Category: Quick Breads

  • Iced (or not) Lemon Bread

    Scroll down for an 2024 updated version of this. This version similar to the lemon loaf sold at Starbucks. It’s guaranteed to be the first thing to disappear at a potluck. 1-1/2 C flour 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 3 large eggs 1 C sugar 2 T butter, softened…

  • Stovetop Crackers

    2 C whole wheat flour 1 t salt 1/2 C sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or flax seeds 1/4 C wheat germ 1/4 C vegetable oil 1/2 C cold water Blend together the flour, salt, seeds, and wheat germ. Add the oil and mix with a fork. Pour in the water and mix it until you…

  • Hoecake (Unleavened Bread)

    3/4 C milk (reconstituted dried milk is fine) 1/4 t vinegar 2 T wheat bran About 1 C self-rising flour Mix the dough gently, until it’s the consistency of stiff cake batter. Do not overbeat. You can use a quarter cup more flour, if it’s too runny. Spread on a hot greased skillet or griddle,…

  • Alderney Bread

    I ran across this in The Best of People and Food Cookbook, published in 1981. I’ve yet to try it, but the ingredients are different from anything I’ve ever seen, so it sounds yummy. Combine in a bowl: 3/4 C flour 1 T baking powder 1/4 C Ovaltine 1/4 C sugar In a saucepan or…

  • Savory Variations on Quick Bread

    4 C self-rising flour 1 t salt 2 C buttermilk Mix together and spread in a well-greased loaf pan. Bake for an hour at 350 F. The variations include: Herb bread – add a teaspoon each of parsley, sage, basil, etc. Poppy seed bread – Add 2 T poppy seeds to the batter and sprinkle…

  • Biscuit Beer Bread

    20-oz box baking mix (like Bisquick) 12-oz can or bottle of beer 2 T sugar Mix all ingredients and put in a greased loaf pan. Bake at 325 F for about an hour. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before slicing. It has a cake-like texture.

  • Whole Wheat Beer Bread

    2-1/2 C self-rising flour 1/2 C whole wheat flour 3 T sugar 12-oz can beer, room temperature 1/4 C bran flakes or quick oats Mix all the ingredients together. Let sit for an hour and then put it into a greased loaf pan. Bake for about an hour in 350 F oven until light brown…

  • Bermuda Tea Scones

    4 T butter 1 C self-rising flour Handful golden raisins or other dried fruit Splash of sour milk Mix all ingredients to a smooth paste. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Serve warm. You can also cook them in a heavy cast-iron skillet on the stovetop.…

  • Sweet Beer Muffins

    Since I don’t drink beer, I am always looking for creative ways to use up stray bottles or cans of the stuff that end up in my life. (3-ingredient beer bread is my old standby) 12 oz can or bottle of beer 2 T sugar or honey 2 t cinnamon 1/2 C raisins 3-1/2 C…

  • Bran Boffins

    1 C sour milk 1 egg 1/4 C oil 1 C bran 1 C whole wheat flour 1/2 C brown sugar 1/2 t salt 1 t baking soda Blend the milk, egg, and oil in one bowl. In another bowl, mix the remaining ingredients. Combine the two and pour into a greased and floured 8-inch…