An important key to mastering sourdough starter baking is understanding sourdough starters. What is a sourdough starter, you may be asking. Learning to make your very own sourdough starter doesn’t have to be confusing or intimidating. Armed with a good understanding of sourdough starters will go a long way towards making your baking experience with sourdough an enjoyable one! Understanding Sourdough Starters One of the
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your own sourdough starter, just wait until you learn how easy (and delicious) it is! Like I mentioned when I shared my recipe for Garlic Parmesan Sourdough Bread, I was gifted my first sourdough starter over 30 years ago. It seems like an entire lifetime ago, but that’s another story. I LOVE the aroma, taste and
Eating low carb or Keto doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn what we eat on our low carb Keto diet and maybe you’ll find a new favorite dish. My husband and I first started eating low carb way back in the late 1990s. We followed Dr. Atkins plan, which came to be known as the Atkins Diet. We read his books and cooked his recipes.
This free to download Christmas Cookies Cookbook in PDF format contains over 60 recipes from the 1st Annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. This blog post, Free Christmas Cookies Cookbook Download, originally appeared December 2, 2019 and has been updated with current pictures and links. I am so excited to make available the first ever Christmas Cookies Cookbook by The Birch Cottage. This cookbook is the
Learn the secret to super moist meatloaf with this Super Moist Meatloaf recipe – a family favorite that’s simple to make and delicious! This recipe originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on September 30, 2015. It has been updated December 4, 2020 with current pictures and a new printable recipe card. Meatloaf is one of those entrees I never order when we go out
A collection of cookie mix in a jar recipe ideas for your handmade Christmas gift giving. Plus bonus brownie and hot cocoa mix jar recipes! In my home pantry, you will find Mason jars filled with what I call “cookie dough starters”, pancake mix and even small batch cupcake mixes. Besides making it super handy to whip up a batch of cookies, these cookie mix
I first made these cookies last October. These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies are amazingly soft and full of chocolate gooeyness! But, pumpkin spice pudding is only available in grocery stores seasonally, so be sure to stock up now! This recipe originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on October 1, 2015. If you haven’t jumped on the pudding cookie wagon, you should! The cookies are
Save time in the kitchen with this easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe for the bread machine! This recipe originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on September 18, 2017. I was trying to think of a “dessert” to have for our picky-eater son’s birthday dinner, besides our usual Banana Split Cake, when I decided to give this Pumpkin Bread recipe for the bread machine a try.
These cranberry, walnut, white chocolate chip zucchini muffins are sure to be a family favorite and a great way to use up all that zucchini from your garden. Growing Zucchini I am growing zucchini in my backyard garden for the first time in 30 years. Like a lot of you, I took my backyard gardening efforts a little more seriously this year. It’s crazy how
Homemade Lemon Infused Honey is so easy to make. It just may be the perfect gift in a jar for all your homemade gift giving needs! I was first introduced to the idea of homemade infused honey when my friend and fellow blogger Lynn from Nourish and Nestle shared an amazing gift idea for “Galentine’s Day” of Rose Petals and Green Tea with Rose Hip
Next time you have a craving for English Muffins, you might want to try to make homemade English Muffins – they’re easier to make than you might think! There really aren’t a lot of fast food foods that I truly crave. Of course, let a pandemic interrupt your life and suddenly I’m craving a Sausage McMuffin® from McDonald’s. So, I did what I always do
This Garlic Parmesan Sourdough Bread is not only full of nooks and crannies that you love so much in sourdough bread, but aromatic and oh so flavorful! Truth be told, I was introduced to homemade sourdough bread over 30 years ago. I got the starter from my next door neighbor. At first, I didn’t know what to do with it. Then I found a recipe