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Baking Basics, Part 2: Baking Mixes, The Batters

Baking Basics, Part 2: Baking Mixes, The Batters

Picking up from where we left off in our first blog about Baking Mixes (see here) we now want to look at how to use the same baking mix we used to make the biscuits, scones and dumplings in that article to make batter recipes such as  Muffins, Coffee Cakes, Steamed Puddings, Pancakes and Waffles. Since these baked goods are wetter and sweeter that the first ones we'll be naturally increasing our liquids and upping the butter and sugar content.  Batters: Muffins, Coffee Cakes, Pancakes, Waffles: Muffins (12.5 - 40% sugar) Muffins have relatively little fat or sugar, and are...

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April 2019: The Festivals of Spring: Passover and Easter (continued)

April 2019: The Festivals of Spring: Passover and Easter (continued)

I'm picking right up from where we left off this time last year, when I shared a couple recipes any of us could make at home that were simpler versions of that most marvellous of Sicilian Easter desserts, the "Cassata Siciliana".  The first recipe I'd like to share this time is for another Sicilian specialty, the "Torte di Mandorle" , which is a wonderfully simple but utterly sublime-tasting cake.  When I was growing up this was the cake reserved for special occasions: weddings, baptisms, and other celebratory life events, including major holidays.  This is a different cake that most other...

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Pancake Day (really, Shrove Tuesday): Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Pancake Day (really, Shrove Tuesday): Tuesday, March 5, 2019

We’re a day away from celebrating Shrove Tuesday, which is the last day before Lent begins.  Pancakes became especially popular for Shrove Tuesday as a way to use up both the supply of eggs and fat that a family might have stored away, since it was traditional to abstain from consuming both during the forty days of Lent. And, just in time, we've added a couple of new pancake recipes made with our Organic Einkorn Pancake & Baking Mix.  If you still have some eggs and milk in your pantry that need using up before Lent, then why not make...

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HOLIDAY RECIPES

HOLIDAY RECIPES

Get into the spirit with Christmas food like mulled wine and mince pies, make homemade presents, and create the perfect Christmas menu.  Here are a few recipes of our own to help you along. A Christmas Breakfast, one to prepare with your kids: Snowman Pancakes with Orange and Spice Add some festive spice to our fluffy pancakes with cinnamon and orange zest. The perfect breakfast for Christmas morning.  Ingredients 2 c Organic Einkorn Pancake & Baking Mix 1-1 1/4c milk (depending on how thick or thin you like your pancakes) 1 large free-range egg 3 oranges, zest finely grated (fruit...

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Baking Basics: The structure of a PANCAKE & BAKING MIX, and what you can do with it.

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Baking Basics: The structure of a PANCAKE & BAKING MIX, and what you can do with it.

Once you know how to put together a simple baking mix you will unlock the ability to create endless varieties of biscuits, scones, muffins, coffee cakes (and other cakes even), puddings, pancakes and waffles. Just about everything except cookies, that is. A cake mix is just like a baking mix, but with added sugar and sometimes a few tweaks. One, or both, are super-convenient to have on hand. Of course, you can start with our Heritage Flour baking mixes to save you some time, but if you prefer to make your own, here’s a recipe for a Pancake & Baking...

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