Category: Breads

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...