This easy sourdough bread recipe from starter can be made with your homegrown starter or a purchased sourdough starter. Whichever one you choose, make sure your starter is active before baking sourdough bread. Real sourdough bread requires an active starter to raise, since you don’t add extra commercial yeast. Feed your sourdough starter 6-8 hours before bread baking. (Inactive starter can be used for recipes like sourdough cookies or sourdough crackers.)…
Quite often when I make mashed potatoes for supper, I end up with just a dab (less than a cup) of potatoes left – not really enough for another meal. So how do you stretch a small amount of potatoes into another meal sized portion? One option is chicken and gnocchi soup, another favorite option for our family is this easy potato bread recipe….
Commercial bread is designed to be durable and cheaply mass produced. As such, it often contains ingredients that I prefer to avoid. Since you’re reading this post, I assume you might be concerned about them, too. The Commercial Bread Ingredients to Avoid list is an excerpt from my new book , “Never Buy Bread Again – 20+ Homemade Bread Recipes“. …
Although zucchini noodles and stealth zucchini uses have become popular in recent years, mom’s best zucchini bread recipe was a summer staple when I was growing up. I still make zucchini bread for my family – although now I sometimes use gluten free flour. The recipe is quick and easy, and you can use fresh or frozen zucchini. It makes two loaves, so you enjoy one now and have one to share or freeze for later. (Or, if you have teenagers in the house, simply watch both disappear.)
My husband and I like nuts in our zucchini bread and my youngest doesn’t care for them. To make everyone happy, I sprinkle nuts on top of the loaves instead of mixing them in so he can dodge them if he likes. I usually mix some coconut right in the batter. The boys aren’t huge coconut fans, but they like it in recipes like this and it makes the bread more filling….
A while back, my youngest requested “meatloaf” for supper. I was somewhat taken by surprise, as I was not aware that he preferred meatloaf as a meal. Just to make sure we were both talking about the same food item (he can a be rather creative in his wording at times), I described the dish that I thought he was requesting – ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, seasonings, all baked together in a loaf shape. As it turns out, it was a good thing I asked, because he had something entirely different in mind.
What he was looking for was meat in a loaf, that is, meat inside a loaf of bread. I had thrown together something like this together when I ended up serving a crowd unexpectedly and wanted to stretch some leftover spaghetti sauce into a meal. Here’s what I did….