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I know there have been plenty of entries on the subject of English muffins here on TFL, but I actually just made them for the first time recently. Somehow or another the thought just hadn't crossed my mind but these were delicious! I almost feel guilty buying those 100 calorie whatcha ma-call-its for so long! This is one of the only things that I've made that came out looking so identical to a store bought product. Although they came out looking the same the flavor and texture was out of this world! 


External Linkn to blog post and recipe: http://neo-homesteading.blogspot.com/2010/07/sourdough-english-muffins.html


 

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This is something I recently decided I had to finally try. I saw it on an episode of Good Eats, and decided it was really a great idea, especially since its 85 degrees in my house right now. Throughout the years I've actually found a surprising amount of Alton Browns recipes to be really good so I tried out his recipe with a few differences. I made more of an "American style" pizza with a sourdough crust lots of sauce and spicy sausage. It really was pretty incredible. Although I've made it a few times since I'm still mastering the art of...not setting my dough on fire. One night I even made these little pizza buns on the grill as well. 


 



 


External Link to blog post and recipe: http://neo-homesteading.blogspot.com/2010/07/grilled-pizza.html


 

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his is a bread that I've seen in every grocery mart I've ever shopped at and although I find the store bought variety somewhat awful I've always been drawn to it. For some reason or another I decided one day that I just HAD to make it. It was after all one of my grandmothers absolute favorites, and although I've never met her I always feel like I do when I make these sorts of traditional New England foods. Its actually steamed in a tin as strange as it sounds its definitely a new england tradition that I adore. 


 


External Link to Blog Post and Recipe: http://neo-homesteading.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-england-brown-bread-canned-bread.html


 


 

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This rolled and filled bread was something I made one morning for my husband. My husband and kids can sometimes be picky (plus my son has food allergies) so often when I'm trying to write new and inventive recipes they run...ASAP! I do experiment often but this I believe was a good time to be momma's guinea pig! Its my soft butter enriched sourdough recipe with a chocolate and cookie filling, the chocolate fudge is a home made sauce and for the cookie crumbs I used ladyfingers but any vanilla type cookies would work, the cookies essentially are the glue to keep the roll from just oozing. 


 


External Link to blog post and Recipe: http://neo-homesteading.blogspot.com/2010/07/chocolate-spezialbrote.html

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I've recently stumbled upon the tradition of making Polish bialy. This was my first try at the recipe and I found them to be absolutely amazing. Although I am not Jewish and have never had one before in my life I think I gave it a good effort and made my own variation that is wonderful and tasty. (with my sourdough starter of course!)


 


External Link to blogpost and recipe: http://neo-homesteading.blogspot.com/2010/07/sourdough-bialys-bialystock-kuchen.html#more

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So this is my first Introduction entry to the fresh loaf site. My name is Cat, I'm a homemaker, wife and mother of two young sons. My primary passion is of course being a mother but my real fascination is being a cook and baker. I run my own blog at http://www.neohomesteading.com, my short term goals are satisfying my families need to eat, and ideally I'd like to publish a cook book. My long term goals well... I'd like my children to be grown with fond  memories of how I tried extra hard to give them cherished food memories, for as long as I can remember I've documented things in my mind by the foods of each occasion. Many years from now I really just want my family to have great memories and to be proud of me. 


Although I maintain my own personal blog regularly I plan to update on this site as well. For a few years now I've become mildly obsessed with all things bread, and sourdough especially. I do bake from scratch and often make every meal as home made as possible but my passion is baking and fermenting. In addition to being obsessed with bread I also home brew my own meads, wines and beers, and I'm fond of home preserving. The absolute perfect supper to me is a glass of home brewed mead, a loaf of crusty bread and sometimes even a home preserved chutney or jam. So this is my hello I hope to offer something to this lovely bread head community! 


 


Dearest Regards, 


Cat

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