Rosemary Popovers

I got a recipe for popovers from my girlfriend’s family cookbook, but I had to tweak it five times before the things came out right. They just wouldn’t pop! So now we have over thirty popovers, most of them flat and living in the freezer. Don’t worry, they’ll get eaten. The important thing is that I now have a functioning recipe and that every future popover will rise to the occasion and do justice to its name.

A popover is an eggy bread made of four ingredients; eggs, milk, flour and salt. Quite simple, eh? It is definitely simple and easy once you have a good recipe to work with. For plain popovers, which are great with jam, just discard the rosemary. For cheesy ones add grated cheddar. For smaller ones use a smaller muffin pan. If you have a popover pan it’s even better.
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Irish Brown Soda Bread

Last year I started baking my own bread. I’d had a couple of books on the subject, but never made good use of them because I assumed that homemade bread was rather tricky and time-consuming. After I made a couple of loaves, my mind changed on the matter. I just wanted to make more and more.
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Blueberry Banana Bread

I’ve been eating this bread since I was a kid. I got the recipe from my Mom only last summer and never tried it until recently. My mother could open up a bakery and make a fortune because when it comes to cookies and desserts, she knows what she’s doing. There’s never a crumb left.
What makes this banana bread so moist is the yogurt and the addition of blueberries. It’s a very simple recipe that you could complete with 15 minutes of prep, plus 20 minutes to bake. Read the rest of this entry »