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Gluten-free Oatmeal Bread

Gluten-free Oatmeal Bread

I’ve started to play around with gluten-free baking and today’s experiment is gluten-free oatmeal bread. Initially, I was going to make the oatmeal bread from “How it all Vegan” but I was intrigued by this recipe for Gluten-free Vegan Oat Bread from Rhian’s Recipes (Woot […]

Seeded Rye Bread (Soda Bread)

Seeded Rye Bread (Soda Bread)

My mom Marja-Terrtu (Meri for you Anglos), made this delicious rye bread over the Christmas holidays. It goes exceptionally well with smoked salmon or whatever dip you can think of. Ingredients 1 1/2 C dark rye flour 3/4 C all purpose flour 1 tsp baking […]

Corn Syrup Oatmeal Bread

Corn Syrup Oatmeal Bread

This bread is a variation on Bob’s Red Mill, Honey Oatmeal Bread. I bought some Vital Wheat Gluten to see whether it would make a difference in the rise for a whole wheat flour bread.

Limppuleipä – My Mummu Raihala’s Recipe

Limppuleipä – My Mummu Raihala’s Recipe

Limppuleipä is a sweet rye bread that is flavoured with orange zest, anise, fennel and caraway seeds. It is the perfect base for Finnish gravlax (or any other cured or smoked fish come to think of it). This was the other bread I learned to […]

Dill Pickle Rye Bread à la Paul Pettersen

Dill Pickle Rye Bread à la Paul Pettersen

I got this recipe courtesy of Paul Pettersen, a member of The Cooks Community Forum on Facebook, and a fan of Chicago’s ethnic bakeries. You can’t beat this group for inspiration, and camaraderie. I thank you and my stomach thanks you.

Home Made Pita Bread

Home Made Pita Bread

If you have a bread maker it’s easy to use the dough cycle to make home made pita bread. This recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens® More Bread Machine Bounty. It’s actually got a lot of great bread machine recipes in it. Ingredients 3/4 […]

Raisin Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread in the Bread Machine

Raisin Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread in the Bread Machine

Raisin oatmeal bread with peanut butter is a quick and nutritious way to start your morning (unless of course you are allergic to peanuts).  I have an ancient bread machine I got on points back and I haul it out every once in a while […]

Der Scchhhhhhnecken…or why I like Tom Douglas’ Grandma

Der Scchhhhhhnecken…or why I like Tom Douglas’ Grandma

I am still working my way through The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. Sorry kids no fruit and veg this week…but how about some SNAILS ahahaha.  Schnecken is the German word for snail and the term given to a rather lovely gooey treat similar to the Chelsea […]

Dahlia Bakery English Muffins Definitely a Labour of Love

Dahlia Bakery English Muffins Definitely a Labour of Love

First off these things are bloody labour intensive. Basically, if you make them the same day you are looking at about 4 hours from start to finish including rising, proofing and baking time. Second…they really are incredibly delicious. So, if you have the time (or […]

My Mummu’s Oatmeal Bread

My Mummu’s Oatmeal Bread

My Mummu, Hilja Raihala (nee Haapakoski), was 5 foot nothing and a little ball of energy.  She was also an incredible baker. When I was about 16 I decided I’d spend the weekend with her and my Pappa and learn how to bake all my […]