Parmesan Garlic No-Knead Bread

Here is yet another variation of the no-knead crusty break baked at high heat in cast iron. This is a good choice to go with any type of Italian food. For more variations on no-knead bread, click here. Other no-knead recipes coming soon include chocolate cherry, cinnamon not and steel cut oats so make sure…

Very Berry No Knead Bread

Another variation on the no-knead method of baking bread in cast iron to yield a bakery-style bread with crusty outside and soft inside. This variation uses dried berries to make a great breakfast loaf. Very Berry No-Knead Bread 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon yeast 2 tablespoons sugar 3/4 cup…

Blackberry Cake

During the summer, I picked 19 pounds of blackberries at our local orchard. This winter the frozen berries have been wonderful as pies and cobblers. This recipe is a cross between a cobbler and a cake and a very good way to use some blackberries. Blackberry Cake 1/2 cup butter, cut into chunks 1 cup…

Muesli No-Knead Bread

This variation of the no knead bread baked in cast iron uses 10 grain cereal to make a breakfast loaf with grains, dates, seeds and raisins. Baking the moist dough at high temperatures in the cast iron yields a loaf with crusty chewy exterior and soft tender interior. Muesli No-Knead Bread 3 cups unbleached all-purpose…

Swedish Cinnamon Ring

When I was in high school we had a Swedish high school student live with use for several weeks through the International Farm Youth Exchange program. Gunilla gave my mother a Swedish recipe book before she left and one recipe that we made many times over the years is a cinnamon yeast dough that can…

Whole Wheat Multi-Grain No Knead Bread

This variation of the no-knead bread baked in cast iron is one of our favorites. It is denser than the traditional no-knead. It uses one cup of whole wheat flour in addition to the unbleached flour. You also add 1 cup of 10 grain cereal (uncooked). The cereal can be found in health food stores…

Jalapeno and Cheddar No Knead Bread

My fascination with baking bread in cast-iron using the no-knead method continues. Using a covered cast iron pot to bake the moist dough at a high temperature yields the type of bread you purchase in a bakery with a crusty, chewing crust and soft interior texture. This is a variation that adds one cup of…

Cranberry – Pecan No-Knead Bread

Having recently discovered the wonders of baking no-knead bread in cast iron, I am eager to try the many variations. This cranberry-pecan bread uses the basic no-knead recipe and you add dried cranberries, the zest of one orange and chopped nuts. It makes a wonderful loaf, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside….

Baking No-Knead Bread in Cast Iron

One of my sons is a fan of cast iron cooking when he is camping. As he was looking online at various recipes using cast iron pots, he ran across the technique of baking bread, using a no-knead recipe, in a cast iron Dutch oven. We decided to give it a try and the results…

Knobby Apple Cake

Nothing says fall like the smell of an apple cake baking in the oven. I have posted several variations of apple cake but here is one more recipe that uses fresh apples coarsely chopped along with some nuts and a touch of cinnamon. Knobby Apple Cake 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten…

Easy Apple Dumplings

This is a quick way to make apple dumplings using refrigerated pie crust to wrap around the cored and peeled apple. Even though the recipe does not use home-made pie crust, by the time you add the apple and drizzle the syrup on top, it tastes great. If you are a fan of nutmeg, add 1/2 teaspoon along…

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This is a great recipe for oatmeal cookies that includes raisins and nuts. The cookies are thick and chewy but don’t cook them too long in order to preserve the soft texture. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs