I love menu planning as much as I love baking and when I start thinking about what we should have for a particular meal, whether it’s a weeknight dinner for the two of us or a special party for twelve, early in the process I take inventory of ingredients I already have on hand and develop the menu using those ingredients to their best advantage. For instance, a few weeks ago we invited some friends over for dinner and as I began to consider various menu options, I immediately decided to use the smoked salmon that we purchased a couple of days earlier. Continue reading “Wholegrain Cocktail Rye Bread”
For this–my first real food post on my new food blog–I’m sharing a recipe for Easy Rye Quick Bread that is so crazy fast, moist, and flavorful that you won’t believe it until you make it and taste it.
Before I get to that, however, I just want to let you in on the plans I have for this blog. In future posts, I’ll discuss my favorite recipes, baking equipment, tools, and techniques to assure your baking success. I’ll have recipes for many of the breads you’ve eaten and some you’ve never heard of; cakes of every kind; special occasion and everyday cookies and bars; and sweet and savory pies. I’ll share my baking background and the stories that explain why I love baking so much. I‘ll throw in some history of ingredients and recipes and give shout-outs to the fabulous bakers who inspire me and from whom I’ve learned so much. Continue reading “Easy Rye Quick Bread”