Paleo Soda Bread (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)

This paleo-friendly bread is simply delicious. It was so good that I ate the whole loaf in one day. Did I say that out loud? I guess I did, but then again, I am a piglet.

The bread is made mainly with eggs, chia seeds, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, almond meal, and nutritional yeast.  Continue reading


Paleo Coconut Flour English Breakfast Muffins (gluten-, dairy-free)

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Wow. I haven’t eaten something that resembles bread for a loooong time. I don’t miss bready things, so I guess I am one of the fortunate ones. However, after seeing this recipe, I was really curious to try what these muffins tasted like. They were pretty good, especially with jam (or butter and jam, if you can eat dairy). Continue reading

Paleo Coconut Bread / Cake (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)

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This bread is unbelievable! It’s gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free and suitable for those on the paleo diet. The texture is similar to that of a dense/heavy sponge/pound cake, but it holds well enough to make sandwiches, if you’re that way inclined (i.e. me). You can make it into a sweeter “cake” by adding honey, or omit the honey and vanilla for a savory sandwich type bread.

This bread slices well, is moist and incredibly moreish. I enjoyed this bread with big dollops of fruit-sweetened peach jam. Continue reading

Crusty Dutch Oven Bread (No Knead)

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This is TRULY a triumph in my kitchen. For people who have always wanted to make a crusty dense loaf of bread in their domestic oven and have never been successful, this is your ticket. Believe me, I’ve tried many techniques, from placing a pan of water in the oven to spritzing water frantically into the oven, but none of them were successful.

The bread has an amazingly crusty crust with an incredibly dense and chewy center. I don’t eat bread, but I had so much joy in creating this beautiful masterpiece. Running my knife on the crust just to hear the hard scraping noise was unbelievable. Hearing the crackle and crunch from the bread when slicing, was in essence, music to my ears. Continue reading

Danish Pastries – Cherry, Pastry Cream and Chocolate Chip

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The last time I made Danish pastries was for my birthday in 2009. This was about a year before honeyandspice was born. In fact, I had blogged about it in my private blog back then. Time got the best of me, and I hadn’t revisited this recipe for over 4 years!!! The photos I had then were pretty crude. Also, my cooking skills weren’t nearly as honed in as they are now.

I’d been planning to make Danish pastries again for some time now. In fact, I made homemade cherry jam especially for cherry Danishes (A’s favorite). The cherry jam had been sitting in the freezer since summer 2012! Continue reading

Fluffy Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

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These dinner rolls are tender and as light as air. They are super-easy to make and would delight anyone who likes fresh bread. I personally think they would taste excellent with butter and/or jam, but that’s just me. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try any of them, but was told that they were pretty good. I made them for Thanksgiving. Although they were good, I think the overall verdict was that our “traditional” potato rolls Continue reading

English Scones (gluten-, gum-, refined sugar-, dairy-free)

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I was browsing at food porn one morning and saw pictures of Devon cream scones. The photo made me salivate and I was determined to make them as soon as possible. I made two batches, one gluten-laden (for A.) and one gluten-free (for me). Unfortunately the gluten-free version (based on an online recipe) was not very good. The taste, texture and flavor of the scones made me want to hurl. I was so disappointed, especially after seeing A. devouring his delicious looking scones. I HAD to create a new batch. Continue reading

Rosemary Focaccia (gluten-, gum- and dairy-free)

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It’s been a long time since I last had focaccia, and then it was of the gluten-laden variety. This recipe is pretty darn good, and the resulting focaccia is awesome with soup.

The recipe is based on my gluten-free pizza crust recipe, where I just formed it into a different shape. I topped two with coarsely ground sea salt and fresh rosemary and two with cured black olives and sun-dried tomatoes.

Admittedly, the focaccia tastes nothing like the gluten-laden variety, but it is pretty good for what it is. It’s crisp on the outside, and chewy in the middle. Continue reading

Moist Cornbread (gluten-free)

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This cornbread is moist, tender, and absolutely delicious.

Since I went gluten-free, my baking took a nosedive. There were three reasons for this: (i) I didn’t miss the baked goods, (ii) I needed to lose weight, (iii) I didn’t want to make gluten-free stuff that had a myriad of ridiculous ingredients in it.

Initially, I bought some gluten-free flours because I thought I’d eventually play around with them. For months, I didn’t get around to using them because I realized that I had bad reactions to the gums Continue reading

Best-Ever Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

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Cinnamon rolls? Ermmmm, yes! Big, plump, pillowy-soft, gooey cinnamon rolls? Yes please, sign me up!

I just did a quick search on honeyandspice to see if I had written this recipe up yet, and to my disbelief, the answer is no. I made this recipe about a year ago, and I have been depriving the world of wonderful soft bread with cinnamony goodness! For this I apologize, please forgive me.

Cinnamon has a certain aroma that is hard to resist. When spiraled with brown sugar and butter in soft white bread, it becomes even more Continue reading