A productive homemade weekend

    Our dreams of self-sufficiency and living off our own land are still far off but it isn’t stopping us from finding out how self-sufficient we can become from where we currently are. This weekend has seen our kitchen step up into full productivity mode. We have begun making our own bread daily –… Read More

How to make no-knead bread

      Fancy some gorgeously tasty home-made bread but don’t want to spend time kneading?  Try this delicious no-knead recipe.   No-Knead Bread Recipe (makes 2, 2lb loaf tins) Ingredients: 9 cups plain or bread flour Salt Dried yeast 4½ cups hand-hot water 1 tsp sugar   Method: Pour 9 cups of flour into… Read More

Homemade Brioche

    Brioche is a much-loved bread in our house but the budget doesn’t always allow for treating ourselves to it – especially in the quantity we need! For years I have been looking for the perfect brioche recipe.  I wanted something that didn’t come out of the oven brick-like – it had to be… Read More

Slow Cooker Bread: Oat Bread Recipe

      I had some postive feedback on last week’s homemade basic white bread recipe which can be made using a slow cooker rather than the oven.  I think quite a few people were shocked at the revelation that you don’t need an oven to make bread but the results, as they confirmed, were wonderful.… Read More

Slow Cooker Bread: Basic White Bread Recipe

        If you thought slow cookers were only useful for casseroles and stews you are in for a surprise.  I bet you didn’t know you could make homemade bread in them too?  Feeling sceptical?  Try this moist, delicious yet very basic white homemade bread slow cooker recipe and see for yourself. Cooking… Read More