Breads and Loaves

Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones FI

There are some mornings when I want something more fancy than our standard breakfast. In our home, we are cereal and toast people for breakfast. Once in a while, we mix it up with English muffins or oatmeal, but on the whole, breakfast is pretty simple. I think it is because we view breakfast as a time to quickly have …

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Raisin Scones

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Ahhhh, scones! They are one of my favourite things to eat alongside a cup of coffee. These buttery and flaky baked delights just melt in your mouth. Anything freshly baked will win me over but these scones, coming right out of the oven are completely amazing.¬†Scones are also surprisingly simple to make. They can be whipped up and thrown in …

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Raspberry Lemon Loaf

Raspberry Lemon Loaf

The other day, my family went berry picking. I have been strawberry picking plenty of times, but I had never gone raspberry picking. We went to a place called Millar Berry Farms, near London. Living in Toronto, it was nice to spend some time out on a farm. It was a beautiful day and the kids were very excited to …

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Italian Cheese and Parsley Bread

Italian Cheese and Parsley Bread

Fresh baked bread is the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of homemade soup, stew or chili. Sometimes, though, there is just not enough time to make bread at home. Using yeast, and the dough rise, can take a while. So, this ‘no-yeast’ bread recipe is the perfect solution for a time crunched day. Baking soda is used instead and the …

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Cheese and Onion Bread

Cheese and Onion Bread

During the cold months, we love to have soup, chili and stews. To go along with a nice hot bowl of soup or stew, I like to make biscuits or different types of bread. Sometimes, I do not have the time to make a traditional bread with yeast. In those days, I make a quick cheese bread like the kind …

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Zucchini Bread

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One of my neighbors has an amazing garden and over the past week, she has brought over some fresh produce right out of the garden. One of the things she gave us was a nice zucchini. My favorite things to do with fresh zucchini is to make zucchini loaf. I love the sweet bread with the hint of spice from …

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits fi

Every time I make a batch of buttermilk biscuits, the family hovers around the kitchen. The moment I pull them out of the oven, they are all there, like vultures wanting them while the biscuits are still warm. I can’t blame them though because buttermilk biscuits are best hot and freshly baked. Spread some butter and jam on them while …

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Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies fi

Some things do not get the credit they deserve while things around them get all the fame and glory. Just think of an elite quarterback. He would be nothing without a great offensive line. But the O-line does not usually get the recognition. Instead the QB does. Sure the QB may be great and all, but he is just part …

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Cast Iron Skillet Cheddar Cornbread

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I love fresh corn bread right out of the oven. Warm with crispy, crunchy edges, corn bread is perfect with soup, chili, or just on its own. Without question, cornbread is best made in a cast iron skillet. I melt the butter in the skillet and pour the batter in while the skillet is hot. This ensures a buttery crispy …

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Guinness Bread

Guinness Bread FI

I am really excited to shared this bread with you. If you have never tasted beer bread, you don’t know what you are missing. ¬†It is sweet, buttery, moist and chewy. Every time I have beer bread I am utterly amazed at how delicious it is. It is great simply with butter, but imagine grilled ham and cheese with this …

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