nutty brown bread

Soda type breads are a great way to use up old milk, and don’t need yeast. This recipe comes from an old book of mine entitled the Irish Baking Book – no sign of it on Amazon or anywhere else, but it has a lot of recipes from my childhood in it. I have no…

pan gallego

This is a Spanish bread from Galicia.  I made it to use up an ounce of fresh yeast left over from the weekend’s foccacia … 350g strong white bread flour 115g wholemeal bread flour 2 tsp salt (I think this was a bit too much myself) 2 tbsp olive oil 20g fresh yeast 275ml lukewarm…

foccacia

I’m rarely organised enough to make bread. We do have a bread machine, but it’s in the loft; I don’t particularly like the bread it makes, and we don’t eat much bread anyway. But I fancied some for lunch yesterday – I have a Kitchenaid mixer with a dough hook, there was bread flour in…

what to do with the leftover asparagus

Make an omelette! Three eggs, some asparagus blanched for about 4 minutes, salt, pepper and some shavings of gruyere. Lovely. Had it with home made soda bread – this is a useful recipe, as you can use pretty much any combination of bread flour, and it will work. And it has no yeast, so is…

weekend 19/20 april

We didn’t set foot out of the house. Made a batch of bananananana muffins on Friday night, and then we ate far too many of them, and both had a nasty sugar hit overnight. Serves us right. Saturday, made soda bread for lunch, which we had with the previously mentioned chickie! soup. Supper was pork…

when the going gets tough

The tough get … cooking. perlmonger has been up to his eyes today configuring servers; that’s not something that I can really help with, so I had a cooking frenzy. I made Some soda bread for lunch – my Irish grandmother made a loaf of this every morning, and it’s delicious. I actually use a…

yum

We had homemade walnut bread for lunch.