Hard Cider Bread

The fall weather has arrived which means that I can take up homemade bread baking again.  This recipe came about in a “lets throw a few ingredients into a bowl and see what happens” kind of way.  Followed by a “it’s too warm and I don’t have the time to bake” period in the back…

Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Flatbreads

Here is my other promised flatbread post.  Sun-dried tomato and fresh basil flatbreads made out of a blend of cornmeal, semolina, and regular flour and spiked with a bottle of hard cider. Ingredients: 1 cup Cornmeal + more for dusting 1 cup Semolina Flour 2-3 cup Flour 2 tsp Salt 1 tbsp Honey 4 tsp…

Hard Cider Sourdough Starter

I realized, belatedly, that I recently posted a recipe requiring a sourdough starter, without sharing a sourdough starter recipe.  Below is the recipe I used for this winter’s sourdough starter.  I started it in the beginning of November, and it is still going strong. Ingredients: 10 oz Hard Cider 1/2 cup Water + 1/4 cup…

Cornbread, Kale, and Bacon Stuffing

Leftover cornbread, one final harvest of the garden kale, and BACON.  How can you resist the bacon? A simple dish that uses up some of the food that has been sitting around my kitchen.  Think of it as practice for Thanksgiving in a couple weeks. Ingredients: diced Cornbread Kale 3-4 diced strips of Bacon 1-2…

Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins

Apple cider doughnuts are a big thing in Vermont around this time of year.  Weekends are spent at your local orchard picking apples, and indulging in fresh, right out of the fryer, melt in your mouth, cider doughnuts.  A little something to warm and revitalize you after an afternoon spent outside enjoying the crisp fall…

Honey Cardamom Apple Cake

Apples! Apples! Apples!!!  They are everywhere this time of year!  It’s a good thing that I love them.  In fact, I am a bit of an apple snob.  I refuse to eat them off season, but once September comes around my apple a day becomes three apples a day – time to make up for…