Category: Breads

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Bread Machine Potato Bread

Soft, chewy and full of flavor, potato bread is one of my favorites. But I’d never been able to successfully pull it off in my bread machine . . . until now. This loaf is soft, but substantial, chewy and not the least bit crumbly. Cutting into that first piece was a delight! You’ll love it.

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread Recipe

“Flour, salt, baking soda, buttermilk – anything else is tea cake.” I visited Ireland a few years ago and I remember a bread baker telling me this as we toured his shop. You can find a thousand recipes for Traditional  Irish Soda Bread – the American ones really like to add raisins – but if it varies from...


Bread Machine Whole Wheat Bread

If you want high-rising, soft fluffy whole wheat bread from your bread machine, don’t follow the instructions. Your machine probably came with a little recipe book, telling you how to make various loaves with your machine. And sometimes they might work. But in my experience, they just don’t. The loaf comes out way too dry or far too...

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

March is fast-approaching, and I thought it would be a good idea to collect all of my best Irish recipes together in one convenient post for you to try out and share with your friends.  Here in the U.S., St. Patrick’s Day recipes are something of a tradition, even if you haven’t a drop of Irish blood (as...

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White Whole Wheat versus Whole Wheat

Like most of the rest of the country, we’ve been getting some cooler weather here in Denver. When that happens, I like to fire up the kitchen and start baking. I noticed I was running low on bread, so I decided to check out this Easy Whole Wheat Bread Recipe. And for kicks, I decided to make it...

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Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

For an item consisting of three ingredients, buttermilk biscuits sure can be tricky.  I’ve baked up plenty of hockey pucks over the years, and had almost resigned myself to a biscuit-less life.  Until I shared my frustrations with my friend in Georgia, who showed me the Southern secrets to buttermilk biscuit success.  This genuine Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe...

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Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Flour, water, yeast, salt, fat and something for the yeast to eat – the basic building blocks for a loaf of American-style bread. But of course, the proportions of each element are important, too. This Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe provides that. It yields two, soft-crust loaves, and is perfect for the bread machine. I’ve talked about the...