Corn bread is a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast and this is the best recipe I've made yet! Simple as can be with corn meal and spelt flour as its base and lightly sweetened with a bit of palm sugar. When corn was in season here in New York, the added juicy sweetness of the corn kernels was a real treat, but it's great without them too. As I mentioned last week this goes perfectly with the Potato Leek Soup. Enjoy! Corniest Corn Bread (or Muffins)Adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s BakingRead More
I wanted to make fresh blueberry cobbler but I also wanted it to be eaten at a potluck — so it had to be portable and it had to be easily cut and eaten without much mess — so I created these bars. First I decided to make blueberry jam (rather than just baking the fruit as you would with a traditional cobbler) which is what held the bars together. I made the jam from fresh blueberries and chilled it overnight, then I made the cobbler in the morning. I count these as another success in my quest to tweak all of my favorite recipes so as not to need any refined sugar or white flour.Read More
This recipe is adapted from one recently posted on smitten kitchen — very barely adapted. It is so delicious though, that I had to post it here. Naturally, I changed the white flour out for spelt flour and I made a few other minor tweaks — other than that, it's the same. I'm calling it rustic, because it doesn't look nearly as pretty as Deb's does, but no matter, it tastes divine. Although the instructions look a bit complex, do not be intimidated! This does involve several steps, but it's actually quite easy and well, well worth it. The pastry shell itself is so light and flaky even using the spelt flour — and the nuttiness of the spelt compliments the ricotta cheese, garlic and basil beautifully.Read More
I've been trying to perfect the chocolate chip cookie minus the sugar and white flour and this is the winner! I used only maple syrup to sweeten them and spelt flour for the base. The texture is nice and they are plenty sweet. I used organic dark chocolate chips and extra thick cut organic oats.Read More
Here's another easy fruit-filled cake — a simple and delicious recipe, minimally sweetened with honey and apples with added richness and tang from cream cheese. It gets even better the next day as the moisture from the apples soaks into the cake.Read More
Before I really started studying holistic health and nutrition, I had my own baking business in Brooklyn and I ate quite a bit of my baked goods. Everything I made was made from the best organic ingredients, but my cookies, brownies, cakes, scones, muffins and biscotti were still full of sugar and white flour. Since I’ve learned so much about the health hazards of those two prominent baking ingredients I’ve been experimenting with alternatives. Banana bread is a staple I’ve made for years and substitutions work well in this recipe.