Buttermilk Corn Bread
Nov10

Buttermilk Corn Bread

This Loyalist quick bread was likely brought to Canada with the first wave of immigration in the late 1700’s. More and more often, it’s possible to find good locally grown/milled corn meal.  For this corn bread recipe I’ve used a New Brunswick product from Speerville Mills and jazzed it up with a healthy dose of ground flax.  It’s tremendous with almost any sort of soup although we like it a lot with a traditional onion soup! •...

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Cheddar, Chive and Mustard Spelt Biscuits
Jul06

Cheddar, Chive and Mustard Spelt Biscuits

These light and cheesy savoury biscuits, with pops of bright mustard flavour, are wonderful when spread with lashings of butter. Serve alongside bowls of soup or stew for a comforting meal. If so inclined, do make a double batch as they freeze remarkably well. Vary the cheeses using shredded Swiss or Gruyère instead of the cheddar. You can use dill instead of chives. To make soured milk or cream, add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice to 1...

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Multigrain Carrot, Date and Mustard-spiked Muffins
Jul06

Multigrain Carrot, Date and Mustard-spiked Muffins

Hearty and nutritious, these muffins make a quick grab-and-go breakfast or great afternoon snack. Studded with nuts and yellow mustard seed for crunch, the muffins also have a delicious sweetness from the carrots and dates, and the benefit of being packed with whole grains. These muffins are lovely on their own, or with a good cup of coffee, but lightly spread with butter or cream cheese they are magnificent. This recipe makes a large...

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Chickpea Flatbread (Socca)
Jul20

Chickpea Flatbread (Socca)

Essentially a large chickpea pancake, socca comes from Provence and neighbouring Liguria, where it’s called farinata. Made using chickpea flour, it’s naturally gluten-free, high in protein and truly delicious. After baking, it can be used as is or as a base to top with any seasonal vegetables and sauces that inspire you — we love fresh garden tomatoes, herbs and greens. 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian chickpea (besan) flour 1/2...

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Whole Wheat Buttermilk Soda Bread
Mar17

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Soda Bread

Whole-wheat Buttermilk Soda Bread This quickest of breads has its roots in Ireland and known there as Wheaten Soda Bread. Serve thick slices of it….warm with butter! 2 cups (500 mL) whole-wheat flour 2 cups (500 mL) unbleached all purpose flour 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda ½ tsp salt (2 mL) 2 tbsps (30 mL) packed brown sugar ¼ cup (60 mL) chilled butter 1 egg, beaten 1 ¾ cups (425 mL) buttermilk Measure the...

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