Category Archives: Baking

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Currants

  The currants in these gluten free chocolate chip cookies adds a complex, unexpected flavor. The addition of an egg yolk brings a wonderful soft chewiness to the cookies as well. They keep very well for days in an airtight … Continue reading

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Handmade Cinnamon Currant Bread

Yeast bread and I have an interesting relationship. I’ve made cinnamon rolls and had them turn out amazingly, but some of my attempts at bread have resulted in dense, almost inedible loaves. I learned from my grandma who learned from … Continue reading

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Rustic Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

My uncle made this rustic, gluten free pumpkin bread the other day and I was extremely impressed with the results. It is well spiced, has amazing texture from the walnut topping, and you can’t even tell it is gluten free. … Continue reading

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Spiced Carrot Flaxseed Muffins

I have a ton of flaxseeds and needed something to do with them besides grind them for oatmeal in the morning and put them in smoothies. Muffins seemed like a good idea. The flaxseed is a great way to add … Continue reading

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Peter, Ancestors, and Soda Bread

You can see the recipe for traditional Irish Soda Bread here. After spending a wonderful month in Ireland with my sister and granddaughter searching for our O’Keeffe ancestors, I was anxious to share my experience with my nine year old … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling & Nutella Buttercream

I was tasked with making a sweet sixteen birthday cake for my cousin. I asked what flavors he liked, and was told, “chocolate, peanut butter, and Nutella.” Fortunately, that’s a match made in heaven already, so it was just a … Continue reading

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A Trip to Ireland: Irish Soda Bread (with recipe)

This is the fifth in a series of posts on our trip to Ireland in July. You can view the initial post here! The fourth: Scones (with recipe. The third: Irish Fry, The second: O’Keeffe Butcher Shop, Donerail and first: … Continue reading

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