Recipes For the Bread Baking Challenged

Recipes For the Bread Baking Challenged

I envy anyone who can whip up a fluffy loaf of bread.  It’s not to say that I have not tried.  In fact, I’d have an  A+ for effort, but an F in the fluffiness factor.  I have tried every type of bread recipe ranging from no knead breads to the breads...
Dandelion Honey Bread

Dandelion Honey Bread

My family was requesting homemade bread last night and I decided to add my dandelion honey to change things up. I love the subtle flavor of this bread, and the texture comes out perfect. This is a great bread to try out for those new to bread making. If your family is...
5 Alternative Flours You Can Make Using Your Food Pantry

5 Alternative Flours You Can Make Using Your Food Pantry

Part of my research to become self-reliant is learning how to use the items I have on hand and adapt my cooking style to reflect those changes. A question that has pondered me lately is what would I do when my wheat stores are depleted. How will I make bread and baked...
Amazing Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Amazing Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

One of the mistakes that beginning preppers make is to not use their stored food supply.  It’s easy to forget when food is stored out of sight.  Make a point to go to your storage area once a month to inventory supplies and bring the foodstuffs that are nearing...
Survival Food Series: 3 Ways To Naturally Make Yeast

Survival Food Series: 3 Ways To Naturally Make Yeast

Where would we be without the discovery of yeast?  Fresh, puffy bread would be non-existent, and need I not mention the fact that beer, wine and alcohol products would cease to exist. Of course, all yeasts were not created equal. Some yeasts are made for making bread...
Bake Bread From a Coffee Can

Bake Bread From a Coffee Can

Bread cooked in a can?  This must be some well kept secret!  Who knew that a coffee can could have such a use? During the times of the Great Depression when everything was used, coffee cans were a way to make multiple loaves of bread when one was short on space. For...
No Knead To Worry Bread

No Knead To Worry Bread

I admit that before I became interested in a more self-reliant lifestyle, I really had no interest in making bread.  I could just drive down the road and pick some up at the local grocery store for $2.oo.  However, since prices are rising and budgets must be...
Best Beer Bread Recipes

Best Beer Bread Recipes

As a child, my father was always the bread maker. I would sit and watch in awe as the bread dough would slowly rise. His recipes were always perfectly delicious. As an adult, I suppose I am on that same quest for great bread recipes. And since his bread recipes are...
1 Dough Used 3 Different Ways

1 Dough Used 3 Different Ways

Wouldn’t it be great if you had one versatile dough that you could use for multiple recipes? Well, look no further. This dough can be used to make kolaches, doughnuts and also sweet bread. I added this recipe to my cookbook, The Prepper’s Cookbook because...
Bread Making With Homemade Yeast

Bread Making With Homemade Yeast

Bread formed a large part of our diet in the old days, and it was always available, more so in winter when food was scarcer and bellies needed to be filled. I made all our bread, and made the yeast starters that gave it a lovely rise. Making the starter was easy. My...
Buttermilk Spice Muffins

Buttermilk Spice Muffins

With all of the running around we do during the week, on the weekends, I like to make breakfasts a little more special. This morning I made buttermilk spice muffins and received glowing reviews from the family. I first came upon these muffins while having brunch one...
Grandma’s Ciabatta Bread (Made With Whey)

Grandma’s Ciabatta Bread (Made With Whey)

This ciabatta bread is a whiz to whip up and heavenly to eat! I was telling my grandmother one day that I had almost a gallon of fresh whey leftover from a cheese making project and didn’t know what to do with all of it and she suggested that I use her...