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21 November 2012 @ 12:13 pm
Wednesday’s Recipe ReWind - November 21st Edition  

Wednesday’s Recipe ReWind....because some recipes just bear repeating

Today’s rewind centers on my Maternal Grandfather’s recipe for homemade bread which I originally posted here earlier this year. Poppy’s Very Basic Bread is not only cheap but dead simple to make. It also freezes and transports brilliantly, making it my long time “go to” recipe for holiday potlucks and snacking. If plain bread seems boring to you, read on for six tummy pleasing tips and variations to fit almost any taste.


  • Mix it up. Try replacing up to 2 cups of white flour with whole wheat or rye flour. Be aware that different flours have different levels of gluten which can influence the texture of your bread. Check out your local bulk food section to purchase small amounts to experiment with and consider making a half batch first.
  • Add up to 2 cups of fruit to create an awesome low-sugar breakfast bread. Raisins, cranberries and chopped apricots are house favorites. 
  • Herb or spice it up. Add up to 2 tablespoon of dried herbs or spices per batch. Cinnamon and ginger or basil and garlic are both winning combinations.
  • Replace the water with fruit juice. Apple cider with whole wheat is a delicious combination.
  • Add come crunch. Mix in up to 2 cup of chopped roasted nuts or seeds for protein and flavor. Pecans, walnuts and pumpkin seeds are yummy options.
  • Use up leftovers. Add up to 2 cups cooled cooked cereal to up the nutritional value of the bread. I have had great success with both steel cut and rolled oatmeal.

Frugally yours-


anthony_lionanthony_lion on November 21st, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)

The link to the earlier post is actually to the 'Edit' form...

Correct link is:

How much is a packet of sugar?
I'm assuming you're not thinking of the 12Kg packages I buy when visiting Sweden?
(I usually buy a package of 6 x 2Kg bags then as sugar is nearly 50% more expensive in Norway, and well... I drink lots of tea... )
Kestrel Catkestrelcat on November 22nd, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Packet like one would get at a coffee shop. It's usually a teaspoon or so of white sugar. I find white sugar proofs faster that honey.