loaf.
Consider substituting whole wheat bread for processed, white bread.
These five great bread recipes from Eating Well Magazine have all the variety and flavor you’re looking for, plus some.
This is amazing! Pairing sourdough with beer and wine, 10-ince pancakes, what next? We're taking sourdough to the next level for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Potica is a light and delicate Slovakian holiday bread stuffed with a brown sugar and nut filling. This recipe makes two loaves, one to eat now and one to save for Christmas morning brunch.
This Easter bread will want to fly around your kitchen: it has wings! An Italian bread of historic proportions, the family will be delighted by this creation for Easter breakfast.
After trials and errors with various forms of bread baking, it seems that for sandwich bread success, the key is having the right tools for the right job. Introducing the Pullman Loaf Pan!
Slightly sweet, wholesome and wonderful, toasted with butter or in a sandwich, oatmeal bread is my favourite.
These tips will provide troubleshooting for anyone trying natural-leaven bread.
A basic sourdough bread recipe.
This post informs readers on the advantages of using whey in baking. It includes a recipe for whole wheat sandwich bread.
In this video demonstration, learn how to make a tasty variation of no-knead bread that incorporates steel cut oats.
Whether or not to use a bread machine really boils down to a matter of personal choice. This is a short guide of things to think about before you purchase one.
Bread baker Heather Alf shares her experiences baking quick breads. She includes a quick and healthy easy banana bread recipe.
This soft, tangy sourdough oatmeal bread may just be the best you’ve ever tasted.
Try spelt, an ancient grain more easily digested than wheat, in your next loaf of sourdough bread. You'll love it.
Make a delicious homemade bread with this easy tutorial.
A systematic approach to conquering what holds you back, and buttering your fresh warm victory.
Make a miniature sourdough bread for dinner tonight, and freeze the rest for a busy day.
Babka is traditionally made in Poland, Russia and other Eastern European countries. Apparently babka is a popular Christian Easter bread, but is also made in the Jewish tradition.
This is a beginner's guide to getting started with sourdough bread making. With directions on how to make your own starter, or where to order some, this will get you on your way towards making some delicious breads, biscuits, pancakes or waffles.
You may want to think twice the next time you reach for that cola. A recent study has found that one can of soda a day can increase chances of prostate cancer by 40 percent.
Because it could cause eye and skin irritation and harm reproductive systems, the Environmental Working Group recommends avoiding it. Baking soda is a solid, safe alternative.
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers recently named dishwashing formula as their most desired DIY cleaner, so we’ve rounded up some easy and inexpensive dish de-griming recipes for your automatic dishwasher or for washing by hand.
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean--without chemicals.
Save money and have a healthier home with these ideas for assembling your own green cleaning tool kit. Plus, get our recipe for Lemon-Mint Window Wash.
A new federal tax on soda and other sugary beverages has been suggested as a way to pay for part of the major overhaul of the U.S. health-care system proposed by the Obama administration. What do you think of the proposed soda tax?
Make your own “ginger bug” and natural soda from nothing more than ginger root, sugar, water, and fruit juice. The ginger bug, soda starter culture of healthy bacteria, consumes the natural sugars present in fruit juice and causes carbonation to make a fun experiment and soda pop you don’t need to be afraid to give your children.
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
One way that I work through problems is by baking bread. It is my therapy, and it works for me. Getting lost in the recipe and wondering how you might make some changes to make it better is always good for the mind.
Jonathan Sadowski shares what motivates him to be a bread baker. He then provides a preview of what to expect from his future posts.
Easy beginner breadbaking success with this simple and savory peasant loaf.
Zaatar bread is a soft, Arabic-style bread topped with olive oil and the tangy spice mixture called zaatar.
Using crescent rolls as buns to avoid azodicarbonamide.
A recipe for whole wheat sourdough baguettes.
Who knew how great whole-wheat sourdough bread can be.
Here are some hints that can help you start, keep and bake with sourdough.
Hot-cross buns, full of warm spices and sweet fruit, are a tasty springtime treat.
An herb sourdough bread recipe.
A few changes in a simple artisan bread recipe improves texture, longevity, and protein content.
Basic sourdough bread recipe for those quick summer needs.
Many of us love bread and love to use local ingredients.
This recipe will give you a go-to sweet treat before the fruit in season overruns your kitchen.
This recipe will have naan on your table in no time to accompany your Indian dishes, and it will provide a quick and easy snack in a pinch.
Use from-scratch dough, homemade marinara, and seasonal veggies to create a mouthwatering handcrafted pizza.
This recipe provides delicious bread with minimal time commitment and plenty of room to explore the wonders of homemade bread.
Includes two recipes to enjoy over the holidays along with time saving tips.
When Jodi L. Wise started her new job with Sourdoughs International, she had no idea that she would be in the kitchen. She’s now wearing a new hat for her new role as bread baker.
Once you have eaten a soft, sourdough pretzel, all other pretzels will pale in comparison. Luckily they are simple to make yourself.
This heavy artisan bread is full of flavor, and will be ready by dinnertime if you start right now! The unexpected flavor comes from good quality honey olive oil and barley flour.
You can save money and improve your helaht by making more foods from scratch in your own kitchen. Sign on for October Unprocessed, and kick the processed food habit for one full month (at least for starters!). Check out some deliciously simple recipes to get you started.
A concise history on the subject of bread and yeast. This is about how it was developed, where it came from, and what we've done with it.
You don't need vegan recipes to cook vegan. Make delicious vegan dishes out of regular recipes by substituting tofu for meat in chicken-cauliflower salad. In dairy-based recipes, such as wheat berry pudding, use vanilla coconut milk in place of dairy milk. Pair with crusty white bread and avocado-corn salsa for a delicious vegan meal!
