Baking, Bread

Vegan Tea Brack

Barmbrack, Báirín Breac or Tea Brack is somewhere between a fruit cake and a tea bread. The Brack is a traditional Halloween bake that would have small items, such as a coin to represent wealth, a piece of cloth to represent poverty, a ring to represent marriage, wrapped and stirred into the mix before being baked. Nowadays store bought bracks tend …

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Sweet Potato Bread

I’ve been experimenting with various recipes for a sweet potato bread for some time now with varying degrees of success, actually some could not have been more unsuccessful if I’d been trying! This one I’m about to share has been the most successful, I’ve made it a few times now. It always turns out the same, is always edible and …

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Cheese & Chive Soda Bread

Firstly, the photo of this bread is a bit crap. I hadn’t intended blogging it; however quite a few people asked me about it so here it is. I made this to go with soup, it was delicious. I make a slow roasted tomato soup from time to time as well; this will accompany that too, a perfect pair I …

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Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Recipes

Porridge Bread

Ok, so porridge bread is no big secret, it’s everywhere. It is super easy and super healthy, so why wouldn’t it be? In  my opinion, porridge oats really are a super food. They’re low in fat, low gi (which is brilliant for somebody like me who needs to concentrate on low gi foods), they release energy slowly thus avoiding the ‘sugar …

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Uncle Jim’s Brown Bread

Uncle Jim isn’t my Uncle Jim, he is actually Uncle Jim of the McGargle family brewers (www.ryeriverbrewingco.com). I had picked up one of their sampler packs recently and when we opened the bottle of Uncle Jim’s stout I thought it would be lovely in a loaf of bread, it smelled so good. I couldn’t describe it any better than McGargles …

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