Breads

Making Crackers From Discarded Sourdough Starter

by Daisy Breads

I’m finally getting back into sourdough after a long hiatus. Not only is it delicious, of course, but the sourdough process does this fermenting goodness to the grain that is so healthful. If you’ve developed a sourdough starter yourself, you know that while building it up, you have to discard part (usually half) of the […]

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Persimmon-Pecan-Cranberry Muffins

by Daisy Breads

‘Tis the season to pick delicious things up off the ground. So far this fall I’ve picked up about 35 pounds of pecans (pre-shelled weight unfortunately), and enough persimmons to make 10 cups of persimmon puree. Today I looked at them and decided they looked like muffins. I adapted a few of the persimmon recipes […]

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Amazing Kamut Blueberry Muffins

by Daisy Breads

Any muffin with this amount of blueberries in it is bound to be at least good. Add tender, sweet, freshly milled kamut flour, vanilla and almond extract, freshly laid eggs, coconut oil, and a sprinkle of organic cane sugar, and well, you’ve got the picture. Here’s the lineup: Combine the lovely, fluffy, kamut flour with […]

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Clean Cornbread

by Daisy Breads

I grew up eating cornbread at least once a week. That would be six times a week fewer than my grandmother made cornbread for my father’s family. The drill back then was biscuits for breakfast and cornbread for lunch, every day. With plenty of pinto beans, turnip greens, and cold buttermilk to go along with […]

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Feel Good Biscuits

by Daisy Breads

In an effort to feed my family a better “everyday” biscuit, I adapted a traditional drop biscuit recipe. With oat flour, whole wheat, flaxseed and coconut oil, I think I have a winner. They’re a little bit crumblier than your usual biscuit, but they still hold together quite well considering all the fiber in there. […]

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Columba di Pasqua–Re-post

by Daisy Breads

Note:  This is a repeat of a recipe I try to re-post each year.  I want to make another one this year.  (And guard it better from certain people this time). This is a fun Easter bread, Italian style. It’s basically just a rich egg bread decorated with almond paste and almonds but it’s the […]

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New Year’s Eve Recipes for the Figgy Pudding-Weary

by Daisy Breads

Here’s a re-post from 2008. I still feel the same way! If you are like me at this time of year, you are one table full of sweet, highly-refined and fatty treats from running for the hills to subsist off roots and berries. But there is one more culinary hurdle to leap before the party […]

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Homemade Cheez-Its

by Ivory Soap Breads

The following is a fabulous guest post from Kris Bordessa of Attainable Sustainable.  Do me a favor and go say something nice on her blog or her facebook page so she’ll write more of these for us!    After reading my true confession about Cheez-Its, a reader took pity on me and sent a recipe […]

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Grain-Free Tortillas, Wraps, and Tostadas

by Ivory Soap Breads

This post comes courtesy of Cara at Health, Home, Happiness, this week’s giveaway provider.  And I have to tell you, we use her recipes every day around my house, especially this one!  These versatile wraps work fantastic for tacos, fajitas, and rolled sandwiches. Soft Tortillas Makes 8-12 six-inch crepes Ingredients: 12 eggs 4 T coconut […]

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Grain-Free Waffles

by Ivory Soap Breads

These waffles are the most bread-like recipe I’ve come across in my grain-free journey.  They won’t get crispy for you, at least mine don’t, but they’re very good indeed. Grain-free Waffles 6 eggs 1/2 c coconut flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2T honey or 2T water and 3 fake sweetner 1. Toss […]

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Sunflower-Pumpkin Seed Pancakes

by Ivory Soap Breads

Some things grind in a coffee grinder better than others.  Seeds, for instance do much better than nuts.  I don’t know why.  I think it’s the size and the fact that they’re a drier product.  Anyway, here’s another set of grain free pancakes.  I’m addicted to them.  Butter, drizzle of honey, and then I eat […]

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Home-Fried Tostada Shells (or Tortilla Chips)

by Ivory Soap Breads

This is one of those head-slap recipes where we all wonder why we haven’t been doing this all along.   Don’t blink, the recipe is going to be over in two seconds. 1.  Heat an inch of oil in a skillet over med to med-hi heat. 2.  Open bag of corn tortillas and save the shreds. […]

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Grain-Free Burger Buns

by Ivory Soap Breads

Thank you, Jesus, I found the macro button before we ate them all.  Like last post, the rest of these picks are terrible, but I’m second trimester and am totally not making these buns again today.  Forgive?  Thanks. Grain-Free Hamburger Buns (4 buns, 7 carbs each) 1.  Preheat oven (I use my toaster over) to […]

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Grain-free Pancakes

by Ivory Soap Breads

First, let me apologize for these pictures.  I have a new camera and I didn’t find the macro button until 30 seconds ago.  So, this and the next post WILL BE GRAINY, though the recipes are not.  HA!  I hate puns. Anyway, a friend of mine with similar digestive issues suggested I try the Specific […]

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Banana Bread a la MIL

by Ivory Soap Breads

My mother in law is one of those magic bakers.  Cookies, brownies, basically sweets of all kinds, even those from a box come out HEAVENLY when they pass through her kitchen.  I can make exactly the same thing at my house and it will NOT taste the same. But, since all of her from-scratch recipes […]

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Whole Wheat Crepes

by Daisy Breads

I may be crunchier than I thought because I think these taste even better than the ones made with white flour. Whole Wheat Crepesmakes about 10, 8″ crepes 3 eggs1 cup milk1/4 cup water1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour1/2 tsp. salt2 T. melted butter Wisk all ingredients together or blend in blender or food processor. […]

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Applesauce Muffins

by Daisy Breads

Slightly sweet, whole-grain, spiced muffins. Applesauce Muffinsmakes 12 2 cups whole wheat flour1 tsp. baking soda2 tsp. cinnamon3/4 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. nutmeg1/8 tsp. cloves1/2 cup vegetable oil of choice (I used canola)1/2 cup sugar1 egg1 1/2 cup applesauce1 cup chopped pecans Combine ingredients from flour to cloves in a medium bowl. Combine oil, sugar, egg […]

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Columba di Pasqua

by Daisy Breads

This is a fun Easter bread, Italian style. It’s basically just a rich egg bread decorated with almond paste and almonds but it’s the cool dove shape that makes it special. The most common version you see is baked in a mold to help with the shaping, but I’m skeptical my local grocer carries those […]

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Homemade Puff Pastry

by Daisy Breads

There’s no reason to fear puff pastry. It only contains 4 ingredients (including the water) and the major effort is waiting for it to chill several times before you can make it into flaky croissants, crisp palmiers, or delicious fruit turnovers, to name a few. Puff Pastry makes about 1 pound 7/8 cup unsalted butter […]

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Homemade Scones

by Daisy Breads

Scones come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Here is one basic, traditional version. Customize it and make it your own. Simple Scones Note: For the best result, if you know you are going to be making this, say, for breakfast the next morning, freeze the butter in advance. Take it out before you start […]

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