Category Archives: breads

Hot Cross Bun Recipe and Good Friday

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! Good Friday wouldn’t be the same in our house without freshly baked hot cross buns.  I start them late in the morning, and serve them fresh after we pray our Mercy Chaplet at 3pm.  Until we eat those delicious buns, we eat nothing – …

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Nanny’s White Bread and the Bear Who Came to Visit

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We grew up to the smell of baking bread.  We enjoyed walking up to the house and smelling that wonderful smell even before we got to the open front door.  But we weren’t the only ones who enjoyed that heavenly smell. First, a little …

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Banana Loaf/Muffins and Our Battle with Food Allergies

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! (Dairy free and egg free alternatives.) When my oldest son was only 5 weeks old, we realized that he had food allergies.  I woke in the early hours of the morning with him thrashing in my arms trying to draw a breath.  He had aspirated …

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Challah Bread and the Lord’s Day

  Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! Challah bread is one of my fondest memories of growing up.  We would make it on Saturdays and serve it up at our supper meal which we called the Lord’s Day Supper.  We had prayers to open the Lord’s Day at supper on …

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Tea Biscuits

From Grandmelina’s Kitchen These always get a lot of compliments when I bring them to potlucks and the kids love them.  I loved eating them warm with butter (before my paleo days).  Make sure your baking powder is fresh.  Enjoy! TEA BISCUITS (Makes 12-18 biscuits) 2 cups white flour 4 heaping teaspoons baking powder 1 …

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