Breads and Grains
Irish soda bread
Soak 2 cups flakes for a few hours or overnight in 2 cups of sour milk. I use oat or soy milk with the juice of a lemon stirred into it.
Stir into the moist mixture 2 ½ cups of flour and 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda. Knead lightly.
Form into two equal sized balls and flatten out on a floured surface to form rounds of about 2 inches thick. Score deeply into 6 or 8 pieces
Grease and flour a baking (cookie) sheet
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or till cooked through
1½ cups all purpose flour
1½ cups whole wheat flour
or 3 cups other flour blend
1 tbsp sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ½ buttermilk or yoghurt & water blend
Mix all dry ingredients.
Pour in buttermilk.
Mix quickly and pour onto sprinkled flour on counter .
Mix to form dough then a ball.
Place in a well oiled pie plate or sheet pan.
Bake @ 375 F for 45 minutes.
Ginger orange scones
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
2 tsp grated orange peel
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup buttermilk (or yogurt and soy milk)
Combine dry ingredients with cubed cold butter.
Add buttermilk and stir to form dough.
Knead lightly to form two balls. Flatten to 1 inch thick on ungreased cookie sheet andscore into 6 wedges. Brush top with milk.
Bake @ 400 F 20 min.
2/3 cup silken tofu
1 1/2 cup soymilk
1 cup apple juice
3 1/2 cups cornmeal
1 cup flour - can be spelt, oat, kamut, barley
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp soda bicarbonate
1/2 cup sesame seeds
3 cups dried or frozen berries - cranberries work best
1 cup chopped walnuts
Fold dry ingredients in the soymilk mixture.
Pour into buttered pan or bread mold
Bake at 350 F45 min or longer until the top is darker brown
I use this stuffing for salmon but it would probably work with other fish or poultry.
2 cups millet
1 cup chopped mint
1 cup chopped parsley
Cook millet till al dente, let cool. Mix with chopped parsley and mint.
Zucchini basil muffins
Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine 2 large eggs, 3/4 cup whole milk, and 2/3 cup oil. Combine separately 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 Tbsp sugar, 2 tsp salt, and 1 Tbsp baking powder. Grate 2 cups of zucchini and mince 1/4 cup basil leaves. Combine dry and wet ingredients. Fill muffin cups and add a tbsp of grated cheese on top. Bake 30 to 40 min until golden. This recipe makes 12 large muffins. I use a good olive oil, spelt instead of wheat, any tender summer squash will do, and any fragrant herb can be used instead of basil.
A very corny bread
10 to 15 big servings
3 C cornmeal
2 1/4 C flour
2 Tbsp baking powder - non GMO corn
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp of nutmeg or any spice you may fancy, or none
3 C corn grain
1 C red and geen pepper chopped finely
Mix all these dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In a blender, at low speed, mix
3 C milk or soymilk
5 large eggs
1 C olive oil.
Pour into the bowl and mix well. Pour into a well oiled large lasagna pan, to a thickness of 1 inch or so. In the oven at 425 F for an hour or so.