Make your Thanksgiving stuffing extra special this year with these recipes for homemade stuffing bread.
Jessica Kellner, managing editor with Natural Home magazine, talks with Deborah Niemann-Boehle about how easy it is to make bread at home.
Sharing and using sorghum, whether made by your hands or someone elses, molds memories of people and places.
What we do inside on a blustery day outside.
Don't throw away that extra sourdough starter. Turn it into delicious muffins, crackers, pancakes and more.
Despite our best efforts, sometimes flour plus water plus yeast doesn’t equal a tantalizing loaf of bread, but is just a large lump of dough. Here's how to fix it.
Highlights from the "Make Your Own Green Cleaners--for Pennies" workshop at the Mother Earth News Fair: How to use vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything.
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
Bleached, colored, preserved and flavored, white bread is practically devoid of nutrition.
There's nothing like an old cookbook filled with good recipes to warm your kitchen and your home!
Simran Sethi discusses what it takes for a home to be truly clean by avoiding harsh chemicals and using natural cleaning products.
Learn about the benefits of baking with this ancient grain.
This recipe will show how one extra step can add extra flavor and texture to your homemade poolish bread loaf.
Here's how to make truly unusual whole grain bread, with delicious results.
Sourdough biscuits is one of those perfect recipes that uses up plenty of ripe starter, but doesn’t take all day to rise.
Simpler, more streamlined biscuits from scratch - no buttermilk required.
How to identify and use red clover (Trifolium pratense), plus a recipe for red clover blossom soda bread.
There is a way to heaven, all you have to do is make San Francisco sourdough bread!
A proofing box is a critical tool in cooking sourdough bread; here is a simple way of making one.
Want to add some flavour to your breads? Here's two suggestions, one sweet and one savoury. Enjoy!
A recipe for sourdough starter.
Here are some ways to make real pizzeria style pizza, complete with homemade crust, a choice of toppings and cheese, and two ways to make your crust. Plus, when you want to go all out for a pizza oven, a Big Green Egg might be your answer.
The development of gluten intolerance persuaded me to investigate the possibility of an heirloom wheat flour that might not cause the gluten reaction of wheat-based products.
Try your hand at this amazing sourdough crackers recipe.
Here is a great recipe that provides everything you need to start your day, including a little caffeinated kick.
The following are some helpful hints and tips to keep in mind while using a sourdough starter that can help you keep your sourdough culture in good condition.
Kale and bacon make the perfect savory kale-bacon biscuits recipe for breakfast or dinner.
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
How many people wonder (pun intended) about industrial white bread? A new book out by Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows that he has. It is a fascinating description of how white bread got to be where it is today politically, economically, and culturally.
Once reserved for the pizzeria, the calzone is possible to make in your own home.
This recipe gives cooks another use for a common pizza dough recipe.
Looking for the perfect sourdough hamburger bun.
As grocery prices rise, now more than ever we need tools to save money. These websites help you get organized and give you the tools you need to buy the best--for less.
Stretching one's food dollar is an important issue in today's life. So is nutrition. Here, learn how to make healthy, nutritious soup and bread for lunch or supper economically. You might even come to love winter just to have soup and bread!
When the power goes out for an extended period of time, what do you do? If you're properly prepared, you're life will be a lot easier cooking or baking your food.
Bruschetta, the classic Italian appetizer, brings out the best of a few basic ingredients: tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil and fresh bread.
Here's your opportunity to win a dough whisk from King Arthur Flour. This odd-looking contraption does a fantastic job of mixing together all kinds of dough.
Celebrate a technology-free Sabbath with a jug of organic wine, a loaf of homemade bread and handmade candles. Could you go 24 hours without your smartphone?
You don't have to go to Italy to turn out an authentic Italian Panettone for Christmas. Here's how, so now you don't have to go to a bakery or supermarket to get one.
One of our family treasures is an old iron mill. We had an opportunity to get the old mill out this fall and grind some beautiful wheat that we had been gifted with.
Debbie Mildfelt shares memories of her grandmother's stories, exploring the life of a large family on a small Kansas farm.
Have you ever had leftover bread, but you don't want to throw it away or give it to the birds? Here's what you do: Panzanella. This Italian salad will throw your taste buds for a loop, and it all starts with leftover, stale bread.
When you celebrate Meatless Monday with hearty, savory Mushroom Bread Pudding, no one will miss the meat.
Our winner of the KAF dough whisk is Dea Keen, and here is her pizza dough recipe.
While the grinding work of a Romanian subsistence farm isn’t anything that I would choose for myself, there are aspects of the life that are attractive. In particular, the practices that I think of as the circles of life — eating food one has grown oneself, saving seeds, feeding poultry with garden scraps, and then eating their eggs (or them), and preserving a fruit harvest to cement friendships with strangers.
When life gives you zucchini overload, turn it into this moist and savory Zucchini Olive Yeast Bread.
This is part two of my visit to King Arthur Flour, the concluding blog of the four-day event.
Looking ahead to September, it gives us all an opportunity to expand our horizons with furthering our knowledge and skill sets, baking and otherwise.
What we do on snow days in the mountains when it is snowing hard outside.
This blog is called Breadcrumbs, because it brings together a diverse set of topics, including the patron saint of bread, sourdough, starters, yeasts, and a recipe for corn pancakes.
Fusion Bread Salad makes use of the cherry tomatoes and basil that are prime right now--and you don't have to heat up the kitchen to make this hearty, nutritious main dish.
If you want to have some wonderful food, great scenery by the ocean, lots of things to do, I have a place for you: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Quick pickles--which don't require turning your kitchen into a sauna--are a fast, fun way to preserve abundant cucumbers (or even green beans). Simply soak vegetables in saltwater and vinegar solutions and let the flavors develop in the fridge.