Saturday, April 11, 2009

Green Chile Quiche Recipe

It's not Irish but it is a favorite. I re-discovered the recipe while cleaning out kitchen cupboards today. I'm posting it, not only to share it, but to save it for myself. This makes a great appetizer and is very easy to make. [I've had a couple of cans of chopped green chiles on hand just so I can make this recipe; one is 4.5 ounces and the other 7 ounces - just about right.]

3 4-oz. cans roasted, peeled green chiles (don't use jalapenos)
1 pound (16 ounces) mild cheddar cheese, grated
3 Tablespoons milk or cream
1 Tablespoon chile juice
1 Egg

Remove seeds from chiles and save juice.
Line a 9-inch pan with chilies.
Top with Cheese.

Mix milk or cream, chile juice, and egg. Pour over top of cheese. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 - 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Cut in squares. Unusual and delicious!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Irish Brown Bread Recipe

I made Trina McKillen Steinberg's Irish Brown Bread Recipe after viewing a video of her making it on You Tube. Watch the video and you'll see how easy it is to make. I put together this recipe based on her video. This is among the best brown breads I have tasted and I love that it has simple and wholesome ingredients.


2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour, unbleached organic all purpose or bread flour
1/4 cup bran
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
2 cups fresh buttermilk
Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top

PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir the dry ingredients together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or a whisk. Stir in buttermilk to form a soft dough. Spray a loaf pan with canola oil spray and roll mixture into pan. Smooth dough out to sides. Sprinkle the top liberally with sesame seeds.

Bake for 1 hour at 400; the top will rise in the center and it will pull away from the sides of the pan when done.

This is wonderful as is or even better toasted and buttered and spread with marmalade or a favorite jam. It's a great accompaniment with tea or coffee. This is very similar to the many different and delicious brown breads I enjoyed in Ireland.