Beer Biscuits With Provolone and Beemster Paradiso

Did “Beemster Paradiso” get your attention? I do enjoy shopping for food, especially for certain ingredients like cheese. There are so many varieties that it is sometimes overwhelming – you need to take the time to read about them and select the best one(s) for your recipe. Cheese is a big factor in how these … Continue reading

Irish Soda Bread With Apples, Guinness and Cheddar

This is not your traditional Irish soda bread with four basic ingredients of flour, buttermilk, baking soda and salt. Three flavorful ingredients are added; apples, Guinness and an Irish cheddar to make for a very moist and hearty bread. Spread it with some good Irish butter for a perfect finish to this yummy bread. This is a quick bread where … Continue reading

King Cake Scones

Mardi Gras is just around the corner and will be celebrated in the US on February 28th this year. Making a traditional “King Cake” has been on my list of recipes to try for a long time.  Once again I made something different but I am very happy I did. First I made  cupcakes with a granddaughter … Continue reading

Lemon-Lavender Brioche French Toast

It’s the middle of November and my lavender still looks pretty good, even though it is the second flowering of the year which always means reduced flowers. The smell and taste is just as wonderful as it was in the summer. With 15 plants I am very happy this is a perennial in Michigan. One good thing … Continue reading

Brioche

I loved baking and eating this butter and egg-rich bread. My kitchen smelled so good and my tummy was very happy just eating a sliced piece.  This is a classic brioche dough in taste but it is denser and more cake-like than the typical brioche. Actually, it was closer to a pound cake texture – not quite what I expected to … Continue reading

White Lily Southern Style Biscuits

Many Southerners swear by White Lily Flour for making the highest-rising, light and fluffy biscuits. I might add another descriptive word and that is flaky. The biscuits crumble when you cut into them, not exactly the texture I prefer, but still good when you smother them with butter, gravy or even maple syrup. A few … Continue reading

Sourdough Rye Bread in my Mini Zo Bread Machine

Yikes – this rye bread was good. One of the best I’ve made in my Mini Zo. The crust and the bread itself had a good texture and a slice was delicious lathered up with butter. Hmmm – reuben sandwich next! Last week I posted a Sourdough Bread I made in my Mini Zo and I was … Continue reading