Cinnamon, pumpkin and maple syrup - a trifecta of treats made even better in this delightful, easy to make whole wheat and oatmeal yeast bread. It's the perfect complement to a crisp fall morning. Read More »
The bread has a light texture and tender crumb that is accentuated by the old-fashioned rolled oats and Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour I added. To make this more of a breakfast bread, I sprinkled a layer of cinnamon sugar on the dough and rolled it up so that each toasted slice would have a delicious cinnamon spiral in the middle. The other great part about this bread recipe is that it makes two loaves at a time; one to eat and one to freeze for later. Read More »
Celebrate the fall harvest by making a sweet, tall loaf filled with all kinds of whole grains! Read More »
A hearty whole wheat bread, made with Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour, is wrapped around gooey marshmallow crème, chopped milk chocolate bars and crushed graham crackers. Sound good? Just wait until you toast a slice; it’s an amazing way to have s’mores for breakfast. Read More »
Who knew you could make a yeast bread with cream cheese, fresh fruit and a streusel-like topping? Read More »
Fresh strawberries are flooding the supermarkets and I couldn’t be happier. Finally, after waiting through an eternal winter, warm weather has arrived and with it red, ripe strawberries. I realize most grocery stores carry strawberries year ‘round, but it’s not until late spring that the inside of the berry is as red as the outside – something only longer daylight hours and bright sunshine can produce.
In celebration of this first fruit of summer, I decided to try out a new muffin recipe: Roasted Strawberry Whole Wheat Muffins. These muffins are lightly sweet, have a delicate, almost cake-like crumb and do a great job of showcasing roasted strawberries.
I’ve roasted pears, apples and bananas in the past, but this was my first time roasting strawberries and I’m happy to report that they’re wonderful. Instead of roasting them at a high heat, in this recipe they’re slow roasted at a low temperature thus creating sweet, sticky, jammy berries that are lick-your-fingers good. Read More »
Now that the weather is cooling off and we’re entering the season for hot soup, I decided to give the traditional recipe for 9 grain bread a little bit of a twist – literally. I served these 9 Grain Bread Mix Parmesan Twists with my Lasagna Soup with Whole Wheat Spiral Pasta and they made one of my favorite meals even better. The bread twists are perfect for dunking and worked better than a spoon when I got to the bottom of my bowl and wanted to sop up the last drops of soup. Read More »
Begin by pulling together some bread making basics: Hodgson Mill Active Dry Yeast, Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour and Hodgson Mill Naturally White Flour. If you’re still trying to adjust to having whole wheat in your bread, this is a great recipe with which to begin expanding your palate. It includes a full cup of Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour, but also has plenty of white flour to even out the texture. If you’re accustomed to whole wheat breads, by all means, replace a cup of the white flour with more whole wheat. This bread is meant to have a tender crumb, so I wouldn’t go over using half whole wheat, but there’s certainly room for more than one cup. Read More »
The dough starts off in the usual way with lots of butter, sugar and cinnamon (these are cinnamon rolls after all) and then incorporates some extra ingredients like lemon zest, nutmeg, buttermilk and Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour. Then sliced apples are slowly caramelized in more butter, sugar and cinnamon and are wrapped into the dough with even more cinnamon and sugar. Mouth watering yet? To take these rolls over the top, they’re frosted with a creamy, salted-caramel glaze that will make you weak in the knees after one taste. Altogether, these cinnamon rolls are reminiscent of caramel apples in a warm, gooey cinnamon roll form. Withering apples never tasted so good! Read More »
Hodgson Mill mixes are great because they’re filled with the same ingredients you would otherwise have to measure and mix – real time savers. So, for the sake of convenience and whole grain goodness, this recipe includes Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Gingerbread Mix as well as some dried cranberries and pecans for a little sweetness and extra crunch. Read More »