Wheat Tortillas

Wheat TortillasIngredients:

3 cups unbleached organic white flour
1 cup organic whole wheat flour
2 t salt
4 t baking powder
1/4 cup shortening (Crisco is my preference, you can choose to use lard)
1 1/2 cup lukewarm water


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Irish Soda Bread, plain


1 cups organic whole wheat flour
3 cups organic unbleached white flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t sugar
2 cups buttermilk

Optional: 1 T caraway seeds, 1/2 cup raisins or currants

Spoon Mage™ Ingredients Note:

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BriocheSingleEasy single rise rolls. Kids love them because of the little “hats” you eat first. You will love them because they are delicious!


5 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 t salt
2 packages active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs Read More

Challah Bread

Throughout the year, Challah Bread is formed into an intricate braid. On Rosh Hashana, it is made round as a symbol of the Circle of Life. You certainly do not have to be Jewish to enjoy this delicious bread. Easily doubled for large gatherings – but do make sure you have a very large mixing bowl! This recipe is courtesy of Carol Osterman.

Makes one large loaf
Prep time: 4-5 hours
Baking time: 1 hour


2 cups Warm (not hot) Water
1 T plus 1 1/2 t Active Dry Yeast
1 1/2 t Sugar
4 Eggs
1 Cups Sugar
3/4 cups canola or vegetable Oil
1 T Kosher Salt
2 1/2 lb plus 1 cup, of Bread Flour
2 egg yolks Read More

Bex’s Cornbread


from wikimedia commons

Another delicious recipe from the Needed Killing Series of mysteries by author Bill Fitts.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8


2 T vegetable oil
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 T all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg Read More