We subscribe to Countryside Magazine. It is one of the few we actually enjoy and use! It has everything for small farming, hobby or backyard garden/farming, recipes tried-and-true methods; you name it, they have it (have had it or will have it). Perfect for anyone wanting to grow their own food.
A few years back they ran a series on “oven canning” which included several recipes for Bread-in-a-jar. My sister and I were intrigued, so we gave it a shot. Besides being fun to make, they were the perfect sizes to eat. They made a fantastic gift for just about any occasion. We did banana, blueberry, chocolate chip, spice, pumpkin and plain sweet bread. Then, because we are so crafty, we added a sticky label with ingredients (for allergies), then decorated with bows, ribbons, and a tag. We received so many compliments on it that we were amazed!
Well, with the house fire all of our saved and categorized Countryside issues were lost. Along with those the bread-in-a-jar and oven canning secrets – UNTIL NOW!
I subscribe online to thewhoot.com.au it is out of Australia, but a lot of what I get from them can be done anywhere in the world (mainly recipes and crafts). The latest wonder that they delivered to my email inbox was about Banana Bread-in-a-jar! WOOO HOOO – oh excited me!!
This is what the completed plan looks like:
I was so happy to find it I just had to write this up and share it! Hope you all give it a shot. The bread’s we made up (about 30 jars) sat on our pantry shelf for at least a year (maybe a couple of months more) and were still just as fresh and yummy as day one!