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GRIT Country Skills Series

GRIT Country Skills Series Winter 2019

The recently launched Country Skills book series by GRIT magazine is loaded with easy, healthy and do-it-yourself tips and tricks to make your life better. Whether it is making the perfect loaf of homemade bread or finally getting those backyard chickens, we have the solutions. You won’t be disappointed.

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Featured Comment It’s a fair question since we could use our time to do other productive tasks. And no one wants to waste money. As a person who’s very conscious of how I use my time and spend my money, I decided to look deep into the cost of baking bread. It’s a joy to report that homemade bread baking can save money at the same time that it boosts our nutritional intake. —Loretta Sorensen in “The Economy of Homeade Bread” GRIT on Social Media Interact with your favorite rural lifestyle publication on social media. Visit us on Facebook (, Twitter (@Grit Mag), Pinterest (, or Instagram (@GritMag). Share your photos, comments, projects, or get in touch with the editors for all your homesteading questions or comments on articles and issues. Send Us Your Photos Do…

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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits Buttermilk biscuits are an easy homemade type-of-bread that can be served with any dish. This homemade staple is not only delicious, but requires just five ingredients to make. With lots of flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and little bit of heat, you’ll be sinking your teeth into a warm, soft biscuit in no time., you’ll be so glad you did! Cheesy Garlic Rolls Recipe Nothing says home for the holidays like the delicious aroma of warm, cheesy garlic rolls. These buttery rolls will make the perfect side dish at any family dinner this season. Visit, to help walk you through the process! Bacon Apple Pie Rolls Ups Bacon? And apple fillings? For dessert? Believe it or not, these two sweet and savory ingredients pair well together in this holiday treat. This…

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you too can bake bread

As you prepare to begin your exciting, bread-making adventure, four Grit bloggers offer advice and outstanding variations on traditional bread recipes. These bread makers and lovers will guide you through making deliciously, flavorful Stromboli, stove-top English muffins, health-conscious zucchini bread, and yummy whole-grain artisan bread. 12 Steps for Troubleshooting Bread Dough By Loretta Sorensen If you’re just beginning your bread baking adventures, you may benefit from understanding a few basic facts about what contributes to producing a satisfactory loaf. These basic principles are true of nearly all types of yeast breads. 1. You must use fresh ingredients to achieve optimum results. This is true of nearly any type of recipe, but don’t sabotage your baking efforts by using flour or yeast that is more than one year old. If either of these ingredients hasn’t been…

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easy, no-knead artisan bread

I used to be intimidated by bread baking. I thought it was a monumental task that only homemakers invested in … mixing, kneading, waiting for rises, expensive stand mixers with dough hooks, etc. I hate to admit it, but I went to the grocery store and bought the mini loaves of “artisan” bread trucked in from California. My excuse for not baking bread from scratch was that I didn’t have the time, nor the fancy equipment. Enter no knead bread—a magical mixture of flour, salt, yeast, water, and time. The world of homemade, thick, crusted, moist crumbed, real artisan bread opened up to me, and it will for you, too. After seeing a blurb about Jim Lahey’s book My Bread (W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., 2009) in a magazine, I was intrigued,…

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baking bread in five minutes a day

You can do it. You can make tasty, healthy bread every week. You can be the busy mom of three, the work-10-hours-per-day dad, or the away from-home-most-of-the-time couple and still have homemade bread on the table every night. Let me level with you: I am a wife, a mother of three, a farmer, a freelance designer, and a writer all in one day. Once I’m up, it’s go-go-go until long after the sun sets. I know how it is. Having a healthy meal in and of itself is challenging enough without the laborious task of mixing and kneading bread. But I came across a recipe and concept that changed our dinner table forever. One of our favorite magazines published an article about a bread recipe that one could accomplish in five minutes…

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guide to whole-grain baking

When I first started baking with whole grains, my endeavors were limited to replacing some portion of white flour with whole-wheat flour—the easiest introductory step into whole-grain baking. Now I bake almost exclusively with whole-grain flours and use a much wider variety of grains. I don’t expect these to be standins for white flour. Instead, I tailor recipes to their individual personalities. Following are some of the time-tested tips I’ve discovered. 1: Replace White Flour With Whole Wheat When your aim is to make standard white-flour recipes healthier, the easiest place to start is by substituting whole-wheat flour. Begin your experiments by swapping about a quarter of the white flour with whole-wheat flour, then gradually increase the ratio with each successful recipe. 2: Keep Bitterness at Bay If someone in your family is finicky…