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Stone Ground Cornbread

Corn Bread

Corn Bread

 A grist mill grinds grain into flour, corn into cornmeal.

The corn kernels were ground between two large stones operated by water wheel to turn the stones. The corn is coarser than the corn from grocery store brands.  The taste is the same, delicious, and added a new dimension to the phrase of “cooking from scratch.”  Stone Ground Cornbread is very good with the Meatless Navy Bean Soup.

Stone Ground Cornmeal

Bridgeton Mill Stone Ground Cornmeal

Karen Jean of Bridgeton Mill has a recipe for Cornbread from Scratch on the package which I did use though not completely.  I like to bake with honey instead of sugar.  I am also learning how to bake/cook with coconut oil. Neither change the consistency nor flavor of the cornbread.  Honey and coconut oil were substituted for the brown sugar and cooking oil recommended in the Stone Mill Cornbread.

Bridgeton Mill in Parke County, Indiana

Bridgeton Mill in Parke County, Indiana

Bridgeton Mill, Bridgeton, Indiana in Parke County, Indiana

This is a brochure from Bridgeton Mill, it looks just like that. This mill was built in 1823, rebuilt in 1870.  Michael and Karen purchased it in 1995, and essentially have rebuilt it to its original use.  They even had to restore the dam.  They rebuilt the dam to restore the water power. To quote from the  brochure, “falling water spins the wheel for power.”  You just have to see it to appreciate it. 

Cornmeals are only a  small part of their products.  There are grits, some made from purple corn, flours, pancake mixes cornbread mixes and fish batter.  There are many USA food products of jelly, jams, honeys, and locally made ice cream.  I have only mentioned a very small list of interesting items.  Plan a visit to Bridgeton Mill when you are in Indiana.  Tell them cookbookinabox® and Julia Ann sent you.

Parke County, Indiana has a Covered Bridge Festival, highlighting tours of 31 covered bridges in the area.  The second weekend in October and for 10 days, the town of Rockville, Indiana and surrounding area is one big festival of foods, arts, crafts and antiques. 

Stone Ground Cornbread to enjoy.

Stone Ground Cornbread
 
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Stone Ground Cornbread is a delicious home baked cornbread to accompany soups, casseroles and left overs for breakfast feasts.
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup cornmeal
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 425 F.
  2. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together.
  3. Add the milk, egg, honey and coconut oil.
  4. Pour into a hot greased cast iron skillet.
  5. (Or pour into a greased 8 x 8 baking pan.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes
This recipe was adapted from Karen Jean's of Bridgeton Mill recipe...................
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Meatless navy Bean Soup

Meatless Navy Bean Soup and Corn Bread

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Blueberry Bagels

Blueberry Bagels

Blueberry Bagels

Bagels!  Recipe for home made Blueberry Bagels

I remember when bagels were a rarity  in the Midwest.  A friend would bring them back from New Jersey when he went home  on school breaks. Well, it was w-a-y back in  1972.  Now that I am retired and really into cooking, I like to try recipes, even if they are available on the market.  Better yet, I like make food without the unpronounceable ingredients.

A brief how-to make bagels.

Ready for the first rise.

Ready for the first rise.

This dough happens to be yeast bread dough.  Bagels also are a yeast dough,  the recipe I have is a small amount of yeast dough that makes 12 bagels.

 Besides knowing what goes into your homemade bagels, you also can decide what goes in your bagels or what to put on top.  The above bagels have white raisins, same dough as for the blueberry bagels.

Bagels in a boiling water bath.

Bagels in a boiling water bath.

Boiling the bagels sets the crust before going into the oven.  The interior texture is dense and  crust chewy. The bagels are in the water 45 to 60 seconds.

Enjoy Blueberry Bagels with cream cheese and jam.

Blueberry Bagels

Blueberry Bagels

Now that you have tried the Blueberry Bagels, try them again for your flavor and flare, such as raisin bagels.

Fresh Raisin Bagels

Fresh Raisin Bagels

Blueberry Bagels
 
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Home made bagels to enjoy toasted, with cream cheese and jam. Add blueberries or raisins, nuts and seeds. Decorate the top with nuts, seeds or plain for sandwiches. Your choice and ideas. A mixer friendly recipe
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • DOUGH
  • 1½ cups of warm water (105-115F)
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4-5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ to ½ cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg white thinned with 1 tablespoon water
  • sprinkling of corn meal.
  • WATER BATH
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Add the warm water into a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast on top and blend to dissolve for 5 -10 minutes. It will become bubbly.
  3. Add the honey, olive oil and 1 cup of flour mixed with salt.
  4. Stir at low speed, blend briefly to mix.
  5. Add remaining flour while mixer is going.
  6. Using the dough hook, knead at low speed for 10 minutes. Dough will be smooth and elastic.
  7. Roll into a large ball, put into well greased bowl and grease the ball of dough.
  8. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, let rise in a warm place 1 hour to double in size.
  9. Prepare water bath to boiling.
  10. Preheat over to 425 F.
  11. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly sprayed with oil and sprinkled with corn meal.
  12. When dough has doubled in size, punch dough down.
  13. On a lightly floured board, roll into a long log, divide into 12 equal pieces to make a 2-inch balls.
  14. Flatten the dough piece, add 3-4 blueberries in the circle.
  15. Fold the dough over the blueberries and seal on underside.
  16. Punch a holes in the middle with your thumb, make hole about 1-2 inches big.
  17. Cover bagels and let rise 15 minutes until puffy.
  18. Drop into the seasoned boiling water. They rise to the top.
  19. Let simmer for 45-60 seconds each side.
  20. Lift out with skimmer.
  21. Set on the baking sheet.
  22. Brush with egg white and water.
  23. Bake 425 F, 10 minutes, or until lightly brown.
  24. Turn after 10 minutes and brown on the other side.
  25. Remove upon rack to cool.
Notes
These can be frozen. Adapted from King Arthur Flour Bagels....... Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience. ©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk.Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. ”nettabelleschoice.com and cookbookinabox.com.All rights reserved.
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The object of homemade is not about the perfection in the appearance, instead, it is the challenge of trying and getting delicious outcomes to please family and friends. Practice perfects the appearance,  though one cannot control oozing hot blueberries or resist the tantalizing aroma?

