Breads

Homemade Lefse

by Daisy Breads

Lefse (lef-suh) is a Norwegian griddle bread, sort of a potatoey Scandinavian tortilla. Serve hot with butter and cinnamon-sugar or jam. Or just devour them plain. This recipe is enough for two or three–double or triple it for a crowd. Lefsemakes 12 1 1/4 lbs. potatoes1 T. butter1/8 cup milk1/2 tsp. salt1 1/2 cups all-purpose […]

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Danish Coffee Cake Valentine

by Daisy Breads

Family Valentine’s Day brunch fare. Cranberry-Almond Danish Coffee Cake 1/3 cup milk2 T. sugar1/2 tsp. salt1/4 cup butter1 pkg. dry active yeast1/4 cup warm water3 cups all-purpose flour2 eggs1 tsp. almond extract1 tsp. grated orange peel3 T. softened butter Filling:1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup brown sugar1 tsp. cinnamon1/3 cup dried cranberries1/3 cup sliced almonds Glaze:3/4 cup […]

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Peasant Bread

by Daisy Breads

Ivory’s culinary memory is impressive. I served this bread to her and another friend, alongside some tomato soup, ten years ago, and she has remembered it ever since. She recently suggested I make some for the blog.It takes three days to get the “sponge” ready, so you have to do some advance planning. I doubled […]

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Homemade Veggie Burgers and Burger Buns

by Daisy Breads

This recipe is a copycat version of Houston’s Restaurant’s Veggie Burger, a favorite of mine. (Pictured here with Burpee’s Early and Often hybrid tomato, Purple Beauty Sweet Pepper, dill pickles from Picklebush cucumbers, and some variety of chicory, I think.) It is a big improvement over the frozen grocery v-burger, and the ingredients are relatively […]

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Homemade Pita Bread

by Daisy Breads

Why make your own pita bread? Because you can. Part Whole Wheat Pita Breadmakes 10 1 pkg. active dry yeast1 1/2 tsp. sugar1 1/2 cups warm water (about 110 degrees)1 1/2 tsp. each salt and vegetable oil2 cups whole wheat flour2 1/2 cups all-purpose or bread flour 1. Combine yeast, sugar and water in a […]

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Irish Soda Bread

by Daisy Breads

Sometimes I want homemade bread, fast. Real bread you can slice, make into toast, spread butter and jam on, make a sandwich out of. So I make Irish Soda Bread. Very satisfying, a good slicer, and, as I mentioned, fast. It is also a good-looking bread, wholesome and rustic. I got the recipe from an […]

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Homemade Sourdough Bread

by Daisy Breads

When I run out of an ingredient or a supply my first thought isn’t necessarily, “Gotta hop in the car and go to the store.” It’s, “Can I make this myself out of stuff lying around the house?” Although I consider myself environmentally conscious, it isn’t a particularly eco-minded or righteous impulse. I just hate […]

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Homemade Organic 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

by Daisy Breads

Dear TL, I heard that you were just about ‘inherit’ a bread maker, so I thought you’d like a VERY DEPENDABLE bread recipe for kids lunches (and yours). Breadmaker Sandwich Bread Go buy these bags at the grocery:You will also need a jar of fast-acting yeast, water, and salt. Put 1.25 c warm (75-80 degree) […]

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