Join me for a cup of hot ginger tea.

Ginger Tea

Cup of Ginger Tea

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Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits

Sometimes in planning a meal, there is no time for yeast bread,, yet your meal needs that something extra that says “I really want to serve you that extra special”.  Biscuits are actually quickly made, okay, some practice makes them fluffy and light.  Think how good it would be to serve your family hot biscuits, butter and honey with their dinner tonight.

Baking Powder Cheese Bisquits

Baking Powder Cheese Bisquits

Make Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits to serve with fish, vegetables or any entree.  Of course, there is always sausage and biscuits often served at breakfast, why not serve sausage and Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits for brunch or week day dinner to family.  They will love you for it.  Enjoy!

Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits
 
A biscuit to have for bread, rolled topping for pot pies, and flavored with grated cheese, cinnamon, pecans or brown sugar. Change your good morning breakfast to biscuits.
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Recipe type: Breads
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cold shortening
  • ⅔ cup 2% cold milk
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Grease 2 9-inch cake pans.
  3. Sift together the first 3 ingredients into a medium bowl.
  4. Cut the cold shortening into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
  5. Pour in the milk and cheese.
  6. Quickly mix to moisten flour, without over beating.
  7. Briefly knead dough on a lightly floured board.
  8. Roll to ½-inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter. Do not roll too thin.
  9. Place biscuits in the grease cake pans.
  10. Bake 12 minutes
Notes
Drop the biscuits on top of a hot broth vegetable stew and bake for a pot pie.
Omit the cheese for plain biscuits. Recipe adapted from The American Women's Cook Book, 1947.--------------------------Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience.©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

 

Suggestions for serving Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits

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Simply Salads by cookbookinabox

cookbookinabox trip to the Farmer's Market

cookbookinabox trip to the Farmer’s Market

Simply Salads of fresh vegetables and fruit combined can be the center of lunch or part of an elaborate dinner.  Fresh vegetables and fruit can show up in the whole meal or menu.  Check out the menu below.

A trip to the local farmer’s market makes a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables and fruit for gourmet and ordinary cooking.  Road side stands, city markets, farmer’s markets, co-operative groceries and big name grocery stores are teeming with produce. Check out your community to find the foods for healthy eating.

Which recipe would you like to make?  Look for the heading “Recent Recipes” in the right column for these dishes listed below. Or use the category search.

       Select a recipe from each of the following list of foods to plan a menu for dinner.

Appetizer:  Celery and carrot sticks, pineapple chunks and strawberries

    Bread:  Sweet Potato & Cranberry Nut Bread or Sweet Wheat Bread

       Soup:  Summer Vegetable Soup or Corn and Mushroom Chowder

           Salad:  Cabbage Apple Slaw  or Vegetable Fusilli Salad

               Entree:  Asparagus Tart or Collard Greens, Corn and Tortilla Strata

                   Vegetable:  Braised Carrots & Fennel,   Savory Baked Corn

                        Dessert:  Chocolate Cake or Apple Cobbler

                            Snack:  Molasses Cookies or Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

How about quick and easy salads?

                                 Simply Salads by cookbookinabox®

Tomato avacado simple salad_0953Tomato, avocado and large pitted black olives are sprinkled with lime juice. To add more color serve it on a bed of romaine lettuce or spinach.  Need more veggies, try chopping scallions on top. Serve with your favorite salad dressing. Asparagus Tart and this simple salad would make a good luncheon or brunch meal.

Pear orange simple salad _3797Red Bartlett pear and a naval orange are diced with chopped red onion, feta cheese and chopped walnuts on top.  Anjou or Bosc pears, pecans or even add dried cranberries or cherries for another quick simple salad.  Use a sweet vinaigrette dressing. The Microwaved Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy is an easy entree to serve with Simply Salads by cookbookinabox.

Orange almond simple salad_3727Salad or dessert, a little of each,  a layered fruit salad of green grapes halves, pineapple chunks, diced navel oranges and sprinkling of toast almonds and coconut flakes on top.  The juice provide its own dressing.  This simple salad would be a sweet ending to the Corn and Mushroom Chowder.

As cooks, we sometimes get so caught up trying to give the best tasting gourmet dinner and an stunning  eye-appealing  presentation we get overwhelmed and frazzled.  Try some of the suggested Simply Salads by cookbookinabox® with any of the Recent Recipes listed on the side.

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